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February 16, 2018

A case of H3N2 canine influenza has been confirmed in a Grants Pass dog. A 7 year-old male Yorkie had traveled to Reno, Nevada with its owner where the dog was exposed to a known case of canine influenza. The dog will remain quarantined for 30 days. The dog is recovering.

February 16, 2018

The J.M. Smucker Company has initiated a recall of certain canned dog food products from its Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy, and Skippy brands due to the potential for pentobarbital contamination.

February 16, 2018

Canine influenza virus (CIV) is a viral respiratory infection found primarily in dogs but which can also affect cats. There have been two identified strains of the virus in the US: H3N8 and H3N2. These viruses are considered to be endemic in the United States.

February 15, 2018

Two bills of interest thus far have been introduced during the short 2018 legislative session, which runs from February 5 to March 11.

February 13, 2018

There is a current outbreak of the H3N2 strain of Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) California. Proactive vaccination of at-risk dogs is recommended to protect these patients and prevent a possible outbreak in Oregon.

February 13, 2018

As part of an ongoing investigation into complaints associated with products manufactured by Arrow Reliance/Darwin’s Natural of Tukwila, WA, the FDA has confirmed that new samples of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw pet foods have tested positive for Salmonella. These raw pet foods include ZooLogics Duck with Vegetable Meals for Dogs Lot #41957 and ZooLogics Chicken with Vegetable Meals for Dogs Lot #41567.

February 12, 2018

You may submit your comments on these proposed rules to the OVMEB through March 2, 2018. Contact the OVMEB at ovmeb.info@state.or.us or fax comments to (971) 673-0226.

February 12, 2018

Redbarn Pet Products, LLC of Long Beach, CA is voluntarily recalling a single product, Redbarn’s 7-inch Bully Stick three pack, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

February 9, 2018

Raws for Paws of Minneapolis, MN is recalling approximately 4,000 pounds of its 5 lb. and 1 lb. chubs of Ground Turkey Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

February 9, 2018

Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. of Sun Valley, CA is recalling 4-oz bags of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies,” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

February 2, 2018

February is National Pet Dental Health month. Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem affecting adult dogs and cats. Nearly 80% of all dogs and cats over the age of three have periodontal (gum) disease.

January 19, 2018

Just Food for Dogs is recalling three diets due to the risk of listeria contamination.

January 16, 2018

Horses need extra attention during the cold and wet winter months. By following these helpful tips you can help keep your horse healthy all winter – and all year round.

January 16, 2018

Keep your pets safe and warm this winter with these helpful tips.

December 26, 2017

Our pets provide us with so much affection and unconditional love that we often consider them part of the family and may want to include them in our New Year's resolutions.  Here are some ways to include your pets in your resolutions.

December 18, 2017

Pets can bring joy and companionship into someone’s life, but they are also a responsibility. They require time, energy, and money in order to be cared for properly. Although your intentions may be good, it is important to consider the following before giving a pet as a gift.

December 14, 2017

Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious gastrointestinal disease. Puppies less than 6 months old and unvaccinated dogs are most at risk to contract a serious case of the disease, which can be fatal.

November 28, 2017

Cancer is a leading cause of disease-related death in older pets. Just as in humans, early detection can make the difference in treatment options and outcomes. Your observations of your pet's behavior and health are important. If you notice any of these signs in your pet, please consult with your veterinarian.

November 8, 2017

Earthquakes, floods, wildfires, hazardous material spills—man-made or natural disasters can strike anytime, anywhere. Put a preparedness plan in place now to keep you and your pets safe. Remember, your pets depend on you for their safety.

October 12, 2017

Are you considering purchasing your pet's medications from an Internet or mail-order company, or having its prescriptions filled at a community or retail pharmacy? Before you purchase medications from a source other than your veterinarian, you may want to consider these issues.

October 12, 2017

Your veterinarian has extensive education in animal medications and is best qualified to prescribe the correct medication for your pet in the right form at the appropriate dosage. There are important differences between pets and people in terms of dosages, potential adverse reactions, and reasons for use of various medications. It is important that your veterinarian is involved in all decisions regarding your pet’s medications.

October 9, 2017

West Nile virus can affect humans, horses, and many types of birds. It is carried by mosquitoes, which become carriers by feeding on infected birds.

October 3, 2017

Hurricane Maria has destroyed at least 4 veterinary clinics in Puerto Rico, where the true extent of damage to the veterinary and animal community is not yet known due to communications outages.

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