News

April 20, 2018

Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI, is recalling these pet food items because the products may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

April 20, 2018

The arrival of warmer weather means more time outside for you and your pets. But even in your own back yard, there are some potential hazards that could get in the way of the fun.

April 16, 2018

K9 Natural Ltd is voluntarily recalling four batches of the K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast 2.2lb and 11lb bags that was imported into the US market in June 2017 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.

April 16, 2018

Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. of Weston, OH, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Sunseed Vita Prima Exotics Sugar Glider Formula because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

April 9, 2018

The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board (OVMEB) met in March to address various compliance concerns. As part of the public hearing, they invited comments on a series of possible rule changes that are under consideration. It is important to note that at this meeting the OVMEB was merely gathering input. No action was taken. The OVMA will continue to monitor any action by the OVMEB.

April 2, 2018

Heartworm is a serious, life-threatening disease that can affect dogs, cats and ferrets. The infection may cause inflammation and thickening of the pulmonary arteries, damage to the heart, liver and kidneys, and, if untreated, can lead to heart disease and death. In February 2017, the FDA approved a generic form of melarsomine dihydrochloride for the treatment of heartworm disease in dogs. It is currently the only FDA approved treatment available in the US.

March 29, 2018

March is Women’s History Month – a time to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. In honor of this celebration, we want to share inspiring facts about notable women in Oregon’s veterinary profession.

March 27, 2018

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products of Tukwila, Wash., a manufacturer of fresh raw meals for dogs, today announced it is voluntarily recalling a total of four lots of products after testing showed that some of the Chicken and Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs may contain Salmonella, and the Turkey with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs sample may contain Salmonella and E. coli O128.  These pathogens can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.

March 27, 2018

The J.M. Smucker Company recalled specific lots of two varieties of Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats, distributed nationally, because the products potentially contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.

March 27, 2018

Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is voluntarily recalling lot #GA0131 of BRB Complete raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

March 22, 2018

Easter lilies, "grass" and chocolate are hazards to your pets that you should be aware of. Hundreds of cats are poisoned each year by Easter lilies. Many other varieties of the lily family, including tiger, day, rubrum, stargazer, and Japanese show are toxic to cats and can cause kidney failure within 72 hours. Lilies should be removed from homes with cats, or kept out of reach.

March 22, 2018

Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is recalling one lot of Free-Range Chicken and one lot of Free-Range Turkey Recipe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

March 12, 2018

Redbarn Pet Products, LLC of Long Beach, CA is expanding their recall initially issued on February 9th. The recall expanded to include all lots of product manufactured with raw material from a single supplier because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

March 5, 2018

Dr. Simpson will serve as OVMA president until March 2019.

March 5, 2018

Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is recalling lot#GA1102 of Kitten Grind raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

March 5, 2018

Steve’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah is voluntarily recalling one lot of 5lb Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

February 26, 2018

Northwest Naturals of Portland, Oregon is recalling 5 lb. frozen Chicken and Salmon petfood chubs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

February 26, 2018

Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI, is voluntarily recalling 73 cases of “Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs” pet food because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella

February 26, 2018

TruPet, LLC of Milford, OH, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight, 2.5 oz. pet treats because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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 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 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 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.

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