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September 15, 2017

Cat owners should remember that our little feline friends are very good at hiding their illnesses. Without regular veterinary visits, a disease or condition could go unnoticed for months or years, until severe symptoms finally appear. Here are some things to look for in determining whether your cat may be sick.

September 13, 2017

Congratulations to Portia Trabue, winner of our Oregon State Fair coloring contest!

September 12, 2017

To renew your OVMA membership, please login to your member account. On your account page, you will see a link to renew your membership.

September 7, 2017

Wildfires continue to threaten humans and animals across a wide swath in Oregon. Veterinary practices, allied industry, and animal-related organizations have stepped forward to assist animals and people in need.

September 1, 2017

As Hurricane Harvey has pounded the Gulf Coast in Texas with record rainfall and flooding, animals are in dire need of assistance and support – and many are wondering how they can help.

August 11, 2017

The most common reason for skin problems in our pets is an underlying allergy. Allergies are one of the most common causes for recurrent ear infections in companion pets.

July 18, 2017

Practitioners have asked us if they are required to have a dental-specific radiography unit for oral surgery.

July 5, 2017

In 2016, the Oregon Legislature approved a multi-tiered increase in the minimum wage, with the initial increase effective last July. The second of seven increases went into effect on July 1, 2017. Scheduled annual minimum wage increases will continue through 2022. Beginning July 1, 2013, the minimum wage will be indexed to inflation based on the Consumer Price Index.

June 26, 2017

ADM Animal Nutrition™, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), is recalling 50-pound bags of Rough-N-Ready 14 BT cattle feed, product number 54787BHB24, because the product contains elevated levels of monensin beyond the recommended dosage, which could be harmful to cattle.

June 19, 2017

United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily expanding its recall of multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products to include our retail partners’ private label brands.

June 19, 2017

Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. of Weston, OH, is voluntarily recalling certain Sunseed Parrot Fruit & Vegetable Diet and Sunseed SunSations Rabbit Food due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

June 15, 2017

Loving Pets of Cranbury, NJ is voluntarily recalling a limited number of dog treats because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

June 12, 2017

United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products that were distributed to retail outlets and sold online in the US. The recall was initiated after United Pet Group identified that certain of its rawhide chew manufacturing facilities located in Mexico and Colombia, as well as one of its suppliers in Brazil, were using a quaternary ammonium compound mixture as a processing aid in the manufacturing of rawhide chews.

May 23, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting dog owners and veterinarians about the risk of accidental overdose to dogs treated with the drug Sileo. Sileo is a prescription gel that is given to dogs by mouth to treat noise aversion (signs related to anxiety or fear due to noise).

May 9, 2017

C.O. Truxton, Inc. is expanding their 04/21/2017 voluntary recall, as a precaution to include the following C.O. Truxton, Inc. products, registered NDC numbers and corresponding lot numbers, to the consumer/user level. C.O. Truxton has not received any complaints for the products listed; however, due to the initial recall resulting from a label mix-up error, out of an abundance of caution, they are recalling all products that were repackaged into a Truxton Incorporated label.

May 8, 2017

Smallbatch Pets Inc. of Portland, Oregon is voluntarily recalling two lots of frozen 2lbs. chicken blend for dogs and cats, brand name Smallbatch, due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

May 1, 2017

Ingestion of even small amounts of certain plants can be harmful or fatal to a pet. Symptoms of plant poisoning include: irritation to skin and/or mouth, drooling, diarrhea, seizures, unconsciousness, and vomiting.

May 1, 2017

A list of plants commonly found and also highly toxic to horses.

April 25, 2017

On April 13, a retailer in Texas notified Party Animal that their customer had presented samples of our 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Beef & Turkey dog food (Lot #0136E15204 04, best by July 2019) and 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Chicken & Beef dog food (Lot #0134E15 237 13, best by August 2019) to a testing lab, and that the results had tested positive for pentobarbital.

March 29, 2017

As an OVMA member, enjoy 24/7 access to hundreds of courses from the world's best veterinary universities, specialists and CE providers. Many of the courses are free. You can also track your online and offline CE with the Education Tracker.

March 29, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising pet owners and caretakers, veterinarians, and the pet food industry to be aware that pet food and treats made with livestock gullets (meat from the throat region) have the potential to contain thyroid tissue and thyroid hormones. Pets that eat food or treats containing thyroid hormones may develop hyperthyroidism, a disease that is rare in dogs and usually triggered by thyroid cancer.

March 24, 2017

Ultrasonography is becoming the new standard in veterinary imaging. As a diagnostic tool, ultrasound is faster and more accurate in diagnosing certain conditions than other imaging modalities. It’s also becoming more and more affordable.

March 21, 2017

EuroCan Manufacturing has recalled Lot Number 84 consisting of its individually shrink-wrapped, 6-pack, 12-pack and 25-pack bags of Barnsdale Farms®, HoundsTooth® and Mac's Choice® Pig Ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

March 20, 2017

WellPet has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited amount of one canned topper product due to potential elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.

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