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Thursday, February 11 2016

six lined racerunner

Oklahoma Reptiles

Oklahoma is home to 99 species and subspecies of reptiles (turtles – 19, lizards – 19, snakes – 60, and alligator – 1). Oklahoma is third following the states of Texas and Florida in diversity of reptiles.

Pet Dental Health

Monday, February 1 2016

dog being happy

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Bad breath in your dog or cat might signify a serious health risk that has the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, brushing your pet’s teeth daily is a great place to start.

Horses and the Dentist

Thursday, January 14 2016

A Dr. checking horses teeth

Is it time for my horse to visit the veterinary dentist? Smelly breath in dogs and cats often encourages us to take them to the veterinarian for a dental exam. Back to school is a reminder for our children to visit the dentist. Are there reminders for horses?

Brushing Your Cat

Thursday, January 7 2016


Cats often have a reputation for being independent. However, there is one area where owners can engage with their cats—grooming.

Happy Holiday Tips

Tuesday, December 15 2015

Christmas ornaments

Holidays are a wonderful time for seeing friends and family. Here are some tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association to help keep your furry family members safe and healthy during this holiday season.

The 12 Days of Christmas for Horses

Friday, December 4 2015

Horse standing in a snowy field

Here is a twist on a holiday favorite – great gifts for your equine family.

Precautions for Hunters

Tuesday, November 17 2015

hunting dog in pasture

The American Veterinary Medical Association has published a general guide about diseases that hunters and their hunting dogs may encounter. Here is a brief summary of the highlights. Find more details at hunter precautions.

Horses & Snake Bites

Monday, November 2 2015

Barbie the horse

Whether standing in the pasture or riding a trail, horses are susceptible to snake bites.

Snake venoms can vary by species and many factors affect the severity of the bite.

Here are some things horse owners can take into consideration in case of snake bites.

Halloween Pet Safety

Friday, October 23 2015

Dog dressed as sheriff

While having a scary costume may be the goal of some trick or treaters, avoiding scary situations for your pet is important. Here are some helpful tips to keep pets safe on Halloween.

Walk Your Dog Week

Monday, September 28 2015

walking a dog outside vet med hospital

National Walk Your Dog Week is October 1-7, 2015

Walking your dog is a great way to exercise both you and your pet! Here is some advice from the American Veterinary Medical Association on how to make walking your dog safe and enjoyable.