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  • Severe Weather Preparedness

    Wednesday, March 15 2017


    While severe weather can strike at any time, springtime in Oklahoma is often prime time for storms. When making your emergency response plans for your family, remember to include provisions for your pets and livestock.

    The National Weather Service suggests that owners make an emergency supply kit for their pets. Here are some items to include:

  • Responsible Pet Owner

    Thursday, March 2 2017

    a woman vet holding a puppy

    Whether you own a dog, a cat, a horse or a reptile, pet ownership comes with responsibility.

    How can you be a responsible pet owner?

    Pets are companions that need love, care and devotion. PetSafe® and Morris Animal Inn offer this advice on owning a pet:

  • Heart Disease and Cats

    Thursday, February 9 2017

    radiographs of a cat's heart

    February is American Heart Month. We all know people can get heart disease but did you know that cats can get heart disease?

    Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the myocardium or heart muscle. It can cause the heart to dilate or have poor pumping power. It can also cause the heart to become restrictive impairing the heart’s ability to fill or cause hypertrophy or a thickened heart.

  • Save the Date: Veterinary Fall Conference Scheduled

    Wednesday, February 8 2017

    Pistol Pete dressed as a veterinarian

    Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently announced the dates for its Annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians. The two day continuing education event will be held Nov. 9 and 10, 2017, at the Wes Watkins Center on OSU’s Stillwater campus.

    In addition to the veterinary conference, several ancillary activities will be held.

    The Corral Crawl, where alumni gather to catch up and celebrate class reunions for graduating years ending in 2 and 7, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Wes Watkins Center.

  • Pet Dental Health

    Wednesday, February 1 2017

    a dog with an open mouth showing his teeth

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

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

    It’s important to use the proper tools. Do not use human toothpaste as the foaming ingredient in fluoride could cause an upset stomach. Only use pet toothbrushes and toothpaste, which you can get from your veterinarian or at a pet store.