By John D. Doak, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Special to Guthrie News Page
This is a fact that we forget often. We speak to our dogs all the time. It’s a great thing about having a dog—they listen to us without passing judgement. The problem is that we talk so much that our spoken language can become meaningless to our dogs. They tune us out, then when we […]
I am pleased to announce my recovery from recent unforeseen medical issues. It brings me great pleasure to provide this update and many more to come. A special thank you goes out to my family, friends and co workers who supported me throughout my recovery.
“It’s cruel to keep kitty trapped inside. They need to go out and hunt!” “My cat goes crazy if I try and keep him inside. He totally destroys the house!” “My cat stays in my yard.” “My cat has his claws; he can defend himself.” These are just a few of the reasons we hear […]
Spring is just around the corner and with warmer weather arriving, fleas will start to reappear. Fleas are very prolific parasites, in fact, one flea can produce 50-100 eggs/day. Guthrie Pet Hospital recommends preventative measures to prevent infestations. This week Dr. Coffin will discuss health issues in cats caused by fleas.
This article is for all those aspiring veterinarians or for inquiring minds that want to know what it’s like to work at a veterinary clinic. Dr. Anna Coffin will reveal her daily schedule at Guthrie Pet Hospital. Every veterinary clinic will be a little different in their scheduling, but we all do the same things.
In October, I wrote about the challenges we face as a state to recruit and retain the best possible teachers for the classroom.
I see it often. A dog owner who was unaware of the laws about pets in their community takes to social media to voice their concerns and complaints about why their precious dog has gotten into trouble with local police, sheriff, or animal control. Most times, it’s hard for me to understand why a person […]
By Governor Mary Fallin Earlier this month, I introduced a plan to stabilize our state by beginning true, meaningful budget reforms and modernizing our state’s tax laws. It cuts some taxes and raises others. To help our families, I proposed eliminating the state sales tax on groceries, which is expected to result in annual savings […]
By Stacey Frazier Let me start by saying that ANY HUMAN BODY PART is a BAD IDEA for a cat toy! Wiggling your fingers or toes for kitty may start out cute but can end horribly, mostly for you. Not only is there the immediate concern of getting scratched or bitten but it tells the […]
Nobody wants to deal with a snapping, biting puppy even if they are just playing. Puppy biting occurs for two reasons. First, their vision is not fully developed, and they are trying to figure out the world around them. Second, they are teething between three and six months of age. Dr. Anna Coffin gives some […]
The last time we updated the status of the Coltrane road project phases, two of the three phases was uncertain. Our work in this area has gained new ground as this week we have much better news that all three project phases are now back on the full funding track.
February is Dental Health Month and for a good reason. Dental disease is the most commonly diagnosed disease in veterinary medicine. Therefore, daily dental care for dogs is an important part of keeping your pet’s teeth clean. Read more: Dental care for dogs: Keeping teeth pearly white
Hello, human people! I am Mani the Perfect Pittie.
Is your kitty singing the blues? This time of year can be emotionally difficult for people. The upbeat, busy pace of the holidays has given way to the dreary, listless winter month of January. The temperatures have dropped, the hours of sunlight are reduced, and sometimes it is just hard to find a reason to get […]
This year’s Logan County District 1 construction season starts early this New Year with the Seward Road Bridge replacement beginning this month. The contract has been let and construction is scheduled to begin on replacing the Seward Road / Cottonwood Creek Bridge January 23rd, 2017. The project was awarded at the December ODOT Commission meeting […]
The holiday season is about over – it is a busy time of year for festivities, family and of course, lots of eating! Did you know that if a ten-pound cat ate just one ounce of cheddar cheese from your appetizers, it would be the same as if a person ate three and a half […]
By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner
Twenty percent of all dogs are affected by arthritis. Arthritis is a progressive disease that worsens over time, so it is important to keep your pet as comfortable as possible and minimize pain so that they can function as normally as possible. Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss ways to help your dog with arthritis. Read […]
It is the time of year when legislators file their legislation for the next session. Every so often I feel it important to write an article which describes the process by which a bill becomes law.