Let’s face it; pet nutrition is vital to your pet’s health. There are many places to seek information on-line, some of them good and some bad. In fact, a recent survey reported six out of ten pet owners are researching pet health topics online before or after visiting their veterinarian. Dr. Anna Coffin recommends consulting […]
Earlier this year I wrote about one of the major factors which led to state government’s recent “day of fiscal reckoning.” I described the decades of financial malfeasance by state officials such as their action of giving away retirement system benefits with no way to pay for them.
October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog” month! To help you prepare for bringing home a shelter dog, Stefani Fortney has some professional tips to remember. Read more: Four things to prepare before bringing home a shelter dog
We have now completed what I call the best high school homecoming festivities in our state. The Bluejay football team didn’t disappoint with an exciting 23-20 victory over Lawton Eisenhower that kept many alumni at the stadium longer than they probably wanted. I met numerous alumni that are very proud of Guthrie High School and their hometown. Many […]
Many taxpayers believe the Legislature operates as described in American Government class. They learn that a bill becomes law after first being approved in a committee, then by votes in the House and Senate, and finally being signed by the Governor.
When Dr. Anna asked me to tell my story, I was hesitant. I didn’t really want to talk about it. I mean, it’s personal, right? But she kept asking, and telling me how others had the same problem, and how talking about it was the best way to teach people about it, so here goes- […]
Those who visit the capitol at lunch or dinner time are likely to notice the dependency/entitlement mindset of some of its occupants. The careful observer may overhear the efforts of lawmakers to enjoy a first class meal at someone else’s expense: “Let’s find a lobbyist to take us out,” or “I’ve got XYZ lobbyist lined […]
October 2nd is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. Did you know that more than 50 percent of pets in the United States are overweight? Pet Obesity is a growing problem and is becoming an epidemic. Unfortunately, many pet owners don’t recognize that their pet is overweight. This week’s blog will help you determine if your pet is overweight. Read more: […]
The power to appropriate money provides the Legislature with one of the strongest tools with which they exercise input over state agency conduct. In some respects, this is a role which makes the Legislature the most powerful branch of state government.
Since September is National Pain Awareness Month, Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss arthritis in cats. Dr. Anna says that many owners do not recognize the signs and symptoms that cats display when they are in pain. 90% of cats over the age of ten are affected by arthritis.
By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner September is National Preparedness Month. It’s the perfect time to prepare yourself and your family for Oklahoma’s unpredictable winter and spring. Preparing for all types of emergencies now will help you handle the unpredictable when it does strike. Here are few things you can do as part of […]
Last winter I took a phone call with great news. It was a call from a new House candidate in another district who said, “Jason, I have made a decision. I am not going to accept lobbyist money.”
This year World Rabies Day is September 28, 2016. Guthrie Pet Hospital is offering a discount on Rabies vaccines from September 19 – 24. Read more: Rabies: Educate. Vaccinate. Eliminate.
Several years ago, a legislator approached my seat in the House chamber.
When I tell folks what I do for a living, they usually say something about how much fun it must be to play with dogs all day. I agree—that sounds like it would be fun. What I (and my fellow groomers) do is much more involved than that. Read more: Introducing our new dog groomer: […]
My appreciation goes to those who supported me in my reelection for a third four year term. It was an ordeal which I’m thankful is over. Short time ago, my wife went through a medical ordeal which, fortunately, has had a good outcome.
There are a huge number of pets that fail to receive the veterinary care they need simply because of the anxiety they experience when a trip to the clinic is necessary. Here at Guthrie Pet Hospital we decided to face that problem head on, leading us to become the first Fear Free certified staff in […]
“Good housekeeping always involves throwing out some junk.” This statement was the response of a friend as he replied to last week’s article about the need for repealing old laws. His statement has application far beyond the discussion of repealing old laws.
By Chris Evans Guthrie News Page If you live in Guthrie, you likely have become well aware of the nearly eight-year water and sewer ordeal with the City of Guthrie and two Guthrie residents which made its way to the ballot during last week’s election. There have been many articles written on this topic from several […]
I am a big fan of the CSPAN online video library and archive. The archive contains numerous State of the State addresses — the annual speech by the Governor to the Legislature in which he or she outlines their policy proposals for the next year. It’s a great resource for learning about policy proposals from […]