Senate Minutes with Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with Senator Chuck Hall

When we concluded the 2019 legislative session in June, it marked the end of a highly productive and successful legislative session.  While the beginning of the 2020 session is still about half a year away, we’re already getting ready.  Part of that work involves following up on legislative efforts instituted in 2019 as well as […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Intestinal parasites in companion animals

Ask Dr. Anna: Intestinal parasites in companion animals

Last week at our weekly staff meeting, I was discussing some data that I had just received showing that only 50% of our canine patients are on heartworm prevention.  This started a conversation about why this number is so low.  I believe it’s because many people don’t understand the difference between heartworms and intestinal parasites.  […]

Stitt: The time is now for Congress to ratify USMCA for the benefit of Oklahoma

Stitt: The time is now for Congress to ratify USMCA for the benefit of Oklahoma

By: Governor Kevin StittSpecial to Guthrie News Page Earlier this summer, President Trump gave his 30-day notice, required by law, that he intends to submit the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal to Congress for ratification. USMCA rebalances the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and is, undoubtedly, a benefit for Oklahoma’s farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, […]

Senate Minutes with Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with Senator Chuck Hall

Too often, we forget to pause and think about the real reason for the holidays we celebrate as a nation.  Memorial Day is not just a three-day weekend to kick-off summer vacations with cook-outs and lake trips—it’s a somber remembrance of every American who died fighting for our freedom and independence.  Labor Day is not […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Healthy minds and happy lives

Ask Dr. Anna: Healthy minds and happy lives

Do your neighbors complain about your dog making noise when you aren’t home? Do you have a dog who tries to dig under or climb over your fence? Do you come home to a dog who has chewed up furniture, scattered the contents of your garbage can, or shredded his bed? A variety of different […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Are you ready to adopt a pet?

Ask Dr. Anna: Are you ready to adopt a pet?

The recent flood of kittens needing homes has our local animal shelter scrambling. Kittens in shop windows, videos on social media, catchy signs, and slogans- we will try whatever it takes to adopt a pet, including tugging on every heartstring we can. I’m not above scooping up a kitten from the window and walking out […]

Senate Minutes with Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with Senator Chuck Hall

The 2019 legislative session is officially adjourned.  When the session began there was a strong feeling of optimism about what could be accomplished—by the time we concluded our work, it was obvious that those hopes were right on target.  This was an excellent session for the citizens of our great state. We were able to […]

Ask Dr. Anna: 5 pet safety tips during storm season

Ask Dr. Anna: 5 pet safety tips during storm season

Storm season is here! In Oklahoma, we know about the threats of lightning, hail, flooding, and tornadoes. Our pets need shelter from the storms, too. Here are some tips for pet safety during this dangerous season. 5 pet safety tips Make sure your pets have appropriate shelter. If your pets can’t come inside with you […]

Rep. Mize: Legislative session ends, interim studies begin soon

Rep. Mize: Legislative session ends, interim studies begin soon

The Legislature finished business last Thursday, but we officially adjourned “sine die” on Friday, May 31 at 5 p.m. We’ve had a very successful session and passed bills covering everything from education to government transparency to nursing home funding.  Last week, the Governor officially signed the historic $8.1 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2020. After […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Four common pet household toxins

Ask Dr. Anna: Four common pet household toxins

At Guthrie Pet Hospital, we receive calls daily about pets ingesting something in their environment.  There are many household toxins that are toxic to pets.  It’s important to be aware of the most common toxins so that you can keep your pet from harm’s way. Read more: Four common pet household toxins

Rep. Mize: Legislature proposes budget, begins hearing measures

Rep. Mize: Legislature proposes budget, begins hearing measures

With the end of session drawing closer, I joined my colleagues in the Legislature and the Governor to announce our budget agreement on Wednesday. This year’s historic budget is fiscally responsible and well-thought out. We’re accomplishing a lot this year without introducing any new taxes! Education remains a top priority for us. The budget includes […]

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Without a doubt, no one agency, no one elected official ever gets everything they want in the budget.  But I believe when you take into account the priorities we outlined at the beginning of the session and our desire to strengthen our state’s core services, the 2020 fiscal year budget is the top achievement of […]

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