Column: Hail season has arrived, is your home ready?

Column: Hail season has arrived, is your home ready?

By: Blake WimseySpecial to Guthrie News Page Blake Wimsey operates Foundation Insurance in downtown Guthrie With storm season officially upon us here in Oklahoma, here are some helpful tips to help get you (and your home) through the Spring. Have your roof checked Our roofs are the first line of defense against Oklahoma weather. Find a reputable roofer […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Help control the pet population

Ask Dr. Anna: Help control the pet population

Spring is the beginning of warmer weather and longer days.  Spring leads to blooming flowers, budding trees, and baby animals.  In fact, 70,000 puppies and kittens are born every day.   At this alarming rate, things can get out of hand rather quickly.  For instance, one intact female cat and all her offspring will produce 11,606,077 […]

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

With the second week of April underway, we are ten weeks into the 2019 legislative session, and quickly approaching the Thursday, April 11 deadline for Senate committees to consider legislation that was originally introduced in the House of Representatives.  I serve as vice-chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and from time to time I am […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Beware of lethal change in rat poison

Ask Dr. Anna: Beware of lethal change in rat poison

Due to a 2011 EPA regulation, household rat poisons such as d-CON are changing their active ingredient from a second- generation (long-acting) anticoagulant to a first-generation (short-acting) anticoagulant.  These changes are rolling out this year.  Because rat poison is one of the most common toxicities that we see in veterinary medicine, it’s important to understand […]

Ask Dr. Anna: 5 ways to help your dog enjoy grooming

Ask Dr. Anna: 5 ways to help your dog enjoy grooming

As a professional groomer, I’m often faced with the challenge of having to soothe a dog who doesn’t enjoy the experience. While some dogs genuinely enjoy their spa day, there are many dogs who become anxious, frightened, or stressed when they visit. No matter how hard I try to make every dog’s experience a positive […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Spring forward and stay safe

Ask Dr. Anna: Spring forward and stay safe

This weekend is a rite of passage. We set our clocks forward an hour and our season to spring. Any fear of oversleeping is quickly replaced with the extended sunlight at the end of our day and the promise of warmer weather. Spring cleaning, preparing gardens, sprucing up around the house, and thoughts of travel […]

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

The most important responsibility the Legislature is charged with is to write and pass a balanced budget on behalf of the citizens of this state.  Just like a family budgeting their dollars, we know there will always be more needs and wants than resources—so just like that family, it’s our job to prioritize the state’s […]

Ask Dr. Anna: How to feed your kitten

Ask Dr. Anna: How to feed your kitten

Getting a new kitten is so exciting and fun, but it’s also a lot of work.  Starting on the right foot is the key to a long happy relationship with your new best friend.  The key to raising a kitten is starting early and staying consistent with your techniques.  This week Dr. Anna Coffin will […]

Ask Dr. Anna: The do’s and don’ts of CBD for pets

Ask Dr. Anna: The do’s and don’ts of CBD for pets

Were you aware that until December 20, 2018, that hemp and its by-products were still considered illegal substances?  The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 removed hemp also known as cannabis and its derivatives containing less than 3% THC from the Controlled Substance Act.  Veterinarians discussing or selling CBD products before the passing of this bill […]

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

By the end of this week we will have completed the first month of the of the 2019 session and passed the February 28 deadline for bills introduced in the Senate to be voted on by Senate Committees. One thing we’ve been waiting for is the February meeting of the State Board of Equalization.  This […]

Rep. Mize: First two weeks in the House

Rep. Mize: First two weeks in the House

Two weeks ago, newly sworn-in Gov. Kevin Stitt kicked off the fresh legislative session with his first State of the State Address before a joint Legislature. In his address, the Governor outlined a conservative, pro-economic growth plan for Oklahoma that demands government accountability and efficiency while also addressing the needs of our core agencies. He […]

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