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 […]

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

The last several weeks have been a roller coaster ride as my fellow freshmen members of the Senate and I have been preparing for the 2019 legislative session.  We’ve been through caucus meetings, orientation and training sessions, awaiting our committee appointments then working with staff to get bills filed ahead of the session.  It went […]

Ask Dr. Anna: How to find the perfect pet questionnaire

Ask Dr. Anna: How to find the perfect pet questionnaire

Whether you are deciding to get your very first pet or adding another pet to your household, it is imperative to choose wisely.  Approximately thirty percent of dogs and cats are relinquished between seven months and one year of age.  Relinquishment is partially due to poor planning on the owner’s part, and the other factor […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Hear all about the most common ear condition

Ask Dr. Anna: Hear all about the most common ear condition

Otitis externa which is inflammation of the inner ear canal is a very common problem of dogs.  The most common primary cause is environmental allergies.  Unlike people who develop watery eyes and sneeze, dogs tend to itch.  Their ears itch turn red and are usually painful.  A discharge usually develops, malodorous and either brownish or […]

Superintendent: Technology, infrastructure will be a large part of next bond issue

Superintendent: Technology, infrastructure will be a large part of next bond issue

I’m thankful that mother nature has been kind as the spring semester has gotten off to a smooth start.  This Sunday, January 27th, we will host a public open house for the community to tour Charter Oak Elementary School from 2:00 until 3:30 p.m. We will have a short ceremony at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria […]

Ask Dr. Anna: 7 steps to litter box success

Ask Dr. Anna: 7 steps to litter box success

Urination or defecation outside of the litter box is the most common behavior problem of cat owners.  While occasionally these problems are related to health issues most of these problems are simple problems with the litter box that can be prevented. Read more: 7 Steps To Litter Box Success