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Veterinary Viewpoints: Keeping pets and livestock healthy during summer heat

Summertime in Oklahoma usually means high temperatures. It is important to keep pets and livestock properly hydrated and protected from the heat.
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Veterinary Viewpoints: Rabies continues to be a threat to pets and livestock

Fri, Apr 30, 2021

While all mammals are capable of being infected with rabies, it’s rare in very small mammals, like rats and squirrels. Raccoons, foxes, skunks and other wild animals are often the source of infection for livestock and other domestic animals. Dogs and cats often get it from fighting with wildlife, while horses, cattle and other livestock are likely to be bitten on the muzzle, udder or feet when encountering wildlife.

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Best Gift for Pets

Mon, Dec 07, 2020

This holiday season, give your pet the best gift — a collar with identification tags and a microchip.

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If it’s tick season, it’s bobcat fever season

Mon, Jul 20, 2020

If you have a cat who goes outdoors during the summer, keep a careful eye out for any ticks on it. A tick bite could cause cytauxzoonosis (bobcat fever), an acute, life-threatening disease caused by the hematoprotozoan parasite Cytauxzoon felis.

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When Your Pet Needs Anesthesia

Mon, Jul 06, 2020

Tens of thousands of pets undergo general anesthesia every year in the United States. It may be scary to think of your pet under anesthesia, but it’s generally very safe: Recent studies show only 0.17 percent of dogs and 0.24 percent of cats die as a consequence of anesthesia.

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New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier, Happier Cat

Mon, Jan 06, 2020

Cat owners can make 2020 a happy new year for their pets.

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