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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: Summer travel with your pet

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Summer is here, and with it often comes travel. If you plan to take your furry friend with you, there are a few things to consider before you head out on the highway or purchase that plane ticket.

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Calming the anxious pup with music

Mon, May 17, 2021

Dr. Katrina Meinkoth, an Oklahoma State University veterinarian, wanted to know more about the effect of music — and specifically its effect on dogs.

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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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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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Bubbles – Knocking on Death’s Door

Wed, Jun 17, 2020

It’s 1 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, when Marion Campeau of Fairfax, Oklahoma, pulled up to the emergency entrance of the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Hospital. Bubbles, her 12-week old Pekinese, had literally taken her last puppy breath. Bubbles was in cardiopulmonary arrest.

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