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Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Oklahoma City

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Dogs, Pet Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Oklahoma City

Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Oklahoma City

  Yes, there actually quite a few! In fact, there are more dog-friendly restaurants in Oklahoma City than we first thought. All of us on the Sunset Veterinary Clinic team are keeping our eyes open for local establishments that treat pets like one of the family, and we’ll update this list as we find more. If you find some, pitch into this list too! These are the restaurants we specifically know have dog-friendly policies or dining areas (with links to their specific dog policies): Fat Dog Kitchen and Bar—Fat Dog was actually featured...

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Top 5 Pet-Friendly Airports in the U.S.

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 in Cats, Dogs, Pet Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on Top 5 Pet-Friendly Airports in the U.S.

Top 5 Pet-Friendly Airports in the U.S.

  As more and more people travel with their pets, airports the world over are creating pet-friendly spaces to make what can be a stressful journey a bit easier. If you’re traveling with your fur kids this summer, call Sunset Veterinary Clinic to schedule a checkup you’re completely prepared for traveling with your pet—and we hope you get to experience the following 5 airports going the extra mile for pets: Will Rogers World Airport, Oklahoma City—Lucky for you and your pet, our own WRWA is very pet friendly. There’s a...

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5 Ways to Protect Your Dog This Summer

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Dogs, Pet Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on 5 Ways to Protect Your Dog This Summer

5 Ways to Protect Your Dog This Summer

  Dogs love summer fun as much as their humans! They will keep going and going even beyond their safe limits to stay by our side. Remember, they need extra care to be safe when the temperature rises. Follow these 5 summer dog safety tips from your Edmond veterinarian and have a super summer:   1. Never Leave Your Dog in a Parked Car   Never leave any living creature in a parked car on a sunny day. Even after 30 minutes at just 70 degrees, the temperature inside the car can go to 104 degrees! With a fur coat on, this is a recipe...

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Five Things You Need to Know Before You and Your Pet Hit the Road

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Cats, Dogs, Pet Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on Five Things You Need to Know Before You and Your Pet Hit the Road

Five Things You Need to Know Before You and Your Pet Hit the Road

  More and more pet owners today are traveling with their furry friends. Many hotels now cater to travelers who decide to bring their pets with them during their journey. Various AirBnB rentals also allow pets in their residences. However, for your pet traveling can be difficult and cause a certain amount of stress. Also, are your pet vaccinations up to date? If you decide to travel with pets in tow, here are some important tips to keep in mind.   Important Tips for Traveling with Pets   Use a pet crate or carrier approved by...

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Setting Up Your Home for Multiple Cats

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Cats | Comments Off on Setting Up Your Home for Multiple Cats

Setting Up Your Home for Multiple Cats

  If you are considering having a multi-cat household one of the keys to keeping the peace is to ensure there are enough resources (food, water, litter box, etc) as well as space for everyone. This does not mean that you have to move out of your current home but you might need to make a few changes to the set-up of the environment. Cats are territorial animals which mean you can help the stress by ensuring there are enough resources. Stress can contribute to unwanted habits and a negative impact on your cats’ health. While there is no...

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Let’s Ruff It: Oklahoma Has the Best Pet-Friendly State Parks and Trails

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Fun Stuff | Comments Off on Let’s Ruff It: Oklahoma Has the Best Pet-Friendly State Parks and Trails

Let’s Ruff It: Oklahoma Has the Best Pet-Friendly State Parks and Trails

  We all love to explore the great outdoors, and there’s no reason to leave our furry friends behind. It’s just a matter of choosing trails and state parks that not only allow pets but actually encourage them. Here are a few places where Oklahoma has wide-open arms for the whole family, including those with four legs. With just a bit of forethought and preparation, you’ll be running, funning and bonding with all creatures great and small.   Clayton Lake State Park   The Kiamichi Mountains tower majestically...

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This is Why They’re Called Man’s Best Friend

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Dogs, In Memoriam | Comments Off on This is Why They’re Called Man’s Best Friend

This is Why They’re Called Man’s Best Friend

  Why do we love dogs so much? Perhaps it is the unconditional love they show us with a wagging tail, a wet nose on the hand or a sloppy kiss on the cheek. They are steadfast friends providing constant companionship. Yet the relationship between people and dogs goes far beyond this domesticated bliss. Service dogs support us in so many practical ways. A well-trained service dog can retrieve medication, answer a doorbell, pull a wheelchair, guide the blind, prevent falls and even call 911. Dogs go to war with us, support law enforcement...

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We Are Their Voice: The Importance of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Cats, Dogs | Comments Off on We Are Their Voice: The Importance of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

We Are Their Voice: The Importance of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

  Each April, the annual Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month comes around. While no one should wait for a particular month to become involved, April is still a good time to raise your awareness and become involved.   How Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month Started   The ASPCA uses the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month to raise awareness and drive for donations each year. Funds and awareness go towards informing people about animal cruelty, and how they can do their part to prevent it from occurring. Awareness can...

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18 of the Best Pet Movies on Netflix

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017 in Cats, Dogs, Fun Stuff | Comments Off on 18 of the Best Pet Movies on Netflix

18 of the Best Pet Movies on Netflix

  Netflix offers thousands of movies at your fingertips that are perfect for you and your family. Most of the movies your kids love have had an animated or real animal as one of the stars. We love kids as much as we love pets and decided to put together a list of some of best available on Netflix today. Sit back with your kids and a bowl of popcorn and watch some of our furry friends take on adventures for some great family entertainment.   Thunder and the House of Magic Animated | 2014 | Starring Cinda Adams, Kathleen Gati, Grant...

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Dog Training Tips the Trainers Swear By

Posted by on Mar 25, 2017 in Dogs, Pet Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on Dog Training Tips the Trainers Swear By

Dog Training Tips the Trainers Swear By

  Adding a new dog is the same as getting a new member to the family and is an exciting time. Regardless of your dog’s age – either an 8-week-old puppy or a weathered senior dog – training is a great way to build a special bond between your dog and yourself. Having a dog that is well trained will allow the dog to better blend with the family, making both dog and owner happier. While training can be frustrating and overwhelming at times, we have compiled a list of the top tips that the professional trainers swear by.   1....

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