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October 29 is National Cat Day

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Cats | Comments Off on October 29 is National Cat Day

October 29 is National Cat Day

  National Cat Day started 12 years ago by a lovely human animal welfare advocate, Colleen Paige, to remind everyone that 4 million cats cycle through shelters annually—half of whom meet a sad end. National Cat Day founders want everyone to realize cats are divine creatures with sharp wit and stunning intelligence who improve the home of every family lucky enough to host one. If you need a cat in your life (who doesn’t?) visit your local shelter to celebrate! And pass the catnip while you get to know of some amazing kitties in honor...

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5+ DIY Pet Halloween Costume Ideas

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Cats, Dogs, Fun Stuff | Comments Off on 5+ DIY Pet Halloween Costume Ideas

5+ DIY Pet Halloween Costume Ideas

  At Sunset Veterinary Clinic, we are crazy about pet Halloween costumes! If you want to DIY one for your pet, here are some ideas you can try with a little felt, pipe cleaner, tulle, hot glue and imagination! Just keep the glue gun away from your pets!   1. Food Costumes for Pets   You can do the classic “hot dog” or even use felt to make a taco, bacon, popcorn or pizza costume! Don’t forget doughnuts, Twinkies or cupcakes! Hot diggity dog!   2. Pets Play Other Animals   Help your cat channel his inner lion, or...

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Dog Safety in the Fall: 7 Essential Tips

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Dogs, Pet Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on Dog Safety in the Fall: 7 Essential Tips

Dog Safety in the Fall: 7 Essential Tips

  As the weather cools, it’s time for Sunset Veterinary Clinic’s 7 essential dog and puppy safety tips for fall:   1. Watch Your Dog’s Diet   Keep your dog on his or her regular diet—don’t give in to begging for Halloween treats (unless they’re specifically dog-safe) or holiday leftovers. These are often riddled with chocolate, onions, chicken bones and other ingredients harmful to dogs. Keep the sweets and other human goodies out of reach!   2. Avoid Yard Mushrooms   If dark spots in your yard host...

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Pet and Animal Movies Coming in 2018

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Fun Stuff | Comments Off on Pet and Animal Movies Coming in 2018

Pet and Animal Movies Coming in 2018

  Does your family love pet and animal movies? Everyone at Sunset Vet does too! Here’s a list of what to look forward to at the theater in 2018:   Paddington 2 Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. It’s up to Paddington and the Browns to find the thief.   Cast: Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Brendan Gleeson, Sally...

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September 25 Starts the 89th Annual National Dog Week

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Dogs | Comments Off on September 25 Starts the 89th Annual National Dog Week

September 25 Starts the 89th Annual National Dog Week

  For those of us who have these wonderful canine companions in our lives, we realize that there are really 52 dog weeks every year! If this is the first you’ve heard of National Dog Week, here’s what you should know: World War I veteran, Captain William Judy, started National Dog Week in 1928 to recognize the loyal service and companionship dogs provide in all of our lives. Captain Judy passed away in 1974, but dog lovers have carried the torch for this special week ever since. Today, New Jersey-based writer Lisa Begin-Kruysman...

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September is National Guide Dog Month

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Dogs | Comments Off on September is National Guide Dog Month

September is National Guide Dog Month

  The veterinarians and staff at Sunset Veterinary Clinic give a special salute to America’s guide dogs, schools, trainers and everybody who supports the work of bringing these brave, intelligent canine companions together with humans who need them.   History   In 2008, Dick Van Patten, the actor who played dad on “Eight is Enough”, spent a day blindfolded with guide dogs in training at the Guide Dogs of the Desert training school in California. He was so impressed with these gentle, intelligent dogs—yet dismayed to...

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5 Common Household Pet Dangers to Avoid

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Cats, Dogs | Comments Off on 5 Common Household Pet Dangers to Avoid

5 Common Household Pet Dangers to Avoid

  Every year, our Sunset Veterinary Clinic team treats numerous pets who managed to get into something toxic. If you have fur babies, make sure to keep these 5 things far out of reach:   1. Chocolate   For humans, the darker the healthier—for pets, the exact opposite is true! Bakers chocolate, cocoa mulch and any chocolate at all can cause diarrhea, vomiting, heart palpitations, seizures and death in pets. Many pets are attracted to the smell of chocolate, so keep it out of reach and sniffing distance.   2. Sugar Free...

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5 Summer Activities Your Dog Will Love, Vol 2

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Dogs, Fun Stuff, Pet Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on 5 Summer Activities Your Dog Will Love, Vol 2

5 Summer Activities Your Dog Will Love, Vol 2

  Is your dog bored with the agility course you set up in the backyard? Frisbee stuck in the tree? Don’t worry—here are 5 more summer activities you and your dog can enjoy together!   1. Create a Doggie Splash Park in the Backyard   Keep your dog cool when the weather is scorching! You can secure a tarp down on the lawn, fill a kiddie pool (not too deep), get one of those old-fashioned lawn sprinklers that waves back and forth and make some puppy popsicles they can lick when they are all tuckered out from frolicking in the...

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Pet Vet Tips: How to Choose the Best Cat for You

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Cats, Pet Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on Pet Vet Tips: How to Choose the Best Cat for You

Pet Vet Tips: How to Choose the Best Cat for You

  Adopting a cat is lifetime commitment, so consider the following questions as you meet various cats so that you can find your best match. If you have concerns, always ask your Sunset Veterinary Clinic pet vet!   Mixed-Breed of Purebred Cat?   Some pure-breed cats run a higher risk of health problems you need to be aware of, and may be more expensive to adopt. Some purebreds have strong personalities or physical traits that may or may not fit well into your lifestyle (long hair vs. short hair), so do your homework before...

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Canine Influenza in Oklahoma, 5 Things Your Veterinarian Wants You to Know

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Dogs | Comments Off on Canine Influenza in Oklahoma, 5 Things Your Veterinarian Wants You to Know

Canine Influenza in Oklahoma, 5 Things Your Veterinarian Wants You to Know

  We’ve gotten many calls in the past few weeks about news reports of the canine influenza virus (CI) outbreak spreading around the U.S. So far, there have been no confirmed cases of canine influenza in Edmond, or in Oklahoma in general. Your Sunset Veterinary Clinic veterinarian team would like to assuage pet owners’ fears and also let them know that we’re prepared with a policy in place to handle current and future vaccination needs:   1. Canine Influenza in the United States   According to official canine influenza...

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