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Adopt-A-Shelter-Pet Postage Stamps

posted April 30th, 2010 by

The new Adopt-A-Shelter-Pet postage stamps are now available at your local post office or online at and at   This campaign continues the Postal Service’s 50+ year tradition of raising awareness of serious social issues with special commemorative stamps. The 44-cent stamps feature photos of five cats and five dogs who were all adopted from shelters.  Read the history of the campaign and get more details at

S.B. 1712 is headed for the Governor!

posted April 29th, 2010 by
Great News!The motion to reconsider SB 1712 was tabled this morning and the bill has passed.


From here it goes to the governor’s office to be signed into law.This is a great day for dogs in Oklahoma!Please e-mail Senator Patrick Anderson to thank him for his authorship of this important measure! His e-mail contact is [email protected] and his office phone is (405) 521-5630.

Also, remember to thank your own senator for their yes vote on SB 1712.

Thank you to all who made calls, or sent e-mails and letters to legislators during this session.

Your calls made a world of difference for Oklahoma’s dogs!


Contact Us[email protected]phone: 918-742-3700

Don’t Let the Puppy Mill Bill Die!

posted April 28th, 2010 by

Now is probably the most important time to call your State Senator and tell them that you expect them to hold true to the vote that they cast yesterday on S.B. 1712.  After passing S.B. 1712 all were elated that there was finally going to be Puppy Mill regulation ending years of animal abuse and neglect.  Unfortunately, Senator Jay Paul Gumm, a Democrat from Dooorant, has employed one of our legislature’s favorite shenanigans and held the bill for reconsideration.  This is apparently when all of the cookies are passed out to change votes or to let the bill die without a vote so they can go home and say that they voted for it, but it didn’t come up again.  (You will recall the “Cock Fighting” legislation of years past).  Don’t be surprised when the vote goes the other way or doesn’t happen.  That is unacceptable!  Don’t let it happen.

You must not tire now. One more time, for the animals.  Call your Senator!  Do it NOW!

You can say: “My name is [your name] and I’m calling from [your town]. As a constituent, I’m calling to ask you not to let S.B. 1712 die and to hold true to your vote to protect dogs in Oklahoma puppy mills.”

Puppy Mill Bill Passed 29-17!

posted April 27th, 2010 by
Puppy Mill Bill Passed 29-17! 


Dear Animal Lovers,Thank you to all who called, emailed or visited their Representatives, SB 1712 passed the Senate 29-17 today and will now become law! This is a great victory for the animals of Oklahoma and for the State. Thanks again for all the support that you have given in making sure that SB 1712 got heard!THANK YOU !


 Thanks, now lets celebrate!!!!
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posted March 12th, 2010 by

For dog owners finding their pet suffering from hygromas, hypermobility of joints, arthritis or other elbow problems, adjustable DogLeggs are a possible solution.
A Doglegg is a protective padding for dogs with sore elbows. They are made for dogs of all sizes, form tiny Chihuahuas to large Golden Retrievers.
In addition to the ailments listed above, the product also helps dogs with the following problems:
-Down dogs to prevent decubitus ulcers, and for the prevention of pressure wounds
-Dogs with hip dysplasia to protect the elbows
-Elbow dysplasia
-Post surgical coverage
-Amputees – on both the stump and unaffected limb
-Older dogs to help with pressure
-Neurologic dogs – to provide proprioception to the limbs
-Lick Granuloma
-Dogs whose legs have “pendulous (hanging)” calluses, that need to be “encapsulated” in the DogLeggs requiring a unique fit.  The adjustable DogLeggs come in black only and cost $107.50. A prescription is not necessary. As for the dogs level of comfort, the makers behind DogLeggs say that, in their experience, even the pickiest dog is comfortable wearing the product.



The following insurance companies cover the cost of the DogLegg:
AKC Pet Healthcare Place
Embrace Pet Insurance
Pet First Healthcare
Pets Best Insurance
Pet Plan Pet Insurance
Pethealth Inc.
VPI Pet Insurance

- Kristi Eaton


Laser Therapy for Your Pet

posted March 3rd, 2010 by


A local veterinarian is bringing laser therapy from humans to animals in an effort to treat injured and arthritic pets.  Keith Bailey of Southwest Veterinary Hospital first started using the therapy, which uses light to stimulate healthy cells to grow within the compromised area and stop dying cells from dying, in November 2009. Since then, he said he has used the technique to treat dozens of animals, specifically cats and dogs, with a variety of ailments like osteoarthritis, ligament injuries and degenerative conditions.

“It’s long been known light is beneficial on tissues and cells,” Bailey said.
In 2002, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the therapy in humans, and in 2009 Bailey was asked to spearhead a study on dogs and cats.
“It’s a very exciting technology,” he said.
Bailey noted that the animals don’t feel anything from the laser.
“All they know is they’re being loved on for a few minutes. The pain from the condition being treated subsides immediately,” he said.
Bailey will typically see a patient a few times, and the treatment will last anywhere from one minute to six to eight minutes, depending on the ailment. Each session with laser therapy costs $35.
There are no adverse side effects, Bailey said, but noted that the eyes can be damaged if the laser is shown directly into the eye.

-Kristi Eaton