Post-Pandemic Separation Anxiety

Expert advice to help your pet transition back to routine life By Heide Brandes When the COVID-19 pandemic hit this spring, Jesse James Smith of Oklahoma City was among those who found himself at home due to being out of work. He and his family spent hours in the home, and, although that was an […]

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Me and My Dogs and Covid

by: Sherri Goodall I have two Westies, one around 14 (MacTwo) and the other around 5 (Jolene.) They follow a line of about six to eight Westies that we’ve rescued. Anyone with a Westie (West Highland White Terrier) usually ends up with two. Terriers are feisty, full of energy and attitude. I know from experience […]

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Joy Running

Lessons on Coping Taught by My Foster Dog Story and photos by Nancy Gallimore Some people knit to relax. Others enjoy a glass of wine. More ambitious types go for a run or maybe lift weights. Me? I scoop poop. Perhaps not the most glamorous of destressing techniques, but when you have a houseful of […]

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Conveniences for Senior Pet Owners

AT-YOUR-DOOR-SERVICE: The closest thing to an easy button for all your pet’s needs Sixty-seven percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). And according to the 2019 University of Michigan National poll on Healthy Aging, 55% of […]

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Aging With a Pet Is Better

Having a pet at any age has huge benefits by Eleanor Edwards, DVM Cat Clinic of Norman  Having a pet at any age has huge benefits, but having a pet as a senior citizen has more significant benefits than many people realize. Not only do pets give us unconditional love and affection, they also give […]

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Moving to a New Home With Pets?

Six Must-Dos by Nick Burton When relocating to a new home includes pets, your move may look a little different. No matter how easygoing your pets may seem, change can be difficult for our animal companions. And moving to a new home and adjusting to all of the new sights, sounds and experiences can take […]

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‘The Kittens of the Spider World’

‘THE KITTENS OF THE SPIDER WORLD’ Inside the Growing Subculture of Insect Pet Owners By Heide Brandes Kathy Hendricks pointed at the shelves of little plastic cups that decorate her living room. In each cup, tiny black dots scurried about and crawled along the sides. The cups hold spider babies, specifically jumping spider babies. In […]

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The Possum Is Awesome:

Man’s (Solitary) Other Best Friend Story and Photo by Kim Doner Over the years, I’ve lost count of how many people insist they want to turn wildlife into pets (or, worse, they bragged they had done so). The list has been endless: crows, raccoons, squirrels, owls and bunnies are the most common species desired. I […]

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Springtime Tips

A warm weather checklist to keep your pet happy and healthy all season long By Travis Brorsen Pet Exert, Trainer and TV Host Springtime is an exciting time, especially if you have pets. This is the time of year we can get out and about with our fur babies. It’s also a time when many […]

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Guinea Pig Basics for Owners

Do’s and Don’ts for a happy, healthy guinea pig By Lauren Cavagnolo Whether you bring them into your home or the classroom, guinea pigs—also known as cavies— can make great pets. But for first-time owners, there are some do’s and don’ts to be aware of before making a commitment. Guinea pigs were brought to Europe […]

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OKC Pets Magazine and its companion website OkcPetsMagazine.com provide Oklahoma City pet owners with the perspectives of a bi-monthly magazine, the interactive, up-to-the-minute insights of a local news source, and the humane conscience and social media involvement of the Oklahoma City pet community. Only here will you find a one-step resource for local pet products, services and events as well as adoption and pet care information. All of it is sprinkled with lots of pictures of local pets!