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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 […] read more >

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 […] read more >

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus

Rough Road for Rabbits by: Kim Doner I’ve had the honor of writing for OKC Pets Magazine for a couple of years now; the drive to share information, as well as a wildlife rehabber’s perspective, has inspired me for the subjects I’ve offered. For the most part, the darkest situations I’ve addressed have been coupled […] read more >

Pet-Friendly Patio Review: Power House

5 Paw Review! By: Michael Bell Amongst the seductive and enjoyable nature of the Historic Farmers Market District of Oklahoma City, a group from Friends of Midtown Mutts experienced one of the area’s hidden gems. On July 2 of the year of Corona, the group bravely met to review the patio offerings and dog friendliness […] read more >

Renting or in Assisted Living, Know Your Rights to Pet Ownership

Code of Federal Regulations, 24 CFR Part 243 by: Jordan Klingler, Partner | McIntyre Law Currently, approximately 16% of the United States’ population is over the age of 65. In the coming years, this percentage will increase dramatically. It is important as this group increases that the rights of elderly are protected.  We all see […] read more >

Understanding Leash Aggression, Reactivity and Pulling

Pet Expert, Trainer and TV Host by: Travis Brorsen Understanding why dogs do what they do is the first step to changing unwanted behaviors. Leash walking is one of the most commonly requested issues when it comes to behavioral problems and dog training. I want to break down three issues with leash walking, how to […] read more >

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 […] read more >

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 […] read more >

Boarding Spotlight: Central Park Dog Daycare

Making Tails Wag Since 2005 by Kaycee Chance Photos by Linda Earley Central Park is a doggy daycare and boarding facility located in the heart of Oklahoma City, which offers an easy location for pet parents in the metro area to drop their pups off for a day of fun with friends or for an […] read more >

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 […] read more >

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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!