2022 Halloween Pumpkin Contest
Sunset Veterinary Clinic
by Danel Grimmett, DVM
3M ago
The Sunset Vet Clinic Staff are in the Halloween spirit and have decorated pumpkins to display and that means it’s time for a contest! Cast your vote below or at the front desk for your favorite pumpkin! The winner will be announced soon! The pumpkins are outside so feel free to take a look as you drive by! View the Pumpkins Here Then VOTE Below! Witch Doodle Winiiiifred Pumpkinson The Sky is Falling Spice Girl Sparkle Spider Spa Chicks Sleepy Hollow Jimothy the Dragon Genie Jam 56 2022 Halloween Pumpkin Contest Choose your favorite Halloween Pumpkin from the options abov ..read more
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Pet Parents Prioritize Fur Babies’ Happiness Over Their Own
Sunset Veterinary Clinic
by Danel Grimmett, DVM
3M ago
According to a poll published by Chewy, 71% of pet owners said they regularly put their pet’s needs before their own. Chewy, a pet retail company, polled 2000 pet owners through OnePoll to find out how people feel about their furry friends and to understand how people factor in their pets when planning their day-to-day or making big life decisions. We know how much pet owners adore their pets, so, unsurprisingly, the results from the poll reflect that. What Did the Poll Show? The poll showed that: 62% of respondents loved their pet so much that they had gotten another pet so that their pet ha ..read more
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Molly Provides Therapy with a Smile for the Alliance of Therapy Dogs
Sunset Veterinary Clinic
by Danel Grimmett, DVM
4M ago
Dogs have been found to make trauma victims and people with illnesses feel at ease. Humans’ mental and physical health improves remarkably in the presence of trained therapy and support dogs because the sense of connection between dogs and man reduces stress. Enter Molly! Molly is a Sheltie rescue adopted by St. Luke’s member Pam Harris.  She’s a registered therapy dog who especially loves spreading cheer to hospital patients and staff. We recently got in touch with her owner, Pam Harris, for a better insight into her and Molly’s journey through Oklahoma hospitals. Molly’s Typical Day Whe ..read more
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Lily is a Pawsitively Perfect Fit for the Alliance of Therapy Dogs
Sunset Veterinary Clinic
by Danel Grimmett, DVM
4M ago
While all dogs are inherently lovable, it takes a special temperament and demeanor to become a therapy dog certified by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD). Today, we meet one such special dog, Lily, a 6-year-old Great Pyrenees mix, who was adopted from the Humane Society by her owner Nina McPherson M.Ed., a Middle School Counselor at Heritage Hall School. Therapy Dogs Make a Big Impact in Schools After seeing the “pawsitive” effects of therapy dogs in her community, Nina felt compelled to get Lily certified through the ATD. After two months of evaluation and five months of training, Lily was o ..read more
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Dogs are Sharing Smiles and Joy Through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs
Sunset Veterinary Clinic
by Danel Grimmett, DVM
4M ago
Most dog owners would agree that their canine companions bring great joy into their daily lives. Therefore, it’s no surprise that therapy dogs can help people feel comfort and happiness in various settings like healthcare facilities and schools. Through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD), canines throughout the country, including some locally in Edmond and Oklahoma City, are making days brighter and less stressful for members of their communities. What Is the Alliance of Therapy Dogs? The Alliance of Therapy Dogs is an international registry of trained therapy dog teams that provides testing ..read more
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What Are the Different Types of Service Dogs?
Sunset Veterinary Clinic
by Danel Grimmett, DVM
9M ago
The love that dog owners have for their pets is well known, but for an increasing number of people with physical, neurological or mental health issues, service dogs can be an invaluable companion. There is no legal prohibition against pet dogs in places where these types of service dogs are permitted. These service dogs are not just loved ones and dear companions but a constant support system to live life to the fullest. There are many different types of assistance dogs. Below, we are going to share eight different service animal types and what they are used for. What Are the Different Types o ..read more
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In the News: Affection from a Dog Really Is Medicinal
Sunset Veterinary Clinic
by Danel Grimmett, DVM
10M ago
They say that man’s best friend is a dog, but did you know that dogs could be a doctor’s best friend as well? A recent study has revealed that therapy dogs can help reduce pain in the emergency room. In addition, the research found that the patients who interacted with the therapy dogs experienced clinically significant changes in pain, as well as significant changes in anxiety, depression and well-being. Dogs Can Help with Mental Health Issues and More As dog lovers everywhere have long suspected, canine affection cures all ills and also provides a bit of optimism for patients and health ..read more
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Meet Marlin, the Unofficial Captain of the Lady Washington
Sunset Veterinary Clinic
by Danel Grimmett, DVM
10M ago
Marlin (or “Captain,” as he’s affectionately nicknamed) is a nearly three-year-old male cat who was a stray when he was first adopted. Considered the hunter around Grays Harbor, he loves hunting mice and exploring! He has a blue fish that he enjoys playing with and, like many felines are, he’s a big fan of laser pointers. Marlin loves to sail and explore all around Grays Harbor when he gets the chance to; however, his tendency to disappear can sometimes scare his owners. The people of Grays Harbor love it when Marlin gets to visit them, though the pandemic hasn’t allowed him to get out as mu ..read more
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Is My Dog’s Panting Normal or Is It Hyperventilating?
Sunset Veterinary Clinic
by Danel Grimmett, DVM
1y ago
Panting is normal behavior for dogs. However, excessive heavy panting and irregularities in their normal breathing patterns may indicate — often serious — dog health problems. Therefore, it is important to know the signs for when, and ideally why, your dog is hyperventilating. Common Causes of Dog Hyperventilation Hyperventilation limits the supply of oxygen that is able to circulate throughout dogs’ various bodily systems. Identifying the causes can be pivotal in preventing and resolving different health issues for your pet. Essentially, hyperventilation comes down to two reasons: environ ..read more
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Tips for City Life with a Dog
Sunset Veterinary Clinic
by Danel Grimmett, DVM
1y ago
How To Ensure the Best City Life for Your Pooch Your dog’s health is always to keep in mind, especially when living in a city. Dogs will be exposed to different things compared to living in the suburbs. Here are a few veterinarian-approved tips for keeping your dog healthy while living in the big city. Avoid Hot Pavement We’ve all done it before; stepped on hot pavement barefoot. It can be a painful experience, so imagine how your dog feels when they step their paws on a hot sidewalk. This is especially true during the summer months when temperatures are higher, and the heat can be swelt ..read more
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