All cats shed. All of them. Even the “hairless” variety, which has a barely-there downy fuzz. Shedding is part of a healthy coat in any cat. The hair grows to a certain length, dies, then falls out. Long haired cats shed longer hairs, which makes it seem like a LOT more hair, short-haired cats shed […]
A new movement is sweeping through veterinary medicine focusing on reducing pet anxiety and fear. It’s called the Fear Free Initiative, and veterinary professionals are trying to help pet parents recognize and treat fear, anxiety, and stress in their pets.
How to use a simple cue to elevate your dogs’ level of understanding and decision-making. The wrong answer can be a step toward the right answer. In this article, Stefani Fortney will show you how to use the no reward marker to get the right response from your dog. When I was a kid, I […]
Keeping your pet healthy is a veterinarian’s number one priority. The easiest way to keep your pet happy and healthy is an annual visit to the veterinarian. Do you have trouble affording your pet’s annual vaccinations, testing and preventative medication? If you do, then pet wellness plans can help you get the care your pet […]
September is Animal Pain Awareness Month, and unlike humans, our pets are not able to tell us when they are in pain. Signs of animal pain can often be subtle changes in behavior, especially in cats. Therefore, it is important for pet owners to be able to recognize signs of pain. Read more: Animal Pain: […]
Starting obedience training with our pets is a lot like teaching someone a new language. In the past, it was common for trainers to use physical correction, coercion, and punishment to force animals to perform behaviors. Recently, with the help of psychological research, we’ve learned that animals can be taught in a more efficient and […]
We’ve all had it happen. You turn on the tap to get a drink or brush your teeth, and suddenly you have a cat in the sink. They had absolutely no interest in even being in the same room with you until the water started to flow. Believe it or not, Tiger isn’t getting in […]
The first written record of Rabies occurred in the 23rd Century B.C. Even back then; they understood that fact that this disease was transmitted by the bite of an animal. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until the 19th Century that there was an accurate diagnosis, isolation of the virus and discovery of a Rabies vaccine and treatment […]
One of the top reasons for veterinary visits is skin disease caused by allergies. In the past, dog allergy treatment involved masking of the signs with steroids. Unfortunately, steroids cause some bad side effects, and in fact, long term use can lead to diabetes and other serious endocrine disorders. Now veterinarians have a new drug […]
One of the first things we teach our dogs in obedience class is the sit cue. It’s the basic building block of any training curriculum. Have you ever wondered why it’s so important for our dogs to sit when we ask them to? What’s so important about “sit”? Here are a few of the reasons […]
Since August is National Immunization Month and September 28th is World Rabies Day, Dr. Coffin will take this opportunity to discuss Rabies. Did you know that in 2014 over half of the Rabies cases in the United States occurred in only five states and Oklahoma was one of those states? Rabies is a deadly virus that […]
It is nail trim time at my house, and it’s not pretty.
During the month of August, Guthrie Pet Hospital is celebrating National Immunization Month and National Check The Chip Day with monthly specials. Dr. Coffin will discuss the importance of vaccines and microchips. Read more: Two things your pet needs: vaccines and microchips
Crazy dog. I know them. I live in what is essentially a group home for pets who were unwanted, neglected, or abandoned. The dogs and cats who are a part of my family are rescues with a range of physical, emotional, and mental disorders or disabilities. Whether these are caused by genetic or environmental influences, […]
In 2003, Guthrie Pet Hospital was awarded the American Animal Hospital Association’s top honor, AAHA accreditation. Our hospital is inspected every three years to verify that we are maintaining AAHA standards. That means your pet is being cared for by one of the top 12-15% of animal hospitals in the United States and Canada.
Canine Influenza Virus, also known as dog flu, was first diagnosed in the United States in 2004. Since then, the virus has spread across the United States. The dog flu is a Type A Influenza virus which is highly contagious and affects dogs and cats.
In 1997, Dr. Anna Coffin moved back to her hometown and purchased Guthrie Pet Hospital. Over the years, Guthrie Pet Hospital has earned certification with AAHA, Cat-Friendly Practice, and Fear Free. To celebrate the staff of Guthrie Pet Hospital will be holding an open house on July 15th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Read […]
June 24 was Cat World Domination Day. I’m pretty sure this was something started by cats to convince us that they have not, in fact, already taken over the planet. This is just their way of making us say, “OH, look at the cute kitty. Isn’t it sweet when they think they are big and […]
There are so many misconceptions about pet food ingredients. Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss common ingredient terms seen on pet food labels so that you can make an educated decision about what to feed your pet.
You’ve heard the saying; you can’t judge a book by its cover. Well, you can’t judge pet food from the packaging. Reading pet food labels can be confusing, especially if you don’t understand the lingo. Dr. Anna Coffin will unravel the mystery of pet food labels and try to dispel many myths and mysteries about […]