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 […]
This is Pip, he is an awesome adoptable dog. He needs a home! Â Could you be the owner that Pip has been waiting for?
To celebrate Adopt A Cat Month, Guthrie Pet Hospital is offering a free comprehensive examination to any cat adopted during the month of June. This time a year is a great time of year to adopt a momma cat or a bunch of kittens.
Learning to interpret dog body language is more than important; it’s essential to healthy relationships and safety.
April showers bring May flowers, and May flowers bring kittens. Spring is kitten season and often when people succumb to the adorable faces and antics of newborn kittens. Positive that their cat or cats at home will love the youngster as much as they do, they stroll in, place the new kid on the floor […]
Warmer weather might be fun, but it also means more risk for dogs, cats, and humans. Ticks and mosquitoes are already here, and fleas will be appearing shortly. These pesky pests can transmit diseases to yourself and your furry friends. Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss these parasites and how to protect against fleas and ticks.
Lost and found pets are a common occurrence. Do you know what to do when you find a pet? Dr. Coffin recommends using caution when approaching an animal that you do not know, especially if they are injured. Read more: What to do with lost And found pets
“Was that a mouse???” That was the sentence that started everything. While watching TV one night, my wife saw a tiny, grey rodent go scuttling through our kitchen. We’re the kind of people who don’t have the heart to set traps to kill mice. Instead, I ordered a live-catch trap online and set it up […]
Dogs of all ages can develop lumps and bumps. It is important to know when these should be examined by a veterinarian. According to Nationwide Pet Insurance, lumps and bumps on dogs were the third most common medical reason why pets visited their veterinarian in 2016.
For the past few weeks, I have been following the story of a feral cat in B.C. Canada. An organization called Tiny Kittens works to trap, neuter and release (TNR) feral cats in the British Columbia area and they recently caught a 6-year-old pregnant ginger female they named Evolene.
Because April is Heartworm Awareness Month, Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss a common scenario seen when diagnosing dogs with heartworms. Heartworm treatment can range from $500 to $1500 depending on the size of the dog. Because of the expense, some people are unable to afford treatment.
Heartworms are twelve-inch long worms that live in the heart of dogs.
This is a fact that we forget often. We speak to our dogs all the time. It’s a great thing about having a dog—they listen to us without passing judgement. The problem is that we talk so much that our spoken language can become meaningless to our dogs. They tune us out, then when we […]
“It’s cruel to keep kitty trapped inside. They need to go out and hunt!” “My cat goes crazy if I try and keep him inside. He totally destroys the house!” “My cat stays in my yard.” “My cat has his claws; he can defend himself.” These are just a few of the reasons we hear […]
Spring is just around the corner and with warmer weather arriving, fleas will start to reappear. Fleas are very prolific parasites, in fact, one flea can produce 50-100 eggs/day. Guthrie Pet Hospital recommends preventative measures to prevent infestations. This week Dr. Coffin will discuss health issues in cats caused by fleas.