There was a time when if a cat reached the age of 10 we applauded its long life and figured it was done. But these days it is not uncommon to have senior cats live to be 15, 18, occasionally even 20 years old!
Pets age at a faster rate than humans. Because of this, senior pet care should include a complete physical examination twice yearly. In fact, the need for vaccinations becomes less important than the need for complete blood work to evaluate the function of your pet’s internal organs. Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss what is necessary […]
Because November is National Pet Diabetes Month, Dr. Anna Coffin wants to bring awareness to a problem that is on the increase. Guthrie Pet Hospital is offering free pet diabetes screening for any pet showing signs of diabetes during the month of November. Read more: Signs Of Pet Diabetes
October 29th is National Cat Day, or as my cats like to think of it, National Cat World Domination Day. Or maybe National It’s My World You Are Lucky I Let You Live In It Day. It is supposed to be a day we focus on the nearly 4 million cats that are taken in […]
Let’s face it; pet nutrition is vital to your pet’s health. There are many places to seek information on-line, some of them good and some bad. In fact, a recent survey reported six out of ten pet owners are researching pet health topics online before or after visiting their veterinarian. Dr. Anna Coffin recommends consulting […]
October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog” month! To help you prepare for bringing home a shelter dog, Stefani Fortney has some professional tips to remember. Read more: Four things to prepare before bringing home a shelter dog
When Dr. Anna asked me to tell my story, I was hesitant. I didn’t really want to talk about it. I mean, it’s personal, right? But she kept asking, and telling me how others had the same problem, and how talking about it was the best way to teach people about it, so here goes- […]
October 2nd is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. Did you know that more than 50 percent of pets in the United States are overweight? Pet Obesity is a growing problem and is becoming an epidemic. Unfortunately, many pet owners don’t recognize that their pet is overweight. This week’s blog will help you determine if your pet is overweight. Read more: […]
Since September is National Pain Awareness Month, Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss arthritis in cats. Dr. Anna says that many owners do not recognize the signs and symptoms that cats display when they are in pain. 90% of cats over the age of ten are affected by arthritis.
This year World Rabies Day is September 28, 2016. Guthrie Pet Hospital is offering a discount on Rabies vaccines from September 19 – 24. Read more: Rabies: Educate. Vaccinate. Eliminate.
When I tell folks what I do for a living, they usually say something about how much fun it must be to play with dogs all day. I agree—that sounds like it would be fun. What I (and my fellow groomers) do is much more involved than that. Read more: Introducing our new dog groomer: […]
There are a huge number of pets that fail to receive the veterinary care they need simply because of the anxiety they experience when a trip to the clinic is necessary. Here at Guthrie Pet Hospital we decided to face that problem head on, leading us to become the first Fear Free certified staff in […]
Has your cat been tested for feline leukemia? Is your cat at risk for feline leukemia? These are important questions because there is no cure and it is 80-90% fatal with most cats dying within three to four years from diagnosis.
Do you have a cat that is scared of everything? Now there is hope to give your cat their live back and return your friend as part of the family. Stacey Frazier, employee at Guthrie Pet Hospital, tells the story of her cat, Mooney and Royal Canin Calm cat food. Read more: Royal Canin Calm […]
Did you know that pets with microchips are twenty times more likely to be reunited with their owners? However, but there are many other reasons why microchipping is recommended by veterinarians and animal shelters around the world. If your pet is already microchipped, you need to know how to keep your information up to date. […]
If you’re anything like me, bringing a new dog or puppy into your life and home awakens childhood fantasies of having a bond with your pet that is both magical and transcendent. You imagine Rover saving you from bandits, alerting you to the presence of a major goldmine on your property, then winning the Iditarod—and […]
Adult dog socialization can be a very tricky process. In an ideal world, every dog would be properly socialized as a puppy—taking each pups personality into account and working to provide positive associations with a variety of people, places, and situations. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, dogs come into our lives as a […]
Too often cuteness plays the governing factor in choosing whether to get an adult cat or a kitten, but it really should be a decision based on your lifestyle.
Dog and cats are curious creatures and often get themselves into trouble by sticking their nose where it doesn’t belong. As the weather begins to warm up, it is important to be aware of the poisonous snakes in your area and the effects they can have on your pet.
Who cares if your dog can heal on a leash? Most people just want their dog to not pull on the leash like a crazy maniac! There are many tools available to help you train your dog not to pull on the leash. Dr. Anna Coffin has found a no pull leash that works well […]