Ask Dr. Anna: Signs of pet diabetes

Ask Dr. Anna: Signs of pet diabetes

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

Ask Dr. Anna: Pet obesity: Is your pet overweight?

Ask Dr. Anna: Pet obesity: Is your pet overweight?

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: […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Arthritis in cats

Ask Dr. Anna: Arthritis in cats

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.

Ask Dr. Anna: Microchip 101

Ask Dr. Anna: Microchip 101

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.  […]

Obedience basics: Building a foundation of focus

Obedience basics: Building a foundation of focus

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: Two tips for safety and success

Adult dog socialization: Two tips for safety and success

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 […]