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 […]
ABCDT In a world where our pets are becoming more integrated into our everyday lives, some people have taken advantage of necessarily vague Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) language about to service animals. There are always folks who will commit fraud to take sweet little Fluffmonster to Panera Bread, or bring Skittlebits to the grocery store. […]
There are so many great things about being a veterinarian, but just like any other job, there is a down side. I hear so many people tell me that they would love to be in the field of veterinary medicine, but they just wouldn’t be able to deal with euthanasia. Well, in my opinion, that […]
Noise phobia, specifically thunderstorm phobia, is a very common condition that veterinarians and dog owners have struggled to treat for years. In fact, one-third of all pet owners report that their dog suffers from noise phobia. It is important to find something that relieves your dog’s symptoms; because without help, your dog’s fear will worsen […]
Let’s assume you have realized that a cat is the way to go. You know all about how independent they can be, how they are lower maintenance than a dog, and how just petting them can actually make you feel better (you even know that petting a cat causes your body to release calming chemicals […]
May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and Dr. Anna Coffin always treats more cases of dog allergies this time of year. Unlike people, who typically develop upper respiratory symptoms, dogs with allergies develop itchy skin. Affected dogs are itchy all over, but especially in their face, feet, ears, abdomen, and groin. Approximately twenty-five percent […]
May 15-21 is National Dog Bite Prevention week. While it’s great that there’s a month dedicated to the education of the general population on how to avoid dog bites, I’m going to focus on talking specifically to dog owners. It’s our responsibility as owners to prevent the situation arising where our dog could bite. So […]
The quality of veterinary care has never been better. Advancements in diagnostics, medications and treatment technologies have enabled veterinarians to provide amazing care. However, these new tools are expensive when your dog or cat suffers from a serious illness or injury.
Over the past two decades, dog training techniques have gone through quite a period of flux. As scientific and psychological knowledge has increased, the methods used in dog training have become more refined.
Do you know the early warning signs of a pet emergency? Do you know what to do if you have a pet emergency? Do you know the basics about pet first aid? Do you have a pet first aid kit? Do you know where to take your pet in case of an emergency? Since April […]
There are so many pet food brands available that it can be hard to determine what to feed your pet. The pet food industry is currently being flooded with marketing gimmicks to get you to purchase their food. Don’t be fooled by all the cool words and attractive looking pet foods.
You saw him at the animal shelter or online or in the newspaper or in front of your local Walmart—and you couldn’t resist bringing that new puppy home with you. He was adorable. There was no way to walk away without him. I understand. I, too, brought home a new puppy recently. With their cute, […]
Every year thousands of pets are poisoned by accidental ingestion of household poisons. March 20-26, 2016 is National Pet Poison Prevention Week. Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss a general overview of pet poisoning so that you can be prepared. Read more: I think my pet has been poisoned
Why do you Relay? Every year we are asked that question, and every year we struggle to find a response that adequately answers it. There are so many answers- but at the heart of the matter, there is only one that makes sense. We participate in Relay for Life because we can. We can when […]