Ask Dr. Anna: Service dogs: More than a pet

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. […]

Ask Dr. Anna: New Anxiety Medication for dogs offers promise for noise phobia

Ask Dr. Anna: New Anxiety Medication for dogs offers promise for noise phobia

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 […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Dog allergies

Ask Dr. Anna: Dog allergies

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 […]

Periodontal disease: Tooth or consequences

Periodontal disease is inflammation and infection of the tissues that surround the tooth.  If the tooth is told, this is the most common medical condition diagnosed by veterinarians.  80% of dogs and cats over the age of 3 have some form of periodontal disease.  The consequence of ignoring dental disease will lead to tooth loss […]

Three dog dental care tips

Three dog dental care tips

Can you imagine what your teeth would look like if you didn’t brush them?  We prevent dental disease by brushing our teeth.  It’s no different for our dogs, without some type of daily dental care your pet will develop dental disease.  Dr. Anna Coffin reveals dog dental care tips to help keep your pet’s teeth […]