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 […]

CGC Test Stages 9 & 10: Have Confidence, O Canine!

CGC Test Stages 9 & 10: Have Confidence, O Canine!

These last two stages of the CGC test are all about your dog’s confidence level when put in a strange situation. It’s about how your dog recovers from “distraction” (anything from a person in a wheelchair to a basketball being dribbled to a dude doing a happy dance in the middle of the street) and […]

National Train Your Dog Month is here!

National Train Your Dog Month is here!

By Stefani Fortney, ABCDT January 2016 is “National Train Your Dog Month”. Taking the time to train your dog is the most important thing you can do to build a stronger relationship with your canine companion. A foundation of basic obedience cues can build confidence, minimize frustration, and increase your enjoyment of your dog. While […]