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 […]
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.