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 […]

The Heartbreaking Reality Of Pet Rescue | Ask Dr. Anna 

Stefani Fortney usually writes posts about dog training or pet grooming. Today, I’m taking a detour down a different path. For years, I’ve been involved with pet rescues who, for a variety of reasons, have been surrendered or abandoned by their owners. It’s disturbingly common. I feel like you should know what it’s like to […]

Common pet nutrition myths | Ask Dr. Anna

It’s difficult for pet owners to know what to feed their pets.  In 2014, 22 billion dollars was spent on pet food in the United States.  With this kind of money to be made there are many pet food companies that are using marketing techniques to sway owner into buying their products.  Dr. Anna Coffin […]

How to find the right pet food | Ask Dr. Anna

Nutrition for your pet is an important aspect of caring for your pet and can also help keep your pet healthy.  Hippocrates said, “Let food be your first medicine.”  You can improve your pet’s health by feeding a good quality pet food.  Dr. Anna Coffin will review eight questions that are helpful in picking the […]