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 […]
Tornadoes, wild fires, flash flooding and earthquakes are all natural disasters that occur on a frequent basis here in the United States. Since March is Disaster Preparedness Month, Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss disaster planning for your pet.
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 […]
If your dog has periodontal disease, the only treatment is a professional dental cleaning and oral assessment. There are many steps involved in a dog dental cleaning. Dr. Anna Coffin walks you through the entire process in this week’s blog.
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 […]
February is Pet Dental Health Month. Guthrie Pet Hospital will be kicking off the month with a chance for you to win a $100.00 credit on your account.
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 […]
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 […]