Have you heard of pet flipping? Pet flipping is a new trend where people are stealing dogs and selling them on the internet or using them for breeding purposes. Unfortunately, this has been reported around the country from pet owners and law enforcement officials.
Pet ownership has changed over the last 20 years. Not only has the number of dogs and cats in the United States increased, but pets have moved their way into our homes and into our hearts. Many people, including myself, consider their pets their children and treat them as such. It is important to be […]
The Logan County Girl Scouts Troop 516 promoted Pet Palooza that helped with pet adoption and raised money for the Guthrie Animal Shelter over the weekend at Mineral Wells Park.
I have discovered the secret to why pets are always happy. I watch an inspiring video by Shawn Achor and he said that success does not equal happiness because as humans we are always striving to succeed. He believes that happiness is all about how we process the world around us in our mind […]
Several people have asked me to comment on a recent article circulating on the internet titled Top 7 worst bad food brands. All pet food diets have to meet specific standards set up by the Association of American Feed Controls Officials (AAFCO) to be able to manufacture and sell within the United States.
Guthrie Girl Scout Troop 516 will be hosting an event called, Pet Palooza, on Saturday, July 27 at Mineral Wells Park in Guthrie for their Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Award Project.
The sizzling days of summer have arrived and it’s important to protect your pet from the heat. Heat stroke is a life threatening condition that requires immediate veterinary care. Normal body temperature for dogs and cats is between 100 and 102 degrees Fahrenheit and anything over 105 degrees is considered a medical emergency.
Barking is a natural instinct that dogs exhibit for many reasons. Unfortunately, it also one of the most common complaints of dog owners and their neighbors. Territorial protection, separation anxiety, anxiety, frustration and exposure to new or unusual sounds, sights or odors are the main reasons why dogs bark. The question is how do you […]
Are you pregnant or know someone that is pregnant and has a cat in the household? Then you need to read this article about Toxoplasmosis. Pregnant women infected with the Toxoplasma organism are prone to having miscarriages or babies born with birth defects. Toxoplasma is a parasite that can infect all species of warm blooded […]
Did you know that a single flea can bite your pet 400 times a day, drink more than its body weight in blood and produce hundreds of eggs each day? Besides causing skin and allergy issues fleas can transmit tapeworms to your pet. When you see fleas on your pet, you are only seeing 5% […]
Ticks can transmit diseases to dogs and people. In fact, the CDC has reported that ticks in every U.S. state carry diseases and that the number of tick-borne diseases is increasing. I can testify to that as we are seeing more dogs than ever with tick transmitted diseases. At Guthrie Pet Hospital we have a […]
It’s very important to notify your veterinarian of any lumps or bumps that you find on your pet. Benign skin growths are common in dogs and cats but they should always be checked to make sure they are not cancerous.
A few weeks ago our Relay for Life team raised over $4000.00 for the American Cancer Society. Cancer is a common problem that we also see in pets, especially with them living longer. This week I will discuss the third most common cancer in cats, which is mammary cancer. Mammary tumors usually affect older female […]
A major portion of my job is devoted to keeping pets healthy with preventative medicine. Preventative medicine includes vaccinations, at least one yearly comprehensive physical exam, nutritional consultation, and intestinal parasites and heartworm medication. With the proper wellness plan your pet can live longer, avoid painful conditions and by detecting problems early your pet can […]
We have been seeing a lot of puppies and kittens this week so I thought I would talk about how to introduce a new cat into the household. There are a few things to consider before learning how to introduce cats in the same household. Before getting another cat it is important to ask yourself […]
Over one million dogs are infected with heartworms in the United States! The unfortunately thing about heartworm disease is that it is completely preventable and sadly more than half of clients leave the veterinary clinic without heartworm prevention. Heartworms can infect dogs, cats, ferrets and rarely humans.
Starting to get some “my dog was skunked” calls and thought I would give some info on skunks along with a recipe to help with the odor. There are six species of skunk that live in North American.
I know it’s time to talk about thunderstorm phobias because I woke up twice last week with a dog panting, shivering and scared to death on top of my head in the middle of the night due to thunderstorms. Thunderstorm phobias are one of the most common behavioral problems in dogs. Working and sporting breed […]
It looks like spring is finally here and so is allergy season. I’m seeing lots of itchy dogs and cats. Unlike our upper respiratory symptoms, pets become itchy when they have allergies. According to Veterinary Pet Insurance, allergies are one of the top ten claims that are filed.
This will be the last of my mini-series of pet foods. This week I will cover important and, unfortunately, common misconceptions about meat by-products. In a recent study of almost 900 consumers over 50% of the respondents incorrectly believed that meat by-products included internal organs, hooves, feces, and even road kill. When in fact, internal […]