Ask Dr. Anna: 5 spring pet safety tips

Ask Dr. Anna: 5 spring pet safety tips

Green leaves. The smell of freshly cut grass. The burst of color from lilies and daffodils and iris. Spring. It just makes you happy, doesn’t it? And well it should. Spring is a time of renewal and hope and new life. For the most part, at least. But it also can hold many dangers for our […]

Ask Dr. Anna: 7 things you should know about ticks

Ask Dr. Anna: 7 things you should know about ticks

There are 850 different species of ticks around the world.  Ninety of these species reside within the United States.  A handful of these species transmit diseases to humans and our pets.  Dr. Anna Coffin will share some interesting facts about ticks and how you can protect you and your pet from these pesky creatures.

Ask Dr. Anna: Animal superstitions, feline mystic

Ask Dr. Anna: Animal superstitions, feline mystic

Friday the 13th has long been considered a day of bad luck and ominous fortune. Walking under a ladder, breaking a mirror, having a black cat cross your path- these are all considered unlucky things, but especially so on Friday the 13th. This got me wondering about other animal superstitions involving animals, especially cats, and […]

Dog obedience training basics: The release cue

Dog obedience training basics: The release cue

In today’s blog, I wanted to talk about an obedience training cue that often gets overlooked: the release cue.  The release cue is very important since it marks the end of a behavior (i.e., “sit,” “stay,” etc.). This gives the dog a clear cue to know that she can break position. It reduces confusion and prevents […]

Ask Dr. Anna: The three D’s of dog training

Ask Dr. Anna: The three D’s of dog training

When I was eight years old, my parents adopted a puppy for me from our local humane society. Being an incredibly creative kid, I named her “Puppy.” She was a Boston Terrier/Beagle mix with a lot of attitude and even more energy. Within the first few weeks, she was with us, we decided that she […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Top 5 myths for pet vaccines

Ask Dr. Anna: Top 5 myths for pet vaccines

Some individuals are unwilling to vaccinate their pets because they don’t believe in pet vaccines.  Vaccines are a vital part of keeping your pet healthy.  Dr. Anna Coffin will dispel the most common myths and help educate you about the need for preventative healthcare. Read more: Top 5 myths for pet vaccines