Ask Dr. Anna: December 2nd is National Mutt Day

For all columns with Dr. Anna visit her blog here. The term mutt is a shortened version of muttonhead.   The definition of a muttonhead is a slow-witted, foolish or stupid person and based on the notion that sheep are stupid.    Muttonhead was first sheared, pun intended, in 1901 to Mutt.  In 1904 it was used as a term of […]

Ask Dr. Anna: November is National Pet Diabetes Month

For all columns with Dr. Anna visit her blog here. Many of you have heard the term diabetes and probably automatically associate the word with high blood sugar.  Diabetes mellitus is a disease of the pancreas that fails to regulate blood sugar.  Diabetes is a treatable condition in pets but requires dedication and commitment from the […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Don’t gamble with your dog’s health

For all columns with Dr. Anna visit her blog here. Every wonder what all those initials (DHLPP, FVRCP) meant at the veterinary clinic when you go to get your pet vaccinated? Well, it’s quite simple; each letter stands for a disease that is contained within the vaccine. This week I will talk about dog vaccines and next week I will […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Guthrie vets reveals … Vaccines!

For all columns with Dr. Anna visit her blog here. This is the fifth part of a Guthrie vet wants to take you on a journey.  You have finally arrived for what you actually came for.. the vaccines.  Hopefully, by now you have realized that every step in this process is just as important, if not […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Importance of communication

  This past year I have been plagued with chronic migraines that have led me to many different doctors’ offices for diagnosis and treatment. Not only has this journey taught me to be a more compassionate and caring person but it has also taught me the importance of communication between doctor and patient.  

Ask Dr. Anna: Is your cat weird?

Every wonder if your cat is weird?  I think I have most of you beat on this question as our clinic cat, Sylvie, sucks on the end of her tail.  In all likelihood, what you think is a strange behavior is probably normal in most cats.  Today, I will discuss some common normal behaviors in […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Scientific breakthrough in pet weight management

Read this article to discover a new scientific breakthrough in pet weight management. The first step in a successful weight loss plan is knowing your pet’s ideal body weight and feeding thirty percent less calories than the amount required to maintain that ideal body weight. The second step is a new revolutionary diet break-through from Hill’s Prescription […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Pet flipping?

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.

Ask Dr. Anna: “Petiquette” rules for your pet

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 […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Why pets are always happy

  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 […]