FOGAS needing help to foster dogs due to hoarding

FOGAS needing help to foster dogs due to hoarding

Friends of the Guthrie Animal Shelter is in critical need of finding dog fosters. The animal group is preparing to rescue several dogs in Logan County. Von Coburn tells Guthrie News Page the rescue team will be going on the hoarding mission on Tuesday. She says there are possibly up to 60 chiweenies dogs and […]

Ask Dr. Anna: 5 pet safety tips during storm season

Ask Dr. Anna: 5 pet safety tips during storm season

Storm season is here! In Oklahoma, we know about the threats of lightning, hail, flooding, and tornadoes. Our pets need shelter from the storms, too. Here are some tips for pet safety during this dangerous season. 5 pet safety tips Make sure your pets have appropriate shelter. If your pets can’t come inside with you […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Four common pet household toxins

Ask Dr. Anna: Four common pet household toxins

At Guthrie Pet Hospital, we receive calls daily about pets ingesting something in their environment.  There are many household toxins that are toxic to pets.  It’s important to be aware of the most common toxins so that you can keep your pet from harm’s way. Read more: Four common pet household toxins

Ask Dr. Anna: Orphaned Wildlife – What do I do now?

Ask Dr. Anna: Orphaned Wildlife – What do I do now?

Anyone who spends any time outside is eventually bound to come across what looks like orphaned wildlife. Bunnies, birds, and kittens are the most frequently found and are responsible for the majority of calls for help from veterinarians. People are unsure if they should touch the animal, fearing the scent of a human will cause […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Help control the pet population

Ask Dr. Anna: Help control the pet population

Spring is the beginning of warmer weather and longer days.  Spring leads to blooming flowers, budding trees, and baby animals.  In fact, 70,000 puppies and kittens are born every day.   At this alarming rate, things can get out of hand rather quickly.  For instance, one intact female cat and all her offspring will produce 11,606,077 […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Beware of lethal change in rat poison

Ask Dr. Anna: Beware of lethal change in rat poison

Due to a 2011 EPA regulation, household rat poisons such as d-CON are changing their active ingredient from a second- generation (long-acting) anticoagulant to a first-generation (short-acting) anticoagulant.  These changes are rolling out this year.  Because rat poison is one of the most common toxicities that we see in veterinary medicine, it’s important to understand […]

Ask Dr. Anna: 5 ways to help your dog enjoy grooming

Ask Dr. Anna: 5 ways to help your dog enjoy grooming

As a professional groomer, I’m often faced with the challenge of having to soothe a dog who doesn’t enjoy the experience. While some dogs genuinely enjoy their spa day, there are many dogs who become anxious, frightened, or stressed when they visit. No matter how hard I try to make every dog’s experience a positive […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Spring forward and stay safe

Ask Dr. Anna: Spring forward and stay safe

This weekend is a rite of passage. We set our clocks forward an hour and our season to spring. Any fear of oversleeping is quickly replaced with the extended sunlight at the end of our day and the promise of warmer weather. Spring cleaning, preparing gardens, sprucing up around the house, and thoughts of travel […]

Ask Dr. Anna: How to feed your kitten

Ask Dr. Anna: How to feed your kitten

Getting a new kitten is so exciting and fun, but it’s also a lot of work.  Starting on the right foot is the key to a long happy relationship with your new best friend.  The key to raising a kitten is starting early and staying consistent with your techniques.  This week Dr. Anna Coffin will […]

Ask Dr. Anna: The do’s and don’ts of CBD for pets

Ask Dr. Anna: The do’s and don’ts of CBD for pets

Were you aware that until December 20, 2018, that hemp and its by-products were still considered illegal substances?  The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 removed hemp also known as cannabis and its derivatives containing less than 3% THC from the Controlled Substance Act.  Veterinarians discussing or selling CBD products before the passing of this bill […]

Ask Dr. Anna: How to find the perfect pet questionnaire

Ask Dr. Anna: How to find the perfect pet questionnaire

Whether you are deciding to get your very first pet or adding another pet to your household, it is imperative to choose wisely.  Approximately thirty percent of dogs and cats are relinquished between seven months and one year of age.  Relinquishment is partially due to poor planning on the owner’s part, and the other factor […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Hear all about the most common ear condition

Ask Dr. Anna: Hear all about the most common ear condition

Otitis externa which is inflammation of the inner ear canal is a very common problem of dogs.  The most common primary cause is environmental allergies.  Unlike people who develop watery eyes and sneeze, dogs tend to itch.  Their ears itch turn red and are usually painful.  A discharge usually develops, malodorous and either brownish or […]

Ask Dr. Anna: 7 steps to litter box success

Ask Dr. Anna: 7 steps to litter box success

Urination or defecation outside of the litter box is the most common behavior problem of cat owners.  While occasionally these problems are related to health issues most of these problems are simple problems with the litter box that can be prevented. Read more: 7 Steps To Litter Box Success

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