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

Ask Dr. Anna: Five reasons why dogs bark

Ask Dr. Anna: Five reasons why dogs bark

It’s something we’ve all experienced, whether as the owner of a barking dog, the person being barked at, or the neighbor being thoroughly annoyed. There are some situations where we find it completely normal and even desirable for our dogs to bark. If an intruder is trying to break into my house, I want my […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Introducing a new cat

Ask Dr. Anna: Introducing a new cat

Last month my husband and I went on an RV trip to Natural Falls State Park.  We invited friends along and decided there wasn’t enough room to take one of the dogs.  About thirty minutes after getting set up a grey and white long hair cat come up to our campsite.  She was very friendly […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Understanding rabies: know the facts

Ask Dr. Anna: Understanding rabies: know the facts

What does To Kill A Mockingbird, Cujo, Their Eyes Were Watching God and Old Yeller all have in common?  Besides being great fictional works of literature, they all contain a Rabies victim.    September 28th is World Rabies Day which was designed to increase community awareness of Rabies and its prevention.  This week Dr. Anna Coffin […]

Ask Dr. Anna: The dangers of rabies transmission to humans and rabies treatment

Ask Dr. Anna: The dangers of rabies transmission to humans and rabies treatment

An infected animal’s saliva transmits the Rabies virus typically from a bite wound.  Other less common modes of transmission include scratches, aerosolized into the respiratory tract or during human transplanting of organs.  Unfortunately, Rabies is fatal once symptoms begin to manifest.  It is imperative to begin rabies treatment before symptoms appear.

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