January is Train Your Dog Month and Walk Your Dog Month! Even though that may sound like a bit much to fit all into one month, you can combine both activities to make each more fun than they would be on their own. I’ve decided to combine the two for myself and my dogs by […]
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
I’ve seen several clients lately that are having problems with feline play aggression with their young kittens. Feline play aggression can be a serious problem that destroys the human-animal bond and can lead to relinquishment later. Read more: Five Ways To Curb Feline Play Aggression
Here at Guthrie Pet Hospital, most folks are aware that we have two clinic cats—Sylvie and Felicia. Some people don’t know that there’s one other animal member of our clinic family. His name is Dante, and he’s a twenty-year-old Yellow-Naped Amazon Parrot. Our clients are used to hearing him scream “hello,” “okay,” and “bye” as […]
Most people are aware that chocolate is toxic to dogs and cats. During the Christmas and Easter holidays, Guthrie Pet Hospital sees an influx of calls and cases involving chocolate ingestion. Learn what you need to know about chocolate toxicity in pets. Theobromine is the toxic ingredient in chocolate. The amount of theobromine varies depending […]
Hello, Silvi here! As the official Cat of Guthrie Pet Hospital, I see a lot of stuff. I see puppy dogs and kitty cats and delivery people and clients and a couple of weird guys that come to steal our rugs every few weeks. There are lots of new faces every day. I don’t know […]
Guthrie Pet Hospital is growing, and we appreciate your patronage. To thank you for your loyal support, I want to make you aware of our new app and our loyalty program. In May of 2017, Guthrie Pet Hospital developed an app for the clinic. You can download the app on your Apple or Windows phone […]
Did you know that veterinarians see 50% fewer cats for annual wellness exams than dogs? An even sadder statistic from a recent survey shows that 77% of cats over 12 years of age are not being seen in the 18 months before being euthanized. This week I will discuss the difference between a senior cat […]
This week I would like to discuss a common problem that I see in senior pets. Unfortunately, I often see this problem when it is too late to correct. Your senior pet needs to maintain their lean muscle mass as it ages. Once your pet begins losing lean muscle mass, it is difficult to regain […]
In a perfect world, all cats would live pampered lives inside homes designed for their specific needs, with runs and tunnels and high spots in every room. The reality is that not all cats are indoor cats, and not all cats are suitable pets. That is the difference between a stray cat and a feral […]
Throughout centuries, dogs have become a huge part of human culture. Because of the huge role dogs play in our lives, advertisers and marketing executives put a lot of effort into exploiting our relationship with dogs. When you’re faced with ads selling dog supplies, it’s important to keep a few simple facts in mind.
Approximately, 1 out of ever 300 dogs and 1 out of ever 230 cats have diabetes in the United States. Unfortunately, pet diabetes is on the rise. Since November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss what needs to happen after the diagnosis.
Anyone with cats knows that a change of season means its time to shave the couch. At least, that’s what it feels like with the amount of cat hair that settles in your house. No matter how often you vacuum, sweep, mop, dust, or run the leaf blower through your home it just seems to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Do you understand the seriousness of Rabies? It’s 100 percent fatal! Now that’s serious. For animals, there is no treatment, but a simple vaccine can protect your pet. Fortunately, for humans, there is a treatment that can save lives if started in time. There are things that you can do to protect yourself, your family […]
Kids and dogs seem like a match made in heaven—but it’s important for kids to know how to stay safe around dogs. Kids tend to be noisy and move quickly, which can make dogs feel insecure or scared. Any dog can bite if they feel threatened. ANY DOG CAN BITE. To help your kids stay […]
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 […]
Working at a pet hospital means seeing all sides of life: joyous births, clumsy youths, hale, and hearty adults, failing seniors, and eventually death. We sometimes care for patients from nearly the time they enter this world until the moment they leave it. We learn that certain symptoms mean it’s time to speak in gentle […]
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.