Ask Dr. Anna: Intestinal parasites in companion animals

Ask Dr. Anna: Intestinal parasites in companion animals

Last week at our weekly staff meeting, I was discussing some data that I had just received showing that only 50% of our canine patients are on heartworm prevention.  This started a conversation about why this number is so low.  I believe it’s because many people don’t understand the difference between heartworms and intestinal parasites.  […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Healthy minds and happy lives

Ask Dr. Anna: Healthy minds and happy lives

Do your neighbors complain about your dog making noise when you aren’t home? Do you have a dog who tries to dig under or climb over your fence? Do you come home to a dog who has chewed up furniture, scattered the contents of your garbage can, or shredded his bed? A variety of different […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Are you ready to adopt a pet?

Ask Dr. Anna: Are you ready to adopt a pet?

The recent flood of kittens needing homes has our local animal shelter scrambling. Kittens in shop windows, videos on social media, catchy signs, and slogans- we will try whatever it takes to adopt a pet, including tugging on every heartstring we can. I’m not above scooping up a kitten from the window and walking out […]

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 […]

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