Making the decision to humanely and peacefully put your pet to sleep due to pain and suffering is the most difficult decision any pet owner has to make. Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss pet euthanasia. Making the decision that it is time for pet euthanasia is the first step. Dr. Anna Coffin says that this […]
Stefani Fortney discusses how to deal with anxiety and your pet We ask a lot from our pets on a daily basis. They are expected to live in our noisy, hectic world—without the understanding we have of what’s going on in their surroundings. Loud noises, new people, strange environments, exotic scents. All of these things […]
As a pet owner, it’s important to take proper care of your pet and that includes taking great care of their skin and coat. Stefani Fortney is the groomer at Guthrie Pet Hospital and this week she will discuss three grooming tools every pet owner needs. Source: 3 Grooming Tools Every Pet Owner Needs | […]
Do you know what to do if your pet is bitten by a snake? Snake bite is a common emergency. Dr. Anna discusses what to do if your pet is bitten by a snake. Source: Snake bite treatment for pets, 5 things you need to know. %%
Loud noises, primarily thunderstorms and fireworks, cause lots of dog anxiety. Dr. Anna Coffin will share tips to keep your dog safe. Source: Do this, not that for dog anxiety! 4th of July noise phobia %%
The raw diet for dogs trend is becoming more popular. It’s important to be informed about the good and the bad of raw diets before you make any decisions about diet choices for your dog. Dr. Anna Coffin will attempt to cover both sides of this controversial topic. Source: Raw diet for dogs: The good, […]
Dog parks are a great place for your dog to get some exercise and socialize with their own kind. However, without proper planning and forethought you could be putting your dog at risk for injury, infectious diseases, and fighting. Dr. Anna Coffin wants to help you keep your dog safe with a few tips. Source: […]
It’s just as important to plan for your pet’s safety and care in the event of an emergency as food and love. Dr. Anna Coffin supplies a list of emergency essentials necessary for animal disaster preparedness. Source: Pet emergency essentials needed for natural disasters. %%Ask Dr. Anna
Fleas have been around for thousands of years. Until recently, topical products were the treatment of choice. We now have a great arsenal of effective oral flea treatments to kill and prevent infestations. Dr. Anna Coffin will describe these new oral flea treatments and why they are better than topical treatments. Source: Flea treatment: Benefits […]
Whether it’s during a run through the park or after offering a treat, there’s no feeling like looking at your pet adoringly and getting a loving stare right back. You don’t have to tell dog lovers the feeling is both mutual (and very real), but a new study published in the journal Science reveals the […]
In our society, where dogs are such a huge part of our lives, we hear stories every day of people who are bitten by family pets. As dog owners, it is our responsibility to keep our dogs, our families, and the public safe. We have to set up our dogs for success. Stefani Fortney lists […]
Training your dog is one of the most important things you can do with and for your canine companion. Positive reinforcement training can help to build a strong relationship between you and your dog, decrease the stress in the owner/dog relationship, and increase the happiness you and your dog experience together. No one wants an […]
The annual Bow Wow Luau is set for another year of raising awareness for the Logan County Spay and Neuter program hosted by friends of Guthrie Animals Inc.
With school officially underway and summer coming to an end, there was just one swimming party left for the Highland Park Municipal Pool. The furry, four-legged K9’s took their final dip of the year before the pool is drained this week.
For all columns with Dr. Anna visit her blog here. January is National Thyroid Awareness Month. Did you know that dogs and cats develop thyroid disease? Older cats commonly develop hyperthyroid disease which is due to an over active thyroid gland. Dogs commonly develop hypothyroid disease which is due to an under active thyroid gland.
I believe that stress is a major factor in feline cystitis and I certainly see an increase of these cases around the holidays. Feline cystitis is the most common form of feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD). Feline cystitis is due to inflammation of the bladder from an unknown cause.
For all columns with Dr. Anna visit her blog here. Hip dysplasia is abnormal growth of the hip that occurs during a puppy’s growing phase. Hip dysplasia is a hereditary condition which is more prominent in large breed dogs, especially German Shepherds, Saint Bernards, Labradors Retrievers and Golden Retrievers.
For all columns with Dr. Anna visit her blog here. It’s important to pay attention to the amount of water your pet drinks on a daily basis. How frequently do you fill the bowl or how far has the water level dropped in one day. Noticing the water level change or filling the water bowl more frequently […]
For all columns with Dr. Anna visit her blog here. With the holiday season quickly approaching, we are all busy decorating, cooking, and gathering gifts that could be dangerous to your pet. It’s important to be aware of potential poisons and keep them up and away from your pets.
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 […]