How to deal with anxiety and your pet | Ask Dr. Anna

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 […]

Dog park safety tips |Dr. Anna

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: […]

Flea treatment: Benefits of oral flea treatments

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 […]

Dog training tips: The power of positive reinforcement

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 […]

Dog days of summer wrapping up

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.

Ask Dr. Anna: January is National Thyroid Awareness Month

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.

Ask Dr. Anna: Hip dysplasia prominent in large dogs

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.

Ask Dr. Anna: December 2nd is National Mutt Day

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 […]