Ask Dr. Anna: 7 things you should know about ticks

Ask Dr. Anna: 7 things you should know about ticks

There are 850 different species of ticks around the world.  Ninety of these species reside within the United States.  A handful of these species transmit diseases to humans and our pets.  Dr. Anna Coffin will share some interesting facts about ticks and how you can protect you and your pet from these pesky creatures.

Ask Dr. Anna: Animal superstitions, feline mystic

Ask Dr. Anna: Animal superstitions, feline mystic

Friday the 13th has long been considered a day of bad luck and ominous fortune. Walking under a ladder, breaking a mirror, having a black cat cross your path- these are all considered unlucky things, but especially so on Friday the 13th. This got me wondering about other animal superstitions involving animals, especially cats, and […]

Dog obedience training basics: The release cue

Dog obedience training basics: The release cue

In today’s blog, I wanted to talk about an obedience training cue that often gets overlooked: the release cue.  The release cue is very important since it marks the end of a behavior (i.e., “sit,” “stay,” etc.). This gives the dog a clear cue to know that she can break position. It reduces confusion and prevents […]

Ask Dr. Anna: The three D’s of dog training

Ask Dr. Anna: The three D’s of dog training

When I was eight years old, my parents adopted a puppy for me from our local humane society. Being an incredibly creative kid, I named her “Puppy.” She was a Boston Terrier/Beagle mix with a lot of attitude and even more energy. Within the first few weeks, she was with us, we decided that she […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Top 5 myths for pet vaccines

Ask Dr. Anna: Top 5 myths for pet vaccines

Some individuals are unwilling to vaccinate their pets because they don’t believe in pet vaccines.  Vaccines are a vital part of keeping your pet healthy.  Dr. Anna Coffin will dispel the most common myths and help educate you about the need for preventative healthcare. Read more: Top 5 myths for pet vaccines

Ask Dr. Anna: How to keep your cat out of the litter box

Ask Dr. Anna: How to keep your cat out of the litter box

Have you noticed your cat in the litter box more than normal during these holiday seasons?  It’s a common complaint that we see at Guthrie Pet Hospital.  Many people think that their cat has a urinary tract infection, but they actually have feline interstitial cystitis.  This week, Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss feline cystitis and […]