Over the past two decades, dog training techniques have gone through quite a period of flux. As scientific and psychological knowledge has increased, the methods used in dog training have become more refined.
Do you know the early warning signs of a pet emergency? Do you know what to do if you have a pet emergency? Do you know the basics about pet first aid? Do you have a pet first aid kit? Do you know where to take your pet in case of an emergency? Since April […]
There are so many pet food brands available that it can be hard to determine what to feed your pet. The pet food industry is currently being flooded with marketing gimmicks to get you to purchase their food. Don’t be fooled by all the cool words and attractive looking pet foods.
Most little girls celebrate their birthday with dolls and cake, but not Averi Shelton.
You saw him at the animal shelter or online or in the newspaper or in front of your local Walmart—and you couldn’t resist bringing that new puppy home with you. He was adorable. There was no way to walk away without him. I understand. I, too, brought home a new puppy recently. With their cute, […]
Every year thousands of pets are poisoned by accidental ingestion of household poisons. March 20-26, 2016 is National Pet Poison Prevention Week. Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss a general overview of pet poisoning so that you can be prepared. Read more: I think my pet has been poisoned
Why do you Relay? Every year we are asked that question, and every year we struggle to find a response that adequately answers it. There are so many answers- but at the heart of the matter, there is only one that makes sense. We participate in Relay for Life because we can. We can when […]
Tornadoes, wild fires, flash flooding and earthquakes are all natural disasters that occur on a frequent basis here in the United States. Since March is Disaster Preparedness Month, Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss disaster planning for your pet.
Periodontal disease is inflammation and infection of the tissues that surround the tooth. If the tooth is told, this is the most common medical condition diagnosed by veterinarians. 80% of dogs and cats over the age of 3 have some form of periodontal disease. The consequence of ignoring dental disease will lead to tooth loss […]
If your dog has periodontal disease, the only treatment is a professional dental cleaning and oral assessment. There are many steps involved in a dog dental cleaning. Dr. Anna Coffin walks you through the entire process in this week’s blog.
Can you imagine what your teeth would look like if you didn’t brush them? We prevent dental disease by brushing our teeth. It’s no different for our dogs, without some type of daily dental care your pet will develop dental disease. Dr. Anna Coffin reveals dog dental care tips to help keep your pet’s teeth […]
February is Pet Dental Health Month. Guthrie Pet Hospital will be kicking off the month with a chance for you to win a $100.00 credit on your account.
These last two stages of the CGC test are all about your dog’s confidence level when put in a strange situation. It’s about how your dog recovers from “distraction” (anything from a person in a wheelchair to a basketball being dribbled to a dude doing a happy dance in the middle of the street) and […]
By Stefani Fortney, ABCDT January 2016 is “National Train Your Dog Month”. Taking the time to train your dog is the most important thing you can do to build a stronger relationship with your canine companion. A foundation of basic obedience cues can build confidence, minimize frustration, and increase your enjoyment of your dog. While […]
A dog remains pregnant for sixty to sixty-five days. It’s important to know how to care for your pregnant dog and what to expect during delivery. Dr. Anna Coffin will tell you what to expect when your dog is pregnant. Read more: Pregnant dog? What to expect when your dog is expecting | Ask Dr. Anna
Fostering a homeless pet is one of the most fulfilling experiences Stefani Fortney has had. Here in Guthrie, we are always in need of more foster homes who are willing to help care for animals who are transitioning from homelessness to finding a permanent home. Read More: Foster Dogs—Helping Animals Find Forever Homes | Ask […]
Dr. Anna Coffin recently toured the Royal Canin® manufacturing plant in Guelph, Canada. This week she shares Nine reasons to feed Royal Canin to your pet. Read more: 9 Reasons to feed Royal Canin
We’re getting close to the end of our series on the Canine Good Citizen test. This week, Stefani Fortney takes you through stages 7 and 8 of the test. These test two behaviors that can keep your dog, the public, and you safe in situations where your dog may see something s/he wants very much. […]
Stefani Fortney usually writes posts about dog training or pet grooming. Today, I’m taking a detour down a different path. For years, I’ve been involved with pet rescues who, for a variety of reasons, have been surrendered or abandoned by their owners. It’s disturbingly common. I feel like you should know what it’s like to […]
Don’t you wish you had the life of your cat? If you asked your cat, they might tell you differently. I know it’s hard to believe, but cat anxiety is a problem, and there are things that you do on a daily basis that stress your cat out. Read more : Cat Anxiety: 8 Things […]