Posts from June, 2016

No Pull Leash Might Be The Answer

no pull leashWho cares if your dog can heal on a leash?  Most people just want their dog to not pull on the leash like a crazy maniac!  There are many tools available to help you train your dog not to pull on the leash.  Dr. Anna Coffin has found a no pull leash that works well with all her dogs. Continue…

Service Dogs: More Than A Pet

service dogsby Stefani Fortney, ABCDT In a world where our pets are becoming more integrated into our everyday lives, some people have taken advantage of necessarily vague Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) language about to service animals. There are always folks who will commit fraud to take sweet little Fluffmonster to Panera Bread, or bring Skittlebits to the grocery store. Others lie about the status of their family pet to avoid extra travel fees or hotel restrictions. Let me be very clear—this is unacceptable, irresponsible behavior. It harms those who have legitimate reasons to bring their service dogs into public areas.  Continue…

The One Thing I Hate More Than Euthanizing A Pet

euthanizing a petThere are so many great things about being a veterinarian, but just like any other job, there is a down side.  I hear so many people tell me that they would love to be in the field of veterinary medicine, but they just wouldn’t be able to deal with euthanasia.  Well, in my opinion, that isn’t the worst part of the job.  Discover what Dr. Anna Coffin hates more than euthanizing a pet. Continue…

New Anxiety Medication For Dogs Offers Promise For Noise Phobia

anxiety medication for dogsNoise phobia, specifically thunderstorm phobia, is a very common condition that veterinarians and dog owners have struggled to treat for years.  In fact, one-third of all pet owners report that their dog suffers from noise phobia.  It is important to find something that relieves your dog’s symptoms; because without help, your dog’s fear will worsen with each episode.  Dr. Anna Coffin is happy to announce a new anxiety medication for dogs that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Continue…

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