Posts from November, 2016

Senior Dog: 6 Steps Toward Healthy Hygiene

senior dogBy Stefani Fortney, ABCDT, Groomer, and Trainer  I have a senior dog. Her name is Spectre, and she’s a 10-year-old Boxer. She’s funny and sweet; sometimes she’s as playful as when she was in her prime. Most times, though, she likes to sleep and cuddle—which is absolutely fine. She’s earned her rest and her snuggles. There’s another side to my senior dog, though. That side is cranky and arthritic and stinky. Spectre limps. She snaps at the other dogs if they bother her. She has bad breath, she passes gas almost constantly, and her mouth smells like a trash can. Continue…

Senior Cats Have A Unique Set Of Needs

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There was a time when if a cat reached the age of 10 we applauded its long life and figured it was done. But these days it is not uncommon to have senior cats live to be 15, 18, occasionally even 20 years old! Veterinary medicine has enabled our senior cats to live longer lives, but the extended geriatric years they experience have created a unique set of needs. Fortunately, the same medical practices that lengthened our cat’s lives have also given us the tools to make sure those lives are full and comfortable. Continue…

Senior Pet Care: It’s More Than Vaccinations

veterinarian for senior pet vaccinationPets age at a faster rate than humans.  Because of this, senior pet care should include a complete physical examination twice yearly.  In fact, the need for vaccinations becomes less important than the need for complete blood work to evaluate the function of your pet’s internal organs.  Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss what is necessary to keep your senior pet healthy and give you peace of mind. Continue…

Signs Of Pet Diabetes

pet diabetes screeningBecause November is National Pet Diabetes Month, Dr. Anna Coffin wants to bring awareness to a problem that is on the increase.  Guthrie Pet Hospital is offering free pet diabetes screening for any pet showing signs of diabetes during the month of November. Continue…

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