Posts in Category: Pet Healthcare

7 Things You Need To Know About Heartworms

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Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in dogs, cats, and ferrets.  Heartworms are a foot-long worm that lives in the heart, lungs and associated vessels.  This week Dr. Coffin will discuss some important and interesting facts about heartworms.

 

 

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Be A.W.A.R.E. Of Online Pet Pharmacies

online pet pharmaciesThe FDA regulates the manufacture and distribution of human and animal drugs to provide safe medication for you and your pet.  State pharmacy boards help regulate the dispensing of human and animal prescription medications.  Dr. Anna Coffin wants to make you aware of the dangers of online pet pharmacies.  Continue…

Put Dental Care On Your Pet’s Checklist

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Heartworm prevention – check. Shots – check. Groomed – check. Dental exam and cleaning – Hmmm? Fido and Fluffy need their teeth cleaned!

Yes, pet owners usually make sure their dogs and cats receive TLC from head to toe, but just may forget the all-important mouth and the teeth inside their furry friends. Ignoring those pearly whites leads to a big problem. By the age of two, 70% of cats and 80% of dogs have some degree of periodontal disease. The consequences, just as with your teeth, can lead to other serious issues. Continue…

How to Survive Your Teething Puppy

teething puppyPuppies lose all their baby teeth between three and six months of age.  During this time, you will need to help your teething puppy cope with this stressful event.  Dr. Anna Coffin will help with some tips and tricks to get your puppy through this phase in life. Continue…

Top 5 Myths For Pet Vaccines

pet vaccinesSome 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. Continue…

Feline Cystitis: How to Keep Your Cat Out Of The Litter box

feline cystitisHave 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 clear up many misunderstandings. Continue…

Dog Nail Trimming: 3 Tips For A Stress-free Clip

dog nail trimmingIn all my years of experience with grooming, training, and rescuing dogs, I’ve learned that almost nothing causes as much stress for dogs and their owners as dog nail trimming. Dogs who are otherwise sweet and cuddly suddenly turn into snapping, screeching panic-monsters. Owners who love their dogs are afraid to do their nails out of fear that they may hurt their pup—or that, in panic, their dog may hurt them. As a groomer, I’ve trimmed more toenails than you could imagine… and I’ve experienced the full spectrum of reactions from the dogs I work with.  Today, I’ll share a few tips to help both you and your dog become more comfortable with the process of dog nail trimming. Continue…

Living With A Senior Cat: Sylvie’s Story

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Sylvie sleeping in the window

Many of you know our senior cat, Sylvie.  Sylvie loves to play, she is curious about new objects and loves people, kids, dogs and even other cats.  She reigns the entire clinic with her iron claw and melts the heart of anyone she meets.  This year she turned 14, and a few months ago she stopped doing all these things.  Sylvie was losing weight, sleeping more, and not interacting with people and objects like she normally does.  The entire clinic and many of our clients were concerned about her well-being. Continue…

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