Posts in Category: Pet Healthcare

Hair’s the Deal: Managing Cat Hair in Your Home

hairAll cats shed. All of them. Even the “hairless” variety, which has a barely-there downy fuzz. Shedding is part of a healthy coat in any cat. The hair grows to a certain length, dies, then falls out.  Long haired cats shed longer hairs, which makes it seem like a LOT more hair, short-haired cats shed shorter hair, which makes it seem less. If you have a cat, you will have to deal with shed. Period. Continue…

Pet Wellness Plans: What Is It And Do You Need It?

pet wellness plansKeeping your pet healthy is a veterinarian’s number one priority.  The easiest way to keep your pet happy and healthy is an annual visit to the veterinarian.  Do you have trouble affording your pet’s annual vaccinations, testing and preventative medication?  If you do, then pet wellness plans can help you get the care your pet needs with affordable monthly payments. Continue…

Things you might not know about Rabies vaccine

Rabies vaccineThe first written record of Rabies occurred in the 23rd Century B.C.  Even back then; they understood that fact that this disease was transmitted by the bite of an animal.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t until the 19th Century that there was an accurate diagnosis, isolation of the virus and discovery of a Rabies vaccine and treatment for human exposure. Continue…

New Dog Allergy Treatment Offers More Hope For Dogs

dog allergy treatmentOne of the top reasons for veterinary visits is skin disease caused by allergies. In the past, dog allergy treatment involved masking of the signs with steroids.  Unfortunately, steroids cause some bad side effects, and in fact, long term use can lead to diabetes and other serious endocrine disorders.  Now veterinarians have a new drug that mimics your dog’s immune system and blocks the pathway which is involved in the itch cycle. Continue…

A Nail Trim Saga: One Hundred and Twenty Eight Toes:

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It is nail trim time at my house, and it’s not pretty.

I usually have help at nail trim time but this month I’m on my own, and the cats seem to know it. Manny the two-year-old was snoozing on my lap, Penny the deaf cat was crashed in the chair next to me, Jelly the Maine Coon was on her tower, and TJ the sook was cuddling with my foot. It was the perfect moment for a nail trim. The cat nail clippers are usually kept in a pencil cup in the living room for quick and easy access. I slowly leaned over to retrieve them, and Manny woke up. He watched as I picked up the clippers, his pupils getting huge. I went to turn him on my lap to start, and he rocketed off of me like his tail was on fire, leaving a pretty decent sized scratch on my thigh. Continue…

Adopt A Cat And Get A Free Exam

adopt a catTo celebrate Adopt A Cat Month, Guthrie Pet Hospital is offering a free comprehensive examination to any cat adopted during the month of June.  This time a year is a great time of year to adopt a momma cat or a bunch of kittens. Continue…

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