Posts in Category: Pet Healthcare

Dog Flu: Is Your Dog At Risk?

dog fluThe dog flu, also known as Canine Influenza, reached the United States in 2004.  It began as the H3N8 virus at a Greyhound race track in Florida.  Since 2007, the virus has rapidly spread across the United States and mutated into the H3N2 virus.  The dog flu has currently been detected in every continental state except for one.  Learn if your dog is at risk for contracting the dog flu and how to protect your dog. Continue…

Seven Common Microchip Myths Resolved

microchipA microchip can be the saving grace in returning your lost pet.  Permanent visible identification such as a collar with tags will return your pet home faster, however, these items can be lost.  Dr. Anna Coffin will identify some common microchip myths and solve them for you this week. Continue…

How To Choose The Right Pet Insurance

pet insuranceDo you have a medical insurance provider for your pet?  If no, why not?  The cost of veterinary care often prohibits people from seeking veterinary care right away or declining appropriate care due to financial restraints.  Dr. Anna Coffin hopes after reading this article you will purchase a pet insurance policy. Continue…

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…

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