Posts from February, 2018

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…

Dog Obedience Training Basics: The Release Cue

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In today’s blog, I wanted to talk about an obedience training cue that often gets overlooked: the release cue.  The release cue is very important since it marks the end of a behavior (i.e., “sit,” “stay,” etc.). This gives the dog a clear cue to know that she can break position. It reduces confusion and prevents unnecessary mistakes. Continue…

Healthy Feeding for a Healthy Cat

healthy catTrying to eat a healthy, balanced diet is hard for many of us. We overindulge in sugar and salt, often giving in to the temptation of what tastes good rather than what is good for us. It really should not be a surprise to anyone that we often make similar mistakes with our pets’ diets. Cats have a reputation for being finicky eaters, which doesn’t help with trying to keep a healthy cat. So, what are some of the mistakes we make, and how can we correct them? 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…

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