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Ask Dr. Anna: December 2nd is National Mutt Day

December 2, 2013 Leave a comment

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The term mutt is a shortened version of muttonhead.   The definition of a muttonhead is a slow-witted, foolish or stupid person and based on the notion that sheep are stupid.    Muttonhead was first sheared, pun intended, in 1901 to Mutt.  In 1904 it was used as a term of contempt for a horse and then in 1906 used in dogs which is the term must of us are familiar with.  Other words that have been used to describe a mutt include mongrel, Heinz 57, cur, tyke, pooch, scruffy dog, mixed breed, crossed breed.  Read more…

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Ask Dr. Anna: November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

November 25, 2013 Leave a comment

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Anna Coffin is the Veterinarian at Guthrie Pet Hospital and can be contacted at (405) 282-8796.

Anna Coffin is the Veterinarian at Guthrie Pet Hospital and can be contacted at (405) 282-8796.

This may surprise some of you, but animals get the same kinds of cancer that humans do.  In fact, the most common cancer in dogs is lymphoma which is a cancer of the lymph nodes.  Read more…

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Ask Dr. Anna: November is National Pet Diabetes Month

November 18, 2013 Leave a comment

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Many of you have heard the term diabetes and probably automatically associate the word with high blood sugar.  Diabetes mellitus is a disease of the pancreas that fails to regulate blood sugar.  Diabetes is a treatable condition in pets but requires dedication and commitment from the veterinarian and the pet owner.  Treatment is individualized for each pet and requires frequent testing and adjustment of medication based on the pet’s response. Read more…

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Ask Dr. Anna: Tips on how to keep your senior pet healthy

November 11, 2013 Leave a comment

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Anna Coffin is the Veterinarian at Guthrie Pet Hospital and can be contacted at (405) 282-8796.

Anna Coffin is the Veterinarian at Guthrie Pet Hospital and can be contacted at (405) 282-8796.

I’m sure all of you followed my advice after reading my last article and went an adopted a senior pet.  So here is what you need to know about senior pets.  Read more…

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Ask Dr. Anna Benefits of adopting and owning a senior pet

November 4, 2013 Leave a comment

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November is ASPCA’s Adopt a Senior Pet Month.  Dr. Anna will discuss the benefits of adopting and owning a senior pet. Read more…

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Ask Dr. Anna: Pet winter survival tips

October 27, 2013 1 comment

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Winter Weather Preparedness Week is October 20th through November 9th.  Use these pet winter survival tips to prepare your pet for this winter. Read more…

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Ask Dr. Anna: Keep your pet healthy all year long with preventative medication

October 21, 2013 Leave a comment

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This is the eighth and final part of a Guthrie vet wants to take you on a journey.  The history, physical exam, lab work and vaccines have been given and it’s just about time to step out of the clinic and head back home.   Before you leave, your vet will want you to protect your pet against internal and external parasites by purchasing medication.  Many of these parasites can also be transmitted to people which should be an added incentive to use these medications.  Read more…

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