Blog Articles - Asheville Animal Hospital and Veterinarian
Halloween is a fun time for us and our family, but can be a scary time for our pets. Imagine being in your dog's shoes where suddenly everyone in your world is dressed up as monsters and your once private, quiet home is being bombarded with strangers! Even the most well-mannered dogs can suffer from anxiety during Halloween. It's important to remember that what may be fun for us, isn't necessarily fun for our pets, and it's our job as their guardians to advocate the best we can for them.
It’s that time of the year when the leaves start to change color and hunting season begins. Some readers may be surprised to learn that hunting is permitted in parts of Pisgah National Forest, Bent Creek Experimental Forest and Dupont State Forest. Thankfully, most hunters are responsible, and hunting isn’t allowed in densely populated areas.
It is increasingly likely the Asheville area will experience some effects from Hurricane Irma. A record breaking storm for the Atlantic Ocean, Irma has brought heavy wind and rains to several islands in the Caribbean and the coast of Florida. We know homeowners and Asheville residents are busy preparing their homes and families for the storm, so we want to help you make sure your pets and animals are ready as well.
Thanks to improved medical care and nutrition, our pets are living longer and healthier than ever! As our pets age, they become more likely to develop arthritis and age-related diseases. The best thing you can do for your older pet is to take a proactive role in their pet’s health care.
Diagnostic testing is an important part of your pet's annual exam. Veterinarians want to do everything possible to help your pet live a long, healthy life, and one way we do that is through diagnostic testing. Here are three of our primary exams and what we are looking for: