Blog Articles - Asheville Animal Hospital and Veterinarian
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.
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:
As most of you have already heard, we have had a few cases of the canine influenza virus (CIV) in North Carolina and some surrounding states. CIV is a respiratory virus so it spreads through direct contact, contact with nasal secretions through coughing or sneezing, or coming in contact with infected objects or people moving between infected and uninfected dogs. Thankfully, to our knowledge, no cases of the canine flu have been reported in the area.
Many of us have dogs who enjoy a great adventure in the outdoors. Summer is a great time to spend some quality time with your dog, so we've come up with a list of our favorite dog friendly, summer hiking trails. If you do go hiking with your dog, please be prepared, as summer brings around unique health risks including, but not limited to, heat stroke, dehydration and snake bites.
Waylon’s Story of Heart worm Treatment
Why do we recommend yearly heart worm tests and recommend you buy preventative from us verses a third-party online pharmacy?