giving cat

It's that time of year again! Each year we take donations to help a local organization. This year we've chosen to collect donations to Boxer Butts & Other Mutts. BBOM is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit rescue group located in Western North Carolina.

They are committed to rescuing dogs that are in dire need of help and often pull dogs from shelters who are on the brink of euthanasia. Many of those dogs need immediate medical care and are brought to us for medical attention. You can stop by our clinic and make a monetary donation, or if you are a wellness rewards member, you can donate your rewards money. You can also view a list of items the rescue needs, and you can drop off your donation at our clinic during normal business hours.

For more information about BBOM, or other non-profits with whom we work, visit our animal hospital in Arden.



halloween dog

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.



hunting dog

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.



senior dog blog

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.



irma dog

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.