Thanksgiving and Christmas are around the corner which means if you havn't already started to make plans for your pets, now is the time! Holidays can be partically stressfull for our pets. Between the fun, family and food, keep the following tips in mind to make sure your pet stays happy and healthy
The holidays involve a lot of family, a lot of decorations, and a lot of extra stuff. They're an amazing respite for all of those reasons. Juggling so many new things means it becomes easy to overlook what your pet's getting up to. Family coming in and out can mean a dog getting outside, decoration can mean a cat eating tinsel, and all those extra toys can be a hazard to animals looking for something to chew on. Luckily it only takes a few good habits to avoid a potentially heartbreaking holiday emergency.
Fall is in the air! It’s a little cooler and a little crisper - the perfect time to hit the trail with your favorite four-legged friend. Fortunately, Asheville, North Carolina offers an abundance of terrific hiking trails to explore. Read on for our favorites and enjoy peaceful woods, bubbling creeks, dramatic waterfalls, challenging summits, wandering walks… we have it all!
Asheville’s Must-Hike Trails
Adventure awaits when you choose one of these terrific trails (or, better yet, all of them!):
Remembering to give your dog their monthly preventative doesn't have to be a burden anymore! We're excited to announce that we are now carrying ProHeart12. This ONCE A YEAR injection protects dogs against heartworm disease for a full 12 months. Contact us to learn more and schedule your dogs appointment.
If you want to know if a thunderstorm is on the way, your pup may be able to tell you more accurately than the Weather Channel. Even before the first boom, your otherwise happy, calm dog starts to exhibit anxious behaviors: he hides under a table or in the closet. He paces and pants excessively. He clings to you. And if he’s really afraid, he may even claw, chew, or try to break through doors or windows.
When your dog is scared of bad weather, it is hard to watch. How do you manage these situations? Keep your pet calm? Avoid unintentionally reinforcing panic-driven behaviors? Read on for helpful tips for battling thunderstorm phobia.