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.



cat

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:



our hike dog1

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.