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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.



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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?



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If you are like us, your dogs and/or cats are members of your family, so when they are exhibiting unusual behavior, it can be alarming. In this article, we will answer a common question about dogs and one about cats:



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The mountains are known for cool temperatures and skiing, but western North Carolina residents know well that summers can be hot and humid. In a previous article, we discussed signs the heat is too much for your cats and dogs. In this post, we will discuss what you need to know about the heat and your pocket pets.



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We all know that warm temperatures can affect our dogs, but how hot is too hot? There are numerous variables to determine what temperature your dog can be comfortable in, and we will discuss a few guidelines to follow.

In general, most dogs who have access to circulating air, fresh water and shade can probably handle heat in the 85-90 degree range; however, there is no hard rule about temperature limits.