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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.

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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.