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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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1. Lock Candy Away Kids love to stash candy in their rooms, but a dog’s keen sense of smell will lead him to even the most cleverly hidden treasure. Contact a veterinary professional right away if your pet does get into Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate or is sugar-free and contains xylitol. 2. Ditto the Glow Sticks Glow sticks are used to help keep kids safe while they are out in the dark. Pets (especially cats) find these glow sticks to be a lot of fun and often puncture them. While most of the sticks are labeled as... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The American Kennel Club (AKC) will hold Dog Agility Trials at the WNC Agricultural Center's McGough Arena in Fletcher from Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 2. Trials will include all breeds. A special Golden Retriever Only trial will be held on Thursday, October 30. Agility includes dogs jumping hurdles, racing through tunnels, and climbing over A-frames at high speed. For more information, visit the Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association website: http://www.wcdfa.org/ Continue reading
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Great brands -- the brands consumers love and for which they exhibit the most loyalty -- are doing more than marketing good products. Great brands are also the ones doing some good in the world. Brands that do good and, in fact, make sacrifices to demonstrate that they care about... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at 123 eGuides
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Did you know that a majority of household pets in the United States are overweight or obese? Studies have shown that 53 percent of dogs, and 58 percent of cats are either overweight or obese. Those percentages have increased in recent years, meaning nearly 99 million pets are now living a dangerously unhealthy lifestyle. Owners need to pay attention to the health and fitness needs of their pets to ensure they lead long, happy lives. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has several excellent ways to help parents and children understand how they can help their lovable dogs and cats... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Puppies W.I.N. ("What Is Normal?") is a free special help session for people with puppies under 5 months of age. It will help you understand what is age-appropriate puppy behavior, learn how to establish good habits to prevent problems from developing, and discover how to take advantage of your puppy’s socialization window. Puppies W.I.N. is open to anyone who is interested in understanding more about their puppy – or who might be preparing to bring a puppy into their home. Puppies W.I.N., sponsored by Pet Behavior Aid, will be held on Saturday, October 25 from 9 to 11 AM at... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Black Mountain will hold its annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade and Costume Contest on Saturday, October 25 beginning at 1 PM. Registration is on Broadway Street next to Gingko Tree Gallery. The parade start at 3 PM and will be followed by a costume contest. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Proceeds from the registration fees will be donated to local animal rescue organizations. Fore more information, contact Bone-A-Fide Pet Boutique in Black Mountain at (828) 669-0706. Image: pandpstockoo1/freedigitalphotos.net Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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In an era when consumers have countless choices and companies are constantly vying for consumer attention, brand loyalty is a big deal. A consumer who exhibits loyalty to a brand is essentially expressing a strong preference indicative of a brand's holding power. For eighteen years, the consultancy Brand Keys has... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at 123 eGuides
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On Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26 from 11 AM to 3 PM, Hickory Nut Gap Farm invites everyone to learn about the farm and participate in family activities including a corn maze, apple pressing, hay rides and more! Admission on this weekend will be donated to Asheville Humane Society, who will be hosting pet adoptions and sharing information about all of its lifesaving programs. For more information, please contact Hickory Nut Gap Farms: http://www.hickorynutgapfarm.com/ Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The University of North Carolina, Asheville (UNCA) will be hosting a community day for people and their pets on Saturday, October 18 from 9 to 11 AM. The event will be located on the UNCA campus. Pet food will be collected for the homeless animals of Buncombe County cared for by Asheville Humane Society. A low cost vaccination clinic for pets will be available (see below). Live music and refreshments. For more information visit www.unca.edu. Vaccination Clinic services provided: Rabies 1 year - (Dogs or cats over 4 months) - $11.00 Rabies 3 year - (Dogs or cats over 4... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Is your dog friendly towards dogs off-leash, but becomes a wild, reactive beast when restrained? Then this free help session is for you! Pet Behavior Aid presents "GRRRR! Leash Reactivity Help Session" on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 1 to 3 PM. It will be held at Patton Avenue Pet Company, 1388 Patton Avenue, West Asheville. Topics include: How to read your dog's signals before he or she erupts Management tools and ideas to reduce reactivity Helpful behaviors to teach your feisty fido How to set up for successful dog greetings This help session is open to the public and free... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The Buncombe County Department of Health, Buncombe County Sheriff's Animal Services Division, and Asheville Humane Society are collaborating in 2014 to provide animal owners with access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging. Come to a vaccination clinic on Saturday, October 18 from 2 PM to 5 PM at Hall Fletcher Elementary School, 60 Ridgelawn Road, Asheville. Services provided: Rabies 1 year - (Dogs or cats over 4 months) - $11.00 Rabies 3 year - (Dogs or cats over 4 months with rabies certificate to prove current on rabies) - $11.00 Bordetella - Kennel cough - (Dogs over 2... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Here are three under-utilized ways to use social media marketing for building relationships, according to Social Media Examiner: Use Facebook for customer service Only 34% of marketers use Facebook to answer customer service questions, but 69% of those who do say it is effective (source: Exact Target's 2014 "Audience Growth... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at 123 eGuides
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Dozens of cats, kittens, puppies and dogs will be looking for their forever homes at the "Mega Match-a-thon" adoption event, taking place on Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18 from 10 AM to 6 PM. Area rescues will participate with Asheville Humane Society in showcasing many wonderful pets available for adoption. Adoption fees start at as low as $10. The event will be held at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market). Asheville Humane Society is one of 33 animal welfare organizations nationally who received... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Did you know that children are the most common victims of dog bites? Many dog bites that affect children happen during everyday activities and with familiar dogs. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has great ways to help parents and their children understand how they can prevent dog bites, so you can help your kids – and dogs—stay safe and happy! Avoid dogs you don’t know. If you see an unknown dog wandering loose and unsupervised, avoid the dog. Ask before petting! When the owner is with their dog, always ask the owner for permission to pet their pup. Even... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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R.E.A.C.H. (the Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital) and Asheville Veterinary Specialists are sponsoring a Pet Halloween Photo Contest. According to R.E.A.C.H.: "We would like you all to send us your Pet's Halloween Photos! We will have a vote and 1st place will get a $50 gift card to Wicked Weed, 2nd place will get a $20 gift card to the Hop, and 3rd will get a $10 gift card to High Five coffee shop! "Please submit your photos by October 24th by either posting them on our Facebook page or emailing pr@reachvet.com. Voting will begin immediately so the sooner they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Your puppy needs socialization with other dogs to develop into a healthy, balanced pet. Join other puppy owners at a puppy social on Saturday, October 11 from 9 to 10 AM, at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption and Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Pond and Brevard Roads, behind Harmony Motors, near the WNC Farmers Market). Mingle with other puppy parents and get your training questions answered by certified trainers while your puppy romps with other pups and meets new and different people and things. Doggie treat bag and human treats provided for all participants. Requirements: - Ages 9-20... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The fifth annual content marketing study, conducted by Marketing Profs and the Content Marketing Institute, indicates the top issue of B2B marketers is "creating engaging content." The second and third issues, respectively, are "producing content consistently" and "measuring content effectiveness." The study also found that B2B marketers who have a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at 123 eGuides
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The new Conestee Dog Park is open in Greenville, SC, replacing the dog park in Cleveland Park. The Conestee Dog Park is at the entrance of Conestee Park at 840 Mauldin Road in Greenville. The new dog park is twice as big as the dog park in Cleveland Park. Greenville’s newest dog park contains over 45,000 square feet of space with two vast areas for dogs big and small. This new dog park has water, shade, naturalized play and great long runs. Check it out! Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Pets are living longer and healthier lives thanks to developments in veterinary care and dietary habits. However, that doesn’t change the fact that their health begins to decline in their senior years at around the ages of six or seven. Follow these seven simple tips, courtesy of the American Veterinary Medical Association, to ensure a pet’s senior years are also its golden years: Increase veterinary visits. Senior pets should be taken to the veterinarian twice a year, instead of only once a year. Semi-annual visits allow veterinarians to detect and treat any signs of illness early. The American Veterinary Medical... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Saturday, October 4, from 9 AM to 12 PM, Home Depot in Enka-Candler (127 Acton Circle) will host a morning workshop for kids and families. Asheville Humane Society will have a booth and ambassador dog to teach kids and families about pet safety, dog etiquette and have information available on all of the society's community resources for pets and their people. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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A new study on nutrition for active dogs published in August. by Dr. Joseph Wakshlag of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University offers insight on what to feed "canine athletes." Dr. Wakshlag, who was interviewed by Gretchen Reynolds of The New York Times, had some interesting comments for dog owners. For one thing, says Dr. Wakshlag, dogs who run are quite different from human runners: "When we run, we start out burning mostly glycogen, which is stored carbohydrates. Dogs don’t, partly because they have more mitochondria in their muscles than we do. Dogs burn fat as their primary... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Visit your local shelter today and save a life! Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog