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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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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 14 hours ago 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 yesterday 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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An idea for a business, product or service can fuel your business success or result in an expensive and ego-deflating mistake. How can you ensure that your idea at least gets a fair shake? Small business strategist Peter Gasca writes on Entrepreneur.com that there are five ways to quickly validate... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at 123 eGuides
Carolna Mountain Dog has been ranked #37 in the country's Top 50 Pet Blogs! Thanks to all our readers and supporters for making us so popular! An infographic by the team at Rebates zone . Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 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, September 27 from 9 to 11 AM in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 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 Sunday, September 28 from 1 PM to 5 PM at Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market). 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)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Mix 96.5 presents the 3rd annual Dog Day Afternoon on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 5 PM. This fun event will take place again at Carrier Park. Activities include a dog-friendly fun run around Carrier Park, live music, dog contests including a Weiner Dog race, “Best Lap Dog over 50 lbs”, “Best Heinz 57/Mutt” and the “Fastest Dog in Asheville” competition. Local food vendors and local beer will be available for purchase. Part of the proceeds benefit Asheville Humane Society. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog