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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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Hard as it is for animal lovers to imagine, animal abuse and neglect is alarmingly common in North Carolina and across the United States. Unfortunately, unless abuse and neglect is reported by concerned citizens, it can go undetected. Citizens who witness acts of abuse, neglect, or cruelty should report them. Record as much information about the situation as you can -- date location, situation, and so on -- but don't try to correct the situation yourself. Instead, call the proper authorities. Locally, we are fortunate to have dedicated Animal Control Officers in both Buncombe County and the City of Asheville... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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While any time is a great time to adopt a pet, this weekend is PetSmart's "National Adoption Weekend." Head on over to the PetSmart at 150 Bleachery Boulevard in Asheville (not far from the Asheville Mall) on February 12, 13, and 14 to see lots of adoptable animals from several animal welfare organizations. Maybe you'll find your special love on Valentine's weekend! For more information, including hours of the adoption event, contact the store directly at (828) 298-5670. Animals for adoption will also be available at the PetSmart at 3 McKenna Road in Arden from 1 to 4 PM. Image:... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Carolina Mountain Dog
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A talk titled "What About that Walking Gear?" will be presented as a benefit for Asheville Voice for Animals (AVA). It will cover in depth the different types of walking gear available for dogs, the physical and mental effects of these types of walking gear from a dog's perspective, and what to do to help you and your dog have wonderful bonding walks that do not involve physical and mental degradation. WHEN: Thursday, February 18th, 2016 at 7 pm WHERE: Nectar Restaurant, 853 Merrimon Avenue, North Asheville WHO: Grace Shen of The Collarless Dog and Joanne Ometz of Mindfulness for... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The prestigious Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania recently published an insightful article about retirement. According to the article, "Research indicates that those who are happiest in retirement tend to answer that question by 'giving back' and discovering a sense of purpose." Stewart Friedman, founding director of the Wharton... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Happily Rewired
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Much has been shared about the ever-changing way in which B2B marketers need to reach and engage prospective buyers. Marketing to the B2B buyer is more complex than ever, and the former strategy of cultivating prospects in a relatively linear strategy has largely been replaced by a somewhat circular "journey."... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at 123 eGuides
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About 10 to 15 percent of allergic reactions in dogs and cats are caused by the food they eat. They are the third most common allergy in pets after flea bites and inhaled allergens. While other allergens in the air, grass, and home can be culprits, it is important to rule out food when your dog has an allergy. Most pets are not born with food allergies; rather, their immune systems develop an allergy over time. Petco has created a very handy infographic about food allergies that details symptoms, the most common food allergens, and what to do if your... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Exciting news!!!!! The Carolina Panthers aren't the only ones headed to the big game! Four puppies from Asheville Humane Society were selected to star in this year's Puppy Bowl XII on Animal Planet!!! To celebrate, Asheville Humane Society is having an adoption event and Puppy Bowl viewing party at Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. on Merrimon Avenue this Sunday, February 7 from 2-4 PM with adorable puppies for adoption! Bella, Asheville's very own starting lineup Puppy Bowl celebrity, will be attending at 2 PM to meet and greet her fans! To watch the Puppy Bowl on the big screen, stick... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Guest Post by Jennifer Scott Taking a vacation is meant to be a relaxing endeavor, but when it comes to traveling with a dog there can be a lot of added stress. It’s important to make sure that your companion is safe and comfortable, especially on long, curvy rides on mountain roads. Here are seven tips for safe pet travel: 1. Visit the vet’s office first. You want to be sure that your pet is ready to hit the open road (or open air) health-wise, especially since you won’t be close to his regular doctor while you’re away. Further, many... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Hiking Hounds is one of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities. Two Sunday mornings each month, volunteers take shelter dogs on hikes as part of the enrichment programming. You'll spend a few hours in Bent Creek hiking the trails with dogs who will love you for it. The next hike with the Hiking Hounds group is Sunday, February 7. Start time is 10 AM for repeat hikers and 9:30 AM for new hikers. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up in advance. If you'd like to sign up for this hike, email ahshikinghounds@outlook.com. Hikers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Visit foothillshumanesociety.org or call (828) 863-4444 for more information. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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One of the better decisions my wife and I made was engaging the services of a financial planner. Truth be told, at the time we picked the person out of a phone book -- but we did some preliminary research. We knew what we wanted (an independent CFP who had... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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The "Internet of Things" will continue to be a major buzz word as we move through this year -- and "wearable devices" connected to the Internet seem to be at the leading edge of that phenomenon. So just how big will wearables be? According to research firm eMarketer, which recently... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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Asheville, Feb. 3: A pet loss support group meets at 6 PM on the first Wednesday of each month. Location: Jefferson House, 21 Edwin Place (next to the Unitarian Universalist church), Asheville. Donations accepted. Call (828) 254-6001 for additional information. Waynesville, Feb. 17: A pet loss support group meets at 6 PM on the third Wednesday of each month. Location: Kimball Counseling, 258 N. Main Street, Suite A, Waynesville. Donations accepted. Registration required. For additional information and to register, call Susan Kimball, LCSW, at (828) 226-7366. Image: Whittaya Phonsawat, freedigitalphotos.net Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Would you like to help homeless animals in Buncombe County? Then come to the Volunteer Job Fair at Asheville Humane Society on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 10 AM to 12 PM. Volunteering is a great way to "pay it forward" while you gain the satisfaction of helping animals in your community. Asheville Humane Society has numerous opportunities to apply your skills to a rewarding experience. There is something for everyone! The following departments will have booths set up with information on the opportunities they have available: Adoption Center - Behavior - Community Pets - Development - Special Events/Dine To Be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 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 to provide animal owners with access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging. Come to a low cost vaccination clinic on Sunday, January 31 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market). No appointment is necessary. 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... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Carl Safina, PBS host and best-selling author of the book, Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel, will speak in Asheville on Wednesday, February 17 at 6 PM. The event, starting at 5:30 PM for snacks and followed by Safina's talk, will be held at the Lenoir-Rhyne University/Asheville Chamber of Commerce building at 36 Montford Avenue. Safina's book will be available that evening, as well as at Malaprop's Bookstore, and the author will do a book signing following his talk. This is a ticketed event ($20) and tickets should be purchased in advance. You can purchase tickets here. If you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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We're pleased to announce the availability of a new eGuide: Low Cost / No Cost Marketing 123: 3 Steps to Effective Marketing with Little or No Money. Small business owners are always looking for the most cost-effective way to market their product or service. In fact, many small business owners... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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Aging is what you make of it -- and maybe we can all take comfort in the fact that aging is an inevitability for everyone. In a thought-provoking blog post for the Brookings Institute, Robert Holzmann ponders the world's aging population. He says "Population aging is likely the most important... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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Content marketing has received a lot of buzz in the past few years because it has proven to be an effective way to engage prospects and customers alike. In 2016, though, interactive content will likely emerge as the most effective form of content. Writing for MarketingProfs, Tom Whatley discusses five... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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Would you like to help homeless animals in Buncombe County? Asheville Humane Society is holding a Volunteer Job Fair on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 10 AM to 12 PM. Volunteering is a great way to "pay it forward" while you gain the satisfaction of helping animals in your community. Asheville Humane Society has numerous opportunities to apply your skills to a rewarding experience. Volunteer opportunities include working directly with key staff members in the following roles: Community Events Assistant, Group Service Project Coordinator, Digital Fundraising Associate, and Canines-in-the-Community Ambassador. Interested? Come and learn about these and many more new and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Even during winter weather, dogs need stimulation and exercise. If you can't get outside, pet behaviorist Arden Moore has some great suggestions for things you can do with your dog. Arden writes about the following games in Tails Pet Magazine: "I hide, you seek. Here’s a fun game to reinforce your dog’s basic obedience cues. Have your dog sit politely by your side on one end of the living room or at one end of the hallway. Throw a treat across the room. As your dog darts after it, slip around the corner out of sight and call your dog... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Obesity is a nagging problem -- not just in humans, but in dogs, too. Vets concerned about the growing pet obesity epidemic want people to know that a 12 pound Yorkie is the same as an average female weighing 218 pounds and a 14 pound cat is equivalent to a 237 pound man. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) has created an online pet weight translator and tables of the most common breeds that compare those extra pounds on our pets in terms we can all relate to. APOP Founder and President Dr. Ernie Ward remarks on why the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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I am relatively new to Medicare, but I already see why dealing with Medicare can be a perplexing experience. Just learning the language of Medicare with regard to all of the "Parts" and what is/is not covered is an education. And this year, thanks to the most recent Federal budget,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Happily Rewired