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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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Get ready for "agile brands" in 2015. Allen Adamson, North American chairman of Landor Associates, a leading global branding firm, tells Marketing Daily, “You have to be more agile, faster, more flexible and willing to try new things. ...You need to be simple, sharp and direct.” According to Landor, these... Continue reading
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By Carol Bryant for Exceptional Canine Dogs are curious by nature, and with tinsel on the trees and tasty snacks ready for counter surfing around the holidays, extra precaution should be taken to prevent a dog’s teeth from being damaged. Here are some hazards to be on the lookout for this season (and year-round): Ice Cubes Ice cubes can cause cracked or broken teeth. Although dogs’ teeth are notoriously tough, harder objects like ice do pose a hazard. Keep in mind: a dog may not necessarily yelp or cry out in pain if he chips a tooth. Often dogs will... Continue reading
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Guest Post by LabDoor.com For thousands of years, dogs have been domesticated and bred to have qualities humans deemed suitable–a literal transformation from wild animal to man’s best friend. They are our companions, friends, family, and service dogs. That feeling we get when we see our furry friend jump with joy, give us a kiss (and accidentally hit us with that wagging tail!) is well known. The health benefits of dog ownership, however, is often less talked about. Here, we round up the scientific evidence of how dogs can significantly enhance health and quality of life. Dogs Enhance Physical and... 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 Sunday, November 23 from 1 PM to 5 PM at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Pond and Brevard 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... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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One of the key challenges for marketers is the rapidly changing mobile environment -- and it will become even more crucial in 2015. Mobile marketing will be a $19.8 billion market in 2015, but brands are not adapting quickly enough, according to a recent study from MillwardBrown, Getting Mobile Right.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at 123 eGuides
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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 Sat., Nov. 22 from 9 to 11 AM at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Pet Behavior Aid will hold a free information session, "Be Brave!," for owners of fearful dogs on Tuesday, November 18 from 7 to 8:30 PM. The session will be held at Animal Hospital of North Asheville, Beaverdam Road, North Asheville. Humans only, please. Topics include how to help your dog gain confidence, learning how to understand signs of anxiety and when to step in, how to prevent fear from becoming aggression, and fundamental techniques to help your "wallflower" blossom. For more information, visit www.petbehavioraid.org or call (828) 707-0644. This session is sponsored by Pet Behavior Aid, an organization dedicated to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Buncombe County Public Libraries will collect pet food for Meals on Wheels in November and December. You can drop off donations of unopened cat, dog, and bird food at the following library locations: East Asheville Enka-Candler Skyland Swannanoa Weaverville For more information, call (828) 250-6486. Find library locations and hours here: http://www.buncombecounty.org/Governing/Depts/Library/Locations.aspx Image courtesy of khunaspix, freedigitalphotos.net Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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If you're a B2B marketer, what are the best ways to generate a sufficient number of high quality leads? According to a new benchmark report by Software Advice, B2B marketers have the most success generating leads through trade shows and events. The second leading tactic is search engine marketing. Third... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at 123 eGuides
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November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month, and Asheville Humane Society is waiving adoption fees for all senior animals (6 years and older) for the entire month. That means you can adopt any senior dog or cat this month at no charge! Every animal is a local animal, and your adoption includes spay/neuter, medical and behavioral screening, all necessary vaccinations, a month of pet insurance, a complimentary vet visit, and even a free bag of starter food. What a deal! Those of us who have adopted senior pets know they are the best. Here are the top 10 reasons to adopt a senior... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Save the Date for Asheville Humane Society's 11th Annual Taste of Compassion Gala: "Around the World with 80 Strays." On Saturday, November 15th from 6 - 9:30 PM, join Asheville Humane Society for a first class event featuring over 20 international wines and gourmet vegetarian tastings from local restaurants. Live music will infuse the evening with old world ambiance while guests bid on unique items and one-of-a-kind experiences in the highly anticipated live and silent auctions. Along with all of the generous local artists, businesses and organizations who donate to Taste of Compassion, Prestige Subaru will be offering up a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 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, November 8 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 Nov 5, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Despite the steep trajectory of online shopping, the world's shoppers have yet to let go of the traditional retail store, according to a new global report by Capgemini, a leading worldwide consulting firm. In a survey of over 18,000 consumers who shop online from 18 countries, 72 percent of respondents... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at 123 eGuides
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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 Wed., Nov. 5 from 7:15 to 9:15 PM at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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If you're looking for some wide open spaces to walk your dog on leash, consider Jackson Park in Hendersonville, NC. This 212-acre park, not far from downtown Hendersonville, has it all, including picnic shelters, playgrounds and walking trails -- lots of them. Some of the trails pass through lush vegetation and swampland, connecting via the Oklawaha Greenway with three other parks in Henderson County. The park also boasts many species of birds and plants. An added bonus is a giant off-leash dog park, located not far from the first entrance to the park at 801 Glover Street. The fully fenced... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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This Friday and Saturday only, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, come "Pick Your Punkin'" at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market). Adoption fees for all dogs over 20 pounds, as well as all cats and kittens will be just $12 for precious, perfect, priceless love. Our Punkin' Patch is filled with wonderful canines and felines waiting with eager smiles that say, "Pick Me!" Meet all the loving punkins available for adoption here: www.ashevillehumane.org. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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This is pumpkin season -- but pumpkins are good for more than just Fall decorations. In fact, fresh cooked or canned pumpkin (the kind that is 100 percent pumpkin, not the canned variety that has additives for pumpkin pie) is a healthy food for both humans and dogs. According to a recent article on PetPlace.com, pumpkin has at least nine benefits for dogs, including: Improving digestion and preventing dehydration easing both constipation and diarrhea Augmenting weight loss Providing antioxidants that are good for a dog's coat Controlling parasites. To learn more about the wonders of pumpkin, read the entire article... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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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 Oct 30, 2014 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
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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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 Oct 28, 2014 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 Oct 27, 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, October 25 from 9 to 11 AM at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 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 Oct 23, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog