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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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According to the ASPCA, the organization's Poison Control Center gets calls every July 4 about four common things: fireworks, food, lawn products, and pool chemicals. The ASPCA has produced a handout, "Top 4 Pet Toxicities of July 4," that includes tips to help you keep your dog safe around this national holiday. You can download it below. Download Top4July4Handout Image: Mister GC, www.freedigitalphotos.net Continue reading
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Every second Thursday of the month, from April through October, Greenville Humane Society holds a Yappy Hour from 6 to 8 PM at the Society's headquarters, 305 Airport Road in Greenville. The next Yappy Hour will be on Thursday, July 9 from 6 to 8 PM. For $10, you and your friends can unwind with cold brews and music from local artists. Meanwhile, your dog can run off-leash in the canine courtyard and take a dip in the "doggie pools." Dogs must come on a leash and be friendly, spayed/neutered, healthy, and up-to-date on all vaccinations. For additional information, visit... Continue reading
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"What's next?" is perhaps the most compelling question asked by those approaching life's second half. Thankfully, you don't have to answer that question alone, because there are numerous resources available to assist you. One of the more intriguing sources is an organization called Encore.org, which believes in "second acts for... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Happily Rewired
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Some dog owners STILL don't get it -- leaving a dog in a car when it's hot outside is a recipe for tragedy. Here's what the ASPCA says about dogs and hot cars: "As summer heats up, it’s tempting to bring your pet with you on car rides around town. Sadly, many people believe that cracking a window is enough to keep their dogs cool in the car while they make a quick pit stop—but they couldn’t be more wrong. When it’s 80 degrees outside, your car will be a staggering 114 degrees in less than 30 minutes. Worse still,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville Humane Society's Adoption Center is bursting with dogs, cats and kittens waiting to declare their independence and go to loving homes. This Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July 1, 2, and 3, all dogs over six months old will be available for adoption at the special fee of just $17.76. Cats and kittens are also available at the reduced fee. The Adoption Center is located at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market). Hours each day are 10 AM to 6 PM. To see the adorable adoptables, visit: www.ashevillehumane.org . Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Did you know that your pet needs one ounce of water per pound of body weight each day? Or that many pets instinctively prefer to drink moving water? To help educate pet parents about the importance of proper pet hydration, PetSafe® brand is sponsoring Pet Hydration Awareness Month in July. Essential to a pet’s overall health and well-being, water supports vital organ functions and is responsible for important bodily functions including digestion and waste removal. Unlike human bodies, which are made up of 55-60 percent water, a pet’s body is made up of 80 percent water, and can result in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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It's heartening to know that seniors aspire to give back and do good in the second half of their lives. A survey conducted by Encore.org indicates that 4.5 million people ages 50 to 70 say they are working in "encore careers" today, and another 21 million are preparing to do... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Happily Rewired
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While the shift to a digital media world has been coming for some time, television has remained the advertising leader because of its vaunted most-watched status. Marketers should be prepared, though, for a major advertising shift in the next four years that will challenge television's top position. The new Global... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at 123 eGuides
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There is no evidence that the human version of influenza, more commonly known as the flu, can be transmitted from humans to dogs. However, there is a "dog flu" you should be aware of: Canine Influenza Virus, or CIV. CIV is relatively new. While there is a vaccine, it is not as widely used as the vaccine for bordetella, known as "kennel cough." In fact, CIV can be one of the causes of kennel cough. According to the ASPCA, "CIV is easily transmitted between dogs through a combination of aerosols, droplets and direct contact with respiratory secretions. The virus does... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Seizures in dogs can be the result of any number of medical issues; however, dog owners may not realize that there are numerous toxic substances that can cause canine seizures. The ASPCA has published a helpful chart, "Most Common Toxicologic Causes of Seizures in Dogs." It lists toxic substances in six categories: Medications, Plants, Food, Rodenticides/Insecticides, Other Drugs, and Miscellaneous. Some of the substances may surprise you. You can get a copy of the chart by clicking on the link below: Download DogsToxicSeizures Always contact your veterinarian if you suspect your dog has ingested a toxic substance. You can also... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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"I'll See You in My Dreams" is a movie that some may call a sleeper: It might seem fairly innocent and maybe even inconsequential at first blush, but it could leave a lasting impression that is hard to get out of your mind. One of the reasons this film makes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Happily Rewired
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Guest Post by Lisa Luckenbach The American College of Veterinary Surgeons recently published an article on the use of Thermal Imaging to investigate IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease). Researchers across the globe (such as Dachshund Health UK) are exploring this technology to record thermal images on the backs of Dachshunds with a view to collecting data over a period of years. What is it? Thermal Imaging is a non-invasive tool which helps identify patterns of heat. Researchers believe it may offer clues to more clearly understand IVDD and perhaps offer future generations of back sufferers and pet parents some relief. During... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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For some boomers and seniors, volunteering could be a path to fulfillment. Once you get over the societal pressure of having to earn a living, you might find that giving back generates its own kind of tangible reward. For many years, I have volunteered as a branding and marketing counselor... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Happily Rewired
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With social media becoming an accepted part of just about every marketing budget, B2B marketers may be in a quandary: When it comes to social media, where should they invest their precious marketing dollars? Writing for the CMO Network of Forbes, Daniel Newman endorses investing in LinkedIn because it offers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at 123 eGuides
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Kudos to Mayfel's restaurant, 22 College Street in Asheville, for supporting local animal welfare groups. On Thursday, June 25, Mayfel's continues their 5th annual "Dog Days of Summer" event. Eat and drink at Mayfels (New Orleans style cuisine) and the restaurant will donate 10% of its sales all day to Sarge's Animal Rescue in Waynesville. That's not all -- Mayfel's hosts a different animal welfare organization every Thursday from May through August, again donating 10% of its sales that day. Dog-friendly Mayfel's, across the street from Pritchard Park, has a front patio and back courtyard patio. More about Mayfel's and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 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 Saturday, June 20 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Candler Feed and Seed, 1275 Smokey Park Highway, Candler, NC. 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 prove current on rabies) - $11.00 Bordetella -... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Friday, June 26 is "Take Your Dog to Work Day." Here are some of the facts surrounding this national event: TYDTWDay® was first celebrated in 1999. This year marks the 17th annual event. It was created by Pet Sitters International (PSI) to celebrate the great companions dogs make and promote their adoptions. The event encourages employers to experience the joys of pets in the workplace for one day to support their local pet community. TYDTWDay is an annual event and is always celebrated on the Friday following Father’s Day. It also accommodates cat lovers (and other pets) and those who... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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I've written previously about the disconnect between older workers who want to keep working and a job market that isn't always receptive to keeping older workers employed. Some recent data supports the fact that being employed in your later years can be quite a challenge, but the news isn't all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Happily Rewired
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Leash up your four-legged friends and join Mix 96.5 for Yappy Hour on Thursday, June 18 from 6 to 8 PM at the Twisted Laurel, 10-A South Main Street, Weaverville. Each fun-filled event benefits the Asheville Humane Society and features adoptable dogs in case you may want to take another one home! You'll also have a chance enter to win prizes from the TailGait Market for you and your pup! Join Asheville Humane Society and Mix 96.5 for the best dog-gone party of the month. Bring your pup and enjoy mingling with fellow dog lovers. Your $5 donation will get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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PlottFest, an annual event, celebrates the North Carolina state dog, the Plott Hound. This year's PlottFest will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds in Maggie Valley. Doors open at 9 AM on Saturday and Noon on Sunday. On Saturday you can listen to fantastic Bluegrass music provided by local musicians and also see some of the best examples of our state dog, the Plott Hound, as they participate in sanctioned dog shows. On Sunday you can be entertained by some of the tops bands in our area as they play good old... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Here's an interesting statistic: Over 60 percent of the membership of the United Inventors Association is over 50, according to John Calvert, the association's executive director. "There's a boom in inventions by people over 50," he tells The New York Times. The Times article, entitled "More Older Adults are Becoming... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Happily Rewired
Pedigree, the world's largest dog food brand, launched a brand campaign earlier this year in Brazil and Australia. Now the brand is taking the campaign global via YouTube. The first ad to appear is called "The Walk." As you'll see when you watch it (below), the ad has a lofty goal: to demonstrate that dogs bring out the good in people. What do you think of the campaign? Feel free to comment. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 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 vaccination clinic on Saturday, June 20 from 1 PM to 5 PM at Pet Nacks, 2194c Smokey Park Highway, Candler, NC. 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 months) -... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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According to a new Forbes Insights-Quantcast study of more than 300 marketing executives globally, marketers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their audience targeting and use of digital media for advertising. These are the key findings of the study: Almost all companies surveyed consider display and digital video a key component... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at 123 eGuides