First, let us introduce you to Mandy May, a darling little 14 week old Shih-Poo puppy. Mandy May has the biggest, fullest and most loving personality. In spite of being only about three and a half pounds, she lights up any room she is in. Mandy May did not have the best start in life. She was rescued from a North Asheville home where conditions were terrible and she did not receive the care she needed. When rescued, Mandy May was malnourished and half the size of her littermates, and her survival was questionable.
At Animal Hospital of North Asheville, every month is National Pet Month! But we are super happy that pets are recognized each May - it's a great reminder of how important pets are to our lives. What would we do without their unconditional love and loyalty?
Enjoy this video slideshow of just some of the pets we are celebrating this month.
Congratulations to the dedicated participants who brought their canine companions to Dog-Ed's recent Saturday training classes taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA. This class, Follow Me: Enjoy walks with your dog again!, was held here at Animal Hospital of North Asheville every week for four weeks. The participants learned techniques to become proficient at loose leash walking with their dogs and how to increase their dog’s attention on them when distractions occur. This class helped strengthen mechanical and motivational skills so future walks will be more pleasurable.
Spring is here and ticks are too! Please remember to check your pet regularly for ticks, because ticks transmit Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, St. Louis encephalitis, tick paralysis, tularemia, cytauxzoonosis, Lyme disease, canine ehrlichiosis, hepatozoonosis, anaplasmosis, and babesiosis. These diseases can make your pet very sick, so please take action now!
Cats are meant to be lean, sleek predators, rippling with muscle.
THE RISKS OF OBESITY
- Diabetes: Diabetes is becoming more common in cats, due to the increase in obesity in cats. Fat actually produces a hormone that causes insulin resistance, making overweight cats much more prone to Type 2 diabetes. For cats diagnosed with early diabetes, just as in people, weight loss can prevent or slow progression to full-blown diabetes.