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Understanding Why Your Dog Eats Grass

By Asheville Pet Care Team | August 18, 2022

Do you know why your dog eats grass? Some people believe that dogs eat grass to help them vomit, while others think that they do it because they are hungry. The truth is, there is no one answer to this question. Dogs may eat grass for a variety of reasons, and each dog is different.…

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Shaded Hiking Trails to Take Your Dog This Summer in the Asheville Area

By Asheville Pet Care Team | July 29, 2022

If you’re looking for a fun summer activity to do with your dog, look no further than the many shaded hiking trails in the Asheville area. These trails offer a great way to get some exercise and enjoy nature at the same time. Plus, they provide a shady respite from the summer heat. In this…

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What Your Cat’s Tail Movements Mean

By Raleigh Pawz | June 24, 2022

When it comes to understanding cats, there’s one thing above all else that you need to know: their tails are full of secrets. Believe it or not, a cat’s tail can tell you a lot about what they’re feeling and thinking. In this article, we’ll take a look at the different meanings behind each type…

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Why a Vegan Diet May Not Be Suitable for Your Dog

By Asheville Pet Care Team | May 31, 2022

A vegan diet is a great way for humans to improve their health, but it may not be the best option for dogs. Dogs are carnivores and their bodies are designed to digest and use animal protein. A vegan diet can lead to deficiencies in key nutrients that are essential for dogs, such as taurine,…

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How to Help Your Indoor Kitty Get More Exercise

By Asheville Pet Care Team | April 29, 2022

Statistics reveal that approximately 59.5% of cats are obese, with indoor cats more likely to become overweight. Obesity can lead to diabetes, cancers, heart diseases, osteoarthritis, and hypertension in cats. That said, helping indoor cats get exercise helps reduce the risk of developing obesity. Here is some useful information on the matter.  Importance Of Exercise…

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How Do Dogs Get Fleas And What To Do If That Happens 

By Asheville Pet Care Team | March 29, 2022

Fleas are parasites that thrive on the blood of warm-blooded animals and cause discomfort due to their bites. They also cause diseases that can affect the overall health of your dog. These organisms can live in warm temperatures and high humidity, just like the weather we get in Asheville, North Carolina. This article gives insight…

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Why Do Cats Purr?

By Asheville Pet Care Team | February 4, 2022

There has been a lot of research into a cat’s purr, and it has been found that they don’t just purr because they are happy little love bugs. There are, in fact, many other reasons why they make this sound. A cat’s purr sounds like a soft rumble and is their way of communicating, self-soothing,…

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Ways to Stay Active with Your Pup in the Winter

By Asheville Pet Care Team | January 31, 2022

Whether your pup likes to cozy up by the fire in winter or embraces the cold, they must continue to get regular exercise. Staying active is great for both you and your pup. Your pup can benefit from the exercise, fun activities, and mental stimulation that they bring. Here are some of the best ways…

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How to Help Your Pet Have the Healthiest Start to the New Year

By Asheville Pet Care Team | December 27, 2021

As we speed towards the close of another year here in Asheville, NC, our minds are shifting to 2022 and the improvements that we may bring about in that year. We are all starting to think about our personal New Year’s plans, but what about our pets? Tips for a Healthy New Year It does…

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Tips for Preparing Your Holiday Pet Sitter

By Asheville Pet Care Team | December 1, 2021

Are you preparing for a holiday trip away from Asheville? Once you have your plans in place, it is important to prepare your pet sitter.  Even though your routine throughout the holidays might be a little off-kilter, have your pet sitter follow your pet’s normal routine to help the visit go as smoothly as possible.…