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How Lyme Disease Affects Dogs and How to Prevent It

Lyme disease is a serious condition that can affect dogs of all ages and breeds. It is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted through the bite of infected ticks. As a responsible pet owner, it is crucial to understand the impact of Lyme disease on dogs and take the necessary steps to…
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3 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe from Poisons

As a responsible pet owner, it’s crucial to understand the importance of pet poison prevention. Our furry friends are curious by nature, and their inquisitive nature can often lead them into dangerous situations.  To ensure the well-being of your beloved companion, it’s essential to take necessary precautions and create a safe environment for them.  By…
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Dental Care Tips for Cats

As a responsible cat owner, it is essential to prioritize your feline friend’s dental care. Many people underestimate the significance of maintaining good oral hygiene for cats, but neglecting it can lead to various health issues. Just like humans, cats can suffer from dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. However,…
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How Pets Help with Anxiety and Winter Blues

Pets have always held a special place in our hearts. They provide companionship, unconditional love, and endless joy. But did you know that pets can also have a profound impact on our mental health?  Numerous studies have shown the positive effects that pets have on reducing anxiety and alleviating the symptoms of depression. The bond…
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Car Safety and Your Pet

As the holiday season approaches, many families are planning road trips to visit loved ones or enjoy a vacation. If you’re a proud pet owner, it’s essential to consider the safety of your furry friend during these travels. Just like humans, pets need protection and comfort while on the road. Ensuring car safety for your…
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Top 5 Things to Consider When Deciding to Get a New Pet

Bringing a four-legged friend into your life is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Whether you’re considering getting a dog, cat, or any other type of pet, there are several key factors to consider before making your choice.  This ultimate guide will walk you through the five most important factors to consider when…
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Halloween Safety Tips for Your Dog

Halloween is an exciting time of the year filled with costumes, candy, and spooky decorations. While it may be a fun-filled holiday for humans, it can also pose several risks and hazards for our furry friends. As a responsible dog owner, it is essential to take certain precautions to ensure a safe and spooktacular Halloween…
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What Is a “Hemingway Cat” – Interesting Features of a Polydactyl Feline

Polydactyl cats, commonly known as Hemingway cats, are unique and captivating creatures that have captured the hearts of many cat lovers around the world.  These felines possess an unusual genetic mutation that results in extra toes on their paws, giving them a distinct appearance and an endearing charm. In this article, we will delve into…
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Why Dogs Shed and What to Do About It

Dog shedding is a natural process in which dogs lose their old or damaged hair to make way for new growth. While shedding is a normal occurrence, some dogs may shed excessively, causing inconvenience for their owners.  Understanding the shedding process in dogs can help pet owners better manage and reduce shedding. In this blog,…
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Will Cats Share a Litter Box?

Getting your cat to use a litter box is one of the most important aspects of house training a domesticated feline. But what happens when you have several cats? Will cats share a litter box or should they each have a dedicated space for doing their business? Here’s all you need to know. Will cats…
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What Your Dog’s Sleeping Position Might Mean (Specifically On Its Back)

While some variances are seen between different breeds, most dogs are known to sleep for around 11 hours each day. Some dogs sleep on their sides while others are curled in a ball. But what does It mean when your pup pal sleeps on their back? A dog’s sleeping position meaning: back sleeping While it’s…
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What to Expect if Your Cat is in Heat

As a female cat’s body prepares for mating and bearing kittens, it will encounter a range of physical changes. This is commonly known as having a cat in heat, and is a situation that every pet owner should be prepared for. When you are, the benefits will be felt by pets and owners alike. Our…
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Are Dogs Smarter Than Cats?

It is estimated that over 70% of American households own at least one pet. Dogs and cats take the #1 and #2 spots on the list of most popular pets in the U.S. and – despite the notorious relationship between the two species – millions of animal lovers have both. We know that, generally speaking,…

What it Means When a Cat Excessively Grooms One Spot

Are you wondering what it means when a cat is excessively grooming one spot? You are not alone. It is one of the most common concerns among cat owners. Cats love to clean themselves and domesticated felines can typically spend anywhere up to 50% of their waking hours grooming. However, excessive grooming in a localized…
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Dog Treats We Love

Nutrition plays an integral role in every dog’s life. As a loving pet owner, then, you will naturally want to find the best dog treats for your pup’s health as well as their enjoyment. Healthy dog treats may be foods that aid oral hygiene, digestion, or their general health. Here are some of the best…
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How Cats Became Domesticated

As we approach 2023, virtually all cat owners will agree that cats are no longer just a part of the home dynamic. They virtually own it. But it wasn’t always that way. So, how did cats transform from wild animals to our lovable pets? Here’s a brief look at how cats became domesticated.  Cats were…
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Tips for Keeping Your Cat Away from Holiday Decorations

Holiday decorations and cats are anything but a match made in heaven. Our four-legged friends are naturally curious and playful, which is why keeping them away from the decorations is a challenge that millions of pet owners will face this holiday season. It is just another aspect of helping them adjust to the busy holiday…
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How to Pick the Perfect Gift for the Pet Lover in Your Life

Pets are essentially family members and so remembering either pet parents or the apple of their eye at the holidays only makes sense! What pet lover doesn’t love an extra thoughtful holiday gift for their furry – or even feathered or scaly – loved ones?! The question is how to pick out something that will…
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Should Dogs Eat Apples (and other common human food questions)

As a dog owner, it’s tempting to give your dog a variety of foods because there are so many great tastes that we humans enjoy, especially when living in a foodie city like Asheville, North Carolina!  However, giving your fur baby people food is not always a wise thing to do. Dogs metabolize food differently…
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What To Do If Your Indoor Cat Accidentally Gets Out

Many cat owners choose to raise their feline indoors, where they remain safe and sound from the possible dangers of the great outdoors.  However, sometimes despite best efforts, curiosity will get the best of an indoor kitty and they may venture out without your permission when you’re not looking.  Cats are incredible escape artists given…
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Understanding Why Your Dog Eats Grass

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

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

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

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

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 

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?

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

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

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

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.…
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Dog Friendly Breweries in Asheville, North Carolina

There’s nothing quite as enjoyable and informal as spending some time in a worthwhile brewery, seeing how the beer is made and enjoying some of the best on-tap beers you can find. Celebrating craft breweries is not only a means by which to support local businesses, but to support the overall art of craft beer…
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Top 3 Fall Adventures with your Pup in Asheville, North Carolina

There are so many options for spending time with your pet, and finding some great trails in and around Asheville, North Carolina, is one of the best!  Check out these top three local spots that are easy-to-get-to adventures with your fur baby this fall. 1. Mount Mitchell Mount Mitchell is one of the best trails…
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Best Dog Friendly Brunch Places in Asheville, North Carolina

Walking your dog can be pretty exhausting, which is why it’s always good to take a break for a spot to eat and drink. If you keep on reading, you’ll find some amazing spots in Asheville, North Carolina, all of which are dog-friendly places to have brunch! Sunny Point Cafe A true farm-to-table cafe that…
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Best Dog Friendly Adventures in Asheville, NC

Looking to have some fun and make new memories with your furry friend? Then continue reading to learn more about the best dog friendly places and adventures in Asheville, North Carolina, and reasons they should be on your list of stops in the area. Moore Cove Falls Trail Located near Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, you’ll…
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Asheville fireworks and your pets

Tips for keeping your dogs, cats and other pets safe and happy during summer celebrations including Independence Day fireworks.
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Do you and your Fur Baby live in the Asheville Pawz service area?

Live in Asheville and looking for pet sitter or dog walker? Check out a map of our pet care service area in and around Asheville.
Dog Bakeries in Asheville, North Carolina

Top Dog Bakeries in Asheville, North Carolina

Whether you are looking for organic treats or extravagant occasion bakes, these dog bakeries have got you covered.
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The Top Dog Parks in Asheville, North Carolina

The weekend is a perfect time to take your fur baby for a run, to play fetch, meet new friends, or to sniff to their heart’s content. The trick is finding the perfect pup-friendly spot.  Fortunately, we’ve put that list together for you right here!  Asheville, North Carolina, and the surrounding towns have plenty of…
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Keeping Our Staff and Clients Safe

The safety of our staff and pet care clients in Asheville is top priority! We’re open and committed to following the protocols set forth by the CDC. Here are some of the steps we’re taking: Wearing a face covering Frequent, thorough hand washing Sanitizing all work-related supplies and materials, including high-touch surfaces in our cars…