Educational Resources: Valuable pet owner information
Hi! My name is Jack and I am one of the owners of WCRAH. I am a 4 year old domestic shorthair tabby cat. I let the doctors think they are in charge but we all know better. I have the entire staff eating out of my paw. All I have to do is jump onto the wet table, stare [...]
When Mattie, a two-year-old Boykin Spaniel, began vomiting, acting lethargic and showing no interest in eating, her owners thought she might have eaten something other than food. Recognizing the classic symptoms of a foreign body in her stomach or intestines, Mattie’s family veterinarian referred her to Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital for an immediate endoscopic exam. Timing was critical because [...]
Antifreeze ingestion can kill pets. With winter weather just around the corner, winterizing a car with new antifreeze will protect a car from a frozen radiator. Properly disposing of used antifreeze is environmentally responsible and will also prevent a potentially fatal poisoning to your pet. Antifreeze – ethylene glycol – in and of itself is not toxic. It is converted [...]
Your dog or cat is naturally warmer than you since their normal temperature is approximately 101 to 102 degrees. They also lack some of your ability to cool yourself when overheated. Dogs dissipate heat from their body through their lungs and respiratory tract. That is why they pant when they are hot. This poor cooling mechanism, coupled with a fur [...]
We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our pets, but it is good to remember hot weather health tips to keep you and your pets healthy. We’re not the only ones who like summer! Fleas and tick activity is high during the summer. Be sure to protect your pet with a flea and tick control program. [...]
Dental health in our pets is celebrated in February every year but it’s very part of your pets health year round. In the video below our staff will pass along some important information about your pet’s dental health and how to stay on top of it through out the year.