Educational Resources

Home/Educational Resources
Educational Resources

Educational Resources: Valuable pet owner information

Endoscopic Foreign Body Removal

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 [...]


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 [...]

Hot Weather Tips

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. [...]