Vet Corner: There’s no such things as a free dog
Your pet needs regular vet care and disease prevention to live a healthy life. Here are just a few of the threats to your dog or cat.
Vet Corner: Distemper
Cats are susceptible to a multitude of viral diseases, many of which are preventable with vaccinations.
Community: Remembering Dr. Rick
Early this year, our community lost a beloved friend to the animals. Dr. Wall spent his life taking care of furry family members at Sylva Animal Hospital, including thousands of ARF dogs and cats over the years.
Courteous Canine Training: The Fallout from Punishment
To use punishment effectively, the owner has to have not only a perfect understanding of dog behavior but impeccable timing, as well.
Community: Fostering Puppies
The puppies came to us over Labor Day weekend, scabs covering their flea torn skin, washboard ribs and hard round bellies full of worms.
Community: Driving on Transport
One way that I have found to offer some assistance to ARF is to volunteer as a driver for the transport trips. It is a great way to positively impact the lives of numerous dogs (and people), all at one time.
Courteous Canine Training: Dogs and Babies
If you plan to adopt a dog, make sure to find a dog that’s compatible with children. Don’t make the mistake of so many adopters—looking for a puppy to “grow up” with a child.
Community: An Informal ARF History
When Sara Hatton and Jeannette Newsome called my house in the late 1970’s, Sara greeted me by saying “ARF!”, and thus the name for our group was born.