Oliver's Blog

  • Feline Upper Respiratory Infections

    Aug 14 2015

    jhummitzsch | Oliver's Blog

    Feline Upper Respiratory Infections are highly contagious viral infections that spread quickly among cats housed in close contact.  The average housecat that is not exposed to rescued kittens, does not…

  • Heartworm and Fecal Testing

    Aug 04 2015

    jhummitzsch | Oliver's Blog

    Have you ever wondered what happens when your dog “goes to the back” for tests during its canine annual visit?  We routinely recommend a heartworm and fecal test on all…

  • Laser therapy in Dogs and Cats

    Jun 30 2015

    jfreeman | Oliver's Blog

    What is the Companion Therapy Laser? The laser is a therapeutic option for treating many different conditions in your pet, without potential side effects of some medications.  If your pet…

  • Heat Stroke

    Jun 01 2015

    jfreeman | Oliver's Blog

    What is heat stroke? Heat stroke is a true emergency that occurs when your dog’s core body temperature becomes severely elevated (rectal temperature of more than 105 degrees).  This condition can…

  • What is up with these Fleas?!

    May 01 2015

    jfreeman | Oliver's Blog

    As the weather warms up and we begin to enjoy more time outdoors, the number of cases of flea infestation in our pets also rises.  The flea is a parasite…

  • An Inside Look at Your Cat’s Annual Check-up

    Apr 07 2015

    jfreeman | Oliver's Blog

    Did you receive a reminder in the mail for your cat’s annual check-up?  Are you wondering what to expect when you arrive at Appalachian Animal Hospital?  Today, we are going…

  • An Inside Look at Your Dog’s Annual Check-up

    Mar 03 2015

    jhummitzsch | Oliver's Blog

    An Inside Look at Your Dog’s Annual Check-up Did you receive a reminder in the mail for your dog’s annual check-up?  Are you wondering what to expect when you arrive…

  • Vaccines…What you Need to Know

    Feb 05 2015

    amellor | Oliver's Blog

    So, you know that your pet is due for vaccines, but you aren’t sure which ones would be best. The following information may be helpful to know what to expect…

  • Want to make it a Happy Holiday? How to Avoid an Unplanned Visit to the Vet!

    Nov 17 2014

    amellor | Oliver's Blog

    As the Holiday season approaches, we wanted to write our very first blog post about this very important topic. The holidays can be a stressful time and nothing adds to…