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Asha Wise

  • The Walton Tribune
  • Dr. Asha Wise is a local veterinarian. Her e-mail address is monroeach@windstream.net.
Sunday 07/06/2014
Rabies — a real threat around us
Posted: July 06, 2014 - 12:00 am

Rabies. Almost everyone knows how scary this disease is because it is fatal to both people and pets. Most people believe that rabies is well under control due to vaccinations and regulations. But what you may not know is that every spring and summer, we see an emergence of rabies. Worse yet, exposure to rabies can happen in your own backyard. In fact, our hospital saw a 7-month-old puppy with rabies. Even though she had owners who loved her, they had not vaccinated her. She had a history of having a wound a few months prior, which healed with treatment at home. We saw her because she had neck pain. The next day, she progressed to being unable to walk and then began having seizures.

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Sunday 06/01/2014
Summertime tips for pet safety
Posted: June 01, 2014 - 12:00 am

Summertime! Finally, your chance to relax and unwind!  With your sunblock, sunglasses and a good book, you plan to enjoy the day at the pool! Suddenly, you remember your dog is in the yard – unsupervised … surely he will be okay for a couple hours. Or will he?

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Sunday 05/04/2014
Cancer answers may lie with dogs
Posted: May 04, 2014 - 12:00 am

How do genetics, diet and environment influence the incidence of cancer and other diseases in our pets? To answer that question, Morris Animal Foundation created the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, the most groundbreaking observational study ever undertaken to improve canine health.

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Sunday 04/06/2014
Cough in dogs could prove serious
Posted: April 06, 2014 - 12:00 am

Whether you refer to it as kennel cough or, more properly, infectious tracheobronchitis, many people are unaware of how common this illness really is. In fact, many pet owners often refuse to vaccinate their dogs for this disease. So, how can a Bordetella vaccine be helpful even if your pet is never boarded?

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Sunday 03/02/2014
Choosing the right doggie daycare
Posted: March 02, 2014 - 12:00 am

It’s no surprise that many pet loving families consider their four-legged companions like children. And, just like they do for their twolegged human kids, many pet owners want to find ways to entertain their pets during the day.

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Sunday 01/05/2014
Choose to learn more about myths that could cost a pet’s life
Posted: January 05, 2014 - 12:00 am

Now that Christmas is over and the new year has begun, most veterinarians will be seeing new puppies and kittens over the next month. Proper behavior training is essential to a long, happy and rewarding relationship with these new family members. Behavioral issues are not only the leading cause of relinquishment of pets to local shelters but also the No. 1 reason for euthanasia of pets in the U.S. Many pets lose their lives because of myths like the following that are heard in veterinary offices on a daily basis.

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Sunday 12/01/2013
Holiday décor, plants harm pets
Posted: December 01, 2013 - 12:00 am

All over the country, and the world, people are celebrating the holidays with family and friends. An important part of the celebration is spending time decor-

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Sunday 11/03/2013
Modern veterinary anesthesia
Posted: November 03, 2013 - 12:00 am

For both human and veterinary patients, an important part of any surgical procedure is the proper use of anesthetics. These drugs render us — and our animal friends — insensible to pain during the operation. Unfortunately, harrowing tales of anesthetic mishaps are often used by pet owners as a reason to avoid surgery for their pet.

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Sunday 10/06/2013
What’s wrong with my cat’s mouth?
Posted: October 06, 2013 - 12:00 am

Ask any cat owner about how they care for their feline’s teeth, and most will reply that “he eats dry food” or, more commonly, “I really don’t clean her teeth.”

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Sunday 09/01/2013
Finding factual pet info online
Posted: September 01, 2013 - 12:00 am

It’s not hard to find pet health information on the Internet. The challenge is finding advice and information from sources that you can trust. What can you do to make sure that the recommendations and opinions you find will actually help? What about those review sites? Can they help you find a veterinarian when you need one?

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