Many people don't realize it, but just like people, dogs have specific blood types. There are dogs that have a universal blood type and in certain circumstances it is necessary to have these dogs donate fresh, whole blood. The Animal Hospital of North Asheville is currently looking for additional blood donors. Donors are used on an as-needed basis and would only donate approximately one time per year. There will be a selection process starting with the qualifications listed below.
This is how Buddy greets his Dad each day!
Debbie and Hal McDowell lost their dog, Mac, in August of 2010. (See Mac’s story here) Mac was the last of the McDowell’s four male dogs to pass away.
“We were devastated when Mac died,” said Debbie. “The house seemed so empty and big without a dog.”
Everyone at Animal Hospital of North Asheville wants you to understand the extreme importance of always being certain that your pet has a vaccination against rabies that is current. Rabies is a fatal disease for pets and people, and your pet can be exposed at any time by coming in contact with wildlife. We have had patients that were kept strictly indoors at their homes but were exposed by a bat coming into the house. One of our patients, a tiny Yorkie, was exposed when her mom opened the door for her to go out into their fenced yard and a raccoon was right there, just outside the door.
By Karen and Mick Weagle (Mick has helped care for pets at AHNA as an exam room assistant since 2003.)
Possum was a very young stray kitten when a client brought her to the Animal Hospital of North Asheville. She was almost dead. When she was brought in to the hospital, she was limp and seemed lifeless, and she appeared to have no eyes. She was probably only 3 or 4 weeks old at most. The kind soul who rescued her found 2 children playing with her lifeless body and brought her to the hospital. Dr. Susan Wootten believed Possum could be saved, and so her treatment began.
The more you kiss this puppy, the faster his tail wags! So cute!
February is National Pet Dental Health Month!
By: Dr. Dave Thompson
To celebrate National Pet Dental Health Month, we are offering lots of discounts.
Bella was a young American Bulldog who had spent the first two years of her life in a puppy mill in Pennsylvania, reproducing for profit with no love or attention for her efforts. One day Bella had a horrible accident that tore the muscle almost completely off of her kneecap. Rather than pay for the expensive surgery to repair her injury, Bella's owners dropped her off at the local shelter in Pennsylvania in excruciating pain.
Ozzie is adorable and smart! In this video he shows us what he has learned.