May 2011

May 26, 2011 - 12:00am

It's all the dogs' favorite time at the hospital - treat time! These pups will do just about anything for out tasty treats.

May 23, 2011 - 12:00am

Champ and Jingles are sugar gliders. They came to say hi to Dr. Duncan when their sister, Bella, a dog, came to visit. (AHNA doesn't treat sugar gliders. Champ and Jingles' parents brought them in to show to our staff.)

May 13, 2011 - 11:05am

What are ticks?

Ticks are insects related to spiders. They have 8 legs and they feed off of a host animal by sucking blood. They vary in size from a tiny speck to the size of a swollen watermelon seed.

How do ticks differ from fleas?

• Ticks do not cause itching or hot spots, but they do cause illness. Sometimes the illness can be serious.
• Ticks crawl. Fleas jump.
• Ticks remain in place while feeding

May 12, 2011 - 2:48pm

By Andrea Wright

My girlfriend, Jillian, adopted Milo and his sister, Eloise from Mary Paws in January of 2010. Both Milo and Eloise were born with problems that make them a little wobbly on their feet. We were told that neither of them would be able to climb, run, or get around very well at all.

We took them home and began trying to make our home safe for them. We made a barrier out of boxes to block the stairs - which Milo promptly jumped over. So much for the limited mobility!

May 12, 2011 - 1:18pm

By: Jill Merrill, Client Care Team

The first time I saw Waylon his name was Riley (which is the name of our other dog, who is a Westie), and I fell in love with his scruffy face! Even though I hadn’t adopted him yet, in my mind I had already named him Waylon. I discovered he was adoptable through Animal Haven of Asheville, and he was one of the dogs involved in the ‘A New Leash on Life’ program.

May 9, 2011 - 10:41am

By: Dr. Warren Riggle

May 5, 2011 - 12:00am

Doughboy and Daisy have 3 favorite words...PLAY, PLAY and PLAY! We captured this moment when they were visiting Dr. Wootten.

May 4, 2011 - 9:54am

We are thrilled to announce that our online pet food drive was a success! Our goal was to raise 1,000 pounds of pet food for the Asheville Humane Society, Animal Compassion Network, and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. With the help of our facebook fans and clients, we surpassed our goal and raised 1,032 pounds of food. We will actually donate 1,150 pounds of food, or more. Each shelter will receive at least 350 pounds of donated pet food.