In July, Dr. Riggle and Sharon Ammons spoke to 31 day campers, ages 4-12, about veterinary medicine. They took Macy, Dr. Riggle's son's dog, to help out. Macy was quite the hit with the children!
The only drug approved for treatment of adult heartworm infections, Immiticide, is not presently available nationwide due to technical problems being experienced by the manufacturer, Merial. Until Animal Hospital of North Asheville is able to obtain the drug again, we are unable to treat adult heartworms.
First and foremost, the one universal truth about everyone at Animal Hospital of North Asheville is that we love animals. Next, you might think that we Surgery Technicians also love blood and the gore, but it isn’t like that at all. A surgical suite is one of the most organized, most precise and cleanest environments possible. We thrive on meticulous attention to detail. Everything has a place; everything has a purpose; everything must work perfectly!
Cancer is extremely common in pets. While a diagnosis of cancer in a beloved pet can be devastating, it is important for you to realize that many forms of cancer can be successfully treated or managed to provide your pet with an excellent quality of life. It is also important to realize that in pets, just as in people, some types of cancer are now viewed as a chronic, rather than as a terminal, disease. The best way to fight cancer is to detect it early and begin treatment promptly.
By: Kelly Brown
Insomuch (In-so-much) came into my life after many tragic events. Com’ere (short for Come-here), my fourteen and a half year-old Shepherd/Collie mix passed away and my dog Soever (short for Who-so-ever) and I missed her very much. Soever had never been alone before. She and Com’ere had been friends her whole life; they were inseparable.
Addy is the third Weimaraner that Laura and Ray Pease have owned – she is also the most affectionate.
“We call her our neck baby,” said Laura. “She just loves to snuggle and be hugged. She’s a vibrant dog with lots of energy. She’s really attached to Holly, our Labrador. Like most Weimaraners she can be a little bit of a handful because she has a mind of her own, but we love her so much. We wouldn’t have her any other way.”
Who says that cats don't do tricks? Samba showed us his trick - and was rewarded with lots of treats! Samba, you are a star!
Meet the Orange League! While their motto is 'Protecting the Bed, One Nap at a Time', they do so much more. Benny is the action hero - he fetches, he leads me to the food dish and makes sure it isn't empty, he rearranges the countertops and pictures on the wall, and he purrs all the while. His brother, Jerry, a fellow adoptee from the Humane Society, couldn't be more different. Jerry's jobs include staring at people until they're unnerved, waking me up in the morning, and keeping the bed warm by sleeping on it. Tommy is the newest addition to the League.