March 2012

March 30, 2012 - 5:14pm

Early one morning, Zoee, a beloved 4 ½ year old Yorkie arrived as an emergency here at Animal Hospital of North Asheville. Her human mom was concerned that Zoee had possibly swallowed a large piece of a rawhide chew because she was gagging and making attempts to vomit. 

March 15, 2012 - 12:32pm

What is Xylitol?

Xylitol is a naturally occurring substance that is widely used as a sugar substitute. Chemically, it is a sugar alcohol, and in nature it is found in berries, plums, corn, oats, mushrooms, lettuce, trees, and some other hardwood trees and fruits. Commercially, most xylitol is extracted from corn fiber, birch trees, hardwood trees and other vegetable material. Although it has been used as a sugar substitute for decades, its popularity has increased dramatically in the last few years.

March 9, 2012 - 10:03pm

Meesha, a little Beagle with big soulful eyes, had a long difficult journey before she finally found her new home with Amber, a member of Animal Hospital of North Asheville’s Client Care Team, and her partner, Vicki.

March 9, 2012 - 8:19pm

Total enrolled in S.T.E.P.S. this month: 19

Regularly weighing your cat or dog and recording their weight is a helpful way to keep you on track while you help them reach their healthy weight. Regular weigh-ins not only help you follow a pet’s weight during a diet, but also can alert a family to other medical issues if the cat or dog has unexplained weight gain or loss. There are several methods to weigh your pet.
March 6, 2012 - 12:00am

Paul vs. the Paper towel! It was a close match, but Paul won.