February 2013

February 17, 2013 - 8:37pm

From: American Heartworm Society |  heartwormsociety.org

Heartworm Testing 1-2-3

1.  Why should I have my pet tested for heartworm?

  • Heartworm disease is a serious, progressive disease. The earlier it’s detected, the easier it is to treat.
  • There are often few, if any, signs of disease when a dog or cat is infected with heartworms, so detecting their presence with a heartworm test is important.

  2.  What is a heartworm test?

February 17, 2013 - 8:08pm

Drs. Dave and Betsy Thompson and Dr. Warren Riggle just got back from a full week of veterinary classes at the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando, FL. Don’t think “sun and fun” because they were in class every day from 6:30 AM until 7:00 PM. There is always so much to learn if you are going to keep your knowledge current, and we think nothing is better than learning about the latest in veterinary medicine! It is a great conference with thousands of veterinarians attending and more than 20 different classes going in three convention centers every hour.

February 17, 2013 - 5:48pm

By: Dr. Caroline Kiss

Miss Freddie is a precious 11½ year old spayed female domestic short hair cat who, despite having multiple medical problems, takes life in stride. She has chronic renal failure, diabetes mellitus, heartworm disease, and a heart murmur. Yet, in large part due to the wonderful care they give Miss Freddie, her caretakers Mary and John say that Miss Freddie is full of life.

February 17, 2013 - 12:00am
February 15, 2013 - 5:03pm

Next Meeting March 4th

February 13, 2013 - 6:55pm

Thanks to all our wonderful and generous clients who brought in so much food for our Holiday Pet Food Drive! Our challenge was that Animal Hospital of North Asheville would match up to 2,000 pounds of food brought into AHNA by the community. Well, you did it! You brought in 8,000 pounds of pet food! Animal Hospital of North Asheville is sending out our 2,000 pounds this week to Asheville Humane Society, Animal Compassion Network, Brother Wolf  Animal Rescue, and Meals on Wheels.

February 13, 2013 - 5:31pm

In late August, Asheville Humane Society brought a severely injured but adorable seven to eight week old kitten to Animal Hospital of North Asheville to see if we could help him. He had been hit by a car, and had multiple injuries including a broken right rear leg, an extremely large hernia (muscle tear allowing the abdominal organs into a space under the skin), and a dislocated carpus (wrist).  This terribly injured little guy was such a sweet boy, purring through all of his exams and procedures. Of course, the hospital staff fell in love with this brave boy!