September 2013

September 23, 2013 - 8:40pm
  1. A group of cats is called a ‘clowder’
  2. Female cats tend to be right pawed, while male cats are more often left pawed.
  3. Cats can swallow and digest their food without chewing it
  4. Isaac Newton invented the cat flap door!
  5. On average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping.
September 23, 2013 - 8:16pm

Tuesday – September 10, 2013- 4:00 p.m.
First Floor North Conference Room - City Hall


Present: Mayor Terry M. Bellamy, Presiding; Vice-Mayor Esther E. Manheimer; Councilman Cecil Bothwell; Councilman Jan B. Davis; Councilman Marc W.  Hunt; Councilman Christopher A. Pelly; Councilman Gordon D. Smith; City Manager Gary W. Jackson; Interim City Attorney Martha Walker-McGlohon; and City Clerk Magdalen Burleson

Absent:  None

Recorded by City Clerk Magdalen Burleson

September 23, 2013 - 7:53pm

The FNADP met on September 9th to hear updates on the proposed Beaverdam site and to discuss ongoing and upcoming tasks and challenges.        

September 22, 2013 - 11:02am

On Tuesday, October 15th, Pet Behavior Aid will present a free session on barking in our Education room at Animal Hospital of North Asheville from 7 to 8PM.  Everyone is welcome and no registration is required, but this session is for people only. These free sessions are amazingly helpful because you learn how to help your pet by getting insight into your pet’s behavior and what causes it. This allows you to prevent problems or help your pet by using positive actions.

Please read more below from the Pet Behavior Aid website.

Woof! I Can't Stop Barking

September 18, 2013 - 2:48pm

Sissy is a friendly, engaging, robust 17 pound cat who lives in Johnson City, TN. She was adopted by her family as a rescue, and she serves as an excellent example of the many wonderful, loving cats that can be adopted. Sissy’s mom brought her in to Animal Hospital of North Asheville last week for an appointment for a dental evaluation and tooth cleaning, and her case points out some important characteristics of cats.

September 10, 2013 - 3:42pm

Is your dog afraid of nail clippers?

This video of certified veterinary technician, Kelly, and Cyrus, shows one fun way to make your dog or puppy less afraid of nail clippers - make it a game!

1.  Turning the nail clippers into a toy makes them less scary, and it is much easier to clip the nails of a tired puppy/dog
2.  The younger you can introduce nail clippers to a puppy/dog the better. Dogs are less likely to be fearful of something that they have been familiar with their whole lives.