January 2014

January 29, 2014 - 6:41pm

A series of four classes for senior dogs is being offered at Animal Hospital of North Asheville on Saturday afternoons starting February 8.  There is a charge of $65 for this series of classes.  Class size is limited to 4 dogs and it is lots of fun for your dog, so see below to sign up fast!

This 4-week class will help provide mental and physical enrichment for your aging best friend. The class includes scent games, trick training, puzzle toys, low level obstacles, and bodywork to keep your senior dogs mind and body active and happy. 

January 28, 2014 - 12:06pm

How many times have you had a pet who’s just not acting right, or vomiting, or showing different eating or drinking patterns, and you’ve wondered whether or not to worry? Our pets can’t talk to us, so we have a greater challenge determining whether a problem is just a temporary bad day or whether it’s something more serious. At Animal Hospital of North Asheville, we understand how difficult it can be to interpret changes in your pet, and we’re always here to help. The following article from WebMD Pets is a good guideline to help you decide when to pursue veterinary care for your pet.

January 22, 2014 - 8:21pm

We Challenge You to Give Your Pet a Healthier New Year

Every year resolutions are made during the New Year season. Some are achieved, some are forgotten, and some are given up on altogether. This year we challenge you, not to make resolutions, but rather to strive to have a healthier and happy year. By making small adjustments and changes that only take a few moments of your time, you can provide a longer, healthier life for your furry companion.

January 22, 2014 - 6:58pm

We are thrilled and honored to announce that we are one of three finalists in the Petplan Pet Insurance’s 2014 Practice of the Year Award. We were chosen from a field of more than 3,100 nominations from “pet parents” across the United States. The winner will be announced in Las Vegas on Feb. 16th.

The awards banquet will be during the Western States Veterinary Conference and the following AHNA staff members will be representing the hospital:

January 22, 2014 - 6:31pm

Thank you, everyone, for all your generous donations to help needy dogs and cats in our community! Our holidays at Animal Hospital of North Asheville are made so much brighter because from Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day, we have a steady stream of wonderful and very generous members of the community who bring in dog and cat food, treats, toys, and blankets to help needy pets.

January 22, 2014 - 6:08pm

Article by NEWStat - aaha.net

Veterinary researchers have reviewed existing evidence on raw food diets and concluded that there are more risks than benefits when it comes to the diets, reported Tufts Now.

The researchers' opinion was recently published in the Journal of American Veterinary Medicine and titled "Current knowledge about the risks and benefits of raw meat-based diets for dogs and cats."

January 22, 2014 - 5:43pm

North Carolina now legally requires scanning lost pets for microchips

Article by NEWStat - aaha.net

North Carolina's lost pets now have a better chance of finding their way home due to a new law requiring that all animals picked up by animal control be scanned for microchips.

According to the News Herald, Senate Bill 626 was signed by Gov. Pat McCrory on July 29 and went into effect Jan. 1.

January 21, 2014 - 4:32pm

This article by Jennifer Brehler, Interim President of Asheville Humane Society, and David Smith, Board Chair, appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times, Wednesday, January 15

January 21, 2014 - 4:05pm

We have two fantastic free behavior help sessions (humans only, please) for you in February. These sessions are free of charge and no registration is required. Seating will be on a first come basis. These are people-only classes. Please leave your pets at home.

In case of inclement weather or icy roads, behavior help sessions will be cancelled. If you have any doubt whether the class will be held, check our Facebook page or call Animal Hospital of North Asheville at 828-253-3393.

January 20, 2014 - 12:57pm

The Friends of North Asheville Dog Park are very excited to have reached 1000 signatures on our petition addressed to the Mayor, City Council, and Parks and Recreation Officals of Asheville, NC. Our petition simply states:  “We want an attractive, enclosed and eco-friendly off-leash dog park in North Asheville."