August 2014

August 17, 2014 - 8:18pm

Teaching your dog to come when called enthusiastically and immediately is an important skill every dog should learn. It might end up saving his or her life! Not only does a speedy recall allow your dog more fun and freedom, it gives you peace of mind that your dog will return when asked. In this 4-week class, you will learn ways to build focus and a variety of techniques to teach a reliable recall, even around distractions.

August 17, 2014 - 8:02pm

One of the biggest challenges for anyone having surgery is the activity restriction afterward. While people understand why they need to limit activity, dogs and cats don’t. Once they feel better, many cats and dogs are ready to resume play before they should return to normal activity. Puzzle toys are a great activity for cats and dogs to use during daily life, but they can be a lifesaver during times when activity is limited. Puzzle toys and food dispensing toys can help entertain pets and beat boredom by stimulating the dog's or cat's brain.

August 15, 2014 - 1:36pm

Most cat owners have awakened to it. It’s a sound more effective than any alarm clock: the sound of a cat throwing up a hairball. You wonder if your cat is OK, and you wonder if you’re going to step in the hairball the next morning. But this is just the way things are when you live with a cat, right?

August 13, 2014 - 8:58pm

Dr. Dave Thompson has had a strong interest in pet oral health since he and Dr. Betsy Thompson opened Animal Hospital of North Asheville in 1977. Over the years, he has spent much time studying dentistry and undergoing advanced dental training. 

August 5, 2014 - 12:21pm

Does your dog growl, bark, lunge, and just get all into a tizzy when he sees other dogs or people? If so this class is for you. Learn body language so that you can better know what to expect, what steps you can take to prevent your dog from going into this state of mind, and lots more.