For many years, AHNA has appreciated and supported the work that Asheville Humane Society does to save and improve the lives of our local homeless pets. Asheville Humane Society never turns away a needy or homeless animal from our community, so along with all the appealing pets that are easy to adopt out, they take in the injured, the old, the "less attractive" and the hard to place.
All of us at Animal Hospital of North Asheville are deeply saddened by the unexpected death of Dr. Sophia Yin, one of the world's most respected and important veterinary behaviorists. Dr. Yin was a pioneer in the field of fear-free/low stress handling of patients in veterinary hospitals and shelters, and of force-free positive reinforcement training for pets.
What is it for?
- Pet insurance helps pay the cost of medical expenses if your pet becomes ill or has an accident.
- Some pet insurance plans also offer routine and wellness coverage as well.
- Pet insurance is best used to help mitigate or soften the economic shock of unexpected veterinary bills.
How does it work?
Saturday afternoons in September at Animal Hospital of North Asheville were filled with families learning the art of a reliable and speedy recall. Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed taught families ways to build focus and used a variety of techniques to teach a reliable recall, even around distractions. Here is Jenna practicing her recall with the help of Jenny and Carolyn (Jenna's mom).
On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention conducted their Eighth Annual Pet Obesity Awareness Day survey. With the help of our clients and patients, Animal Hospital of North Asheville once again took part in this survey.
October is National Pet Wellness Month, which serves to remind animal lovers that preventive health care is one of the greatest responsibilities we have for our pets. Annual or semi-annual physical examinations, regular dental care, spaying/neutering, and good nutrition are all important parts of keeping pets healthy. Vaccinations are also important for the prevention of infectious diseases.
Selecting a companion for the next 10-15 years is a very important decision. Whether adopting a homeless pup from a shelter or purchasing one from a responsible breeder, it is imperative to find the right match for you and your lifestyle. Are you looking for a dog that is good with kids, cat friendly, thinking of adding a second dog, or just looking for a mountain biking companion?
Do you need some peace and quiet? Have neighbors complained and you now have Animal Services at your door? Feel like you've tried everything and nothing has worked? This free session is for you.
This is a costume friendly event. Costumes are not required for people or pets, but if your four legged friend enjoys dressing up, we would love to see the costume! We will be taking pictures to post on Facebook and for our newsletter. If you are wearing a costume, please be aware that some costumes may scare pets, so please don’t approach pets that seem afraid.
Come learn ways to help prevent your cat from destroying your furniture and carpets by scratching. This Free Behavioral Help Session will help you understand the normal behavioral needs cats have for scratching and ways to meet those needs that are acceptable to both cats and people.