June 2016

June 27, 2016 - 6:45pm

A= A place for puppies to play and socialize with other puppies under 16 weeks of age
B= Best puppy families around!
C= Confidence course and other activities to help build confidence, explore new things, and introduce tips on training and gentle handling.

Join us for a fond look back on our third year of Animal Hospital of North Asheville's Puppy Preschool. This video celebrates a fun filled, educational, action packed year of great puppies and families.

June 27, 2016 - 6:07pm

This article originally appeared on VetStreet By Dr. Tina Wismer DVM, DABVT, DABT

As electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are becoming more popular, exposures to animals are increasing as the types of exposures have changed.

June 22, 2016 - 10:31pm

Do you believe in love at first sight? Barbara and Buddy do! 

Barbara’s beloved canine companion, Pookie, recently passed away. At first she was not ready to bring another pet into her family; she was just too sad. Upon hearing in the news about the 55 Shih Tzus, Poodles and Shih Tzu/Poodle mixes that the Asheville Humane Society rescued in North Asheville, Barbara decided to visit these dogs who so badly needed a loving family to call their own. She had just started to think about bringing another dog into her life and was considering a smaller one. 

June 22, 2016 - 10:27pm

Recently, we had a scare here at Animal Hospital of North Asheville when a very careful and caring “pet mom” accidently locked her keys in the car with her dear 14-year old Papillon, Buddy, inside the car. The outside temperature was 90 degrees F. and although Buddy was not panting and was bright and alert, we knew we had to act quickly to keep him from developing heat stroke. After calling several companies and finding that they could not reach us quickly enough, we called the fire station in Beaverdam.

June 22, 2016 - 10:24pm

Pet obesity continues to be a growing problem, affecting the majority of US dogs and cats. Research conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) found that approximately 58% of cats and 54% of dogs were overweight or obese in 2015 compared to 2014 survey results that showed 57.9% of cats and 52.7% of dogs being overweight or obese.