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April 24, 2018 - 4:20pm

At first you may think your cat is winking at you, but on closer inspection you notice something does not look right. That "wink" is because the eye is red, puffy, has discharge and is painful. Oh no! What should you do? Is this an emergency? Can you wait and see if it improves? 

When it comes to your cat or dog's eyes, timely medical care is important! Some injuries can lead to blindness, heavy scarring to the cornea or other complications. If your cat or dog has a foreign body puncturing the eye, such as a thorn stuck into the globe, DO NOT REMOVE the object and seek...

April 24, 2018 - 4:09pm

Summer is fast approaching and it will be time to booster the Bivalent Influenza vaccine (protecting against the H3N2 and H3N8 strains) that your dog received last year at the walk-in vaccine clinics held at Animal Hospital of North Asheville.  Many dogs vaccinated at the walk-in clinic will be out of sync with their annual physical exam and the remaining vaccines. We are recommending that if your dog is due for their annual physical exam in the next couple of months (before the influenza vaccine is due), please schedule as normal and we will update the influenza at that appointment. If...

April 24, 2018 - 3:29pm

You may have seen brothers PugPug and Navy out and about living the good life around Asheville. You cannot miss their good looks and charm!  
 
Even though Navy and PugPug are not actually related, they have an amazing bond and together they can cause a little mischief, as anyone who has a sibling can attest to. They did not grow up together but they are living their senior years to the fullest in Asheville with their human family Rachael and Peter. 

 

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April 23, 2018 - 7:21pm

This article originally appearred on Fear Free Happy Homes

Your elderly canine friend might be a little grumpy about being brushed as she ages. Here are some tips to keep grooming sessions stress-free while taking a few extra steps to ensure her day-to-day comfort.

Keep Sessions Short

Older dogs may not be able to stand comfortably for more than a few minutes at a time due to arthritis. Lying down might put pressure on hips or spine. Let your dog move around a bit during...

March 21, 2018 - 10:17pm

We want to recognize an amazing technician who is celebrating 40 years with Animal Hospital of North Asheville this month. After graduating from Warren Wilson College, Mary was hired on as the first technician at AHNA in 1978.

Mary is part of our wonderful specialized dental team, and also manages our inventory. She is compassionate, dedicated, hard-working, extremely knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. She is a beloved part of AHNA! We want to thank her for being with us for 40 years, and we invite you to congratulate Mary, too! We love you, Mary! Thank you for all you...

March 21, 2018 - 10:07pm

With our unpredictable weather, flea and tick season is no longer easy to define. We are now seeing ticks and fleas all year-round, although there are still times during the year that the fleas and ticks are greater in numbers.  One flea can lay 30-50 eggs per day, leading to rapid infestation of the environment.  It’s easier to prevent fleas than get rid of them, so make sure that ALL of the pets in the environment are being treated with an effective flea product. Ticks are harder to prevent, since they reproduce outdoors and they complete their life cycle slower than fleas do....

March 21, 2018 - 9:24pm

By Dr. Kasandra Garner

When pets have “toilet” accidents, many owners assume the problem is behavioral. However, when a dog that was previously housetrained starts to urinate inside the house or a cat starts to urinate outside the litter box, the first thing an owner should do is schedule a visit with their veterinarian. Very often your pet is trying to tell you something about a physical problem or illness when they break their housetraining. 

Frequent urination with small amounts produced can be a sign of a urinary tract infection. In dogs this may mean asking to go out...

March 21, 2018 - 9:08pm

This article originally appeared on FearFreeHappyHomes.com

Congratulations! Your hard work has paid off, and Kitty no longer fears the carrier and handles the car ride with almost no signs of fear, anxiety or stress. Kitty purrs and cheek-bonks the veterinary technicians and barely notices the doctor’s...

March 21, 2018 - 11:09am

This month Animal Hospital of North Asheville had the privilege of delivering a check (and some goodies too) to three amazing groups: Asheville Humane Society, Meals on Wheels of Buncombe County and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. These compassionate organizations work to provide food and supplies to animals in need in our community, along with their many other services to the animals and people of Buncombe County.

Through your generous donations during the 2017 Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive, we collected over 2,575 pounds of food, which did not include blankets, beds, carriers, toys,...

March 2, 2018 - 4:45pm

Our friends at Pet Behavior Aid are presenting an opportunity to 'Build Cooperation with Your Dog On and Off Leash'.

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