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June 3, 2019 - 10:29pm

Share their story and photo in the Asheville Humane Society’s WNC Pet of the Year Photo Contest. 

Make your pet a star! Enter Asheville Humane Society's 2nd Annual Pet of the Year Contest to celebrate the pets (and pet lovers!) of Western North Carolina while helping homeless animals in need! Starting May 30, we invite you to upload your favorite photo of your pet along with their story HERE! Then, share their page through social media, email, and text, asking your friends and...

May 22, 2019 - 9:57pm

Enriching Your Cats' Nine Lives 

By: Anastasia Galbo

Poe and Lucifer, our brother and sister duo love long walks in the forest, sunny spots to lie in, and a good tree to climb.

Poe (4 years) and Lucifer (10 months) both love being outside more than anything. Living in a busy city like Asheville makes it too dangerous to let them roam free on their own. So we introduced them to a harness and the local park.

Poe took to it naturally;  she even now pulls her harness from the basket when she wants to go out. She was 4 years old when we introduced the idea of a...

May 22, 2019 - 9:20pm

Most dog owners know that we recommend giving heartworm preventive medication every month, all year to all dogs. But what really happens if your dog is infected with heartworms? It can be treated, right? Well, yes, but there is a lot of long-term and irreversible damage that can be prevented, and treatment is lengthy and expensive. Let’s look at what really happens inside your dog first.

Damaged blood vessels and more

We always think about heartworms as a parasite that lives in the heart, but that is rarely the case. They spend most of their lives and do their worst...

May 9, 2019 - 11:28pm

Asheville Angel Pets Conference and Expo held at the Renaissance Hotel Asheville, NC

Conference and Expo Saturday, June 8th! Get Your Tickets Today!

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April 23, 2019 - 10:07pm

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April 23, 2019 - 12:53pm

We get a lot of questions from cat parents asking whether certain aspects of cat anatomy are normal or not. Here are some cool facts about cats’ bodies!

Why does my cat have crossed eyes?

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April 23, 2019 - 11:44am

One evening we received a phone call about a kitten who accidentally had his back toes caught by a rolling office chair, and now his back toes were bleeding. Just barely 5 weeks old and weighing only one pound, Squirt was a little ball of orange fluff with a big personality. Squirt quickly proved he was a brave little kitten.

Dr. Frye quickly assessed that Squirt had a degloving injury to one of his rear toes. A degloving injury is also called an avulsion which is a type of severe injury that happens when the top layers of the skin and tissue are ripped from the underlying muscle,...

March 31, 2019 - 10:16pm

We are so thankful to our clients for voting us Best Veterinary Services in WNC year after year. Winning this award means the world to our staff because we do our very best to treat every pet with not only the best medicine and technology available but also with love and compassion. Our entire team, from the client care representatives who greet you at the front desk to the technician and nursing staff members to the veterinarians themselves, all care deeply that you and your pet have the best possible experience at our hospital. 

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March 28, 2019 - 6:04pm

Enjoy a day of dining out to help local animals in need! Asheville Humane Society's 16th Annual Dine To Be Kind presented by Prestige Subaru will be held Tuesday, April 9 at participating restaurants! Dine in (or carry out) for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner and up to 25% of your bill will be donated to the lifesaving programs of Asheville Humane Society! 

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