Our Blog

December 4, 2018 - 2:38pm

...

November 18, 2018 - 5:47pm

With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time to think about looking for a pet sitter or a kennel if you will be leaving your pets over the holiday. Take time for meet and greet appointments to see how your cat or dog reacts to the person. Take your pet for a test run at the kennel for a few hours, half day or overnight to see how they do. Talk with your veterinarian to learn other ways to help with your fearful or anxious cat or dog during the holiday season. Consult with a local trainer to get at home...

November 18, 2018 - 4:34pm
  • SSRI antidepressants
  • Lilies (Lilium & Hemerocallis)
  • Liquid potpourri
  • Glow jewelry and glow sticks
  • Household cleaners

The ASPCA sees an increase of certain toxins for cats during the holidays and winter months. Toxins can cause many symptoms including GI upset, salivation, seizures, or death. If your cat has gotten into any of the above toxins, contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (1-888-426-4435) and your veterinarian right away! It could be the difference between life and death.

SSRI Antidepressants

...

November 7, 2018 - 8:24pm

Do you enjoy the heartwarming feeling that comes from giving?    

Do you have a special place in your heart for animals in need?

...

October 24, 2018 - 10:25pm

For all who attended the 15th Annual Taste of Compassion, it was a night of amazing local food and drink, fun music, and adorable animals looking for their forever homes. Local celebrities Joy the cat and Miss B (formerly known as Miss Buttersworth) the dog dressed in their best along with the partygoers. It was a great time, but most of all it was a night of compassion and generosity. Local businesses donated wonderful prizes, items, artworks, and adventures. Attendees bid during a live auction with all proceeds going to the Asheville Humane Society. $166,783 was raised!

All...

October 23, 2018 - 10:55pm

This article originally appeared on Fear Free Happy Homes

Blah! Blah! It’s scary out there—all those pets dressed up as dinosaurs, lions, and spiders. And if you dress up your pet, you’re not alone, as more than 4.2 million dog-owning households and nearly two million cat caretakers will be treating their furry (and costumed) companions to ghoulish goodies and grisly toys this Halloween, according to the National Retail Federation.

Pet parents will spend...

October 23, 2018 - 8:23pm

October is known for fall, football and sweaters but did you know that it is also Pet Obesity Awareness Month? Each year Dr. Ernie Ward and the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) collects basic weight data from across the United States and compiles the results to estimate how prevalent pet obesity is in the U.S. There is no personal data collected; instead the study is data collected in terms of weight comparison from pet families and veterinarians. They also look at what diseases are prevalent in under and overweight pets. 

The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (...

October 20, 2018 - 1:49pm

Many of us want to protect our furry family member from any stress, fear or pain especially in new environments such as the veterinary hospital. As cat and dog parents, we feel that we can decrease their stress and make everything better. This is mostly true. Our pets do take comfort from us and we can reduce stress, fear and anxiety at a vet visit. 

But there are times that we, as pet parents, can cause more stress than we realize. We have met people who are a little too loud, a little too animated, or do not respect personal space, making social interactions stressful. They...

October 19, 2018 - 9:09pm

One thing I have noticed since starting at AHNA is that beer seems to be everywhere in Asheville, and there are countless breweries and beer enthusiasts around. For those of you that are brewing your own style of suds at home, we wanted to make you aware of a potential toxin for your canine companion: hops. Our favorite bittering agent might not have much appeal to us other than to flavor our IPAs, but it is sometimes interesting to our four legged friends. Ingestion of hops can lead to a malignant hyperthermia (high temperature), increased heart rate, and rapid breathing. Unfortunately,...

September 20, 2018 - 4:15pm

Finding the perfect diet for health, longevity, and fitness has long been an obsession of Americans. Paleo, gluten-free, and “clean eating” are just a few of the more recent trends to hit the billion-dollar diet industry, with entire aisles of the grocery store devoted to certain types of foods that are purported to have almost miraculous powers of healing and regeneration. Inevitably, these trends spill over into the pet food industry. About 10 years ago, dog and cat foods labeled “grain-free” began showing up on the shelves of pet food stores. In 2017, 43% of pet specialty foods were...

Pages

Subscribe to