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January 16, 2011 - 6:57pm

Fleas are amazingly resilient!  A female flea can lay 40 eggs daily (280 weekly), which fall off of the dog or cat as they are laid and end up in carpet or cracks in the floor. It is likely that even the most protected pet will get one (or more) fleas yearly. Of the flea life stages, egg, larva, pupa and adult, the pupa can remain dormant for months.

January 16, 2011 - 5:30pm

How do parasites survive?

December 14, 2010 - 4:18pm

The holidays and cold weather pose special challenges to pet owners. A little preparation and precaution can ensure that you and your pet have a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season.

Some of the more common winter and holiday hazards include:

Age-Specific Concerns

Puppies are not as hardy as adult dogs and they do not tolerate the cold as well. Puppies may be difficult to housebreak during the winter. If your puppy is sensitive to the weather, you may opt to paper-train him inside. If your dog is sensitive to the cold...

November 22, 2010 - 3:02pm

We are excited to announce that Animal Hospital of North Asheville has purchased the strongest Therapeutic Laser currently available. This technology is FDA approved to relieve arthritic pain and inflammation in people, and has been shown to help 85% of dogs and cats. Several of our patients have already received treatments for their osteoarthritis pain and their families are amazed at the improvement that they have seen. 

November 22, 2010 - 12:28pm

The Physics of Feline Drinking

This article is from The New York Times

By NICHOLAS WADE
Published: November 11, 2010

Video of how cats lap water, Click Here!

It has taken four highly qualified engineers and a bunch of integral equations to figure it out,...

November 10, 2010 - 12:00am

Animal Hospital of North Asheville's caring veterinarians and staff serve the Asheville, NC area providing veterinary vaccinations, vet exams, pet dental care, veterinary surgery and other vet services for dogs, cats and other pets.

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November 1, 2010 - 12:00am

Animal Hospital of North Asheville's caring veterinarians and staff serve the Asheville, NC area providing veterinary vaccinations, vet exams, pet dental care, veterinary surgery and other vet services for dogs, cats and other pets.

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October 30, 2010 - 3:00am

This article is from healthypet.com

Halloween can be a frightening time for pet owners across the country. It can be scary for our furry friends too. The AmericanAnimal Hospital Association encourages pet owners to protect their four-legged family members this October by being mindful of their F.E.A.R. – food, environment, attire, and recovery.

Food

Halloween means candy and tasty treats are plentiful and easily accessible to young children and pets. Candy, especially chocolate, is toxic to animals and can cause vomiting, restlessness,...

October 29, 2010 - 3:00am

Recently on my way to work at AHNA, I was horrified to see a cat hit by a car along I-26. I immediately stopped to see if I could help, and unfortunately the poor kitty was already dead. I then saw two little kittens, one calico and one black, in the overgrown area about 50 feet from the interstate. I assumed the cat that was hit by the car was their mother. When I approached them, they fled deep into the thicket.

September 20, 2010 - 3:00am

Nail Trimming is Essential to Your Pet’s Health

Scroll down to the bottom of this article for a helpful video on nail trimming!

You don’t have to be nervous or afraid to trim your pet’s nails. You can learn to trim them without stressing your pet; all it takes is a little patience and training. Sometimes the training takes just minutes and other times you may need to practice for weeks with twice daily sessions – it depends on your pet.

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