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April 23, 2017 - 10:15pm

Our goal is to teach you what you need to know to help your pet. As much as we wish we could include your pet in our free help sessions, they are for humans only, so please leave all those sweet and wonderful pets at home.

These Help Sessions are free to the public on a first come, first seated basis. Please be aware that Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be seeing patients while the Help Session is in progress, so some of our parking will be reserved for the families of patients needing care. Thank you for understanding.

April 23, 2017 - 5:59pm

By: Dr. Kasandra Garner

Broken bones in dogs and cats are fairly common injuries. They are usually due to accidents such as being hit by a car or falling, but can occur after any traumatic event such as gunshot wounds, horse kicks, animal attacks, and being struck by a hard object such as a golf ball.

If your pet has suffered an accident, signs that there may be a broken bone include pain, swelling, or obvious malformation of a limb. If it is an “open” fracture, you may be able to see the bone sticking out of the skin.  Because there is potential for shock and/or internal...

March 21, 2017 - 9:36pm

Fleas are attracted to motion and can hitch a ride into the home by a dog, cat, or a human.  Even indoor cats frequently contract a growing number of fleas from one flea that is accidently brought in the home by a human family member.  One flea will lay 40 eggs daily. 

March 20, 2017 - 7:34pm

By: Dr. Amy Plankenhorn

Any human that is “owned” by a cat knows that cats have some interesting behaviors, and that they are definitely NOT small dogs! To understand why domestic cats act the way they do, it helps to understand the behavior of feral cats. If you search for information about cat domestication, you will find that some scientists suggest that cats are “semi-domesticated,” in that they are genetically and behaviorally very similar to wild cats. In the wild, cats are solitary hunters, with keen senses of smell and hearing. They eat frequent small meals through the day...

March 7, 2017 - 2:47pm

Our goal is to teach you what you need to know to help your pet. As much as we wish we could include your pet in our free help sessions, they are for humans only, so please leave all those sweet and wonderful pets at home.

These Help Sessions are free to the public on a first come, first seated basis. Please be aware that Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be seeing patients while the Help Session is in progress, so some of our parking will be reserved for the families of patients needing care. Thank you for understanding.

February 20, 2017 - 6:10pm

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Valentine's Facebook Album: AHNA Cupid Cuties. Your fuzzy Valentines made our day! We loved the photos so much we just had to make a video.

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February 20, 2017 - 3:15pm

Have you ever wondered what your dog or cat is thinking about? A series of new studies shows our pets may be more self-aware than previously believed. Rather than just having semantic memory – formed by facts and rules known by instinct or learned in order to survive – dogs and cats may also be able to remember specific events or experiences from their lives, which is called episodic memory.

Because we can’t just ask dogs if they can remember when they caught that squirrel at the park three years ago, researchers in Budapest used "Do-As-I-Do" training to investigate the way dogs...

January 25, 2017 - 4:43pm

By: Dr. Kasandra Garner

We hear a lot about the risks of very warm weather to our pets, particularly when it comes to leaving them in hot cars. But what about cold weather? Do you know how to keep your pet safe throughout the winter? With a few common-sense precautions, you and your pet can enjoy outdoor winter activities without risk.

Just like people, animals’ cold tolerance can vary depending on size, body fat, coat thickness, activity level, and general health. Larger dogs and dogs with thicker coats tend to do better than smaller, short-coated breeds in colder...

January 24, 2017 - 11:26am

It is once again time to celebrate our favorite things! It will come as no surprise that our very favorite things are kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs! Enjoy this look back on 2016 - and may 2017 be full of wags and purrs.

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