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October 21, 2016 - 4:21pm

Put your best paw forward by joining fellow animal lovers at the premier charity gala of the season!

Animal Hospital of North Asheville is again the presenting sponsor for Taste of Compassion. We support this event because it is a large fund raiser for Asheville Humane Society and the proceeds go to helping needy animals in our own community. This enjoyable event features great food and drink as well as wonderful auction items.

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October 20, 2016 - 8:51pm

It’s Halloween time again, and while you’re celebrating this fun holiday, remember these tips to keep your pets safe:

Keep your pets indoors. Plan ahead and get cats inside early in the day, or even the day before, since it might be hard to find them later. During “Trick or Treating” hours, keep pets in a secure and quiet area of the house, not where the front door opens. Please remember that pets don’t understand Halloween and can really suffer when they are scared, so protect them from the sights and sounds. 

Make sure your pet is wearing ID. Your pet may act...

October 20, 2016 - 8:44pm

Diabetes mellitus, also known as sugar diabetes, is a growing problem in the United States’ human population. What many people don’t realize is that diabetes is also a problem for dogs and cats. Animal Hospital of North Asheville has many diabetic patients, so we want to use October to raise awareness of the problem. 

The most common signs of diabetes in pets are excessive thirst and increased urination. Many patients are hungrier than usual, and most lose weight despite having a good appetite. In more advanced cases, pets can become very dehydrated, weak, and even comatose which...

September 28, 2016 - 12:32pm

This article originally appeared on ASPCApro.org

Each fall, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center notes a surge of back-to-school related pet poisonings, many of which involve kids’ backpacks and lunchboxes.

Some dogs are very good at unzipping backpacks and lunchboxes and helping themselves to the contents inside. And after a long school day, many kids dump their stuff on the floor when they return home, creating a nearly irresistible target.

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September 28, 2016 - 11:35am

By Dr. David Thompson

It is well documented in studies that pets who live with smokers have a much higher incidence of cancer. While I have not conducted a scientific study, I have personally seen many cases of cancer here at Animal Hospital of North Asheville in the pets of clients who smoke. Please try to protect your pet from secondhand smoke. Although it is important to protect all pets, cats are especially prone to cancers in the mouth from cigarette smoke because in grooming themselves, they take into their mouths the secondhand smoke deposits that have accumulated on their...

August 26, 2016 - 6:53pm

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How and Why You Should Look After Your Pet's Teeth

How to Help Your Leash Reactive Dog

Oops! Housetraining 101

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How and Why You Should Look After Your Pet's Teeth

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August 26, 2016 - 4:03pm

This article originally posted on the American Veterinary Dental College website

The teeth of dogs and cats usually fit together well enough to chew food without discomfort.  “Malocclusion” is present when a tooth or some teeth are not able to fit comfortably when the mouth is closed. In veterinary patients, management of malocclusion (which can include shortening of the crowns or extraction of maloccluding teeth, or orthodontic treatment to move the maloccluding teeth to a more comfortable position) is designed to...

August 26, 2016 - 3:30pm

By: Dr. Sally Foote, this article originally appeared in Behavior Bytes

Both dogs and cats live by routines. They feel the most secure and happy when you wake up at the same time every day, feed them at the same time daily, and keep walks or play time on schedule. When the schedule changes, it can cause some stress in our pets. Our pets know when school is starting and may act up at this time of year. Back packs, folders, binders, kids getting up early and leaving on school buses are all big signals...

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