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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

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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...

August 24, 2016 - 10:21pm

Did you know if you have an Amazon account that you can support your favorite charity every time you shop at Amazon with no cost to you? It is a great way to help local charities in Asheville. It includes some of our favorite organizations:

Pet Behavior Aid:

“The mission of Pet Behavior Aid is to increase the retention of companion animals in their homes in Asheville and Western NC through education and training programs for people who have dogs or cats, animal shelter and rescue workers, and the general community.” Tristan Rehner, CPDT-KA of Pet Behavior gives free...

July 23, 2016 - 10:33pm

With Your Help We Pawed It Forward And Raised Over $6,700.00 for Animals in Need in Buncombe County!

We at Animal Hospital of North Asheville want to say how wonderful our AHNA family was in helping us raise over $6800 for Team AHNA and the Asheville Humane Society in the Paw It Forward Campaign.

All the donations will go to enhancing the quality of care for AHS's shelter animals along with expanding services for at-risk pets in Buncombe County. Asheville Humane Society is dedicated to helping  families and their pets by providing them with the...

July 21, 2016 - 5:02pm

To read more from WLOS about the confirmed case of rabies and how to protect your pets from rabies: Buncombe Health & Human Services: With confirmed rabies in Asheville, get pets vaccinated

Rabies can be a serious problem for you and your pet if you let your pet’s rabies vaccination go past the expiration date. If your pet’s rabies vaccination has expired and your pet comes in contact with a wild animal, the law states that your pet must...

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