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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...

June 27, 2016 - 6:07pm

This article originally appeared on VetStreet By Dr. Tina Wismer DVM, DABVT, DABT

As electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are becoming more popular, exposures to animals are increasing as the types of exposures have changed.

E-cigarettes were first marketed in 2007 and have been gaining market share ever since. At the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center...

June 22, 2016 - 10:27pm

Recently, we had a scare here at Animal Hospital of North Asheville when a very careful and caring “pet mom” accidently locked her keys in the car with her dear 14-year old Papillon, Buddy, inside the car. The outside temperature was 90 degrees F. and although Buddy was not panting and was bright and alert, we knew we had to act quickly to keep him from developing heat stroke. After calling several companies and finding that they could not reach us quickly enough, we called the fire station in Beaverdam. Two firemen arrived within minutes, quickly released the locks using specialized...

June 22, 2016 - 10:24pm

Pet obesity continues to be a growing problem, affecting the majority of US dogs and cats. Research conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) found that approximately 58% of cats and 54% of dogs were overweight or obese in 2015 compared to 2014 survey results that showed 57.9% of cats and 52.7% of dogs being overweight or obese.

The annual obesity prevalence survey is conducted by APOP. Veterinary practices assessed the body condition scores of every dog and cat patient they...

May 25, 2016 - 1:46pm

First, let us introduce you to Mandy May, a darling little 14 week old Shih-Poo puppy. Mandy May has the biggest, fullest and most loving personality. In spite of being only about three and a half pounds, she lights up any room she is in. Mandy May did not have the best start in life. She was rescued from a North Asheville home where conditions were terrible and she did not receive the care she needed. When rescued, Mandy May was malnourished and half the size of her littermates, and her survival was questionable.  

Mandy May’s story of how she became available for adoption is a...

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