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January 24, 2016 - 10:34pm

We love our patients! Enjoy this look back at 2015’s cute kittens and puppies, sweet dogs and cats, fun costumes, silly faces, and more as we celebrate OUR FAVORITE THINGS!

January 13, 2016 - 4:53pm

By Dr. Dave Thompson

Whenever I go to my own dentist for evaluation and cleaning appointments, my hygienist always asks, “Dr. Thompson, are you having any problems or sensitivity with your teeth?” Unfortunately, information on whether pets are feeling pain is much more difficult to obtain. When I am admitting my pet patients for dental evaluation and cleaning appointments, I always ask the parents/family members of my patients if they have noticed any symptoms of oral discomfort. Even when a cat or dog has a dental problem that we know is uncomfortable or painful, the family seldom...

December 15, 2015 - 3:14pm

All of us at Animal Hospital of North Asheville are thrilled that Tails at Twilight-Taste of Compassion raised over $100,000 to help needy pets in our community. We feel fortunate to have an organization such as Asheville Humane Society caring for the needy pets of our community, so we feel honored to be a sponsor for this great event.  Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make it spectacular and to everyone who came out to help the animals! See pictures and read more below.


December 15, 2015 - 2:53pm

Please note: Be aware that anything that alters your cat’s environment, including your Christmas tree and decorations, may frighten or stress your cat. It may not be a good idea to further stress your cat by adding an aversive scent to the tree as the following article suggests. Cats are very sensitive to smells, so if your living scape is small, do not use an aversive scent. Cats who are stressed may exhibit problematic behaviors such as urine spaying and clawing furniture, so it is best to protect your cat from stress. Please be careful to keep ribbon, string and tinsel away from all...

December 2, 2015 - 8:40pm

Have your furry friends filled out their holiday wish lists yet? Are you looking for that purrfect gift to give your four legged friend? We have some great ideas for you! With the help of our recommended certified pet trainers and our staff, we have compiled a few new items to add to our comprehensive gift guide for this holiday season. Click Here to read the comprehensive gift guide.

A few of our favorite things:...

November 18, 2015 - 9:07am

Beloved holiday songs are playing on the radio, stores are decked out in festive decorations and you cannot help but feel the start of the holiday season is in the air. 

This year when thinking about what presents to get your pet, try the gift challenge: think of five different gifts for five different reasons.

  1. Something they want.
  2. Something they need.
  3. Something to wear.
  4. Something to learn.
  5. Something donated in your pet’s name.

Something They Want.

For your cats, choose gifts that trigger their inner animal...

November 17, 2015 - 10:19pm

Come join us for festive cheer, photos and to help end pet hunger in our community on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 from 6:30-8pm at Animal Hospital of North Asheville. We will be hosting a Winter Holiday themed photo booth (with holiday props for you to choose from) to help encourage food donations for our AHNA Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive supporting the Asheville Humane Society, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and Meals on Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County. Come get a special photo taken of your cat or dog (you can be included, too, if...

November 17, 2015 - 9:35pm

The veterinarians of Animal Hospital of North Asheville wish to thank Dr. Beth Marchitelli for her excellent presentation at a lunch and learn this month. Dr. Marchitelli is especially interested in providing high quality, compassionate care for pets during the end of their lives as well as the families who care for them. She works locally to provide mobile home hospice and home euthanasia through 4 Paws Farewell. At Animal Hospital of North Asheville, we appreciate the compassionate care that she provides to many of our own patients. While AHNA provides compassionate end of life care at...

November 16, 2015 - 5:07pm

Please help us as we once again hold our annual Holiday Pet Food Drive to help needy dogs and cats in our community. A great many dogs and cats will need food and warmth this winter, so please donate to help them! Animal Hospital of North Asheville will match the first 2,000 pounds of food donated, so bring those bags and cans in. Donations will be distributed to Asheville Humane Society (which now includes Animal Compassion Network), Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, and ...

October 21, 2015 - 3:34pm

As we get closer to the busy holiday travel season, it’s time to think about whether your pet is going to join you on your journey. We’ve addressed car travel here. Air travel can require more preparation, especially if you’re traveling to another country. As you will see below, traveling with your pet to another country may require many months of paperwork, vaccinating, tests and possibly even quarantine.

In general, small pets can ride in the airplane cabin with owners, as long as the pet is in a...


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