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February 19, 2018 - 8:48pm

To celebrate Valentine's Day, we put together a video of things we love.

February 19, 2018 - 1:24pm

February is the month of love and we know there is a lot to love about your furry companion. So don’t be heartbroken!

February is National Pet Dental and Heart Health Month. Here are a few things to help your cat or dog live a longer and healthier life.

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February 19, 2018 - 12:41pm

By Amy Plankenhorn, DVM

Winter, with its cold and damp weather, can be tough on arthritis sufferers. But for animals with arthritis, any time of the year can bring pain and stiffness. While cats definitely can have arthritis, today we're going to focus on hip dysplasia and hip arthritis in dogs.

What exactly is arthritis?

By definition, arthritis means painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. When we talk about "arthritis," we're usually thinking about osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease, which occurs when there is a breakdown in the normal...

January 15, 2018 - 5:53pm

The start of a new year brings excitement for new possibilities and a time of feeling refreshed. First we want take a moment to remember some wonderful moments of 2017.

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January 15, 2018 - 12:14pm

By Dr. Kasandra Garner

Antifreeze poisoning is one of the most common types of poisoning that occurs in pets. Ethylene glycol is the main ingredient in most antifreeze products, and it has a sweet flavor that appeals to pets. Since 2012, manufacturers have added a bittering agent to antifreeze to help decrease its appeal, but owners should still be aware of the risks of antifreeze ingestion. Only a few tablespoons can be life threatening to a medium sized dog. Most of the time pets are exposed to antifreeze when the owner is unaware that they have a leak in the radiator, and the...

December 18, 2017 - 4:24pm

The holiday season is a time to spend with family and friends. It is a time of giving and goodwill to others. While most of us are lucky to have family, friends and loved ones, there are many in our community that do not have a family to call their own, and homeless animals that could use a little holiday cheer. We are so lucky and proud to live in a community with a big heart. Please help us spread some holiday joy by donating  food, new or gently used toys and bedding, or a monetary donation for animals in need. 

We have chosen 3 outstanding groups for the wonderful work they do...

December 18, 2017 - 2:04pm

AHNA was proud to host Saturday training classes by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed, throughout the year. During these classes the canine students and their families learned a variety of skills and basic manners. Students began with Jenny’s Free Help Session called Unleash the Possibilities, which teaches the basics of how canines learn and how to use this information during training. The next step was the Concentration class, which taught families and canines how to focus despite distractions. Additional class topics varied from politely walking on leash, creating an "on" and "off" switch...

December 18, 2017 - 11:43am

Losing a pet friend and companion can be heartbreaking. Whether it is a sudden or planned goodbye, it is an emotional time.  We understand the strength and specialness of the animal – human bond. Starting in January we will be hosting a Pet Loss Grief Support Group presented by Four Seasons Compassion for Life. This group will be for anyone who is grieving the loss of an animal companion and needs further support.

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