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January 15, 2020 - 6:04pm

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. 

Four Seasons is providing a no-cost, Pet Loss Grief Support Group. This group will be for anyone who is grieving the loss of an animal companion and needs further support.

Four Seasons Pet Loss Grief Support Group

Who: Anyone who has lost a pet, is grieving, and needs further support. Everyone is welcome. Please do not bring pets...

January 15, 2020 - 3:32pm

This article originally appeared on ASPCA.org

It’s cold outside! For many of us in the United States, the winter months mean snow and ice. Whether the snow has you dreaming of making snow angels or wishing you were at the beach, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) has a few tips you should keep in mind regarding a common cold weather item that could pose a problem for your furry friends: ice melts. 

Ice melts are commonly made of different kinds of...

December 9, 2019 - 11:26am

Help us spread love during this holiday season by donating to help local pets in need. During our "Warm Hearts * Full Bellies" Holiday Pet Food and Blanket Drive, we will be collecting donations of wet or dry pet food, new or gently used beds and blankets, pet toys, and/or monetary donations. 

It warms our hearts to be able to help local pets in need by supporting organizations who tirelessly work all year to provide care and support to those in need. This year we will be supporting the Asheville Humane Society, Meals on Wheels of Buncombe County, and Asheville Cat Weirdos....

November 21, 2019 - 10:01pm

Author: Melissa Oglesbee, B.S., A.A.S., former RVT

The season of gratitude, giving, and general merriment is fast approaching. And with that also comes the season of various yummies—turkey, ham, dressing, pies, other various sweet treats, etc. While some will view these solely as indulgences, others know that they are expressions of love and care, and it’s completely normal to want to extend those feelings to our pets. However, as I will explain, showering our pets with these things can have serious consequences.

Any veterinarian knows that the days after a holiday can be...

November 21, 2019 - 9:16pm

It can seem overwhelming when it comes time to choose diagnostic testing for your pets. When you bring your dog to Animal Hospital of North Asheville for an annual comprehensive physical exam, we will discuss and recommend heartworm and tick-transmitted disease screening. The reason we recommend these tests for early detection of Heartworm or Tick-Borne disease is that early diagnosis can increase the chance of a good prognosis with treatment. 

Here is an easy guide to help you choose basic screening panels for canine heartworm and tick testing. 

Antech Heartworm Testing...

November 21, 2019 - 8:37pm

Help us spread love during this holiday season by donating to help local pets in need. During our "Warm Hearts * Full Bellies" Holiday Pet Food and Blanket Drive, we will be collecting donations of wet or dry pet food, new or gently used beds and blankets, pet toys, and/or monetary donations. 

It warms our hearts to be able to help local pets in need by supporting organizations who tirelessly work all year to provide care and support to those in need. This year we will be supporting the Asheville Humane Society, Meals on Wheels of Buncombe County, and Asheville Cat Weirdos....

October 24, 2019 - 8:33pm

This article originally appeared on AAHA.org 

Why did my dog’s tail stop wagging?

If you notice that your dog has a limp tail and is not wagging happily when you walk through the door, she may have a condition known as limber tail. This sad state of tail has many names, including cold-water tail, broken wag, swimmer’s tail, frozen tail, and sprung tail. 

What causes limber tail?

Limber tail is often due to a muscle sprain or strain in a dog’s...

September 26, 2019 - 10:35am

Recently, Hurricane Dorian left a path of death and devastation across the Bahamas and parts of the southeastern United States. Not only are the people affected by this terrible storm, but countless animals desperately need help as well. Many people have asked how they can help; here are some of the ways:

Bahamas: The Humane Society of Grand Bahama was hit after floodwaters reached unprecedented areas. Unfortunately many lives were lost but there were a few staff...

September 19, 2019 - 8:48pm

If you have a dog or cat who is fearful, anxious, or stressed during veterinary visits, the veterinary team may have recommended that you give your pet a PVP, or pre-visit pharmaceutical. These are medications that may be used in addition to training or behavior or environmental modifications to treat fear, anxiety, or stress associated with veterinary visits. PVPs can help to make veterinary visits more likely to be successful. The goal is to make your pet’s veterinary visit more enjoyable and less stressful. Because they reduce stress and anxiety, these medications can help to change the...

September 19, 2019 - 8:21pm

SPAYING, NEUTERING, AND STOMACH TACKING

We recommend spaying or neutering your kitten or puppy. Every year, millions of unwanted dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies are euthanized. Having your dog or cat sterilized will help prevent unwanted litters, help protect against some serious health problems, and may reduce many of the behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct.

Removing a female dog or cat’s ovaries eliminates heat cycles and generally reduces the unwanted behaviors that may lead to family frustration. Early spaying of female dogs and cats can help...

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