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June 3, 2019 - 10:29pm

Share their story and photo in the Asheville Humane Society’s WNC Pet of the Year Photo Contest. 

Make your pet a star! Enter Asheville Humane Society's 2nd Annual Pet of the Year Contest to celebrate the pets (and pet lovers!) of Western North Carolina while helping homeless animals in need! Starting May 30, we invite you to upload your favorite photo of your pet along with their story HERE! Then, share their page through social media, email, and text, asking your friends and...

May 22, 2019 - 9:20pm

Most dog owners know that we recommend giving heartworm preventive medication every month, all year to all dogs. But what really happens if your dog is infected with heartworms? It can be treated, right? Well, yes, but there is a lot of long-term and irreversible damage that can be prevented, and treatment is lengthy and expensive. Let’s look at what really happens inside your dog first.

Damaged blood vessels and more

We always think about heartworms as a parasite that lives in the heart, but that is rarely the case. They spend most of their lives and do their worst...

May 9, 2019 - 11:28pm

Asheville Angel Pets Conference and Expo held at the Renaissance Hotel Asheville, NC

Conference and Expo Saturday, June 8th! Get Your Tickets Today!

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April 23, 2019 - 10:07pm

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March 28, 2019 - 6:04pm

Enjoy a day of dining out to help local animals in need! Asheville Humane Society's 16th Annual Dine To Be Kind presented by Prestige Subaru will be held Tuesday, April 9 at participating restaurants! Dine in (or carry out) for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner and up to 25% of your bill will be donated to the lifesaving programs of Asheville Humane Society! 

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March 12, 2019 - 10:54pm

With the legalization of cannabis in parts of the United States, we have seen an increase in marijuana poisoning in our patients. Recreational and medical cannabis is available in a wide range of products such as smokables, oils, and edibles, which can increase the chance of pet exposure. Many people may not realize that prescription medical cannabis products contain not only the CBD (cannabidiol) but a high level of THC which is harmful to pets.

Dogs are attracted to these products and tend to be able to sniff them out and consume them. Dogs are more sensitive to the psychotropic...

March 12, 2019 - 10:40pm

If you were to go by all the talk about “dog people” versus “cat people,” you’d think that everyone had to choose one and stick to it. They don’t, of course; plenty of us have both cats and dogs and despite their differences, it seems to work out. If you want to ensure a good relationship, though, science says to focus on the cat’s needs.

A recent study surveyed owners mostly in the United Kingdom and the United States, asking detailed questions about how their cats and dogs got along. The majority of the 748 owners thought their pets had pretty good relationships. On a scale of 1...

February 25, 2019 - 1:43pm

Animal Hospital of North Asheville is dedicated to decreasing stress, anxiety, and fear in our patients while offering the best medical care possible. You may have noticed over the years the big and small changes in the practice that have led to us earning Fear Free Practice Certification. Small things such as offering treats, kongs, mats, hiding spaces, allowing cats to stay in their carriers or dogs in their family's lap, pre-visit medications, and changes in handling techniques, and larger factors like the design of the practice to include separate cat and dog areas have made a huge...

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