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February 8, 2019 - 12:02pm

February is the month of love and we would love to hear why you love your pet. Better yet, show us!

During February we invite you to submit an original drawing or painting of why you love your pet and we will share it on our Facebook page. At the end of the month our staff will narrow down to the top 3 images in each category and then you, our Facebook family will vote online to choose your favorite.

Everyone who enters will receive an AHNA tote bag! You will receive a certificate of participation for your artwork. Bring the certificate to the hospital and you will be given...

February 7, 2019 - 5:18pm

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling SELECT canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Pet parents with dogs...

January 22, 2019 - 12:24pm

We strive to provide the highest level of medical and emotional care for our patients. By working together, we can provide the best low-stress veterinary visits.  Did you know a great visit starts at home before you leave for your appointment and continues until your furry friend returns home again?
 
We understand that new places and new people can be worrisome to many cats and dogs, so we strive to decrease their fear, stress, and anxiety. With your help, we can help develop a pre-visit plan that we will continue to build upon at each visit. The goal is to minimize fear,...

December 18, 2018 - 4:14pm

By Dr. Amy Plankenhorn

We’ve all seen the pictures – it’s Christmas morning, and Mom or Dad brings an adorable puppy wearing a red bow into the room. The kids are delighted! The puppy is delighted! Mom and Dad high-five because this was the Best Christmas Ever!

Well, maybe it was, but maybe not. Giving a pet as a surprise gift can work out fine, but there are some important factors to take into consideration:

1)    Does the recipient have the time, energy and finances to be able to care for the pet appropriately? Kids may pledge to care for a new...

December 18, 2018 - 3:38pm

We will be moving our Free Monthly Help Session presented by Tristan Rehner- Fleurant, CPDT-KA of Pet Behavior Aid to Saturdays in 2019!  Join us for the first help session of the new year - Puppies WIN - What is normal puppy behavior?!

PUPPIES WIN - What is Normal Puppy Behavior?!

  • Saturday, January 19th,  11:30AM -1:30PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Tristan Rehner- Fleurant, MS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CBATI of Pet Behavior Aid
  • People Only
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend.
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December 17, 2018 - 12:34pm

Give the gift of health!

Geriatric pets should have semi- annual veterinary visits instead of annual visits. This allows early detection of illness or other problems. It is also a great time to look at:

  • Nutritional needs - senior pets often need more easy to digest diets, and need different calories and nutrients to help as they age. Senior pets may need more of a specialized diet due to disease or aging changes. Increase or decrease in water intake can signal health changes. 
  • Weight management (gaining or losing weight)-
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December 4, 2018 - 2:38pm

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November 18, 2018 - 9:22pm

We’d like to introduce you to Bindi, a precious Maltese who has been through a lot in her 6 years of life. When you read her story, you might think that she would hate coming to the animal hospital, or that she would be depressed. But Bindi reminds us that the right attitude can bring gratitude.

Bindi first came to us as a 2-pound ball of adorable white fluff in November of 2012. Her puppyhood was normal except that she had some squinting and discharge in her right eye, and she had a few episodes of unexplainable pain. Over the first year of her life, it became more evident that...

November 18, 2018 - 5:47pm

With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time to think about looking for a pet sitter or a kennel if you will be leaving your pets over the holiday. Take time for meet and greet appointments to see how your cat or dog reacts to the person. Take your pet for a test run at the kennel for a few hours, half day or overnight to see how they do. Talk with your veterinarian to learn other ways to help with your fearful or anxious cat or dog during the holiday season. Consult with a local trainer to get at home...

November 7, 2018 - 8:24pm

Do you enjoy the heartwarming feeling that comes from giving?    

Do you have a special place in your heart for animals in need?

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