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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. On the first and third Monday of each month, we are hosting a Pet Loss Grief Support Group presented by Four Seasons Compassion for Life. This group is for anyone who is grieving the loss of an animal companion and needs further support.

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December 5, 2017 - 2:52pm

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November 19, 2017 - 7:12pm

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October 12, 2017 - 10:19pm

Help take the “Spook” out of Spooktacular! Help your pet have a fear free Halloween.

The weather is turning crisp, pumpkin spice is everywhere, and the ghoulish decorations are popping up around the neighborhood. That’s right… it is Halloween time again.

Who can resist a dachshund in a hot dog costume or a cat showing their inner “lion” by dressing in a mane? We may find it adorable but your furry friend may find it stressful, or even frightening. Costumes are not the only holiday hazards that can cause stress or illness in your pets. Candy, trick-or-treaters and...

October 12, 2017 - 9:52pm

What started out as a routine recheck for a quiet heart murmur found at her annual visit in May turned into a life-threatening emergency visit for sweet Mia, an 11-year-old Greyhound. I found a grade 2/6 heart murmur during an annual comprehensive wellness visit in May. Because this was a new finding, I recommended that we have the heart murmur rechecked within 3-4 months.

October 11, 2017 - 3:37pm

Millions of people and their animals have been displaced or affected by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey and the winds and flooding from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In the Caribbean, Florida, Texas, and Louisiana, animals need help with food, shelter, medical care, and being reunited with their owners. There are several reputable charities who will use monetary donations to provide supplies and shelter to these animals. Here are some ways you can help:

General funds for all three storms:

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October 11, 2017 - 3:21pm

On a chilly evening in February, Animal Hospital of North Asheville got a call that a critically ill two-month-old puppy was being transferred to our care. This was the second puppy that had come to us for burn treatments in a span of just one year.

October 3, 2017 - 5:01pm

Congratulations to the dedicated families who participated with their canine companions in Dog-Ed's recent Saturday Training classes held in the AHNA Education Room. These classes, taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed, were not only fun filled but they help families to teach and strengthen basic manners. Jenny's classes strengthen the bond between families and their pets while helping the dogs become polite members of the community.

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September 25, 2017 - 10:32pm

Interested in joining a Dog-Ed dog training class? Would you like to develop a better understand of your dog's behavior? Learn how to clearly communicate with them? Then join Dog-Ed for this free help session on one of the dates listed below!
 

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