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February 8, 2011 - 3:13pm

Bella was a young American Bulldog who had spent the first two years of her life in a puppy mill in Pennsylvania, reproducing for profit with no love or attention for her efforts. One day Bella had a horrible accident that tore the muscle almost completely off of her kneecap. Rather than pay for the expensive surgery to repair her injury, Bella's owners dropped her off at the local shelter in Pennsylvania in excruciating pain.

The shelter made an attempt to fix Bella's knee and then placed her in a foster home for recovery. No one was more surprised than her foster mom when three...

February 3, 2011 - 12:00am

Treat time at Animal Hospital of North Asheville. Ziggy certainly deserves a treat after working so hard to earn it!

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January 16, 2011 - 6:57pm

Fleas are amazingly resilient!  A female flea can lay 40 eggs daily (280 weekly), which fall off of the dog or cat as they are laid and end up in carpet or cracks in the floor. It is likely that even the most protected pet will get one (or more) fleas yearly. Of the flea life stages, egg, larva, pupa and adult, the pupa can remain dormant for months.

January 11, 2011 - 12:00am

Benson is determined to get his favorite toy!

January 10, 2011 - 12:00am

Little ballerina Dale performs gracefully for her treats. Dale wasn't taught this trick, she's just a naturally talented dancer!

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December 16, 2010 - 2:16pm

By Jennifer Deuel, AHNA Certified Veterinary Technician

This is Jen with José and Hala. Hala is Jose's best buddy and partner in crime. She insisted on being in the photo!

My dog José is a great dog with an interesting story. Five years ago this Thanksgiving my roommate, Nan (who now works at AHNA), was working at REACH Emergency Hospital. She called and told me she was bringing home a surprise for me, and what a surprise it was - an 80-pound German Shepherd mix! Nan knew that I had been looking for a German Shepherd to adopt....

December 14, 2010 - 4:18pm

The holidays and cold weather pose special challenges to pet owners. A little preparation and precaution can ensure that you and your pet have a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season.

Some of the more common winter and holiday hazards include:

Age-Specific Concerns

Puppies are not as hardy as adult dogs and they do not tolerate the cold as well. Puppies may be difficult to housebreak during the winter. If your puppy is sensitive to the weather, you may opt to paper-train him inside. If your dog is sensitive to the cold...

December 13, 2010 - 12:00am

Charlie was showing Dr. Golden his 'trick' - he is all smiles! When he is excited, he can't help but smile - adorable!

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November 22, 2010 - 3:02pm

We are excited to announce that Animal Hospital of North Asheville has purchased the strongest Therapeutic Laser currently available. This technology is FDA approved to relieve arthritic pain and inflammation in people, and has been shown to help 85% of dogs and cats. Several of our patients have already received treatments for their osteoarthritis pain and their families are amazed at the improvement that they have seen. 

November 10, 2010 - 12:00am

Animal Hospital of North Asheville's caring veterinarians and staff serve the Asheville, NC area providing veterinary vaccinations, vet exams, pet dental care, veterinary surgery and other vet services for dogs, cats and other pets.

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