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April 23, 2017 - 5:59pm

By: Dr. Kasandra Garner

Broken bones in dogs and cats are fairly common injuries. They are usually due to accidents such as being hit by a car or falling, but can occur after any traumatic event such as gunshot wounds, horse kicks, animal attacks, and being struck by a hard object such as a golf ball.

If your pet has suffered an accident, signs that there may be a broken bone include pain, swelling, or obvious malformation of a limb. If it is an “open” fracture, you may be able to see the bone sticking out of the skin.  Because there is potential for shock and/or internal...

April 7, 2017 - 9:59pm

Our goal is to teach you what you need to know to help your pet. As much as we wish we could include your pet in our free help sessions, they are for humans only, so please leave all those sweet and wonderful pets at home.

These Help Sessions are free to the public on a first come, first seated basis. Please be aware that Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be seeing patients while the Help Session is in progress, so some of our parking will be reserved for the families of patients needing care. Thank you for understanding.

March 24, 2017 - 2:23pm

It’s every pet family’s nightmare: Fluffy rushes into the road and is hit by a car. What you do in the next few moments may increase your pet’s chance for survival, and also protect you from becoming injured as well.

March 22, 2017 - 7:59pm

This is a happy story that highlights the importance of a wonderful organization, Asheville Humane Society, as well as a life-saving invention, pet microchips. Animal Hospital of North Asheville appreciates the excellent job that Asheville Humane Society does scanning for microchips in the pets they care for and reuniting them with their families.

March 21, 2017 - 9:36pm

Fleas are attracted to motion and can hitch a ride into the home by a dog, cat, or a human.  Even indoor cats frequently contract a growing number of fleas from one flea that is accidently brought in the home by a human family member.  One flea will lay 40 eggs daily. 

March 20, 2017 - 7:23pm

Emergencies can happen in an instant to anyone. Being prepared helps prevent these frightening situations and helps protect your beloved canine family member. VetStreet has created this must-see video on how to protect your dog from four common canine emergencies: heat stroke, attacks by other animals, poisoning, and choking.

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March 7, 2017 - 2:47pm

Our goal is to teach you what you need to know to help your pet. As much as we wish we could include your pet in our free help sessions, they are for humans only, so please leave all those sweet and wonderful pets at home.

These Help Sessions are free to the public on a first come, first seated basis. Please be aware that Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be seeing patients while the Help Session is in progress, so some of our parking will be reserved for the families of patients needing care. Thank you for understanding.

February 22, 2017 - 6:30pm

Click on one of the links below to select the class you would like more information on:

Free Help Sessions (No Registration Required)

What to do? Help For You and Your Dog on Exercise Restriction

How and Why to Look After Your Pet's Teeth

CATS WIN (What is Normal Cat Behavior)

WOOF! I Can't Stop Barking!

Saturday Training Classes (Registration and Fee Required)

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February 20, 2017 - 6:10pm

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Valentine's Facebook Album: AHNA Cupid Cuties. Your fuzzy Valentines made our day! We loved the photos so much we just had to make a video.

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February 20, 2017 - 5:59pm

Animal Hospital of North Asheville has a new bivalent vaccine that will aid in the control of disease associated with both canine influenza virus (CIV) H3N2 and canine influenza virus H3N8. When the influenza virus first started affecting dogs, the only known strain was H3N8. In 2015, our community experienced an outbreak of the H3N2 strain of influenza. By giving the bivalent vaccine, we can provide the widest protection against CIV that is available. This is a killed vaccine, so a series of two vaccinations two to three weeks apart are needed the first year and then one revaccination is...

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