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November 21, 2016 - 7:17pm

Western North Carolina has been experiencing very dry conditions this fall, and the widespread forest fires that have occurred this November have led to significant problems with air quality and smoke in some areas. Many people are experiencing irritation in their eyes, nose, and lungs, and dogs and cats are susceptible to the same symptoms. For this reason, you should apply the same outdoor activity restrictions that are being recommended for people to your pet. If your pet is healthy, then you can probably assume that if a walk is comfortable for you, it is for your pet too. Use special...

November 4, 2016 - 4:22pm

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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October 22, 2016 - 11:24am

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

How to Help Your Leash Reactive Dog

Concentration: Learn how to achieve focus, despite distractions

FREE CLASSES

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October 22, 2016 - 10:50am

Stop in for Pet Trick or Treating on Wednesday, October 26th at Animal Hospital of North Asheville!

Our Education Room will be decorated for Halloween and we will have treats for people and pets, so please stop in between 6 and 7 PM on October 26. Our pet treats are healthy and low calorie.

This is a costume friendly event, but costumes are certainly not required. If your four-legged friend enjoys dressing up, we would love to see them! If your pet doesn't enjoy festivities, then please feel free to stop by and say hello without your pet. This event is not recommended for...

October 21, 2016 - 4:52pm

Information provided by Ernest Ward, DVM/ © Copyright 2009 Lifelearn Inc.

When you hear the word "mites" you may shudder or think of little bugs crawling all over. Either way most people find them creepy. But the truth is that we often see mites on animals but good news- there is treatment! If your pet is itchy, losing hair, head shaking or digging at their ears be sure to make an appointment with your veterinarian.

Let's take a look at a couple different types of common mites that can affect your pet. 

Ear Mites (Otodectes)

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October 21, 2016 - 4:21pm

Put your best paw forward by joining fellow animal lovers at the premier charity gala of the season!

Animal Hospital of North Asheville is again the presenting sponsor for Taste of Compassion. We support this event because it is a large fund raiser for Asheville Humane Society and the proceeds go to helping needy animals in our own community. This enjoyable event features great food and drink as well as wonderful auction items.

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October 21, 2016 - 4:12pm

By Dr. Kasandra Garner

Many of us who love our dogs often wonder what they are thinking. Perhaps we would gain more insight into their minds if we wondered, “What are they smelling?”

Alexandra Horowitz, in her new book “Being a Dog,” says that all dogs have the ability to create "a picture of the world through smell." This is partly because of the design of their snouts. Each nostril is controlled separately, allowing the dog not only to detect a particular smell, but also to locate it in space.  

A dog’s nose allows them to get a different odor sample with each...

October 20, 2016 - 8:51pm

It’s Halloween time again, and while you’re celebrating this fun holiday, remember these tips to keep your pets safe:

Keep your pets indoors. Plan ahead and get cats inside early in the day, or even the day before, since it might be hard to find them later. During “Trick or Treating” hours, keep pets in a secure and quiet area of the house, not where the front door opens. Please remember that pets don’t understand Halloween and can really suffer when they are scared, so protect them from the sights and sounds. 

Make sure your pet is wearing ID. Your pet may act...

October 20, 2016 - 8:44pm

Diabetes mellitus, also known as sugar diabetes, is a growing problem in the United States’ human population. What many people don’t realize is that diabetes is also a problem for dogs and cats. Animal Hospital of North Asheville has many diabetic patients, so we want to use October to raise awareness of the problem. 

The most common signs of diabetes in pets are excessive thirst and increased urination. Many patients are hungrier than usual, and most lose weight despite having a good appetite. In more advanced cases, pets can become very dehydrated, weak, and even comatose which...

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