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September 11, 2017 - 8:51pm

Congratulations to the dedicated participants who brought their canine companions to Dog-Ed's recent Saturday training classes taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA. Families and their canine counterparts worked together to learn valuable life skills and basic manners. Jenny White makes each class fun while teaching techniques to set the families up for success. We, at the Animal Hospital of North Asheville, are very proud of these wonderful families who not only built skills in their companion but also enjoyed the time bonding with their dogs.

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September 6, 2017 - 10:02pm

We are excited to have a new product available at Animal Hospital of North Asheville for those who need either more control or less pulling (or both) when walking their dog. We now offer the Freedom No-Pull  Harness which is not a head halter but looks much like a traditional dog harness. While head halters work well for many dogs and the people walking them, some dogs fight wearing them. We are happy to have found the Freedom No-Pull Harness which dogs find comfortable, is difficult to slip out of, and best of all, it is easy to learn to put on.
 
The Freedom No-Pull Harness...

September 6, 2017 - 7:03pm

Many of these tips are discussed in depth in the book “Chill Out Fido! How to Calm Your Dog” by Nan Kené Arthur. The book also provides descriptions of exercises that will help you provide an outlet for your dog’s extra energy.

August 28, 2017 - 12:18pm

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.

August 28, 2017 - 11:16am

By: Dr. Scott Loveless, DVM

Water is the essence of life. It is always important to make sure our pet friends stay hydrated, but especially in the heat of summertime. During hikes, play, walks, or runs it is important to take frequent breaks for yourself and your dog to cool off and drink plenty of water. Dogs do not have sweat glands except on the bottom of their feet, so they can only cool themselves through panting and through normal breathing. Certain breeds are more susceptible to overheating, including short-nosed breeds like Bulldogs, Pugs, Boston Terriers, etc. and double-...

July 24, 2017 - 11:38pm

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.

July 13, 2017 - 10:39pm

In life, at one time or another, every dog will need space when they encounter other dogs or people. You may have a dog learning basic manners, behavioral modification or specialized occupational training. Some dogs may have medical reasons such as recovering from an illness or surgery, or have a physical limitation such as being deaf, blind or arthritic. Service or working dogs need space to focus on the task at hand. Some dogs are fearful of unfamiliar people or dogs. Sometimes it is the family that may need space and prefer minimal interaction on walks. Whatever the reason, it is always...

July 13, 2017 - 9:43pm

When thinking about adding a dog or puppy to your family, it is always a good idea to research breed types and traits. The physical appearance of mixed breeds often (but not always!) provides clues about breed heritage. Knowing the breed types and traits that contributed to your dog’s ancestry is important to help your new family member grow into a well-balanced dog. Traits your dog is likely to show should match the lifestyle of your family, otherwise behavior issues may arise. For example, breeds with a high energy/work drive living with a sedentary family providing minimal stimulation...

July 10, 2017 - 9:56pm

Let's give "Two Paws" up for our recent Saturday Training Class Graduates. We are very proud of these wonderful families! We also want to say “Congratulations” to the families for all their hard work. 

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June 26, 2017 - 1:09pm

We’ve reached the time of year when thunderstorms are frequent, and July 4th fireworks are happening soon. For many pets, loud noises and storms are not a big deal, but for others, it is a time filled with fear, stress, and even destructive behavior. We’ve learned that there is no one perfect way to manage every case of noise phobia, even in our own pets. Here are some of our stories:

Dr. Jim Earley is using different combinations of prescription medication for his three dogs affected by storm phobia:

“Storms can be a real nightmare for pets who are...

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