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March 4, 2016 - 11:53am

Dogs feel pain for many of the same reasons as humans: infections, dental problems, arthritis, bone disease and cancer. They also feel discomfort following surgical procedures.

Unfortunately, unlike humans, they are unable to speak to us about when and where they hurt.

You are in the best position to look for the subtle changes in behavior that may indicate your pet is suffering. It’s important to stay alert to these signs, because the sooner your dog’s pain is diagnosed and treated, the sooner he or she can heal and resume a normal, happy life.

If your dog shows...

January 21, 2016 - 4:40pm

We are excited to welcome you to the Animal Hospital of North Asheville’s Puppy Preschool.

Puppy Preschool allows puppies to interact with other puppies during their critical socialization period (3-16 weeks of age). Our Preschoolers learn valuable socializing skills while playing with the other puppies who attend, building confidence with positive experiences, and meeting new people.  It also strengthens the bond and understanding between families and their puppy. Along with forming healthy socialization skills through positive activities aimed at...

December 15, 2015 - 2:53pm

Please note: Be aware that anything that alters your cat’s environment, including your Christmas tree and decorations, may frighten or stress your cat. It may not be a good idea to further stress your cat by adding an aversive scent to the tree as the following article suggests. Cats are very sensitive to smells, so if your living scape is small, do not use an aversive scent. Cats who are stressed may exhibit problematic behaviors such as urine spaying and clawing furniture, so it is best to protect your cat from stress. Please be careful to keep ribbon, string and tinsel away from all...

December 1, 2015 - 1:18pm

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

Mother May I? The first step to a courteous canine is self-control!

Puppies W.I.N. (What is normal puppy behavior)

Oops! Housetraining 101

Puppy Preschool resumes in January! Thursday nights.


Saturday Training Classes


November 16, 2015 - 3:59pm

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We are not having our free behavior classes in December due to the pet food drive and the holidays.


Saturday Training Classes

Concentration: Learn How to Achieve Focus Despite Distractions

Sat. Dec 5th and Sat. Dec 12th from 4-5pm FULL


October 19, 2015 - 6:16pm

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Woof! I Can't Stop Barking!

Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room. Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed

Do you need some peace and quiet? Have neighbors ever complained or have Animal Control been at your door? Do you feel like you've tried everything and nothing has worked? This session is for you. Learn the different reasons that dogs may bark excessively, how to assess what is motivating your dog’s...

September 25, 2015 - 10:43am

Gus and Kola, along with their families participated in the most recent Dog Training Classes held at Animal Hospital of North Asheville on Saturdays in our Education Room. Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed worked with the families to help them become skilled at loose leash walking, along with helping  their dogs focus during distractions and strengthen their mechanical and motivational skills so future walks will be more pleasurable. All the hard work and success the families achieved in 4 short weeks shows. Way to go! For more information about upcoming events held at AHNA please visit our...

September 18, 2015 - 10:15pm

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RED ROVER! Teach your dog to come whenever and wherever reliably!



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