Is your cat grooming half of her hair off, or is your dog licking his paws raw? It may well be that your pet is experiencing allergies, one of the most common health problems for pets. Forty percent of dogs and cats are estimated to have allergies. Just like people, animals have allergic reactions because their immune system — the system that protects the body from foreign and potentially infectious substances — overreacts to some material.
Your pet’s doctor will examine the teeth at each visit. We urge you to examine the mouth and teeth at least monthly because important things are happening in the mouth this first year. Look for chipped, broken, movable, discolored, extra teeth, missing teeth, unusual gum tissue and for foreign objects stuck between teeth.
In the picture above, the red number 1’s are retained baby teeth. See how the permanent teeth, blue number 2’s have been pushed inward and when they fully erupt, they will poke into and damage...
No matter how much they beg, (and no matter how cute they look when they beg), there are some foods that should never be fed to pets. Below you will find a list of the top toxic “people foods” to avoid feeding your pet. These are not the only foods toxic to your pets. There are other foods that, if ingested in large quantities, will make your pet ill.
Imagine you are a dog or cat: It is a slightly cloudy but warm day, you are covered in fur, your body is not made to perspire well, you especially overheat in high humidity and you tend to be active and excited in the car.
Feline Vomiting and Diarrhea – IBD
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Comments from specialists:
- We do not believe it is ‘normal’ for cats to vomit hairballs, but feel it is symptomatic of gastrointestinal disease, especially IBD and its various presentations.
- Cats are built to eat a lot of hair from self-grooming, grooming other cat friends and eating small, furry rodents.
- I might accept vomiting one or two hair balls a year as possibly normal. However, it is more likely the cat is vomiting for some other reason and ...
There is a family that we would like to gratefully acknowledge. This family has been extremely helpful to this practice in many ways through the years. They have especially been of great support and assistance in helping us to bring Minimally Invasive Surgery to Western North Carolina and their wonderful pet, Noelle is the first dog to have a Laparoscopic Spay in this area.
LAPAROSCOPY - Minimally Invasive Surgery is 65% less painful!*
Laparoscopy now for pets too.
Laparoscopic surgery is the extremely popular minimally invasive surgery for humans. Now pets can benefit from all of the advantages of this technology. Animal Hospital of North Asheville was the first veterinary hospital in Western North Carolina to equip and train for this capability and continues to be the leader since 2007.
How is Laparoscopy...
Years ago, a veterinarian might detect a heart murmur during your pet’s annual examination, and you might have heard the comment, “We’ll watch this.” Not too long ago, veterinary medicine was limited in what could be done diagnostically, and effective heart medications had not been developed. Now, with new diagnostic capabilities, new knowledge and new medications, many pets with heart disease are living longer and more comfortably than was possible previously.
BROKEN TEETH NEED TREATMENT
Acting Quickly = Less Pain & Less Infection
PAINFUL: A broken tooth is painful but as a survival instinct, pets seldom express oral pain.
Animal Wellness Exams
An annual wellness exam is one of the most important things you can do for your pet to maintain their good health. Even if your pet has had several veterinary visits due to illness or other problems, they should not skip their annual visit.
An annual exam is a much more thorough physical and dental examination than can be done during illness visits. Your pet’s overall health will be assessed and recommendations will be outlined for keeping your pet healthy. Among other things, the doctor will decide...