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February 8, 2011 - 3:13pm

Bella was a young American Bulldog who had spent the first two years of her life in a puppy mill in Pennsylvania, reproducing for profit with no love or attention for her efforts. One day Bella had a horrible accident that tore the muscle almost completely off of her kneecap. Rather than pay for the expensive surgery to repair her injury, Bella's owners dropped her off at the local shelter in Pennsylvania in excruciating pain.

The shelter made an attempt to fix Bella's knee and then placed her in a foster home for recovery. No one was more surprised than her foster mom when three...

January 16, 2011 - 6:57pm

Fleas are amazingly resilient!  A female flea can lay 40 eggs daily (280 weekly), which fall off of the dog or cat as they are laid and end up in carpet or cracks in the floor. It is likely that even the most protected pet will get one (or more) fleas yearly. Of the flea life stages, egg, larva, pupa and adult, the pupa can remain dormant for months.

January 16, 2011 - 5:30pm

How do parasites survive?

November 22, 2010 - 3:02pm

We are excited to announce that Animal Hospital of North Asheville has purchased the strongest Therapeutic Laser currently available. This technology is FDA approved to relieve arthritic pain and inflammation in people, and has been shown to help 85% of dogs and cats. Several of our patients have already received treatments for their osteoarthritis pain and their families are amazed at the improvement that they have seen. 

August 30, 2010 - 3:00am

We offer your pet the intimacy that a small practice offers, while also being able to offer the knowledge, equipment, and conveniences that a multi-doctor practice can provide. Most of our clients want their pet to be seen primarily by one veterinarian so that doctor can really get to know their pet and their family. Our veterinarians enjoy being there for your pets from puppy or kitten-hood until they become old.

July 30, 2010 - 3:00am

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.

July 27, 2010 - 3:00am

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...

June 23, 2010 - 3:00am

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.

June 17, 2010 - 3:00am

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.

May 29, 2010 - 4:50pm

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
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