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March 21, 2018 - 10:07pm

With our unpredictable weather, flea and tick season is no longer easy to define. We are now seeing ticks and fleas all year-round, although there are still times during the year that the fleas and ticks are greater in numbers.  One flea can lay 30-50 eggs per day, leading to rapid infestation of the environment.  It’s easier to prevent fleas than get rid of them, so make sure that ALL of the pets in the environment are being treated with an effective flea product. Ticks are harder to prevent, since they reproduce outdoors and they complete their life cycle slower than fleas do....

December 18, 2017 - 4:24pm

The holiday season is a time to spend with family and friends. It is a time of giving and goodwill to others. While most of us are lucky to have family, friends and loved ones, there are many in our community that do not have a family to call their own, and homeless animals that could use a little holiday cheer. We are so lucky and proud to live in a community with a big heart. Please help us spread some holiday joy by donating  food, new or gently used toys and bedding, or a monetary donation for animals in need. 

We have chosen 3 outstanding groups for the wonderful work they do...

December 18, 2017 - 11:43am

Losing a pet friend and companion can be heartbreaking. Whether it is a sudden or planned goodbye, it is an emotional time.  We understand the strength and specialness of the animal – human bond. Starting in January we will be hosting a Pet Loss Grief Support Group presented by Four Seasons Compassion for Life. This group will be for anyone who is grieving the loss of an animal companion and needs further support.

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October 12, 2017 - 10:19pm

Help take the “Spook” out of Spooktacular! Help your pet have a fear free Halloween.

The weather is turning crisp, pumpkin spice is everywhere, and the ghoulish decorations are popping up around the neighborhood. That’s right… it is Halloween time again.

Who can resist a dachshund in a hot dog costume or a cat showing their inner “lion” by dressing in a mane? We may find it adorable but your furry friend may find it stressful, or even frightening. Costumes are not the only holiday hazards that can cause stress or illness in your pets. Candy, trick-or-treaters and...

July 13, 2017 - 10:28pm

Always keep an ID tag on your pet! This is one of the quickest ways to help your pet find his or her way back home.

Be safe! No single ID is fail-safe. Use more than one method of identification. 

Chip your pet! Microchip your pet and keep your contact information current.

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April 24, 2017 - 11:25pm

Every October Animal Hospital of North Asheville takes part in an important study presented by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), so many of you may have taken part through the years. A short survey is given to clients which asks a few very simple questions about their pet. The survey helps track not only the trends for obesity in cats and dogs but also the views of pet families and veterinarians on pets’ weight and key nutritional food issues.

Unfortunately, pet obesity in U.S. continued to rise in 2016, affecting nearly 59% of cats and 54% of dogs. This past year...

February 20, 2017 - 6:10pm

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Valentine's Facebook Album: AHNA Cupid Cuties. Your fuzzy Valentines made our day! We loved the photos so much we just had to make a video.

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December 15, 2016 - 9:06am

What do you get for the pet who has everything? Are you looking for some new ideas or a last minute stocking stuffer? Here are a few ideas to help.

For the Pet on the Go

  • Activity specific outerwear to keep your pet safe (cold weather coat, life vest, cooling vest, or reflective breakaway collars for your cats). Ruffwear is a great company for canine outerwear.
  • High Visibility vest - for nighttime runs or off leash time in the woods. Orange vests for you and your dog while out on the trails during hunting
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December 14, 2016 - 4:41pm

This wonderful family came in wearing Santa hats to bring very generous and thoughtful gifts of food, treats, blankets and toys. All of us at AHNA were thrilled to see them arrive because many needy pets will benefit from the generosity of these Santa Clauses.

December 13, 2016 - 4:33am

By: Dr. Kassandra Garner

The stores are already decked in boughs of holly (or more accurately, plastic sparkly lights) and you are probably thinking about getting out your own holiday decorations. But for those of us with pets, before we drag those totes out of storage, consideration must be given to how to adorn our houses so that our efforts survive our four-footed companions. Yes, from Christmas trees to strands of garland, holiday decorations are a pet toy paradise from our pet’s perspective. Trimming the tree means nothing hanging from the bottom branches that will break when...

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