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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...

October 21, 2016 - 4:21pm

Put your best paw forward by joining fellow animal lovers at the premier charity gala of the season!

Animal Hospital of North Asheville is again the presenting sponsor for Taste of Compassion. We support this event because it is a large fund raiser for Asheville Humane Society and the proceeds go to helping needy animals in our own community. This enjoyable event features great food and drink as well as wonderful auction items.

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October 20, 2016 - 8:51pm

It’s Halloween time again, and while you’re celebrating this fun holiday, remember these tips to keep your pets safe:

Keep your pets indoors. Plan ahead and get cats inside early in the day, or even the day before, since it might be hard to find them later. During “Trick or Treating” hours, keep pets in a secure and quiet area of the house, not where the front door opens. Please remember that pets don’t understand Halloween and can really suffer when they are scared, so protect them from the sights and sounds. 

Make sure your pet is wearing ID. Your pet may act...

October 20, 2016 - 8:44pm

Diabetes mellitus, also known as sugar diabetes, is a growing problem in the United States’ human population. What many people don’t realize is that diabetes is also a problem for dogs and cats. Animal Hospital of North Asheville has many diabetic patients, so we want to use October to raise awareness of the problem. 

The most common signs of diabetes in pets are excessive thirst and increased urination. Many patients are hungrier than usual, and most lose weight despite having a good appetite. In more advanced cases, pets can become very dehydrated, weak, and even comatose which...

August 26, 2016 - 3:30pm

By: Dr. Sally Foote, this article originally appeared in Behavior Bytes

Both dogs and cats live by routines. They feel the most secure and happy when you wake up at the same time every day, feed them at the same time daily, and keep walks or play time on schedule. When the schedule changes, it can cause some stress in our pets. Our pets know when school is starting and may act up at this time of year. Back packs, folders, binders, kids getting up early and leaving on school buses are all big signals...

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