A First Aid Kit, one especially for pets, is something every pet owner should have available at home and when traveling. First Aid should never be a substitute for veterinary care, but is meant to be a means to treat your furry family member until veterinary care can be obtained. First aid kits for pets can be homemade or purchased.
What are ticks?
Ticks are insects related to spiders. They have 8 legs and they feed off of a host animal by sucking blood. They vary in size from a tiny speck to the size of a swollen watermelon seed.
How do ticks differ from fleas?
• Ticks do not cause itching or hot spots, but they do cause illness. Sometimes the illness can be serious.
• Ticks crawl. Fleas jump.
• Ticks remain in place while feeding
By: Jill Merrill, Client Care Team
The first time I saw Waylon his name was Riley (which is the name of our other dog, who is a Westie), and I fell in love with his scruffy face! Even though I hadn’t adopted him yet, in my mind I had already named him Waylon. I discovered he was adoptable through Animal Haven of Asheville, and he was one of the dogs involved in the ‘A New Leash on Life’ program.
‘A New Leash on Life’ is a program that allows minimum and medium custody state prisons to partner with local animal shelters, animal welfare agencies, and/or private non-profit...
By Jennifer Deuel, AHNA Certified Veterinary Technician
This is Jen with José and Hala. Hala is Jose's best buddy and partner in crime. She insisted on being in the photo!
My dog José is a great dog with an interesting story. Five years ago this Thanksgiving my roommate, Nan (who now works at AHNA), was working at REACH Emergency Hospital. She called and told me she was bringing home a surprise for me, and what a surprise it was - an 80-pound German Shepherd mix! Nan knew that I had been looking for a German Shepherd to adopt....
The holidays and cold weather pose special challenges to pet owners. A little preparation and precaution can ensure that you and your pet have a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season.
Some of the more common winter and holiday hazards include:
Puppies are not as hardy as adult dogs and they do not tolerate the cold as well. Puppies may be difficult to housebreak during the winter. If your puppy is sensitive to the weather, you may opt to paper-train him inside. If your dog is sensitive to the cold...
It is the time of year that we stop to count our blessings. Among other things, here at Animal Hospital of North Asheville, we are so thankful that our patients are living longer, healthier, and more comfortable lives due to amazing advances in preventive care.
This article is from healthypet.com
Halloween can be a frightening time for pet owners across the country. It can be scary for our furry friends too. The AmericanAnimal Hospital Association encourages pet owners to protect their four-legged family members this October by being mindful of their F.E.A.R. – food, environment, attire, and recovery.
Halloween means candy and tasty treats are plentiful and easily accessible to young children and pets. Candy, especially chocolate, is toxic to animals and can cause vomiting, restlessness,...
Thank you to each and every one of our beloved clients who voted for us in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Poll. Your votes truly made a difference. More people voted in this year’s poll than ever before. According to Mountain Xpress, thousands of residents voted and more than doubled the tally’s of previous years!
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.
Animal Hospital of North Asheville is participating in Project Connect for the Homeless. Project Connect is an annual one day event that is held to provide onsite barrier-free services to the homeless population of Asheville-Buncombe while facilitating community awareness and participation. AHNA will be on hand to provide what care we can to the pets that belong to homeless people.