Pet Help Sessions and Classes - May 2017

Click on one of the links below to select the class you would like more information on:

Free Help Sessions (No Registration Required)

How and Why to Look After Your Pet's Teeth

Kitten Socialization: Preparing For and Raising a Happy Kitten

How to Help Your Dog's Noise Phobia

FREE CLASSES

How and Why to Look After Your Pet's Teeth

  • Tuesday, May 9th, 7:00 PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Dr. Dave Thompson
  • People Only
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend.

Did you know that by three years of age 80% of dogs have periodontal disease and 70% of cats have periodontal disease? Did you know periodontal disease is uncomfortable, leads to painful problems and can shorten your pet's life?

It is new thinking for many people, but proper dental care will keep your pet more comfortable, lengthen life and prevent bad breath. It is never too early or too late to start caring for your pet's teeth! Come and learn why it is so important and what's involved. See a live demonstration and get your questions answered. We can help make it easy and fun!

You can also tour our high tech dental suite and see first-hand what your pet experiences when they are here for a professional dental cleaning. Dr. Thompson will explain exactly how anesthesia is administered and monitored. Learn how to tell if your pet needs professional dental care.

He will also explain what dental disease is, common problems you can be on the lookout for and how new dental techniques can often help avoid the need to extract a tooth.

Topics that will be covered:

  • Learn what dental disease in dogs is
  • Learn how cats are different than dogs in their dental care needs
  • Learn about the unique feline oral diseases
  • Learn how dental disease affects your pet’s body
  • Learn about the anesthesia used during dental procedures
  • Learn what your pet experiences on the day of a dental procedure
  • Learn how new techniques can save teeth (avoid extractions)
  • Tour  our high tech dental suite
  • See a live demonstration of dogs having tooth brushing – the right way
  • See our recommended home care program – quick and inexpensive
  • Have your questions answered

Kitten Socialization: Preparing For and Raising a Happy Kitten

  • Tuesday, May 16th at 7:00 pm
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Tristan Rehner, MS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CBATI of Pet Behavior Aid
  • People Only
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend.

This free help session will be especially helpful for anyone who has a kitten or is thinking about adding a kitten to the family. You will learn what is age appropriate kitten behavior, how to establish good habits and how to prevent problems from developing. You will learn the importance of and how to provide a less stressful environment as well as how to provide enriching activities for your kitten and cat. You will learn the basic needs of a kitten, learn how to read body language, how to properly socialize your kitten along with how to properly introduce a new kitten to the established two and four legged members of your family.

How to Help Your Dog's Noise Phobia

  • Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • People Only
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend.

Does your dog begin to pant or whine when they hear a sudden noise? Hide or frantically try to escape when fireworks go off or a thunderstorm hits? Does she or he salivate or use avoidance when seeing a person or object that has been associated with the “scary” noise?

In this free Behavior Help Session, you will learn why some dogs suffer from this issue, management strategies to use, tips on behavior modification, and adjuncts that may help decrease the intensity of your dog’s response to the noise.

A little about our Free Help Sessions:

Our goal is to teach you what you need to know to help your pet. As much as we wish we could include your pet in this class, it is for humans only, so please leave all those sweet and wonderful pets at home.

These Help Sessions are free to the public on a first come, first seated basis. Please be aware that Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be seeing patients while the Help Session is in progress, so some of our parking will be reserved for the families of patients needing care. Thank you for understanding.

In case of inclement weather, class will be cancelled. If you have any doubt whether the class will be held, check our Facebook page or call Animal Hospital of North Asheville at 828-253-3393.