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October 20, 2018 - 1:49pm

Many of us want to protect our furry family member from any stress, fear or pain especially in new environments such as the veterinary hospital. As cat and dog parents, we feel that we can decrease their stress and make everything better. This is mostly true. Our pets do take comfort from us and we can reduce stress, fear and anxiety at a vet visit. 

But there are times that we, as pet parents, can cause more stress than we realize. We have met people who are a little too loud, a little too animated, or do not respect personal space, making social interactions stressful. They...

October 19, 2018 - 9:09pm

One thing I have noticed since starting at AHNA is that beer seems to be everywhere in Asheville, and there are countless breweries and beer enthusiasts around. For those of you that are brewing your own style of suds at home, we wanted to make you aware of a potential toxin for your canine companion: hops. Our favorite bittering agent might not have much appeal to us other than to flavor our IPAs, but it is sometimes interesting to our four legged friends. Ingestion of hops can lead to a malignant hyperthermia (high temperature), increased heart rate, and rapid breathing. Unfortunately,...

October 8, 2018 - 8:56pm

Join fellow animal lovers for the 15th Anniversary of Asheville Humane Society’s Taste of Compassion Auction & Gala!  Dress in your most elegant attire (black tie optional) for a fun-filled night complete with amazing vegan/vegetarian cuisine and libations, silent and live auctions, and dancing to the musical stylings of five-star rated DJ P-LO!

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October 8, 2018 - 7:59pm

We want to send a special "Thank You" to everyone who donated to Hurricane Florence. Jodi Casher, one of our amazing Registered Veterinarian Technicians, was able to join Brittany, another amazing technician, from REACH to deliver your generous supplies to families and animals who were affected by Hurricane Florence near Wilmington, NC.

Jodi and Brittany spent the week helping organize, deliver supplies, and checking on animals. They helped feed, water, assess, and love on over 300 animals including many cats and chickens, a few dogs, sheep, ducks, and 1 pig....

September 27, 2018 - 1:05pm

Recently the FDA posted an alert that the flea and tick medications in the isoxazoline class are now carrying a possible seizure risk in dogs and ataxia in cats. These are FDA approved products that are safe and effective for the majority of healthy pets. There have been post-approval studies in Credelio, Simparico, Nexgard, and Bravecto which are all in the isoxazoline class of drugs. We at AHNA have been aware of the possibility of rare side effects listed in the studies of this class of drugs. We have used Nexgard and Bravecto in not only our patients but our own cats and dogs for many...

September 25, 2018 - 1:05pm

Several technicians and employees from REACH will be volunteering near...

September 20, 2018 - 4:15pm

Finding the perfect diet for health, longevity, and fitness has long been an obsession of Americans. Paleo, gluten-free, and “clean eating” are just a few of the more recent trends to hit the billion-dollar diet industry, with entire aisles of the grocery store devoted to certain types of foods that are purported to have almost miraculous powers of healing and regeneration. Inevitably, these trends spill over into the pet food industry. About 10 years ago, dog and cat foods labeled “grain-free” began showing up on the shelves of pet food stores. In 2017, 43% of pet specialty foods were...

September 13, 2018 - 6:18pm

Join Us For One Of The Hottest Events of the Year:

Asheville Humane's Society's Taste of Compassion.

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September 13, 2018 - 12:00am

FREE CLASS

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

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August 30, 2018 - 11:41am

The Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be closed Monday, September 3rd in observance of Labor Day so our AHNA staff can spend time with loved ones. We will maintain normal hours before and after Labor Day.

  • Saturday Sept. 1st- 8:00am- 5:00pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 2nd - CLOSED
  • Monday, Sept 3rd - CLOSED
  • Tuesday, Sept 4th-7:30am-8:30pm

For emergencies during this time please call REACH (Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital) at 665-4399 or WCRAH (Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital & Veterinary Emergency Hospital) at 828-408-0223...

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