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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...

November 21, 2016 - 11:19pm

We had a spooktacular time during our Happy Howl-o-ween Pet Trick-or-Treating on Wednesday, October 26th! Thank you to all who came and celebrated with us!

This annual event was held in our Halloween decorated Education Room. Treats of all kinds were available for our human and pet “Trick-or-Treaters,” but we made sure the treats for pets were low calorie and healthy. It was fun to see which treats the pets loved the best. We even had take-home treats for our feline and canine friends who preferred to stay at home away from the festivities. 

Although costumes were not...

November 21, 2016 - 10:05pm

Thank you Asheville Humane Society!  All of us at Animal Hospital of North Asheville greatly appreciate the hard work you did to make this such a spectacular event.  We are excited by the amount of money raised to help animals in need and greatly appreciate the opportunity to sponsor this event.

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November 21, 2016 - 7:49pm

This article has been reviewed by a Veterinarian.
- information provided by VetStreet

During the holidays Animal Hospital of North Asheville sees an increase in cats and dogs suffering from a very severe and painful disease called Pancreatitis. Quite often it is a result of a pet eating fatty foods or another human food they are not used to. Let's take a closer look at Pancreatitis.
 
Think of the pancreas as a puffer fish. It’s a notoriously sensitive organ that...

November 21, 2016 - 7:27pm

As the weather gets colder, it is tempting to stop your parasite prevention, but the parasitic threats to your pets do not go away. Biting insects such as fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes that carry heartworm disease can persist through very cold weather. In fact, we hear a lot of reports of people finding ticks on their pets in the coldest months of winter, and even in the cold season, ticks can carry diseases such as Lyme and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Intestinal parasites such as hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms are a risk all year. Be sure to protect your pet by giving monthly...

November 21, 2016 - 7:17pm

Western North Carolina has been experiencing very dry conditions this fall, and the widespread forest fires that have occurred this November have led to significant problems with air quality and smoke in some areas. Many people are experiencing irritation in their eyes, nose, and lungs, and dogs and cats are susceptible to the same symptoms. For this reason, you should apply the same outdoor activity restrictions that are being recommended for people to your pet. If your pet is healthy, then you can probably assume that if a walk is comfortable for you, it is for your pet too. Use special...

November 21, 2016 - 7:07pm

With both Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on a Sunday, Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be closed not only Christmas Day and New Year’s Day but also the day before each holiday in order to allow our hard working staff time to enjoy the holidays with their families. Whenever we are not open, Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital (REACH) is available at 677 Brevard Road. Please call them at 828-665-4399 to let them know you are on the way.

Animal Hospital of North Asheville 2016 Holiday Hours

All weekday hours will be normal: 7:30 AM-8:30 PM Monday-Friday...

November 21, 2016 - 6:58pm

We want to take a moment during this Thanksgiving time to say how thankful we are for all of the families that trust us to care for their animal companions. We know they are beloved members of the family because we feel the same way about our furry family members. We strive every day to provide the level of medical care and compassion we would want shown to our babies.

We are so thankful for the compassionate veterinarians, client care team, patient care team, hospital care team, and management of the AHNA family that we get to work with each day. The dedication and love for...

November 21, 2016 - 6:51pm

Our staff have been kept quite busy attending continuing education seminars and conferences this fall. We thank them for keeping us up-to-date on the ever-evolving knowledge available to provide the best care for your pet.

Registered Veterinary Technicians Kelly, Robin and Lisa attended the Greater Smokey Mountains Veterinary Conference, October 29 through November 2. Each one attended variety of different lectures and all came back excited about the new information they had gained. Kelly enjoyed learning more about proteinuria, feline pancreatitis, and diabetic ketoacidosis. Robin...

November 4, 2016 - 4:34pm

Please help us as we once again hold our annual Holiday Pet Food Drive to help needy dogs and cats in our community. A great many dogs and cats will need food and warmth this winter, so please donate to help them! There is nothing that we appreciate as much at holiday time as gifts of pet food for our pet food drive.

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