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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.

November 4, 2016 - 4:22pm

Congratulations to the dedicated families who participated with their canine companions in Dog-Ed's recent Saturday Training classes held in the AHNA Education Room. These classes, taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed, were not only fun filled but they help families to teach and strengthen basic manners. Jenny's classes strengthen the bond between families and their pets while helping the dogs become polite members of the community.

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October 22, 2016 - 11:24am

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

How to Help Your Leash Reactive Dog

Concentration: Learn how to achieve focus, despite distractions

FREE CLASSES

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October 22, 2016 - 10:50am

Stop in for Pet Trick or Treating on Wednesday, October 26th at Animal Hospital of North Asheville!

Our Education Room will be decorated for Halloween and we will have treats for people and pets, so please stop in between 6 and 7 PM on October 26. Our pet treats are healthy and low calorie.

This is a costume friendly event, but costumes are certainly not required. If your four-legged friend enjoys dressing up, we would love to see them! If your pet doesn't enjoy festivities, then please feel free to stop by and say hello without your pet. This event is not recommended for...

October 21, 2016 - 4:52pm

Information provided by Ernest Ward, DVM/ © Copyright 2009 Lifelearn Inc.

When you hear the word "mites" you may shudder or think of little bugs crawling all over. Either way most people find them creepy. But the truth is that we often see mites on animals but good news- there is treatment! If your pet is itchy, losing hair, head shaking or digging at their ears be sure to make an appointment with your veterinarian.

Let's take a look at a couple different types of common mites that can affect your pet. 

Ear Mites (Otodectes)

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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 21, 2016 - 4:12pm

By Dr. Kasandra Garner

Many of us who love our dogs often wonder what they are thinking. Perhaps we would gain more insight into their minds if we wondered, “What are they smelling?”

Alexandra Horowitz, in her new book “Being a Dog,” says that all dogs have the ability to create "a picture of the world through smell." This is partly because of the design of their snouts. Each nostril is controlled separately, allowing the dog not only to detect a particular smell, but also to locate it in space.  

A dog’s nose allows them to get a different odor sample with each...

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