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September 26, 2016 - 7:34am

Congratulations to all of our recent graduates of the Saturday Training taught at Animal Hospital of North Asheville by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

TTouch Training

The families who brought their beloved dogs to the TTouch Training class that met on Saturdays for six weeks here at Animal Hospital of North Asheville, learned unique methods to help their dogs. TTouch is a powerful method to improve behavior, enhance performance and health and teach a dog to learn willingly. It helps establish a deeper rapport and more effective connection and understanding between humans...

August 26, 2016 - 6:53pm

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

How and Why You Should Look After Your Pet's Teeth

How to Help Your Leash Reactive Dog

Oops! Housetraining 101

Concentration: Learn how to achieve focus, despite distractions


How and Why You Should Look After Your Pet's Teeth


August 26, 2016 - 4:03pm

This article originally posted on the American Veterinary Dental College website

The teeth of dogs and cats usually fit together well enough to chew food without discomfort.  “Malocclusion” is present when a tooth or some teeth are not able to fit comfortably when the mouth is closed. In veterinary patients, management of malocclusion (which can include shortening of the crowns or extraction of maloccluding teeth, or orthodontic treatment to move the maloccluding teeth to a more comfortable position) is designed to...

August 26, 2016 - 3:30pm

By: Dr. Sally Foote, this article originally appeared in Behavior Bytes

Both dogs and cats live by routines. They feel the most secure and happy when you wake up at the same time every day, feed them at the same time daily, and keep walks or play time on schedule. When the schedule changes, it can cause some stress in our pets. Our pets know when school is starting and may act up at this time of year. Back packs, folders, binders, kids getting up early and leaving on school buses are all big signals...

August 24, 2016 - 10:41pm

By: Dr. Amy Plankenhorn

Meet Kali – a very lucky dog!

Kali is a beautiful, intelligent and loyal 7 year-old girl who might just be the luckiest dog I know. I first met Kali when she was adopted from the Asheville Humane Society as a puppy, and her family absolutely adores her. Kali and her family love to travel and go on outdoor adventures, so she goes along on all of the camping, hiking and canoeing trips that they take. I always love to hear about their trips, and all of the places they have seen and gone. But this summer’s adventure took a scary turn when she slipped and...

August 24, 2016 - 10:21pm

Did you know if you have an Amazon account that you can support your favorite charity every time you shop at Amazon with no cost to you? It is a great way to help local charities in Asheville. It includes some of our favorite organizations:

Pet Behavior Aid:

“The mission of Pet Behavior Aid is to increase the retention of companion animals in their homes in Asheville and Western NC through education and training programs for people who have dogs or cats, animal shelter and rescue workers, and the general community.” Tristan Rehner, CPDT-KA of Pet Behavior gives free...

August 22, 2016 - 1:42pm

We so greatly appreciate your votes in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC poll!  Once again we have been voted the #1 Veterinarian in WNC! It means a great deal to all of us to be recognized for the work we do. Thank you!

Although we have won this award many times, we do not take your vote for granted. We are constantly trying our best to improve the quality of care that we provide. Over the past several years, we are proud to be leaders in the fear-free veterinary care movement that is taking place. Being totally fear-free is a lofty goal and not attainable for every single pet, but...

July 25, 2016 - 11:31am

Oh no - there is a wet spot on the bed!  Is that a urine smell on my dog's fur? Are they just acting out and being naughty, or is there something wrong? 

Many families may believe that when their dog starts to leak urine or have "accidents," it is a natural result of aging or a behavior issue. They may even delay going to see their veterinarian, and instead try to change their dog's behavior by trying to correct them when it happens. Or they try to change or manage the "accidents" by crating, withholding water (never withhold water because it can seriously harm your pet!) or...

July 25, 2016 - 9:53am

Loki and Ursa sure do know how to have fun! Watch these rambunctious kittens play together at AHNA.


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