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October 12, 2017 - 10:19pm

Help take the “Spook” out of Spooktacular! Help your pet have a fear free Halloween.

The weather is turning crisp, pumpkin spice is everywhere, and the ghoulish decorations are popping up around the neighborhood. That’s right… it is Halloween time again.

Who can resist a dachshund in a hot dog costume or a cat showing their inner “lion” by dressing in a mane? We may find it adorable but your furry friend may find it stressful, or even frightening. Costumes are not the only holiday hazards that can cause stress or illness in your pets. Candy, trick-or-treaters and...

October 12, 2017 - 10:06pm

The Veterinary Dental Forum is an annual continuing education event held in various locations around the country for veterinary professionals. The conference is focused solely on veterinary dentistry, bringing specialists in human, small animal, large animal, and exotic animal dentistry together in one location to spread information and further learning on all types of dentistry and oral surgery.

This year was Dr. Sim's 12th time attending the Veterinary Dental Forum, and she brought with her four...

October 12, 2017 - 9:52pm

What started out as a routine recheck for a quiet heart murmur found at her annual visit in May turned into a life-threatening emergency visit for sweet Mia, an 11-year-old Greyhound. I found a grade 2/6 heart murmur during an annual comprehensive wellness visit in May. Because this was a new finding, I recommended that we have the heart murmur rechecked within 3-4 months.

October 12, 2017 - 8:19pm

Whether you and your pets are new to AHNA, or if you’ve been seeing us for years, you have probably noticed we do things a little differently here. Treats are offered generously, pets are examined on soft, cozy blankets instead of cold metal tables, and you’re welcome to accompany your pet nearly everywhere they go in the hospital. These are examples of our efforts to reduce any discomfort, fear, anxiety and stress that your pet may experience during their visit. Although AHNA has been thinking along these lines for many years, there’s now a world-wide initiative that offers ...

October 11, 2017 - 3:37pm

Millions of people and their animals have been displaced or affected by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey and the winds and flooding from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In the Caribbean, Florida, Texas, and Louisiana, animals need help with food, shelter, medical care, and being reunited with their owners. There are several reputable charities who will use monetary donations to provide supplies and shelter to these animals. Here are some ways you can help:

General funds for all three storms:

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October 11, 2017 - 3:21pm

On a chilly evening in February, Animal Hospital of North Asheville got a call that a critically ill two-month-old puppy was being transferred to our care. This was the second puppy that had come to us for burn treatments in a span of just one year.

October 3, 2017 - 5:01pm

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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September 25, 2017 - 10:32pm

Interested in joining a Dog-Ed dog training class? Would you like to develop a better understand of your dog's behavior? Learn how to clearly communicate with them? Then join Dog-Ed for this free help session on one of the dates listed below!
 

September 25, 2017 - 9:52pm

“More than anything else, for the rest of my life I will miss his daily reminder that it is possible to live this way all day, every day, under every circumstance life can throw at anyone privileged enough to have a beating heart.” ~ Chris Derienzo, MD

We at the Animal Hospital of North Asheville are blessed with getting to know so many wonderful families. Our staff treasures the chance to care for and share the lives of our furry patients.  Throughout our patients’ lives we get to learn about what makes them special. We cherish this relationship.  One of the hardest...

September 25, 2017 - 9:40pm

It seems at times that cats can relish in being obvious: it's hard to miss a cat lying on your keyboard while you're trying to work, or informing you of his desire to eat breakfast while you're trying to catch a few more winks. Sometimes our feline friends just refuse to be ignored! Even so, we can't deny the other more mysterious side to cat behavior. Why does my cat so often prefer a discarded cardboard box to the expensive bed I picked out especially for her? Or decide that 2 o’clock in the morning is the perfect time to play?
 
Aside from these lighthearted examples,...

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