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June 18, 2019 - 8:19pm

The Fourth of July and its accompanying celebrations can be a traumatic experience for pets. It is also the number one holiday for pets to get lost. Even if you keep your cat or dog indoors during this festive holiday, it can easily turn into a "fright night" for your pet. Many cats or dogs can become fearful, anxious, or stressed with loud noises such as thunderstorms, fireworks, loud music and large groups of people celebrating. A little preparation can go a long way toward making sure that they are safe and happy when the festivities begin, and we can help!

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June 18, 2019 - 7:52pm

The Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be closed Thursday, July 4th, 2019 in observance of Independence Day so our AHNA staff can spend time with loved ones. We will maintain normal hours before and after the holiday.

  • Monday-Wednesday: July 1st-3rd, normal business hours- 7:30am -8:30pm
  • Thursday, July 4th - CLOSED (no AHNA Puppy Preschool)
  • Friday, July 5th - normal business hours- 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...

June 3, 2019 - 10:29pm

Share their story and photo in the Asheville Humane Society’s WNC Pet of the Year Photo Contest. 

Make your pet a star! Enter Asheville Humane Society's 2nd Annual Pet of the Year Contest to celebrate the pets (and pet lovers!) of Western North Carolina while helping homeless animals in need! Starting May 30, we invite you to upload your favorite photo of your pet along with their story HERE! Then, share their page through social media, email, and text, asking your friends and...

May 22, 2019 - 9:57pm

Enriching Your Cats' Nine Lives 

By: Anastasia Galbo

Poe and Lucifer, our brother and sister duo love long walks in the forest, sunny spots to lie in, and a good tree to climb.

Poe (4 years) and Lucifer (10 months) both love being outside more than anything. Living in a busy city like Asheville makes it too dangerous to let them roam free on their own. So we introduced them to a harness and the local park.

Poe took to it naturally;  she even now pulls her harness from the basket when she wants to go out. She was 4 years old when we introduced the idea of a...

May 22, 2019 - 9:20pm

Most dog owners know that we recommend giving heartworm preventive medication every month, all year to all dogs. But what really happens if your dog is infected with heartworms? It can be treated, right? Well, yes, but there is a lot of long-term and irreversible damage that can be prevented, and treatment is lengthy and expensive. Let’s look at what really happens inside your dog first.

Damaged blood vessels and more

We always think about heartworms as a parasite that lives in the heart, but that is rarely the case. They spend most of their lives and do their worst...

May 9, 2019 - 11:28pm

Asheville Angel Pets Conference and Expo held at the Renaissance Hotel Asheville, NC

Conference and Expo Saturday, June 8th! Get Your Tickets Today!

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April 23, 2019 - 10:07pm

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April 23, 2019 - 12:53pm

We get a lot of questions from cat parents asking whether certain aspects of cat anatomy are normal or not. Here are some cool facts about cats’ bodies!

Why does my cat have crossed eyes?

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April 23, 2019 - 11:44am

One evening we received a phone call about a kitten who accidentally had his back toes caught by a rolling office chair, and now his back toes were bleeding. Just barely 5 weeks old and weighing only one pound, Squirt was a little ball of orange fluff with a big personality. Squirt quickly proved he was a brave little kitten.

Dr. Frye quickly assessed that Squirt had a degloving injury to one of his rear toes. A degloving injury is also called an avulsion which is a type of severe injury that happens when the top layers of the skin and tissue are ripped from the underlying muscle,...

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