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July 20, 2018 - 10:02pm

We are so excited to be heading into our 6th year of AHNA Puppy Preschool. Thursday nights at Animal Hospital of North Asheville have been filled with the sounds of puppies, families, laughter, and play as the puppies build lifelong positive associations with coming to the hospital and being around new people and other puppies.

Our goal at Puppy Preschool is to strengthen the bond and understanding between families and their puppy by using positive activities aimed at encouraging investigation and interaction, stimulating the senses and building confidence.

Our first...

July 20, 2018 - 5:28pm

This article originally appeared in Catster.

Why do cats eat grass? Cats eating grass is a behavior that goes way back. Let’s look at why cats eat grass and what kinds of grass they should avoid.

Why do cats eat grass? Well, cats have actually eaten grass throughout history. Although they’re generally not too particular about the kind of grass they choose, some humans offer their felines cat grass, which is a safe and controlled alternative for kitties to get their greens...

June 25, 2018 - 6:20pm

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June 25, 2018 - 4:57pm

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!

1.  Create a safe...

June 22, 2018 - 3:46pm

We will be closed in observance of Independence Day (July 4th)!

The Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day so that our staff can spend time with loved ones. Our patient care team will be providing care to hospitalized patients, but we will not be open for appointments or emergency care. We will be open from 7:30am until 8:30pm on Tuesday, July 3rd and Thursday, July 5th. We will have normal business hours the week before and after July 4th. Please contact us at 828-253-3393 before July 4th if you need refills...

June 8, 2018 - 7:51pm

We feel so lucky to live in a community that has a genuine love for animals. Once again our amazing community came together to help animals in need by supporting Asheville Humane Society in their most recent fundraiser, the "WNC Pet of the Year" photo contest. Over 150 photos were submitted for a chance to be named WNC Pet of the Year. Each photo was accompanied by the pet's amazing story. The community had a chance to vote on the photos. Each vote cost one dollar and all the donations will help shelter animals at the Asheville Humane Society.

With your generous support,...

May 21, 2018 - 10:57pm

The Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be closed Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day so our AHNA staff can spend time with loved ones. We will maintain normal hours before and after Memorial Day Weekend.

  • Saturday, May 26th, normal business hours: 8:00am -5:00pm
  • Sunday, May 27th - CLOSED
  • Monday, May 28th - CLOSED

For emergencies during this time please call REACH (Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital) at 665-4399 or WCRAH (Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital & Veterinary Emergency Hospital) at 828-408-0223. Both...

May 21, 2018 - 10:39pm

We regret to announce that AHNA will no longer continue our Sunday Emergency hour from 4:00PM to 5:00PM as of May 27th. We will continue to care for our non-critical hospitalized patients over the weekend.

Should your pet require emergency services after Saturday (5:00PM) or before Monday (7:30AM), both REACH (Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital) and WCRAHVEH (Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital & Veterinary Emergency Hospital) are open and accepting...

May 21, 2018 - 10:18pm

With the warmer weather upon us, your feline friend might be asking to go outside and explore more than ever. Unfortunately, the freedom of outdoor exploration comes with a higher risk of injury from other animals including other cats. Over 90% of septic wounds in cats are caused by a cat bite during a cat fight. Dog, rat, raccoon and other animal bites are rarer but can also cause issues.

Cats are very territorial. They will fight to protect or expand their territory as well as if they are backed into a corner. Cat fights are very common in areas with outdoor roaming cats....

May 21, 2018 - 9:59pm

Spring is a beautiful time of year here in the mountains, but April showers and May flowers also bring pollen. Human allergy symptoms usually include sneezing, stuffy nose, and itchy eyes, but dogs often show their allergies with itchy skin symptoms known as atopic dermatitis or atopy.

PetMD describes atopy this way: “Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory, chronic skin disease associated with allergies. In fact, this is the second most common allergic skin disease in dogs. These allergic reactions can be brought on by normally harmless substances...

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