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November 10, 2011 - 2:47pm

Health Alert:  We are recently seeing deer ticks on pets at a much greater frequency than we have in past years. These ticks are much, much smaller than the ticks that most people are familiar with, so please click on the accompanying links and learn how to recognize them on your pets and human family members. We also felt it important to alert you because these ticks appear in late fall after the larger types of ticks have already subsided and many people have stopped using a tick preventative. Deer ticks can carry Lyme disease which infects pets and people, so please talk to your...

November 5, 2011 - 9:21am

Cats are wonderful to share our homes with, unless they start treating our homes as their bathroom. While most cats are very content to use the litter box for their eliminations, there are a variety of reasons why a cat may stop using the litter pan.

October 21, 2011 - 12:00am

This is Lula's first vist with Dr. Duncan. She is an Airedale puppy that loves dental chews. She says it is never too early to start taking care of your teeth! (Watch how skillfully she switches her treat from one side of her mouth to the other!)

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October 21, 2011 - 12:00am
October 16, 2011 - 11:21pm

We are proud to be underwriting the Asheville Humane Society "Litter Lovers" program for the month of October. Ingles allows AHS to buy litter at wholesale prices if they buy it a pallet at a time. Local businesses and donors can be a “Litter Lover” by contributing around $200 to cover AHS’s litter expenses for a month. If you are interested in being a “Litter Lover” contact the Asheville Humane Society.
 

October 16, 2011 - 10:42pm

Mark your calendar for the 8th Annual Taste of Compassion! Animal Compassion Network is once again hosting a wine tasting and silent auction that will benefit the homeless pets of WNC, and Animal Hospital of North Asheville is proud to be a ‘Top Dog’ sponsor. All your friends at AHNA want you to come!  It is so much fun! Be sure to stop by our display. Taste of Compassion takes place Thursday, November 10 from 6 PM – 9 PM at The Venue in downtown Asheville. 

October 16, 2011 - 10:05pm

Saying that Sherri and Eric Johnson love Dalmatians is an understatement. They love Dalmatians so much that they have so far rescued 24 of them for their family; with 6 Dalmatians currently living in the household: Bradi, Colbi, Chimi, Maeli, Disco, and Pollo.

“We rescue the Dalmatians that no one wants – the nippers, biters, behavior problems, and those with medical needs,” said Sherri. “We spend a lot of time working with them so that they become a positive addition in their new family.  It’s truly amazing the change they make when we understand what drives their bad behaviors...

October 15, 2011 - 3:04pm

Lorraine Kendall, our Patient Care Coordinator, has worked at Animal Hospital of North Asheville for 11 years and she has more than 25 years experience caring for patients in veterinary hospitals.

The position of Patient Care Coordinator is multifaceted and requires someone who thrives on having many different responsibilities. “I think I have the best job in the whole hospital,” said Lorraine. “My job puts me in touch with just about every part of the hospital. I get to work with clients and patients, as well as the doctors and staff. I love that my job is different every day. If...

October 15, 2011 - 2:30pm

By: Dr. Paul Duncan

The case this month is about an adorable six-year-old Corgi named Mary Lily. She was brought in for one of the most common orthopedic problems seen in dogs, a tear of the cranial cruciate ligament (similar to ACL in humans). This typically happens as a result of increased forces applied to the knee during activity/play. Once the ligament is torn, marked limping of the affected leg occurs. Pain results from acute inflammation as well as abnormal motion in the joint during weight bearing movement. In addition to cranial cruciate ligament tear, meniscal damage may...

October 15, 2011 - 1:50pm

By: Cindy Radcliffe

Elle C was a starving, terrified little waif who was rescued and brought into the hospital last December by one of our incredibly huge-hearted clients. A confirmed dog lover for all of my 48 years on this Earth, I had nevertheless developed a love and appreciation for our feline friends during my 3-year tenure as Dr. Amy Plankenhorn's exam room assistant.

However, I was still totally unprepared for the ruthless way this little calico bundle of nothing stole my heart the second I looked into her beautiful green eyes. I swear I heard angels singing -...

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