Everyone at Animal Hospital of North Asheville wants you to understand the extreme importance of always being certain that your pet has a vaccination against rabies that is current. Rabies is a fatal disease for pets and people, and your pet can be exposed at any time by coming in contact with wildlife. We have had patients that were kept strictly indoors at their homes but were exposed by a bat coming into the house. One of our patients, a tiny Yorkie, was exposed when her mom opened the door for her to go out into their fenced yard and a raccoon was right there, just outside the door....
By Karen and Mick Weagle (Mick has helped care for pets at AHNA as an exam room assistant since 2003.)
Possum was a very young stray kitten when a client brought her to the Animal Hospital of North Asheville. She was almost dead. When she was brought in to the hospital, she was limp and seemed lifeless, and she appeared to have no eyes. She was probably only 3 or 4 weeks old at most. The kind soul who rescued her found 2 children playing with her lifeless body and brought her to the hospital. Dr. Susan Wootten believed Possum could be saved, and so her treatment began.
The more you kiss this puppy, the faster his tail wags! So cute!
February is National Pet Dental Health Month!
By: Dr. Dave Thompson
To celebrate National Pet Dental Health Month, we are offering lots of discounts.
All dental care products are discounted 25%. These include:
Poultry Toothpaste and Double Ended Brush Kit
Double Ended Brush
Oral Water Based Rinse (8oz)
Leather Chews,Small Size
Leather Chews, Large Size
MaxiGuard Ora Zn Cleansing Solution
Dentacetic Wipes (25 count)
OraVet Barrier Home Care Kit
Hope Science Periodontal Health EFAC (30...
Bella was a young American Bulldog who had spent the first two years of her life in a puppy mill in Pennsylvania, reproducing for profit with no love or attention for her efforts. One day Bella had a horrible accident that tore the muscle almost completely off of her kneecap. Rather than pay for the expensive surgery to repair her injury, Bella's owners dropped her off at the local shelter in Pennsylvania in excruciating pain.
The shelter made an attempt to fix Bella's knee and then placed her in a foster home for recovery. No one was more surprised than her foster mom when three...
Ozzie is adorable and smart! In this video he shows us what he has learned.
Treat time at Animal Hospital of North Asheville. Ziggy certainly deserves a treat after working so hard to earn it!
Norm and Rudy - owned by Certified Veterinary Technician Kelly Brown, RVT
How many cats are rescued, live in an animal hospital where they are spoiled rotten, and get to save lives in return? We only know of two, Norm and Rudy, and this is their story.
Norm and Rudy were adopted from a local shelter and came to live at Animal Hospital of North Asheville in 1997. Everyone at AHNA always thought it would be nice to have a ‘hospital cat’ and to have two, well, that was even better. Norm, the real character of the two, was always getting into things and making people laugh, and...
Fleas are amazingly resilient! A female flea can lay 40 eggs daily (280 weekly), which fall off of the dog or cat as they are laid and end up in carpet or cracks in the floor. It is likely that even the most protected pet will get one (or more) fleas yearly. Of the flea life stages, egg, larva, pupa and adult, the pupa can remain dormant for months.
Laura and Spanky Miceli adopted Benson from the Asheville Humane Society. “The Humane Society tried to find him a home for 7 months before we adopted him. The shelter normally isn’t able to keep dogs for such a long time, but I’m so glad they did. We adopted Benson and took him home and since then he has been the best dog, and the naughtiest dog!”
Benson is highly intelligent and mischievous, as you will see if you CLICK HERE to watch his video.
“He’s almost too smart,” said Laura. “He has taught...