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May 22, 2017 - 2:01pm

Springtime means warm weather, long days, and more opportunities to get out in the woods or in our yards. Unfortunately, spring also means more opportunities for humans and their pets to encounter snakes. The most common poisonous snake in Western North Carolina is the copperhead, although rattlesnakes, water moccasins and coral snakes are also seen in the area.

Copperheads spend most of their time in cover, including wood piles, rock piles, tall grass, piles of leaves, or thickets. According to the Ohio Public Library...

April 25, 2017 - 5:14pm

Sunshine, warmer weather, and fresh air are things we love about spring.  We can finally open the windows, air out the house, and clean off the dust from winter. It is time to refresh and renew. Spring cleaning is a perfect time to clean pet collars, leashes, toys, and beds. It is also the perfect time to clean out the car!

If you have a dog, you know the dreaded deed of removing pet hair from fabric. No matter how hard you try, those pesky hairs have made their home and are entwined in your upholstery....

April 24, 2017 - 11:25pm

Every October Animal Hospital of North Asheville takes part in an important study presented by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), so many of you may have taken part through the years. A short survey is given to clients which asks a few very simple questions about their pet. The survey helps track not only the trends for obesity in cats and dogs but also the views of pet families and veterinarians on pets’ weight and key nutritional food issues.

Unfortunately, pet obesity in U.S. continued to rise in 2016, affecting nearly 59% of cats and 54% of dogs. This past year...

April 23, 2017 - 10:15pm

Our goal is to teach you what you need to know to help your pet. As much as we wish we could include your pet in our free help sessions, they are for humans only, so please leave all those sweet and wonderful pets at home.

These Help Sessions are free to the public on a first come, first seated basis. Please be aware that Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be seeing patients while the Help Session is in progress, so some of our parking will be reserved for the families of patients needing care. Thank you for understanding.

April 23, 2017 - 5:59pm

By: Dr. Kasandra Garner

Broken bones in dogs and cats are fairly common injuries. They are usually due to accidents such as being hit by a car or falling, but can occur after any traumatic event such as gunshot wounds, horse kicks, animal attacks, and being struck by a hard object such as a golf ball.

If your pet has suffered an accident, signs that there may be a broken bone include pain, swelling, or obvious malformation of a limb. If it is an “open” fracture, you may be able to see the bone sticking out of the skin.  Because there is potential for shock and/or internal...

April 7, 2017 - 9:59pm

Our goal is to teach you what you need to know to help your pet. As much as we wish we could include your pet in our free help sessions, they are for humans only, so please leave all those sweet and wonderful pets at home.

These Help Sessions are free to the public on a first come, first seated basis. Please be aware that Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be seeing patients while the Help Session is in progress, so some of our parking will be reserved for the families of patients needing care. Thank you for understanding.

March 28, 2017 - 11:29am

It's that time again - vote in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC poll!

We were honored to win in the 'Best Veterinarian' category last year, and with your help, we can win again. Please vote now to make us #1!

March 24, 2017 - 2:23pm

It’s every pet family’s nightmare: Fluffy rushes into the road and is hit by a car. What you do in the next few moments may increase your pet’s chance for survival, and also protect you from becoming injured as well.

March 22, 2017 - 7:59pm

This is a happy story that highlights the importance of a wonderful organization, Asheville Humane Society, as well as a life-saving invention, pet microchips. Animal Hospital of North Asheville appreciates the excellent job that Asheville Humane Society does scanning for microchips in the pets they care for and reuniting them with their families.

March 22, 2017 - 7:41pm

Drs. Dave and Betsy Thompson attended the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) in Orlando, FL from February 4th through 8th. The NAVC is the largest veterinary meeting in the world, is attended by people from all over the world, and is a learning experience for veterinarians that has no equal.

Every hour of the day there were about 40 different lectures available Saturday through Wednesday.  Every lecture and every speaker was an opportunity to learn something new that can help diagnose and treat a disease, relieve symptoms, or simply give the patient a better or a longer...

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