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September 27, 2018 - 1:05pm

Recently the FDA posted an alert that the flea and tick medications in the isoxazoline class are now carrying a possible seizure risk in dogs and ataxia in cats. These are FDA approved products that are safe and effective for the majority of healthy pets. There have been post-approval studies in Credelio, Simparico, Nexgard, and Bravecto which are all in the isoxazoline class of drugs. We at AHNA have been aware of the possibility of rare side effects listed in the studies of this class of drugs. We have used Nexgard and Bravecto in not only our patients but our own cats and dogs for many...

September 25, 2018 - 1:05pm

Several technicians and employees from REACH will be volunteering near...

September 20, 2018 - 4:15pm

Finding the perfect diet for health, longevity, and fitness has long been an obsession of Americans. Paleo, gluten-free, and “clean eating” are just a few of the more recent trends to hit the billion-dollar diet industry, with entire aisles of the grocery store devoted to certain types of foods that are purported to have almost miraculous powers of healing and regeneration. Inevitably, these trends spill over into the pet food industry. About 10 years ago, dog and cat foods labeled “grain-free” began showing up on the shelves of pet food stores. In 2017, 43% of pet specialty foods were...

September 13, 2018 - 6:18pm

Join Us For One Of The Hottest Events of the Year:

Asheville Humane's Society's Taste of Compassion.

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September 13, 2018 - 12:00am

FREE CLASS

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August 30, 2018 - 11:41am

The Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be closed Monday, September 3rd in observance of Labor Day so our AHNA staff can spend time with loved ones. We will maintain normal hours before and after Labor Day.

  • Saturday Sept. 1st- 8:00am- 5:00pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 2nd - CLOSED
  • Monday, Sept 3rd - CLOSED
  • Tuesday, Sept 4th-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 Hospital & Veterinary Emergency Hospital) at 828-408-0223...

August 23, 2018 - 9:56pm

We are very proud and grateful that Animal Hospital of North Asheville has again been voted Best of WNC in the Mountain Xpress poll. We strive every day to provide the best care for the pets of our community (and their people), and we are honored to be recognized for doing what we love.

Although we have won this award many times, we do not take your vote for granted. Over the past few years, we have been proud leaders in the fear-free veterinary care movement, and we are excited to learn even more about how to reduce fear in our patients. Most of our staff members have become...

August 23, 2018 - 9:15pm

For many people, the idea of a muzzled dog evokes feelings of fear. This is from a long-standing association of muzzles being used with dangerous dogs. Muzzles are used for so much more than aggression issues. Muzzles, when used correctly, are a wonderful tool that gives your dog more freedom safely. It's time to eliminate those negative associations and appreciate muzzles for all the good things they can do.

A muzzle can be a life saver by preventing dogs from eating rocks, sticks, and other objects that can cause gastrointestinal obstructions. They are a great training tool for...

August 20, 2018 - 4:56pm

We recently learned that D-Con changed the active ingredient in their commonly used rodent bait products, which will make treatment of these poisonings more complicated.

Most commercially available rodenticide (rat poison) products contain an ingredient that interferes with the blood’s ability to clot, called an anticoagulant. It takes a couple of days for signs of toxicity to develop. The signs include bleeding from the mouth, nose,...

August 20, 2018 - 3:33pm

Tigger was recently adopted from the shelter by his mom. He was found as a stray, and he was very wary of new people and afraid of new things. Little did Tigger know he was now part of a family who will give him the best life possible.

His mom, Penny, noticed that his breath had a bad odor, and was concerned that he may need a dental cleaning so she made an appointment at Animal Hospital of North Asheville for a dental cleaning earlier this month. We found a surprise during his oral health assessment – a stick lodged between his upper carnassial teeth (the large back chewing teeth...

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