Animal Hospital of North Asheville is participating in Project Connect for the Homeless. Project Connect is an annual one day event that is held to provide onsite barrier-free services to the homeless population of Asheville-Buncombe while facilitating community awareness and participation. AHNA will be on hand to provide what care we can to the pets that belong to homeless people.
Why do animals yawn? Why do cats eat grass? These and other pressing questions were explored in an entertaining animal behavior session at the American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual convention in Atlanta, GA.
Benjamin Hart, DVM, PhD, DACVB, distinguished professor emeritus at the University of California –Davis, spoke about some of the more inexplicable behaviors of companion animals in his talk: “Why do they do that? Purring, yawning, flipping out on catnip, and eating poop.” Read on if you really want to know.
Recently, Procter and Gamble, owner of Iams and Eukanuba, issued a recall on certain dry pet foods. AHNA immediately identified and contacted all owners of pets who we knew were fed these dry foods to warn them of the recall.
Below you will find a link with more information on the recall as well as a list of UPC codes included in the recall.
http://www.iams.com/iams/en_US/data_root/html/recall_message.html - this link is no longer active.
Dr. Wootten's patient, Bob, was recently adopted by Scott Wilkins. His new sister Daisy is teaching him to howl like a beagle.
Cathy, April, Kalon, Lynne, Norma, and Sheri want you to know that they have a fantastic addition to the Client Care Team. You may already have seen her smiling face if you have entered through our cat door in the last few weeks. Her name is Jill and she has fit right in with our competent, intelligent, warm and friendly team at our front desk.
Asheville Dogs Are Raising Money to Fight Cancer!
Animal Hospital of North Asheville Thanks Them with a Sponsorship
On August 7, 2010 there will be a parade of dogs in Asheville who are giving their all to fight cancer as they participate in the American Cancer Society’s Bark for Life. Animal Hospital of North Asheville is a sponsor of the event to show our appreciation for these dogs getting out to fight cancer in people! We also appreciate the American Cancer Society for their recognition of the important role that companion animals play in our lives when they say:...
Is your cat grooming half of her hair off, or is your dog licking his paws raw? It may well be that your pet is experiencing allergies, one of the most common health problems for pets. Forty percent of dogs and cats are estimated to have allergies. Just like people, animals have allergic reactions because their immune system — the system that protects the body from foreign and potentially infectious substances — overreacts to some material.
Your pet’s doctor will examine the teeth at each visit. We urge you to examine the mouth and teeth at least monthly because important things are happening in the mouth this first year. Look for chipped, broken, movable, discolored, extra teeth, missing teeth, unusual gum tissue and for foreign objects stuck between teeth.
In the picture above, the red number 1’s are retained baby teeth. See how the permanent teeth, blue number 2’s have been pushed inward and when they fully erupt, they will poke into and damage...
It’s a hot, steamy day. The clouds build, and you hear rumbles of thunder in the distance. For most of us and our pets, there’snothing to fear. But for animals with storm phobia, it’s time to panic. A “phobia” is a persistent, irrational fear of a stimulus, and can manifest in many ways, from anxiety and trembling all the way to destructive behaviors.