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November 1, 2010 - 12:00am

Animal Hospital of North Asheville's caring veterinarians and staff serve the Asheville, NC area providing veterinary vaccinations, vet exams, pet dental care, veterinary surgery and other vet services for dogs, cats and other pets.

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October 30, 2010 - 3:00am

This article is from healthypet.com

Halloween can be a frightening time for pet owners across the country. It can be scary for our furry friends too. The AmericanAnimal Hospital Association encourages pet owners to protect their four-legged family members this October by being mindful of their F.E.A.R. – food, environment, attire, and recovery.

Food

Halloween means candy and tasty treats are plentiful and easily accessible to young children and pets. Candy, especially chocolate, is toxic to animals and can cause vomiting, restlessness,...

October 29, 2010 - 5:54pm

Animal Hospital of North Asheville Helps Homeless Pets

At Animal Hospital of North Asheville we always strive to help local animal welfare organizations as much as possible. That is why we are a ‘Top Dog’, or a presenting sponsor, for Animal Compassion Network’s (ACN) Taste of Compassion fundraiser.

The Seventh Annual Taste of Compassion will take place on Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Venue in downtown Asheville. A wine tasting and silent auction will take place to benefit ACN’s Foster and Adoption Program. There will be over 200...

October 29, 2010 - 1:30pm

Thank you to each and every one of our beloved clients who voted for us in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Poll. Your votes truly made a difference. More people voted in this year’s poll than ever before. According to Mountain Xpress, thousands of residents voted and more than doubled the tally’s of previous years!

October 29, 2010 - 3:00am

Recently on my way to work at AHNA, I was horrified to see a cat hit by a car along I-26. I immediately stopped to see if I could help, and unfortunately the poor kitty was already dead. I then saw two little kittens, one calico and one black, in the overgrown area about 50 feet from the interstate. I assumed the cat that was hit by the car was their mother. When I approached them, they fled deep into the thicket.

September 29, 2010 - 4:35pm

With great regret, we announce the loss of our grand old silver maple. This wonderful tree presided over Beaverdam Road for an estimated 150 years, providing shade and habitat for many.

In 1998, when we expanded the Animal Hospital, even though we were advised that the tree was very old and perhaps nearing life’s end, we wanted to preserve this majestic tree. In order to give the tree its best chance for survival, we sought advice from Quality Forward and from other arborists on how to care for it. We hoped that the recommended infusions, aerating of the soil, feedings, and...

September 29, 2010 - 4:00pm

We would like to share with you another example of how incredibly loving our amazing staff members and clients are. Cindy, who is Dr. Plankenhorn’s Exam Room Tech, brought us the idea of helping the pets of Asheville’s homeless people through the Project Connect 2010 event. Project Connect is an annual one day event that is held in conjunction with the VA Stand Down. The aim of Project Connect is to provide onsite barrier-free services to the homeless population of Asheville-Buncombe while facilitating community awareness and participation. Although Project connect had tried to help the...

September 23, 2010 - 3:00am

Spooner is Raising Money for Canine Cancer.

By Spooner’s Mom, Gail Weams

Our dog, Spooner, just turned 7 in September. We have been privileged to live in his world since he was 6 weeks old. Oh – he had our hearts wrapped around him at first sight!

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September 20, 2010 - 3:00am

Nail Trimming is Essential to Your Pet’s Health

Scroll down to the bottom of this article for a helpful video on nail trimming!

You don’t have to be nervous or afraid to trim your pet’s nails. You can learn to trim them without stressing your pet; all it takes is a little patience and training. Sometimes the training takes just minutes and other times you may need to practice for weeks with twice daily sessions – it depends on your pet.

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September 5, 2010 - 3:00am

Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be closed Monday for Labor Day. Staff will be providing care to hospitalized patients, but we will not be open for appointments or emergency care. We will be open as usual on Saturday from 8:00 AM until 12:00 Noon and a doctor and staff will be available Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 for Acute Care.

We care about your pet and want to be available as much as possible so that he or she can be treated here where we already know your pet and have a full medical record. Except for once or twice a year when we have to cancel the 4:00 Sunday Acute...

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