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May 8, 2010 - 5:22pm

By Gypsy’s owner, Ms. DeLong

I adopted Gypsy, a very sweet miniature poodle mix, from Asheville Humane Society on Christmas Eve. She has brought much joy to my life.  She sits in my lap, snuggles with me in bed, and makes me take long, brisk walks around the neighborhood, even in bad weather, which doesn’t seem to bother her.

One evening when I got home from work, I took Gypsy out for a walk.  We were returning home when Gypsy started pulling on the leash towards my next door...

May 6, 2010 - 3:00am

Below you will find a list of common poisonous plants. Click on the links provided to learn more about how to better protect your pet.


May 3, 2010 - 6:00pm

Meet dear Mr. Whiskers, a beloved classroom pet at Asheville Catholic School. We provide care to him free-of-charge to show our appreciation to him for brightening the days of the students and for the lessons he is teaching them. Mr. Whiskers is all wrapped up to keep him warm while he is recovering from anesthesia during a recent visit to the hospital to be neutered. He is one cute bunny and very sweet!

We received wonderful thank you notes from every child that shares a classroom with Mr. Whiskers. We were so touched by the children’s...

May 1, 2010 - 8:00pm

There is a family that we would like to gratefully acknowledge. This family has been extremely helpful to this practice in many ways through the years. They have especially been of great support and assistance in helping us to bring Minimally Invasive Surgery to Western North Carolina and their wonderful pet, Noelle is the first dog to have a Laparoscopic Spay in this area.

April 30, 2010 - 5:17pm

LAPAROSCOPY - Minimally Invasive Surgery is 65% less painful!*

Laparoscopy now for pets too.

Laparoscopic surgery is the extremely popular minimally invasive surgery for humans. Now pets can benefit from all of the advantages of this technology. Animal Hospital of North Asheville was the first veterinary hospital in Western North Carolina to equip and train for this capability and continues to be the leader since 2007.

How is Laparoscopy...

April 19, 2010 - 4:40pm

Years ago, a veterinarian might detect a heart murmur during your pet’s annual examination, and you might have heard the comment, “We’ll watch this.”  Not too long ago, veterinary medicine was limited in what could be done diagnostically, and effective heart medications had not been developed.  Now, with new diagnostic capabilities, new knowledge and new medications, many pets with heart disease are living longer and more comfortably than was possible previously.

April 14, 2010 - 7:02pm


Gus came into AHNA with a broken tooth

Acting Quickly = Less Pain & Less Infection

PAINFUL: A broken tooth is painful but as a survival instinct, pets seldom express oral pain.


April 2, 2010 - 5:23pm

Animal Wellness Exams

An annual wellness exam is one of the most important things you can do for your pet to maintain their good health. Even if your pet has had several veterinary visits due to illness or other problems, they should not skip their annual visit.

An annual exam is a much more thorough physical and dental examination than can be done during illness visits. Your pet’s overall health will be assessed and recommendations will be outlined for keeping your pet healthy. Among other things, the doctor will decide

March 26, 2010 - 10:26am

At the Animal Hospital of North Asheville, we are presented with a vast array of emergencies. Some emergencies are uncomfortable, but not life threatening, such as a fishhook caught in a lip. Other emergencies require the immediate action of trained staff working as a team and the best equipment. Pets are frequently struck by vehicles, fall off of high places such as decks, experience gun shots, poisonings, electric shock from chewing on electric cords, hypothermia, heatstroke and the list goes on. In these instances, seconds matter.

In this...

February 26, 2010 - 3:35pm

FACT: Pet bad breath means periodontal infection.

FACT: The most common disease in dogs is periodontal infection (in 80% by age 3 years)

FACT: The most common cause of discomfort in dogs is periodontal infection.

FACT: Periodontal infection is preventable. Prevention saves discomfort and money.

Every pet owner would like their pet to avoid the



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