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May 21, 2018 - 10:18pm

With the warmer weather upon us, your feline friend might be asking to go outside and explore more than ever. Unfortunately, the freedom of outdoor exploration comes with a higher risk of injury from other animals including other cats. Over 90% of septic wounds in cats are caused by a cat bite during a cat fight. Dog, rat, raccoon and other animal bites are rarer but can also cause issues.

Cats are very territorial. They will fight to protect or expand their territory as well as if they are backed into a corner. Cat fights are very common in areas with outdoor roaming cats....

May 21, 2018 - 9:59pm

Spring is a beautiful time of year here in the mountains, but April showers and May flowers also bring pollen. Human allergy symptoms usually include sneezing, stuffy nose, and itchy eyes, but dogs often show their allergies with itchy skin symptoms known as atopic dermatitis or atopy.

PetMD describes atopy this way: “Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory, chronic skin disease associated with allergies. In fact, this is the second most common allergic skin disease in dogs. These allergic reactions can be brought on by normally harmless substances...

May 21, 2018 - 9:07pm

The race for the Asheville Humane Society's WNC Pet of the Year is heating up! Have you cast your vote for your favorite pet photo yet? There is still time to vote - or to vote again! The WNC Pet of the Year fundraiser is accepting votes until June 1. Check out all the contestants today! There are so many amazing stories that will warm your heart and make you feel proud to be part of our local animal community.

All these wonderful families have come together to support Asheville Humane Society (AHS) by entering their cat, dog, rat, ferret, and even an alpaca in this fun-filled...

May 4, 2018 - 7:08pm

We are sad to announce that we will no longer continue our Sunday Emergency hour as of June 1st.

We are offering more appointment times during the week to help accommodate our clients. We will still offer our extended Saturday hours from 8:00AM-5:OOPM with a full staff. We will still be providing care for our hospitalized patients during the weekend.

Should your pet require emergency services after we close on Saturday (5:00PM) or before we open on Monday 7:30AM, both REACH (Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital) and WCRAH (Western Carolina Regional...

May 4, 2018 - 12:36pm

We are excited that many of our awesome staff are helping raise donations to support Asheville Humane Society in the WNC's Pet of the Year Contest. The Animal Hospital of North Asheville and our super staff are proud supporters of the Asheville Humane Society (AHS). We are impressed by all the hard work, dedication, compassion and care that the Asheville Humane Society provides the community, not only by saving lives of homeless pets, but also by allowing time for pets to heal physically and emotionally before they find their forever homes. The AHS also provides support to families with ...

April 24, 2018 - 4:20pm

At first you may think your cat is winking at you, but on closer inspection you notice something does not look right. That "wink" is because the eye is red, puffy, has discharge and is painful. Oh no! What should you do? Is this an emergency? Can you wait and see if it improves? 

When it comes to your cat or dog's eyes, timely medical care is important! Some injuries can lead to blindness, heavy scarring to the cornea or other complications. If your cat or dog has a foreign body puncturing the eye, such as a thorn stuck into the globe, DO NOT REMOVE the object and seek...

April 24, 2018 - 4:09pm

Summer is fast approaching and it will be time to booster the Bivalent Influenza vaccine (protecting against the H3N2 and H3N8 strains) that your dog received last year at the walk-in vaccine clinics held at Animal Hospital of North Asheville.  Many dogs vaccinated at the walk-in clinic will be out of sync with their annual physical exam and the remaining vaccines. We are recommending that if your dog is due for their annual physical exam in the next couple of months (before the influenza vaccine is due), please schedule as normal and we will update the influenza at that appointment. If...

April 24, 2018 - 3:29pm

You may have seen brothers PugPug and Navy out and about living the good life around Asheville. You cannot miss their good looks and charm!  
Even though Navy and PugPug are not actually related, they have an amazing bond and together they can cause a little mischief, as anyone who has a sibling can attest to. They did not grow up together but they are living their senior years to the fullest in Asheville with their human family Rachael and Peter. 



April 23, 2018 - 7:21pm

This article originally appearred on Fear Free Happy Homes

Your elderly canine friend might be a little grumpy about being brushed as she ages. Here are some tips to keep grooming sessions stress-free while taking a few extra steps to ensure her day-to-day comfort.

Keep Sessions Short

Older dogs may not be able to stand comfortably for more than a few minutes at a time due to arthritis. Lying down might put pressure on hips or spine. Let your dog move around a bit during...

March 21, 2018 - 10:17pm

We want to recognize an amazing technician who is celebrating 40 years with Animal Hospital of North Asheville this month. After graduating from Warren Wilson College, Mary was hired on as the first technician at AHNA in 1978.

Mary is part of our wonderful specialized dental team, and also manages our inventory. She is compassionate, dedicated, hard-working, extremely knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. She is a beloved part of AHNA! We want to thank her for being with us for 40 years, and we invite you to congratulate Mary, too! We love you, Mary! Thank you for all you...


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