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February 17, 2017 - 11:54am

Bella, a friendly, gentle yellow lab, arrived at AHNA for a dental care appointment in December. She is magnificently beautiful. Her family loves her dearly and takes excellent care of her. Without realizing the potential risk, her family bought what seemed like a simple toy for her to chew on, but it caused her great harm. The chew toy was a piece of antler, unfortunately commonly sold at pet stores and on the internet as a “natural” way to clean teeth and provide an enjoyable distraction and entertainment. Antlers, while a natural product, are much too hard for dogs to chew on.

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February 7, 2017 - 10:09pm

Way to go! We are so proud of our Saturday Dog-Ed Training Class Graduates taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA.

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January 29, 2017 - 8:29pm

Please watch the video below to see Hex’s amazing spirit and the lovely bond she has with all the people who helped her. Hex is an amazing pup!

January 25, 2017 - 4:43pm

By: Dr. Kasandra Garner

We hear a lot about the risks of very warm weather to our pets, particularly when it comes to leaving them in hot cars. But what about cold weather? Do you know how to keep your pet safe throughout the winter? With a few common-sense precautions, you and your pet can enjoy outdoor winter activities without risk.

Just like people, animals’ cold tolerance can vary depending on size, body fat, coat thickness, activity level, and general health. Larger dogs and dogs with thicker coats tend to do better than smaller, short-coated breeds in colder...

January 24, 2017 - 11:26am

It is once again time to celebrate our favorite things! It will come as no surprise that our very favorite things are kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs! Enjoy this look back on 2016 - and may 2017 be full of wags and purrs.

January 23, 2017 - 9:59am

As we work in veterinary medicine we get to ease pain, be a chance for hope, and share the lives (no matter how long or short) of wonderful pets and their families. But equally important, we get to witness the amazing love and compassion of people.

January 23, 2017 - 9:33am

Our staff at Animal Hospital of North Asheville are very special people with kind, generous and caring hearts. Their care is not only for animals, but for children too. Each year the staff and doctors of AHNA buy Christmas gifts for several children in foster care in Buncombe County and this year was no exception. The accompanying picture shows Dr. Dave Thompson’s van arriving full of gifts (the entire floor was filled) at the Buncombe County Department of Social Services. In addition to the gifts in the van, $600 was also given to allow purchasing gifts for any children who might arrive...

January 20, 2017 - 2:13pm

Thank you to everyone who donated cat food, dog food, blankets, toys, treats or money to the AHNA Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive. The caring and generosity that you showed for needy dogs and cats was heartwarming and made the AHNA staff joyous as we watched the food and supplies pour in for needy pets.

January 4, 2017 - 9:33am

Several families ended 2016 on a high note by participating in Dog-Ed's Saturday Training Classes at Animal Hospital of North Asheville. They took time out of their busy schedules to spend time bonding and having fun while working on life saving skills with their canine companions! We want to say way to go!

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