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August 26, 2019 - 4:05pm

The Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be closed Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day so our staff can spend time with loved ones. We will maintain normal business hours before and after Labor Day.

  • Saturday August 31st - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 1st - CLOSED
  • Monday, Sept 2nd - CLOSED
  • Tuesday, Sept 3rd - 7:30am - 8:30pm

For emergencies during this time, please call REACH (Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital) at 828-665-4399 or WCRAH (Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital and Veterinary Emergency Hospital)...

August 23, 2019 - 4:57pm

This article originally appeared on the CDC website.  

 
CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to contact with pig ear dog treats.

Latest Outbreak Information

  • CDC and FDA are now advising people not to buy or feed any pig ear dog treats to pets, including any
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August 22, 2019 - 6:56pm

All of us at the Animal Hospital of North Asheville want to thank everyone who voted for us in the Mountain Xpress "Best of WNC" poll. In the ever-changing and growing veterinary community, we feel very honored to win for "Best Veterinary Services" again this year. Our veterinarians, patient care, client care, and management team members are dedicated to offering the highest level of medical care and compassion for the well being of our clients and patients. Your vote means the world to each and every one of these amazing team members.

We want to express our gratitude for your...

August 22, 2019 - 4:45pm

Since the FDA issued its report on the connection between grain-free dog foods and a heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), we have received many questions from people wondering what to feed their dogs. The original FDA report can be found here.

Read on for common questions we've received.

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August 22, 2019 - 2:58pm

Summertime is a great time to spend frolicking in the water. With the hot sunny days, there has been a recent spike of blue-green algae intoxication in pets with some even leading to death. We want you to have information to help protect you and your pet.

What is Cyanobacteria?

Algae occurs naturally in the water. The blue-green variety, which has been in the news recently, is considered to be one of several Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs). Blue-green algae is a group of bacteria that is also known as cyanobacteria. It is a bacteria present in fresh and marine bodies of water...

July 23, 2019 - 3:48pm

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July 23, 2019 - 3:34pm

 Information originally at AKC.org

According to the United States Fire Administration, an estimated 500,000 pets are affected annually by fire. The American Kennel Club and the ADT Security Services created the Pet Fire Safety Day to be celebrated on July 15th. This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the fire hazards beloved pets could pose in the home, but, more importantly, how to prevent them. Many fires in the home can be a result when pets and potential fire...

July 23, 2019 - 3:12pm

By Melissa Oglesbee, B.S., A.A.S., former RVT

Bloodwork. Why is it important? Why does my veterinarian ask me to do it every year when my pet is obviously healthy? Why does my sick pet need to be monitored in this way? Is bloodwork on my perfectly healthy pet really necessary before anesthesia? Why do you need to use bloodwork to monitor certain medications? And why do dogs need a heartworm test every year since my pet gets a preventive every month without fail?

These are all very valid questions. Bloodwork may seem to be unnecessary and just an added cost to a pet...

July 5, 2019 - 8:01pm

FDA Issues Updated Report Identifying 16 Brands Of Dog Food That Had Been Linked To Heart Disease In Dogs.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released an updated report identifying 16 brands of dog food that had been linked to heart disease in dogs. 

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July 4, 2019 - 9:47pm

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