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Our CITY veterinarians at Animal Hospital of North Asheville share helpful tips and information to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

AHNA Medication Refill Policy During COVID-19: March 17, 2020

AHNA Medication Refill Policy During COVID-19: March 17, 2020

DUE TO OVERWHELMING MEDICATION REFILL REQUESTS, we ask you to give us 24 hours to fill the prescription.

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COVID-19 Update from AHNA

COVID-19 Update from AHNA

The Animal Hospital of North Asheville is committed to keeping our hospital healthy and safe for all of our patients, clients, staff, and family members. In light of growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, we would like to make you aware of the actions we are taking.

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Food Allergies: An Interview with Dr. Scott Loveless: AHNA Podcast

Food Allergies: An Interview with Dr. Scott Loveless: AHNA Podcast

We chatted with Dr. Scott Loveless again to learn all of the ins and outs of food allergies, from what the usual culprits are, to how they're diagnosed, to how we treat them. If you suspect your pet has a food allergy, give this a listen!

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The Ins and Outs of Spaying and Neutering: An Interview with Dr. Susan Wootten: AHNA Podcast

The Ins and Outs of Spaying and Neutering: An Interview with Dr. Susan Wootten: AHNA Podcast

We sat down with Dr. Susan Wootten for an overview of the spay and neuter options at Animal Hospital of North Asheville. She explained why spaying or neutering is important to your pet's health, and why it is more than just preventing unwanted litters. Dr. Wootten discusses what is involved with the different procedures, and how to make it as easy as possible on yourself and on your pet before and after the procedure.

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What Is A Fear Free Veterinary Practice?  An Interview with Dr. Morgan Frye: AHNA Podcast

What Is A Fear Free Veterinary Practice? An Interview with Dr. Morgan Frye: AHNA Podcast

Join Dr. Morgan Frye to learn what makes Fear Free special and how we incorporated principles into the practice at AHNA visits to help lower the stress in our patients.  Learn how to identify stress in your pet and steps we take to make them more comfortable. Learn how a great visit starts at home and what you can do to help. 

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Canine Heartworm Disease:  An Interview with Dr. Amy Plankenhorn: AHNA Podcast

Canine Heartworm Disease:  An Interview with Dr. Amy Plankenhorn: AHNA Podcast

In this episode, we chat with Dr. Amy Plankenhorn about what canine heartworm disease is, what the symptoms are, and its treatment. There are some facts that may surprise you. 

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It's Always Allergy Season In The Mountains: Skin Allergies: AHNA Podcast

It's Always Allergy Season In The Mountains: Skin Allergies: AHNA Podcast

This is an episode about allergies in the mountains! Specifically, skin allergies, as explained by Dr. Scott Loveless in our podcast. We talk about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and why allergies can be so very frustrating for everyone in the family. Coming soon: food allergies!

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Bread Ingestion in Pets on the Rise

Bread Ingestion in Pets on the Rise

Learn why bread dough consumption is so dangerous for both dogs and cats, and what to do if dough is ingested.

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Adventure Walks For Your Dog

Adventure Walks For Your Dog

Puppies experience a variety of environments and substrates depending on where they live. City dogs learn to navigate the concrete trails, sounds of traffic, and hustle and bustle of city life, whereas country dogs may be used to more natural surfaces and more space. Even puppies in different neighborhoods learn different ways to get around in the world.

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EXPLORATION: 5 Types of Walks

EXPLORATION: 5 Types of Walks

Puppies benefit from daily walks, but they do not have to be a chore! Walks have many benefits for both you and your puppy. They can be a lot of fun too!

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