Veterinary News, Tips & Advice

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

AHNA COVID-19 Update: Reopening in Phases

AHNA COVID-19 Update: Reopening in Phases

We are excited to welcome back smiling faces into the Animal Hospital of North Asheville starting Monday, June 7th. It has been a long time and we have missed you! For the safety and health of clients and staff, we will be opening in phases. Initially, we will offer both in-person and curbside appointments for wellness, illness, and emergency visits; clients who wish to remain in their car during their pet’s visit will still be able to do so.

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Help The Wild Ones! Appalachian Wildlife Refuge Supply Drive

Help The Wild Ones! Appalachian Wildlife Refuge Supply Drive

Join us in helping Appalachian Wildlife Refuge provide injured and orphaned wild animals a place to go for care and treatment. Donations give these animals a second chance at life in the wild.

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Rising to the Challenges of COVID-19

Rising to the Challenges of COVID-19

We would like to share some of the challenges of working in veterinary medicine through the COVID-19 pandemic and how it effects your visit. Our goal to provide high quality medical care for our patients while keeping our staff and our clients safe, we have had to modify how we offer services in a way that fits the required guidelines for staying open.

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AHNA Medication Refill Policy

AHNA Medication Refill Policy

DUE TO OVERWHELMING MEDICATION REFILL REQUESTS, we ask you to give us 24 business hours to fill the prescription. This does not include heartworm, flea and tick prevention.

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Why do dogs eat grass?

Why do dogs eat grass?

Our North Asheville vets are often asked by dog owners why their dog keeps eating grass, and whether it is safe. Here our team shares some of the reasons dogs eat grass, and when you should be concerned.

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Dog Kidney Failure Diet - A Pet Parent's Guide

Dog Kidney Failure Diet - A Pet Parent's Guide

If your dog is diagnosed with kidney failure, feeding them the right diet will be essential to their ongoing treatment. For dogs with kidney disease, our North Asheville vets often recommend a therapeutic diet featuring restricted phosphorus, sodium and protein combined with increased omega-3 fatty acids. Here's why.

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Acute Kidney Failure In Dogs

Acute Kidney Failure In Dogs

When healthy, your dog's kidneys are able to perform a wide variety of essential functions to their overall health. Dogs with acute kidney failure—or acute renal failure—experience a sudden and quick degradation of their kidney function. Here, our North Asheville vets explain the signs of acute kidney failure in your dog and what can be done if your pup's kidneys fail.

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Types of Hepatitis in Cats & Their Symptoms

Types of Hepatitis in Cats & Their Symptoms

Hepatitis is a liver disorder that can lead to some very serious symptoms and health complications for your feline friend. Today, our North Asheville vets explain the two types of hepatitis seen in cats, their causes, symptoms, and treatments.

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IBD in Cats - Life Expectancy

IBD in Cats - Life Expectancy

Inflammatory Bowel Disease - IBD - can affect your cat’s digestion, appetite and overall quality of life. It can also be challenging to diagnose. Today our North Asheville vets share some facts about IBD in cats, including symptoms, causes, treatments, and life expectancy.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs, Life Expectancy

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs, Life Expectancy

At Animal Hospital of North Asheville our vets often treat dogs with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and while there is no cure for this condition, in many cases IBD can be managed successfully. Here we look at the prognosis for dogs suffering from IBD. 

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