Veterinary News, Tips & Advice

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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How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery

How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery

Knowing how to care for your pet properly after surgery can help you to get your dog back to normal as quickly as possible, without complications. In today's blog our vets share a few tips on how to care for your pup following surgery.

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Cat Diabetes: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Cat Diabetes: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Are you seeing symptoms of diabetes in your cat (or maybe you’ve already received a diagnosis)? You likely have several questions. Our Asheville vets review risk factors for the disease and treatment options. We’ll also offer insight on when to seek help from your vet with treating cat diabetes.

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Adventure Cats: Enriching Your Cat's Nine Lives

Adventure Cats: Enriching Your Cat's Nine Lives

Some cats can become great adventurers where they get the benefit of exploring outside with the safety of being on a leash. It may not be the right enrichment for all cats, but here on some tips on where to begin leash training.

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What’s Going On In There? Why Bloodwork is Important to Healthy and Sick Pets.

What’s Going On In There? Why Bloodwork is Important to Healthy and Sick Pets.

Bloodwork may seem to be unnecessary and just an added cost to a pet owner, but it can provide loads of valuable information to the medical staff for both sick and well pets. Learn how bloodwork can unlock key information for your veterinarian.

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Are You And Your Pets Ready In Case Of A Fire?

Are You And Your Pets Ready In Case Of A Fire?

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.

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Fear Free: What is a PVP? How Does It Help My Fearful Pet?

Fear Free: What is a PVP? How Does It Help My Fearful Pet?

If you have a dog or cat who is fearful, anxious, or stressed during veterinary visits, the veterinary team may have recommended that you give your pet a PVP, or pre-visit pharmaceutical. PVPs can help to make veterinary visits more likely to be successful. The goal is to make your pet’s veterinary visit more enjoyable and less stressful.

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What Is Limber Tail in Dogs?

What Is Limber Tail in Dogs?

If you notice that your dog has a limp tail and is not wagging happily when you walk through the door, she may have a condition known as limber tail. This sad state of tail has many names, including cold-water tail, broken wag, swimmer’s tail, frozen tail, and sprung tail. 

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Heartworm and Tick-Borne Disease Screening Options at AHNA

Heartworm and Tick-Borne Disease Screening Options at AHNA

It can seem overwhelming when it comes time to choose diagnostic testing for your pets. When you bring your dog to Animal Hospital of North Asheville for an annual comprehensive physical exam, we will discuss and recommend heartworm and tick-transmitted disease screening. The reason we recommend these tests for early detection of Heartworm or Tick-Borne disease is that early diagnosis can increase the chance of a good prognosis with treatment.

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The Ins and Outs of Patellar Luxation

The Ins and Outs of Patellar Luxation

Dr. Loveless joins us again to chat about patellar luxation. What it is, and how we treat it.

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