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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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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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