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Video of Henry the Hugging Cat
Hiking with Your Pet
Congrats to Robin
Employee Pet Spotlight
Parasite Testing
Trail Etiquette
Pet Spotlight: Tallulah

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AHNA April 2011 Newsletter 

We Are Holding An Online Pet Food Drive!

One click from you, and we will donate pet food to three local shelters! 


dog foodAre you a fan of our Facebook page? If not, now's the time to become a fan and help local shelters!

For every new fan that 'likes' our fan page from April 18th - May 1rst, we will donate 1 pound of pet food to three local shelters: Asheville Humane Society, Animal Compassion Network, and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.

Here are the steps:
  1. CLICK HERE to go to the AHNA Facebook Fan Page  
  2. If you are not a member of Facebook you will have to sign up, if you are a member, go to step 3
  3. Click the 'Like' button at the top of the page and you're done! We will donate a pound of dog or cat food to one of the 3 listed local shelters.
This is what the 'Like' button looks like: Like button
Simply click on this button, on the facebook page, and we will donate a pound of pet food.

Already a fan of our page on Facebook? Great! Tell your friends about our online pet food drive and encourage them to 'Like' us!

Henry the Hugging Cat!

Henry the Hugger

Everyone at AHNA fell in love with Henry - he's always giving out hugs! CLICK HERE, or on the picture, to see a video of Henry's huggable self! 

Hiking With Your Pet  

by: Dorothy Williams 

The sun is shining, the weather is warmer, and moreRunning with friend people are hitting the trails. We are fortunate to live in an area that is blessed with abundance of natural beauty. There are a few things we can do while on the trails with our four-legged friends to ensure that everyone has a good time.

 

Be Prepared

 

Before starting on the trails, be prepared. Get to know the trails. Look over the description of the trails and topography. It is always good to have an idea of what to expect with the elevation, the natural wonders and the water sources on the trail. Knowing the trails will help you pack adequate food and water for both you and your dog. Know the weather for the day. In Western NC, the weather can be unpredictable. Pack accordingly. Don't forget to - to read more CLICK HERE

Congrats to Our Newest Veterinary Technician 


Animal Hospital of North Asheville is so proud to haveRobin and pup eleven certified veterinary technicians on our staff, the newest of which is Robin Pierce. All of our veterinary technicians have studied and worked extremely hard to obtain their degrees. They are trained in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, anesthesiology, pharmacology - the list goes on and on. Not only do they have to attend classes for two years or more at a college or technical school and pass lots of courses, they have to pass an extremely intensive National Board test, and then they must pass a test given by the North Carolina State Board of Veterinary Medicine. Additionally, they are required to keep current in the world of veterinary technology by attending continuing education classes throughout their careers. To read more CLICK HERE.

Libby: Employee Pet Spotlight and Memorial 

by: Sharon Ammons 

Dr. Earley's wife, Georgia, rescued our dog, Libby, fromLibby head tilt an unhappy situation when she was about 4-months-old. I took her home one night to meet my husband, and she adopted us both as soon as she entered our home. The next ten years were dedicated to a companion that demanded and deserved stimulation 365 days a year... no matter the weather. She was an Australian Cattle Dog, also commonly called a Blue Heeler. This is a working breed that requires daily exercise and mental stimulation.

 

Libby was a very confident, independent, and focused dog. She chased and caught frisbees as long as you could physically throw them. Her other passion was rolling rocks and licking them - to read more about Libby, CLICK HERE.

The Importance of Parasite TestingDr. Wootten Microscope

Every year we send you a reminder about your pet's annual physical examination, and it comes with a note: "Please try to bring a fresh fecal (one inch of bowel movement) sample with you to this appointment (use clean containers and keep the samples cool until you arrive)." It is not a pleasant part of bringing your pet it, but it is a necessary one. Even if your pet stays indoors, he or she should be tested annually for common intestinal parasites by analyzing your pet's stool.

What We're Looking For

Intestinal parasites are the main targets of fecal analysis for parasite testing. These parasites include many kinds of worms, such as tapeworms, hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms. In the adult stage - to read more, CLICK HERE.
Dog and Owner Trail Etiquette
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Dog and Owner Trail Etiquette 

by: Dorothy Williams 

 

Be considerate to fellow hikers, wildlife and the land. If dogs are allowed off-leash:

  • Have voice control over the dogs at all times. This means that when the dogs are called, they come regardless of the situation. 
  • Carry a leash for the circumstances that may arise. 
  • Do not let your dog wander off. Keep them in sight at all times. There is a higher tendency for dogs to get into trouble when they are out of sight. They can also easily become lost. 
  • Be sure your pet is wearing a secure, legible ID tag and has a registered microchip.  
  • Do not let your dog chase wildlife. Chasing wildlife is not only dangerous to your dog, it is harmful to the wildlife being pursued. 
For more helpful information, CLICK HERE

Pet Spotlight: Tallulah Tallulah

Living With Addison's Disease 

 

Years ago, Kim, and her partner, Liz, found a friendly black-and-white dog roaming the parking lot of a local restaurant.

 

"It was obvious to me that she had been abandoned," said Kim. "She was incredibly friendly, approaching people and wagging her tail, but she was also very confused and hungry. We had scarves in our trunk that we tied together to make a leash, which we put around her neck, and brought her home."

 

LulaKim and Liz advertised that they had found the dog and hoped the owner would contact them. In the meantime, they discovered, with their veterinarian's help, that the dog they had found and brought home was less than a year old and pregnant. Soon after their discovery, the dog's owner, who quickly became her former owner, contacted them.

 

To read more and to learn how Tallulah lives with Addison's Disease, CLICK HERE!

By embracing new knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, our mission at AHNA is to provide the highest level of medical, dental and surgical care possible; to deliver it with integrity and compassion for our clients, but most importantly, to constantly see ourselves through the eyes of our voiceless patients who understand only that we are gentle and kind; to have as our first priority, relief of their pain and discomfort and to strive to minimize separation from the people they love.