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More Dental Appointments Now Available!
Healthy Halloween Pet Party
Help for Behavioral Issues
Halloween Hints for Pets
Sentinel and Interceptor News
Magic Has a New Home!
AHS Volunteers of the Year
Seasonal Links
Animal Welfare Community Calendar


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AHNA October 2012 Newsletter 
Please Review AHNA  Online 
Thank you to everyone who voted in the Mountain Xpress  Best of WNC Poll. We have once again been voted as the #1 Veterinarian in WNC! We are thrilled and so thankful to be recognized in our community.

In this digital age, online reviews are more important than ever - especially to local businesses. We are very proud of our reputation in WNC as providing state-of-the-art medical, surgical, and dental care in a most gentle, caring and compassionate manner. Please consider leaving a positive review of Animal Hospital of North Asheville on Yelp or Google Reviews - click on one of the icons below to leave a review.
Thank you in advance for reviewing us and for helping us in this way! 
More Dental Appointments Now Available!
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Caroline Kiss, DVM, Diplomate, ABVP has joined our team at AHNA. Dr. Kiss is board-certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in canine and feline practice, one of only two veterinarians in Western North Carolina to achieve such status. (See ABVP.com for more information.) Initially, she will be devoting her time to performing dentistry, alongside Dr. Dave Thompson.

Dr. Kiss, a native of Iowa, is a 1987 Bachelor of Science graduate of the State University of New York in Syracuse, NY, and - Click Here to read more about Dr. Kiss.
S.T.E.P.S. Healthy Halloween Pet Party!  

Please join us on Halloween night, Oct. 31st from 6:00 - 7:30 pm., for our Healthy Halloween Pet Party!  

  • Drop in for healthy treats & tips for your pet 
  • Refreshments for the whole family 
  • Enter raffles for prizes 
  • Have fun with our veterinarians & staff
  • Pets who enjoy costumes are welcome to wear them
  • Pets without costumes are welcome too! 


If your pet doesn't enjoy parties, then please feel free to stop by and say hello without them. We will gladly send a treat home with you for your pet to enjoy at home! 

Help for Behavioral Issues
At Animal Hospital of North Asheville, we strive to care for all of your pet's health needs, but we realize that there are some challenges, such as behavioral issues, that may require a team-based approach. For many behavior problems, a treatment plan that includes medical evaluation, behavior modification, and drug therapy is needed. In other cases, problem-specific training is needed along with general obedience training. In some cases of ongoing behavioral issues, you may benefit from calling on Kim Brophey.

To read more about Kim, Click Here.
You can access helpful behavioral tips from Kim's website under the 'Seasonal Links' section of our newsletter.

To sign up for Kim's newsletter, Click Here & send an
an email requesting that your email be added to her list. 
Halloween Hints for Pets

No Fright, No Fear for Pets This Year!

Halloween is so much fun, and it's natural to want to try to involve your family pet in all the activity. It's important to keep in mind, though, that not all Halloween activities are fun or safe for pets. A few simple precautions can keep your spooky celebrations enjoyable for everyone in the family, whether they are two footed or four footed.

Click Here for tips to keep your pet safe this Halloween!
Sentinel and Interceptor News

Thank you to our wonderful clients for being so  understanding during the shortage of Sentinel and Interceptor. As you know, it is very important to have your pet on a preventative for heartworms, hookworms, roundworms and whipworms twelve months a year! We have prescribed Sentinel for years to prevent heartworms, intestinal parasites including whipworms, and fleas. Interceptor has been prescribed as a cheaper alternative to prevent heartworms and intestinal parasites including whipworms (but Interceptor does not prevent fleas).

Due to the fact that we were able to buy a large quantity of Sentinel and Interceptor at the outset of the shortage, we thought that we could ration our Sentinel and Interceptor to make it last so that our patients could avoid switching to a different drug. The shortage of Sentinel and Interceptor is now in its tenth month, which is much longer than originally predicted, so we now find it necessary to switch our patients to the best alternative drugs available. Click Here for more information. 

Magic Has a New Home!
We are so excited to report that Magic, the dog who was severely neglected, rescued by Asheville Humane Society, and given life-saving care by Animal Hospital of North Asheville, has found a new home.

Helping Magic has truly been a community effort. Asheville Humane Society (AHS) rescued Magic from a truly horrific situation, Dr. Plankenhorn immediately donated her time to care for Magic's health issues here at AHNA, our clients Rick Clark and Marti Touchstone provided foster and rehabilitative care, and now a couple from Candler has adopted Magic. We are thrilled that Magic will know a lifetime of love and care.

We wish Magic and his new family the very best and are honored to be a part of his journey to a new and better life. To watch a video about Magic's adoption, Click Here.
AHS Volunteers of the Year
Congratulations to our clients, Linda and Bill Brown, who were recently named Asheville Humane Society's "Volunteers of the Year!" We admire the work you do in our community. Thank you for everything you have done to help homeless animals in Buncombe County.  
Seasonal Links 
Here are links to articles that may be helpful to you in taking care of your pets.

Local Behavior Center & Dog Training Assistance 
Animal Welfare 
Community Calendar 
There are many ways that you can help our local animal   welfare groups. One way is to attend the many fun  fundraising and adoption events that each group hosts. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, Click Here.  
Donation Needs:
Asheville Humane Society  
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rope Toys
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
  • Canned dog and puppy food
  • Paper towels
ChainFree Asheville
  • Tarps
  • Collars and leashes  
Animal Compassion Network
  • Fencing materials  
  • Long distance calling cards 
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.