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2,000 Pounds of Food for Homeless Dogs & Cats
We Love Senior Pets
Surgery Saves Manwich the Kitten
Dog Park Update
Miss Freddie gets a Dental Procedure
Boredom Busters for Winter Blues
North American Veterinary Conference
Heartworm Fact Sheet
Testimonial: I'm feeling so much better
Seasonal Links
Animal Welfare Community Calendar


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AHNA February 2013 Newsletter 
AHNA Buys 2,000 Pounds of Food for Homeless Dogs & Cats
Thanks to all our wonderful and generous clients who brought in so much food for our Holiday Pet Food Drive! Our challenge was that Animal Hospital of North Asheville would match up to 2,000 pounds of food brought into AHNA by the community. Well, you did it! You brought in 8,000 pounds of pet food! Animal Hospital of North Asheville is sending out our 2,000 pounds this week to Asheville Humane Society, Animal Compassion Network, Brother Wolf  Animal Rescue, and Meals on Wheels. Their pantries were full after the 8,000 pounds was distributed, so we had to wait a while for the stores to diminish. There are a lot of hungry dogs and cats out there, so the food disappears fast.

Thank you to everyone who brought in food. You made everyone at Animal Hospital of North Asheville very happy!
Senior Sweethearts!
We love senior pets at Animal Hospital of North Asheville! In honor of these pets who enrich our lives so much, we've made a video to show our love. Click Here or on the photo below to watch the video - enjoy!
Surgery Saves Manwich the   Kitten
In late August, Asheville Humane Society brought a severely injured but adorable seven to eight week old kitten to Animal Hospital of North Asheville to see if we could help him. He had been hit by a car, and had multiple injuries including a broken right rear leg, an extremely large hernia (muscle tear allowing the abdominal organs into a space under the skin), and a dislocated carpus (wrist). This terribly injured little guy was such a sweet boy, purring through all of his exams and procedures. Of course, the hospital staff fell in love with this brave boy! With Asheville Humane Society's approval and Animal Hospital of North Asheville providing the funding, we began to do everything we could to save his life. To read about how Manwich was saved, Click Here.
Friends for North Asheville Dog Park Update
Next Meeting March 4th

An excited crowd of 45 dog lovers met in the Education Room at Animal Hospital of North Asheville on February 4th to generate ideas and share enthusiasm for a public North Asheville off-leash dog park. Animal Hospital of North Asheville was happy to host this independent group that has formed in hopes of creating a wonderful public dog park in North Asheville. Special guests included Asheville City Councilmember Chris Pelly, who has been offering his time to help find suitable property, and Debbie Ivester, from the City's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, who has experience and expertise in - To find out more, Click Here.
Miss Freddie Gets a Much-Needed Dental Procedure

By: Dr. Caroline Kiss 

Miss Freddie is a precious 11 year old spayed female domestic short hair cat who, despite having multiple medical problems, takes life in stride. She has chronic renal failure, diabetes mellitus, heartworm disease, and a heart murmur. Yet, in large part due to the wonderful care they give Miss Freddie, her caretakers Mary and John say that Miss Freddie is full of life. 


Late last summer, Miss Freddie developed a swelling and sore under her chin - Click Here to read more.  

S.T.E.P.S. Boredom Busters for Winter Blues
Do you sigh as the weatherman predicts another day of bitter cold temperatures? Does your dog give you the "are you crazy - I am not going out there" look when you open the door to another day of rain? Are your pets starting to go stir crazy from boredom?

Here are a few indoor games to help your cats and dogs beat the bad weather boredom.

Games for Cats:  
Even though cats seem to sleep all the time, they still need exercise and stimulation. Kittens are wonderful bundles of energy that can play to exhaustion - Click Here to learn more.
North American Veterinary Conference
Drs. Dave and Betsy Thompson and Dr. Warren Riggle just got back from a full week of veterinary classes at the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando, FL. Don't think "sun and fun" because they were in class every day from 6:30 AM until 7:00 PM. There is always so much to learn if you are going to keep your knowledge current, and we think nothing is better than learning about the latest in veterinary medicine! It is a great conference with - Click Here to read more.
Heartworm Fact Sheet
1.  Why should I have my pet tested for heartworm? 
  • Heartworm disease is a serious, progressive disease. The earlier it's detected, the easier it is to treat.  
  • There are often few, if any, signs of disease when a dog or cat is infected with heartworms, so detecting their presence with a heartworm test is important.  
  2.  What is a heartworm test?


To read more, Click Here. 

Testimonial: I'm feeling
so much better!
Just a quick update: I'm feeling so much better since Dr.
I feel better!
Wootten at Animal Hospital of North Asheville figured out that my post zoomies coughing fits were caused by my lungs being irritated by the heartworm treatment I underwent before I was adopted. I've been on antibiotics (Doxycycline) for two weeks now and just had my first zoomies session without any coughing!

Benny Beaglemix

To read all of our testimonials, Click Here.
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 fundraising and adoption events that each group hosts. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, Click Here.  
Donation Needs:  

ChainFree Asheville   
  • Office supplies
  • Tools

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue 

  • Cat Toys
  • Peanut butter

Animal Compassion Network

  • Digital Camera
  • Leashes
Asheville Humane Society    


  • Dish Soap
  • Hot Dogs


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.