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Best Veterinarian in WNC!
Kong stuffing made easy
An update on Magic
The Grandpets!
Upcoming Dog Park Meeting
Accompanying your pet
Heartworm Alert
Testimonial
Seasonal Links
Animal Welfare Community Calendar

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AHNA August 2013 Newsletter 
Voted Best Veterinarian in WNC!
Thank you to all of our wonderful clients who voted in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Poll. We have once again been voted as the #1 Veterinarian in WNC thanks to your votes! We are thrilled and so thankful to be recognized in our community. 

You and your pets deserve the finest care there is. We are so grateful to you, and we are honored to care for your pets. 
S.T.E.P.S.
Kong Stuffing Made Easy
Start out easy:
Stuff your Kong with loose, dry kibble and show your dog or cat how the food falls out. If you have more than one pet, separate them when they are eating from a Kong because they will guard the Kong just like they do their food dish, and if the Kong rolls towards the other pet, a fight could occur.   

Increase difficulty slowly:
Mix canned food with kibble, stuff it in the Kong and give it to your pet. You can also - Click Here for more tips on Kong Stuffing!
An Update on Magic    
Magic came by AHNA recently to celebrate his 1-year anniversary of being rescued! He's doing wonderfully, and remembered his friends here. He's getting ready to go to his first session as a therapy dog at Deerfield.

If you aren't familiar with Magic's story, Click Here to watch a video of how he was rescued and brought back to health. At the one minute mark in the video, you will see photos of Dr. Plankenhorn as she worked to save Magic's life and relieve his misery.

**Here's what his mom said about the above photo:
Magic on his way to Yappy Hour. He wants you to know Dr. Amy, that he doesn't drink and drive :-) 
The Grandpets!

Doctors Dave & Betsy Thompson love to visit their children - and their grandpets! Watch the kittens and Hughie, the dog, play in complete harmony. In fact, the kittens don't understand why they can't nurse from Hughie! (Hughie is a very patient pup.)
Click Here or on the above photo to watch a video of the grandpets' antics!
Upcoming Dog Park Meeting 

Mark your calendars for the next Friends of North Asheville Dog Park meeting! Join us in the Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room on Monday, September 9th at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome! Come just to find out the latest news, or come and join a committee to help make it happen. This will be our first general meeting since the public meeting at Jones School in July. At the September meeting we will update everyone on the committee meetings and the progress that has occurred since July. We look forward to seeing you! 

Accompanying Your Pet
At Animal Hospital of North Asheville, we realize that the love your pet has for you is unique, and that there is no real substitute for the love and reassurance that you provide. We know that your presence is comforting to your pet and that many people also find comfort in seeing exactly what their pet experiences.  For that reason, almost all areas of our hospital are set up for a family member to accompany each pet whether the treatment is being performed as an outpatient visit or during hospitalization. Of course, we also realize that many people find medical settings stressful and do not wish to be present while blood is drawn or treatments are performed, so we are very good at giving treats and hugs and lots of TLC to keep our patients happy. It is totally up to you - Click Here to read more
Heartworm Alert:
New Concerns for Dogs 
We recently received new information from the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) that emphasizes the importance of annual heartworm testing and year-round administration of heartworm preventive:

RESISTANCE - Recent work has shown that there are isolates of heartworms that are capable of developing to adults in dogs receiving routine prophylaxis with any of the available macrocyclic lactones.

INFECTED DOGS MUST BE TREATED PROMPTLY WITH AN APPROVED ADULTICIDE AND UNINFECTED DOGS SHOULD BE MAINTAINED ON PREVENTIVES YEAR-ROUND TO PROTECT THEM AGAINST HEARTWORM INFECTION. It is extremely important - Click Here for more.
Testimonial: Wonderful!
 
Animal Hopsital of North Asheville is wonderful! I just wish my personal doctor had an office exactly like yours. I always feel welcome and Dr. Golden is so personable. He has done a great job with Jeffrey and I feel I can call and ask questions at anytime.
- Mitzi Legerton

Click Here for more testimonials.  
Seasonal Links 
Here are links to articles that may be helpful to you in   taking care of your pets.
Local 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

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

  • Leashes
  • No-slip collars 
Asheville Humane Society    
  • Blankets    
  • Crate mats     

ChainFree Asheville   

  • Dog toys  
  • Dog treats 
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.