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Lead Sponsor for Taste of Compassion
Happy Howl-o-ween at AHNA!
Mourning the Loss of a Very Special Veterinarian
Are You Confused About Pet Insurance?
Rocket Recalls
National Pet Obesity Awareness Day and 2013 Survey Results
Free Pet Behavior Sessions
A Safer Three Year Rabies Vaccine Now Available for Cats
Helpful Links
Animal Welfare Community Calendar


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AHNA October 2014 Newsletter 
We are the Lead Sponsor for A Taste of Compassion!
For many years, AHNA has appreciated and supported the work that Asheville Humane Society does to save and improve the lives of our local homeless pets.  Asheville Humane Society never turns away a needy or homeless animal from our community, so along with all the appealing pets that are easy to adopt out, they take in the injured, the old, the "less attractive" and the hard to place. Asheville Humane Society gives every Buncombe County animal a chance, and this year they saved 5,599 lives of homeless pets in our community. Wow! To learn more about the wonderful work that Asheville Humane Society does to help the animals of our community, and to get your ticket to Taste of Compassion, please Click Here.
Happy Howl-o-ween at AHNA!
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the AHNA Education Room

Stop in for trick or treating at Animal Hospital of North Asheville!

We will have fun and healthy treats for your pet. This is a costume friendly event. Click Here for more details on the event, and to see fun pictures from last year's event!
Mourning the Loss of a Very Special Veterinarian 
All of us at Animal Hospital of North Asheville are deeply saddened by the unexpected death of Dr. Sophia Yin, one of the world's most respected and important veterinary behaviorists. Dr. Yin was a pioneer in the field of fear-free/low stress handling of patients in veterinary hospitals and shelters, and of force-free positive reinforcement training for pets. Animal Hospital of North Asheville was among the first to buy her book and use her training videos and materials. We treasure the knowledge she imparted to us and will continue to honor her every day as we strive to provide low stress care to our dear patients. As an example of how far we have carried her teachings, last year we gave out more than $10,000 worth of various types of treats to our patients to distract them from fear - Click Here to read more.  
  Are You Confused About Pet Insurance?    
What is it for?
  • Pet insurance helps pay the cost of medical expenses if your pet becomes ill or has an accident.
  • Some pet insurance plans also offer routine and wellness coverage as well.
  • Pet insurance is best used to help mitigate or soften the economic shock of unexpected veterinary bills.
Click Here to learn more.
  Rocket Recalls: September  
Saturday afternoons in September at Animal Hospital of North Asheville were filled with families learning the art of a reliable and speedy recall. Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed taught families ways to build focus and used a variety of techniques to teach a reliable recall, even around distractions. Here is Jenna practicing her recall with the help of Jenny and Carolyn (Jenna's mom).

Click Here to see more photos.
National Pet Obesity Awareness Day and 2013 Survey Results 
On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention conducted their Eighth Annual Pet Obesity Awareness Day survey. With the help of our clients and patients, Animal Hospital of North Asheville once again took part in this survey. 

Last year's Pet Obesity Awareness Survey, found that cats carry the largest share of the obesity burden with 57.6% of the feline population found to be obese or overweight. Dogs were not far behind with 52.6% of the US canine population - click here to learn more.  
Free Pet Behavior Sessions
Help Prevent Your Cat's Destructive Scratching
AHNA Education Room - October 21st, 7pm

How to Housetrain Your Dog
AHNA Education Room - October 28th at 7pm

These Help Sessions are for people only, so please leave your pets at home. Our goal is to teach you what you need to know to help your cat or dog. These Help Sessions are free to the public on a first come, first seated basis.

For more information on these classes, Click Here.

To view ALL upcoming classes, visit our Facebook Events Page or visit our Classes and Help Sessions Page.

We also have a class in early November that you may be interested in: How to Help Your Dog Bark Less
A Safer Three Year Rabies Vaccine Now Available for Cats
October is National Pet Wellness Month, which serves to remind animal lovers that preventive health care is one of the greatest responsibilities we have for our pets.  Annual or semi-annual physical examinations, regular dental care, spaying/neutering, and good nutrition are all important parts of keeping pets healthy. Vaccinations are also important - Click Here to learn more.
Helpful Links 
Helpful links to help you care for your pets! 

Information by Topic

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.  
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Asheville Humane Society     

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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue


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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.