AHNA Annual Food Drive Brings in 8,000 Pounds of Food!
Thank you to everyone who donated cat food, dog food, blankets, toys, treats or money to the AHNA Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive. The caring and generosity that you showed for needy dogs and cats was heartwarming and made the AHNA staff joyous as we watched the food and supplies pour in for needy pets. By the end of our Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive, our Education Room was loaded as we carefully divided the food and supplies into piles for Asheville Humane Society, Meals on Wheels Pet Food Program, and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Click Here to read more about the food drive!
New, State of the Art Ultrasound Adds Additional Diagnostic Capability for Your Pet

Animal Hospital of North Asheville recently upgraded our ultrasound capability with a new machine for the fourth time. Why did we spend over $80,000 to upgrade again? Because the new ultrasound machine produces amazingly detailed images that can improve our ability to make quick and accurate diagnoses. This ability can make the difference between life and death for your pet, and that makes us happy.

We have always been a leader in ultrasonography in Western NC, and to really use our high level skill at ultrasound we need state of the art equipment. Developing technology continues to improve the ability of ultrasound machines to provide the diagnostic level of detail we want for your pet. The level of detail our new machine provides can enable us to make an earlier diagnosis of problems including bladder stones, kidney disease, intestinal disease, heart disease, adrenal disease, liver disease and abdominal masses. Click Here to learn more.
What Happens When My Pet Gets a Cavity? 

By Dr. Dave Thompson

Whenever I go to my own dentist for evaluation and cleaning appointments, my hygienist always asks, "Dr. Thompson, are you having any problems or sensitivity with your teeth?" Unfortunately, information on whether pets are feeling pain is much more difficult to obtain. When I am admitting my pet patients for dental evaluation and cleaning appointments, I always ask the parents/family members of my patients if they have noticed any symptoms of oral discomfort. Even when a cat or dog has a dental problem that we know is uncomfortable or painful, the family seldom observes any evidence of a problem. It is well documented that pets, having originated from wild animals, often try to hide discomfort and chronic pain because it would be viewed as a sign of weakness by other animals who might try to take advantage of this weakness.

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Information By Topic: Senior Pets

Do you have a senior pet? We've created a new 'Information By Topic' page where we have gathered our best senior pet articles onto one page. These articles will help you to care for your elderly pet.

Click Here to access the articles.
Video: Our Favorite Things 2015

We love our patients! Enjoy this look back at 2015's cute kittens and puppies, sweet dogs and cats, fun costumes, silly faces, and more as we celebrate OUR FAVORITE THINGS!

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AHNA Now Has Vaccine Against H3N2 Canine Influenza  
AHNA now has a vaccine to help prevent the new strain of flu (H3N2) that affected many dogs in the Asheville area last summer. In November 2015, the United States Department of Agriculture granted a conditional license for the vaccine to address outbreaks. This is a killed virus vaccine which requires two doses, 3 weeks apart in adult dogs and puppies. The series cannot be started in puppies until they are 8 weeks old. Once initial immunity is established by the two vaccines, the pet will need an annual booster. This vaccine will offer your dog the best protection possible at this time, but no vaccine is 100% effective.

Click Here to learn more about the new vaccine.
6 Tips to Help Your Dog 'Go' in the Snow

You may be excited to bundle up and enjoy a snow day, but some dogs aren't so thrilled about going outside in that kind of weather - much less going to the bathroom in it. After all, would you do your business in less than ideal conditions if you didn't have to? Thankfully, you don't have to spend the whole winter cleaning up accident. There are several strategies that can help teach your pup to do his business outside when it's cold - but you may need to try a combination of two or three of these methods to solve the problem.

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The Great Snow of 2016!
Click Here or on the photo above to see our Facebook photo
album of pets playing in the snow!
Upcoming Pet Help Sessions  
& Classes At AHNA


Feline and Canine Oral Health: What You Probably Did Not Know.

Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00 pm in the AHNA Education Room
presented by Dr. Dave Thompson.

Did you know that by 3 years of age:

80% of Dogs have Periodontal Disease

70% of Cats have Periodontal Disease

It is new thinking for many people, but proper dental care will keep your pet more comfortable, lengthen life and prevent bad breath. It is never too early or too late to start caring for your pet's teeth! Come see live demonstrations and learn how to care for your pet's teeth at home. We can help make it easy and fun!

Be Brave! How to Help Your Fearful Dog Gain Confidence
Tuesday, February 16th at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room presented by Tristan Rehner, MS, CPDT-KA of Pet Behavior Aid.

Whether your dog has specific fears or is generally timid, learn how to understand the signs of anxiety, how to prevent fear from becoming aggression, and some fundamental techniques to help your "wallflower" dog come out of his or her shell.

Happy Together: How to Manage a Multi-Dog Household

Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

Living in a multiple dog household has many rewards and benefits, but it also has its challenges. In this free session you will learn how to bring maximize the joy of living in a multi-dog household.

Click Here to see all of our February classes and choose the one you are interested in.


Saturday Training Classes

RED ROVER! Teach your dog to come whenever and wherever reliably!

Saturdays, Feb. 6th - Feb 27th from 4-5pm, held in the AHNA Education Room, presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

In this 4-week class, you will learn ways to build focus and a variety of techniques to teach a reliable recall, even around distractions. 

Click Here to see all of our February classes and choose the one you are interested in. 

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Mission Statement:
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.
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