Our July 4th Hours
We will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day so our AHNA staff can spend time with loved ones. We will maintain normal hours before and after the 4th.

Sunday July 3rd, normal Urgent Care hours from 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Monday July the 4th - CLOSED


Tuesday July 5th open normal hours: 7:30am - 8:30pm

If you have an emergency, contact REACH at: (828) 665-4399
Hot Car Rescue at AHNA and
Warm Weather Precautions


Recently, we had a scare here at Animal Hospital of North Asheville when a very careful and caring "pet mom" accidently locked her keys in the car with her dear 14-year old Papillon, Buddy, inside the car. The outside temperature was 90 degrees F. and although Buddy was not panting and was bright and alert, we knew we had to act quickly to keep him from developing heat stroke. After calling several companies and finding that they could not reach us quickly enough, we called the fire station in Beaverdam. Two firemen arrived within minutes, quickly released the locks using specialized equipment, and Buddy was rescued. We immediately brought Buddy into the cool building for an examination.

Click Here to find out what happened to Buddy.
Happy 4th of July! Keep Your Pets Safe While Celebrating.    



The Fourth of July and its accompanying celebrations can be a traumatic experience for pets. A little preparation can go a long way toward making sure that they are safe and happy when the festivities begin.

Read more here on how to keep your pets safe.
Meet Buddy: A Very Special Adoption 

Do you believe in love at first sight? Barbara and Buddy do!

Barbara's beloved canine companion, Pookie, recently passed away. At first she was not ready to bring another pet into her family; she was just too sad. Upon hearing in the news about the 55 Shih Tzus, Poodles and Shih Tzu/Poodle mixes that the Asheville Humane Society rescued in North Asheville, Barbara decided to visit these dogs who so badly needed a loving family to call their own. She had just started to think about bringing another dog into her life and was considering a smaller one.

Click Here to read the rest of Buddy's story.
Video: Puppy ABC's make learning fun! 

A= A place for puppies to play and socialize with other puppies under 16 weeks of age

B= Best puppy families around!

C= Confidence course and other activities to help build confidence, explore new things and introduce tips on training and gentle handling.

Join us for a fond look back on our third year of Animal Hospital of North Asheville's Puppy Preschool.

Click Here to watch a video that celebrates a fun filled, educational, and action packed year of great puppies and families.
Obesity Survey 2015  

Pet obesity continues to be a growing problem, affecting the majority of US dogs and cats. Research conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) found that approximately 58% of cats and 54% of dogs were overweight or obese in 2015 compared to 2014 survey results that showed 57.9% of cats and 52.7% of dogs being overweight or obese.

The annual obesity prevalence survey is conducted by APOP. Veterinary practices assessed the body condition scores of every dog and cat patient they saw for a regular wellness exam on a given day in October. Body condition scores based on a five-point scale and actual weight were used in classifying pets as either underweight, ideal, overweight or obese. The latest survey included the assessment of 1,224 dogs and cats by 136 veterinary clinics. Animal Hospital of North Asheville has participated in this study for the past several years.

Click Here to learn more.
A Warning to Pet Owners Who Use E-Cigarettes  

As electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are becoming more popular, exposures to animals are increasing as the types of exposures have changed.

E-cigarettes were first marketed in 2007 and have been gaining market share ever since. At the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center in 2012, e-cigarettes made up 4.6 percent of nicotine exposures in a category that included traditional cigarettes, nicotine gums and patches. In 2013, e-cigarette calls increased to 13.6 percent of all nicotine cases. In addition, the numbers of exposures reported increased during that time period from 240 animals affected in 2011 to 305 in 2013.

Click Here to read more about the dangers of e-cigarettes to pets.
Upcoming Pet Help Sessions  
& Classes At AHNA

FREE CLASSES - Free Classes are for people only. Please leave your pet at home.
  
How and Why You Should Look After Your Pet's Teeth
  
This class is being presented free of charge on Tuesday, July 12th at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room 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!

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

What is Normal Cat Behavior? Tips for creating the best life for your cat.

This class is being presented free of charge on Tuesday, July 19th at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room by Tristan Rehner, CPDT-KA of Pet Behavior Aid.

Have you ever wondered "Why does my cat do that?" Join us to learn what normal behavior is for your cat and to discover appropriate outlets for normal feline behaviors to prevent them from developing into behavior problems.

Learn how to read your cat's body language and vocalizations to better understand her moods and desires. We will also talk about how cats learn, and even explore training techniques for cats! This help session is open to anyone interested in developing a better understanding of their cat's behavior and creating the best life for your cat.

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

How to Create An Enriched Environment for Stay At Home Dogs

 
This class is being presented free of charge on Tuesday, July 26th at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

Are you worried that your dog is bored while you are at work? Do you wonder what your dog does all day when you are gone? Do they cause a little mischief when they are left unsupervised? Are you working on training a new puppy or a new dog to the rules of the house? This free help session is for you!

Learn how to properly introduce crate training, along with when and how to use it. Crates are not recommended for long term use. Learn how to set up a successful long term confinement area while your puppy or dog are learning the rules of the house. And learn how to add enrichment through interactive toys to help beat boredom and stimulate your dog while you are gone.

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

What is TTouch?

Join Dog-Ed on Saturday, July 30th from 4-5pm at Animal Hospital of North Asheville to learn about Tellington TTouch.

TTouch is a unique approach to training based on compassion and respect for our animal friends. Using a specific form of bodywork and specialized movement exercises, the TTouch Method promotes cooperation, well-being and improved behavior by reducing stress and physical tension.
This people only class is free and no registration is required.

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

TICKETED CLASSES

Saturday Training Classes

Red Rover: Teach Your Dog to Come Whenever & Wherever Reliably

 
Upcoming Classes: 
Saturdays, July 16th, 2016 - August 6th, 2016 from 2:30-3:30pm in the AHNA Education Room

Teaching your dog to come when called enthusiastically and immediately is an important skill every dog should learn. It might end up saving his or her life! Not only does a speedy recall allow your dog more fun and freedom, it gives you piece of mind that your dog will return when asked.

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. If you have already begun teaching coming when called, but having difficulty around distractions or if this is a new skill you want to teach your dog, this class is for you!

This class is taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed. 

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

Concentration: Learn how to achieve focus, despite distractions 

 
Upcoming Classes:
Saturdays, July 16th, 2016 and July 23rd, 2016 from 4:00-5:00pm in the AHNA Education Room

Learn how to achieve focus by your dog, despite distractions. New environments, people, and other dogs can be challenging and stimulating for your dog. In this two session class, you will learn how to build focus and shift your dog's attention from distractions back to you. This "Concentration" class is a prerequisite for the other classes in the Training Games Series.

This class is taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

Click Here to see all of our July 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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AHNA HOURS
  • Monday thru Friday  7:30 AM - 8:30PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sunday Urgent Care at 4:00 PM. Call 828-253-3393 and listen to message.
  • 24-Hour Nursing Care Mon-Sat