Rabies at Beaver Lake

Rabies can be a serious problem for you and your pet if you let your pet's rabies vaccination go past the expiration date. If your pet's rabies vaccination has expired and your pet comes in contact with a wild animal, the law states that your pet must either be quarantined for 6 months in an approved facility (you are not allowed to visit) or your pet must be euthanized. This is the law. Please read the important articles below about rabies, and never let your pet's protection from rabies lapse. Keep vaccinations current! Also, if your pet is current on rabies vaccination, but comes in contact with a wild animal or is possibly exposed to rabies, he or she is required by law to have a rabies booster vaccination within 5 days. Rabies is a deadly and incurable disease, and the rabies vaccines we use are very safe. The booster vaccine helps the immune system respond better to a possible exposure. Don't risk your pet's life or your life by skipping this step!

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Urinary Incontinence in Dogs

Oh no - there is a wet spot on the bed!  Is that a urine smell on my dog's fur? Are they just acting out and being naughty, or is there something wrong?

Many families may believe that when their dog starts to leak urine or have "accidents," it is a natural result of aging or a behavior issue. They may even delay going to see their veterinarian, and instead try to change their dog's behavior by trying to correct them when it happens. Or they try to change or manage the "accidents" by crating, withholding water (never withhold water because it can seriously harm your pet!) or increasing the frequency of taking them outside to urinate.  

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Video: Kittens Playing at AHNA    

Loki and Ursa sure do know how to have fun!

Click Here to watch these rambunctious kittens play together at AHNA.
We Pawed It Forward!
With Your Help We Raised Over $6,700.00 for Animals in Need in Buncombe County! 

We at Animal Hospital of North Asheville want to say how wonderful our AHNA family was in helping us raise over $6700 for Team AHNA and the Asheville Humane Society in the Paw It Forward Campaign.

All the donations will go to enhancing the quality of care for AHS's shelter animals along with expanding services for at-risk pets in Buncombe County. Asheville Humane Society is dedicated to helping  families and their pets by providing them with the resources they need to keep animals in loving homes and out of the shelter.

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Reducing Pet Fear  
AHNA Staff Learns Even More Fear-Free Techniques from Jenny White, CPDT-KA 

Earlier this month, we celebrated the great work our staff does with each pet to reduce any fear they may have of veterinary care and to reduce any stress that medical care may create.  Even with all the fear-free, low-stress techniques that we have already learned, all of us at AHNA want to do better, so our staff was treated to a continuing education presentation by Jenny White CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

Jenny provided us with tips on how to increase the effectiveness of treats when used as a positive motivator during visits to a veterinary hospital. She also discussed techniques of how to offer food treats and alternatives to food treats for pets who are not interested in treats. Most pets love getting treats so it helps just to give treats during a visit, but giving the treat at just the right time (even down to the second) can make a huge difference in changing the pet's opinion of what is being done.

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Congratulations to
Our Latest Graduates!

We want to Congratulate our latest Dog-Ed Saturday Training Classes Graduates!

Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed taught two different classes this past month: "Mother May I" and "Silver Muzzles"

Upcoming Pet Help Sessions  
& Classes At AHNA

FREE CLASSES - Free Classes are for people only. Please leave your pet at home.
What is TTouch?

Join Dog-Ed on Saturday, July 30th from 4:00 - 5:00pm 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.
This class is being presented free of charge on Tuesday, August 9th 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 August classes and choose the one you are interested in.

Tips on Managing a Multi-Cat Household (Helping your cat get along with other cats, dogs, and people)

This class is being presented free of charge on Tuesday, August 16th at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room by Tristan Rehner, CPDT-KA of Pet Behavior Aid.

Does your cat disappear when guests come over? Does the fur fly between your cats? Does your cat seem stressed around dogs? Are you thinking about bringing in a new kitten to the household? This session is for you!

Tristan from Pet Behavior Aid will be discussing the proper way to introduce a new cat or kitten to the original members of the house. She will be offering tips on creating a low stress environment to promote a happy household for housemates, as well as tips to help your cat feel less stress with new people or guests in the house.

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

Woof! I Can't Stop Barking

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

Do you need some peace and quiet? Have neighbors ever complained or have Animal Control been at your door? Do you feel like you've tried everything and nothing has worked? This session is for you. Learn the different reasons that dogs may bark excessively, how to assess what is motivating your dog's vocalization, and what training techniques will work best for your dog's type of barking.


Saturday Training Classes
TTouch Training Class  
Saturdays, August 6th - Sept 10th from 4:00-5:00pm
in the AHNA Education Room

The TTouch 6-week training class is open to dogs of all ages and personalities. This class will teach unique methods to build strength and resilience in a senior dog, settle and focus in an adolescent dog, build confidence and cooperation in a puppy, and increase acceptance of handling and husbandry activities. Each week you will learn different bodywork techniques as well as explore new obstacles in the "Confidence Course". Applying these innovative techniques to your daily life will improve your dog's physical and mental well-being while deepening your bond with your special companion. This class allows for plenty of individual work, as well as helpful hands on group activities.

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

Concentration: Learn how to achieve focus, despite distractions 

Upcoming Classes:
Saturdays, August 13th, 2016 and August 20th, 2016 from 2:30 - 3:30pm 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.

Follow Me: Enjoy Walks With Your Dog Again  
Saturdays, Aug 27th - Sept 17th from 2:30 - 3:30pm
in the AHNA Education Room.

Does it feel like your dog is taking you for a walk instead of the other way around? Does it seem like you are invisible to your dog the moment you hit the sidewalk or trail? If so, this class is for you! This specialized 4-week class teaches you techniques to become proficient at loose leash walking with your dog and increase his or her attention around distractions. This class will strengthen your mechanical and motivational skills so future walks will be more pleasurable. First class is without dogs, for handlers only.

Click Here to see all of our August 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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