We Are Closed For Labor Day

The Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be closed Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day so our staff can spend time with loved ones. We will maintain normal business hours before and after Labor Day.
  • Saturday August 31st - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 1st - CLOSED
  • Monday, Sept 2nd - CLOSED
  • Tuesday, Sept 3rd - 7:30am-8:30pm
For emergencies during this time please call REACH (Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital) at 828-665-4399 or WCRAH (Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital and Veterinary Emergency Hospital) at 828-408-0223.
Both Emergency Hospitals have doctors and nursing staff on the premises whenever we are closed. They will provide our hospital with a written record of your pet's visit, by email, to be placed in your pet's permanent medical records and reviewed by one of our doctors.

We will reopen Tuesday (9/3/19) at 7:30am.  

We hope you have a fun-filled, safe Labor Day with your friends and family!
Best Veterinary Services in Asheville! Thank you!

All of us at the Animal Hospital of North Asheville want to thank everyone who voted for us in the Mountain Xpress "Best of WNC" poll.
In the ever-changing and growing veterinary community, we feel very honored to win for "Best Veterinary Services" again this year.
Our veterinarians, patient care, client care, and management team members are dedicated to offering the highest level of medical care and compassion for the well being of our clients and patients. Your vote means the world to each and every one of these amazing team members.

When in Doubt, Stay Out!
Blue Green Algae Intoxication in Pets

Summertime is a great time to spend frolicking in the water. With the hot sunny days, there has been a recent spike of blue-green algae intoxication in pets with some even leading to death. We want you to have information to help protect you and your pet.

What is Cyanobacteria?

Algae occurs naturally in the water. The blue-green variety, which has been in the news recently, is considered to be one of several Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs). Blue-green algae is a group of bacteria that is also known as cyanobacteria. It is a bacteria present in fresh and marine bodies of water across North America. The toxic algae can also grow in decorative ponds and backyard pools. In the right environmental conditions, the cyanobacteria can reproduce rapidly to form a cyanobacterial bloom, which can produce toxins.

Grain-Free Diet FAQs
Since the FDA issued its report on the connection between grain-free dog foods and a heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), we have received many questions from people wondering what to feed their dogs.

Some of the common questions we've received include :

Does AHNA recommend a particular brand of dog food?

There are an overwhelming number of dog foods on the market, and the choice is not one-size-fits-all. We follow the recommendation from veterinary nutritionists, which is to feed food from a larger brand (examples including but not restricted to Purina, Hill's, Iams, Royal Canin, Wellness). These companies tend to have veterinary or Ph.D. nutritionists on staff, have a more reliable source of ingredients and do frequent quality control.

Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infections Linked to Contact with Pig Ear Dog Treats
CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to contact with pig ear dog treats.

Latest Outbreak Information
  • CDC and FDA are now advising people not to buy or feed any pig ear dog treats to pets, including any that may already be in homes.
  • People can get sick after handling the treats or caring for dogs who ate the treats. Dogs might get sick after eating them.
  • Since the last update on July 17, 2019, a total of 34 ill people have been added to this investigation.
  • A total of 127 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella have been reported from 33 states.
* 26 ill people (30%) have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
* 24 illnesses (21%) are among children younger than 5 years.

Upcoming Pet Help Sessions  
  & Classes at AHNA  
Free Saturday classes are for people only. 
Please leave your pet at home.
Be Brave! How To Help Your Dog Gain Confidence
  • Saturday, September 14th, 2019, starting at 11:30 am
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Tristan Rehner-Fleurant, MS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CBATI of Pet Behavior Aid
  • People Only
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend. Everyone welcome!
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.
Help! I Can't Stop Barking!
  • Saturday, October 19th, 2019, starting at 11:30 am
  • Presented by Tristan Rehner-Fleurant, MS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CBATI of Pet Behavior Aid
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • People Only
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend. Everyone welcome!
Do you need some peace and quiet? Have neighbors ever complained or has 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.

Upcoming Events
Four Seasons Pet Loss Grief Support

Losing a pet friend and companion can be heartbreaking. Whether it is a sudden or planned goodbye, it is an emotional time. We understand the strength and specialness of the animal-human bond. On the first Tuesday of each month, Four Seasons Compassion for Life will be hosting a Pet Loss Grief Support Group from 5:30-6:30 pm. The monthly meeting will be held at a new location: 373 Biltmore Ave, near Mission Hospital. This group is for anyone who is grieving the loss of an animal companion and needs further support. This is a free monthly meeting. Everyone welcome but out of respect to other participants, please leave pets at home. 

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

If you are happy with the care and service you and your pet have received at Animal Hospital of North Asheville, we would greatly appreciate your taking a few minutes to write a review online. 

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 and prevention of their fear, pain and discomfort and to strive to minimize separation from the people they love.
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