Wishing you a Happy New Year as we enter in to 2018! 

The start of a new year brings excitement for new possibilities and a time of feeling refreshed. First we want take a moment to remember some wonderful moments of 2017.

We want to say thank you to all our clients and patients that make each day special. We are blessed to care for pets and their families and share part of their lives. We shared tears and laughter. Throughout the year our clients spoiled us with cards, goodies and kind sentiments. But what really moved us was the outpouring of generosity through donations to Paw it Forward, which raised over $4,100, to the Holiday Pet Food Drive with almost 4,600 pounds of food and supplies donated benefiting Meals on Wheels of Buncombe County, Asheville Humane Society and Brother Wolf, and everyone who attended the 14th Annual Taste of Compassion, which raised $147,500 to help the Asheville Humane Society. Our clients are the best! We thank you.

We have an amazing staff, new and old, who worked tirelessly and compassionately side by side every day to provide the best care possible to our patients. They are the heart and soul of AHNA. We had the addition of many wonderful and skilled team members who look forward to helping AHNA continue the high level of care we offer to our patients and their families.

Winter Toxicities 
By Dr. Kasandra Garner

Antifreeze poisoning is one of the most common types of poisoning that occurs in pets. Ethylene glycol is the main ingredient in most antifreeze products, and it has a sweet flavor that appeals to pets. Since 2012, manufacturers have added a bittering agent to antifreeze to help decrease its appeal, but owners should still be aware of the risks of antifreeze ingestion. Only a few tablespoons can be life threatening to a medium sized dog. Most of the time pets are exposed to antifreeze when the owner is unaware that they have a leak in the radiator, and the pet licks up what has spilled onto the ground. Antifreeze is also found in brake fluid and and engine coolant, so be sure to clean up any substances that appear where your car is parked quickly and thoroughly and have your car regularly checked for leaks. Store antifreeze out of reach of pets. You might want to switch to a brand that contains propylene glycol, which is much less toxic than ethylene glycol. Finally, don't let your pets wander into other people's driveways and garages.

Thank You for Your  
   Pet Food Donations!   

Thank you to all the wonderful families who are helping to make 2018 a little brighter by donating over 2,575 pounds of cat and dog food during our Pet Food Drive! That does not count all the toys, blankets, beds, pet carriers and monetary donations. One family even donated 61 bags of cat food! Wow!

There are so many hungry dogs and cats in Buncombe County and we want to do everything we can to help them. Animal Hospital of North Asheville has matched and donated 2000 pounds of food as well. That is almost 4,600 pounds of food.

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New Ongoing Pet Loss and Grief Support Group 

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. We are now hosting a Pet Loss Grief Support Group presented by Four Seasons Compassion for Life. This group is for anyone who is grieving the loss of an animal companion and needs further support.

Who: Anyone who has lost a pet, is grieving and needs further support

What: Four Seasons Pet Loss Grief Support Group

When: The first and third Monday of every month from 7 pm to 8:30 pm
February sessions are: Feb 5th and 19th

Where: Animal Hospital of North Asheville

Why: Because your feelings of grief matter, and our pets are our family

Cost: There is no cost to group participants. Four Seasons Bereavement Support services are made possible by community support and philanthropic donations.

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Upcoming Pet Help Sessions
& Classes at AHNA
FREE CLASSES 
Free classes are for people only. Please leave your pet at home.
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Oops! Housetraining 101

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    Tuesday, January 23th at 7:00pm
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.
  • People Only. No Registration required. No fee to attend. Everyone welcome!
     
This Free Help Session will help you teach your dog when & where to eliminate.
 

Puppies W.I.N. - What is Normal Puppy Behavior?
This class was originally scheduled on January 16th. It has been rescheduled for February 20th.
  • Tuesday, February 20th at 7:00pm
    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!

This free Behavior Help Session is for anyone with a puppy under 5 months of age, anyone who is interested in understanding more about puppy behavior or anyone planning on adding a puppy to the family. The focus of this help session will be to help you learn what age-appropriate puppy behavior is for your puppy, learn how to establish good habits to prevent problems from developing, and discover how to take advantage of your puppy's socialization window.

 

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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.

We have made it easy for you to review us on Google - just Click Here for easy instructions - and thank you!

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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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