Courageous Firefighters Save an Adorable Puppy and the Story of her Remarkable Recovery  

As we work in veterinary medicine we get to ease pain, be a chance for hope, and share the lives (no matter how long or short) of wonderful pets and their families. But equally important, we get to witness the amazing love and compassion of people. This is a story of a puppy and a community who did not give up during the worst of times. Her courage has touched many hearts during her road to recovery.

In late October, the Asheville Fire Department received a call about a house fire. The family was able to get out with only minor injuries but their very young puppy Hex was still inside. She was found in the "only remaining survivable part of the house" in a pile of clothes. It was truly a miracle that she survived the fire. She was unresponsive for the first 40 minutes. The fire fighters administered oxygen and rushed her to the Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital (REACH). On arrival at REACH, Hex was in critical condition and had a very poor prognosis.

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Video of Hex the Amazing Puppy 
Click on the photo or link below to watch a video of Hex. We think you will be touched by her amazing spirit and the lovely bond she has with all the people who helped her. Hex is an amazing pup!
AHNA Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive Supplies 8000 Pounds of Pet 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, and we carefully divided the food and supplies into piles for Asheville Humane Society, Meals on Wheels Pet Food Program, and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.

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    Our Favorite Things 2016     

It is once again time to celebrate our favorite things! It will come as no surprise that our very favorite things are kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs! Enjoy this look back on 2016 - and may 2017 be full of wags and purrs.

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Winter Safety:
How Cold is Too Cold for my Pet? 

We hear a lot about the risks of very warm weather to our pets, particularly when it comes to leaving them in hot cars. But what about cold weather? Do you know how to keep your pet safe throughout the winter? With a few common-sense precautions, you and your pet can enjoy outdoor winter activities without risk.

Just like people, animals' cold tolerance can vary depending on size, body fat, coat thickness, activity level, and general health. Larger dogs and dogs with thicker coats tend to do better than smaller, short-coated breeds in colder temperatures. Thick coats provide a layer of insulation against the cold, so if you normally shave your long-haired dog, wait until the warmer months to do so. Smaller dogs' bellies are more likely to come into contact with snow or cold ground, causing them to be at higher risk of hypothermia.

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Staff of AHNA Provides Christmas Gifts for Children in Foster Care  

Our staff at Animal Hospital of North Asheville are very special people with kind, generous and caring hearts. Their care is not only for animals, but for children too.  Each year the staff and doctors of AHNA buy Christmas gifts for several children in foster care in Buncombe County and this year was no exception. The accompanying picture shows Dr. Dave Thompson's van arriving full of gifts (the entire floor was filled) at the Buncombe County Department of Social Services. In addition to the gifts in the van, $600 was also given to allow purchasing gifts for any children who might arrive into the foster program so near Christmas that "emergency" funds would be necessary to provide gifts for them. Thank you AHNA staff for making so many children happy on Christmas morning!  

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Upcoming Pet Help Sessions  
& Classes At AHNA
Free Classes are for people only. Please leave your pet at home.

How and Why to Look After Your Pet's Teeth  
    February 14th, 7:00 PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Dr. Dave Thompson
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 and learn why it is so important and what's involved. See a live demonstration and get your questions answered. We can help make it easy and fun! 

You can also tour our high tech dental suite and see first-hand what your pet experiences when they are here for a professional dental cleaning. Dr. Thompson will explain exactly how anesthesia is administered and monitored. Learn how to tell if your pet needs professional dental care.

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How To Help Your Leash Reactive Dog

    February 21st, 7:00 PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Tristan Rehner, MS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CBATI of Pet Behavior Aid
Does your dog growl, bark, lunge, and just get all into a tizzy when he sees other dogs or people? If so this class is for you. Learn body language so that you can better know what to expect, what steps you can take to prevent your dog from going into this state of mind, and lots more.

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What to do? Help For You and Your Dog on Exercise Restriction 

    February 28th, 7:00 PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
You may have just received doctor's orders that your canine companion needs rest and exercise restriction during recovery from an injury. Your dog may have an upcoming surgery which means they need to rest during recovery and have limited activity. What do you do when you know your dog will go stir crazy and get into mischief if he or she does not get daily exercise? This help session is for you! Learn activities and how to help your exercise restricted dog through recovery!

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Saturday Training Classes

Tricks and Games (Dog Training Class)   

  • Saturdays, January 28th - February 18th from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
Registration Required. Fee of $65

Tricks? Why would you want to teach your dog to "bow" or "back up"? So many reasons! Teaching your dog tricks will increase your dog's mental stimulation, sharpen your training skills, help beat the winter blues and make you laugh (and your dog, too). These classes will also strengthen your relationship and communication skills with your pet and give your dog something fun to do instead of unwanted behavior, and much more! All classes are taught using positive reinforcement and your dog will love attending.

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Concentration: Learn How to Achieve Focus by Your Dog, Despite Distractions.

  • Saturdays, February 11th and February 18th from 2:30 - 3:30PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
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.

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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.

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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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