Our July 4th Hours  

We will be closed on Tuesday, 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.

We are open during the weekend before the 4th:
Saturday, July 1st, normal business hours: 8:00am -5:00pm
Sunday July 2rd, normal Urgent Care hours from 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tuesday, July the 4th - CLOSED

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

If you have an emergency, contact REACH at: (828) 665-4399
PAW IT FORWARD HAS BEEN EXTENDED! Please Help Asheville Humane Society! 

The Paw It Forward Campaign benefiting medically at-risk animals at the Asheville Humane Society has been extended until this Friday, June 30th! We need your help!

Please Help Us Paw It Forward!  

The Paw It Forward Campaign has already raised over $19,481.  With your help, Team Animal Hospital of North Asheville has raised over $2,400. THANK YOU!!!!! But there is still a long way to go to meet this year's goal of $45,000. Asheville Humane Society has extended the campaign through June 30th, so there is still time to donate online or stop by the Animal Hospital of North Asheville and donate today!

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Canine Influenza Vaccination Information: Dr. Thompson appears on WLOS 
WLOS recently came to Animal Hospital of North Asheville unsolicited and filmed a segment on Canine Influenza. Before you watch the segment, we would like to clarify that dogs not previously vaccinated with bivalent vaccine for H3N2 and H3N8 Canine Influenza require a series of two vaccinations two to four weeks apart at a total cost of $79. Peak immunity occurs two weeks after the second vaccination. Please do not confuse Canine Influenza with Parainfluenza which is a completely different virus that most dogs have been vaccinated against for years. The bivalent Influenza vaccine that protects against two strains of Canine Influenza was first available in December 2016, so not many dogs had previously been vaccinated with the bivalent vaccine.

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Coping with Thunderstorms and Fireworks Season 

We've reached the time of year when thunderstorms are frequent, and July 4th fireworks are happening soon. For many pets, loud noises and storms are not a big deal, but for others, it is a time filled with fear, stress, and even destructive behavior. We've learned that there is no one perfect way to manage every case of noise phobia, even in our own pets. Here are some of our stories:

Dr. Jim Earley is using different combinations of prescription medication for his three dogs affected by storm phobia:

"Storms can be a real nightmare for pets who are terrified by noise and sometimes the flashes of lightning.  I have 4 dogs, and 3 of them have storm phobia to some degree.  I have tried a multitude of things including white noise, safe areas like covered crates, supplements, and behavior modification. All of these methods have helped some, but I have found that they still need medication. 

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Painful Tooth Resorption Causes Misery in Cats and Even the Best Pet Parents Seldom Recognize It  
By the age of four, half of cats have a painful condition called Tooth Resorption in one or more teeth.  As cats age beyond four years old, it is estimated that 75% or more suffer from this painful condition.  Despite the persistent pain, most cats do not show any outward symptoms, which was a valuable survival instinct prior to domestication as showing weakness was an invitation for attack by predators.  Unfortunately, because cats hide their pain so well, we see that even the most attentive and observant pet parents rarely have any awareness that their cat is experiencing dental pain.

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How to Kitten-Proof a House  
Who can resist the cuteness of a kitten? They are soft, fluffy and can be full of mischief and boundless energy as they explore their new home. Some household items can pose a hidden danger for your new kitten. Here are some great tips on how to make your house safe for a kitten. All of the things that Dr. Becker mentions in the article pose a grave danger to kittens.

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

Unleash the Possibilities: Discover the Keys to a Wonderful Canine Companion. 

  • This Saturday - July 1st, 12:00PM -2:00PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed

In this free Behavior Help session, you will discover how dogs learn, how to provide appropriate outlets for natural behaviors to keep your dog behaviorally healthy, and how to prevent problem behaviors from developing. Learn how to read your dog's body language for clues that tell you if he is relaxed, stressed, threatened, or afraid. It is a must for family members or anyone thinking about sharing their life with a dog.

How and Why to Look After Your Pet's Teeth

  • Tuesday, July 11th, 7:00PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Dr. Dave Thompson
Did you know that by 3 years of age 80% of Dogs have Periodontal Disease and 70% of Cats have Periodontal Disease? Did you know periodontal disease is uncomfortable and can shorten your pet's life? 

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!  

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Be Brave! How to Help Your Fearful Dog Gain Confidence
  • Tuesday, July 18th, 7:00PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Tristan Rehner, MS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CBATI of Pet Behavior Aid
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.

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Our classes fill up fast! Check our website and Facebook Events Calendar for available Saturday Training Classes.  

CONCENTRATION: Learn how to achieve focus, despite distractions 

  • Saturdays, July 29th and August 5th, 2:30-3:30PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Cost: $100
New environments, people, and other dogs can be challenging and stimulating for your dog. The first two Saturdays of this 6-week class, you will learn how to build focus and shift your dog's attention from distractions back to you. You will pick your class for the last four Saturdays. You can choose one of the following four week classes: coming when called (Red Rover), loose leash walking (Follow Me), stationary training (Red Light-Green Light) or polite greetings (Mother May I?) class. It is your choice! You will have a total of 6-weeks of fun and skill building!

This "Concentration" class is a prerequisite for the other classes in the Training Games Series.

RED ROVER! Teach your dog to come whenever and wherever reliably! This Class is Full
  • Saturdays, July 29th through August 19th 4:00-5:00PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Cost: $100 for this 4 week class

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!

Click Here to read more about this class. 

Mother May I? The first step to a courteous canine is self control! 

  • Saturdays, August 12th- September 2nd, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Cost: $65 for this 4 week class
This 4 week training class is perfect for adolescents and dogs whose impulse control could use some polishing. In this class, you will learn how to teach your dog to greet people politely, "wait", and "leave". You will also gain the knowledge of how to use your body language to influence your dog's behavior.

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