How To Keep Your Pet Safe From Cannabis Poisoning
With the legalization of cannabis in parts of the United States, we have seen an increase in marijuana poisoning in our patients. Recreational and medical cannabis is available in a wide range of products such as smokables, oils, and edibles, which can increase the chance of pet exposure. Many people may not realize that prescription medical cannabis products contain not only the CBD (cannabidiol) but a high level of THC which is harmful to pets.

Can Cats and Dogs Get Along?

If you were to go by all the talk about "dog people" versus "cat people," you'd think that everyone had to choose one and stick to it. They don't, of course; plenty of us have both cats and dogs and despite their differences, it seems to work out. If you want to ensure a good relationship, though, science says to focus on the cat's needs.

A recent study surveyed owners mostly in the United Kingdom and the United States, asking detailed questions about how their cats and dogs got along. The majority of the 748 owners thought their pets had pretty good relationships. On a scale of 1 to 10 where 1 was "can't stand each other" and 10 was "close companions," few ratings of 4 and below were found.

Why I Love My Pet Contest Finalists and Winners

Many of us have been lucky enough to share a special bond with one or more pets. Each one has something special and unique about them. So we asked - "Why do you love your pet?" in our first ever "Why Do You Love Your Pet" original artwork contest.

We were very impressed with all the talented artists who submitted artwork and what makes their pet special.  We wanted to share our finalists and their inspirations.

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

Our Free Monthly Help Sessions are now on   Saturdays


Breaking the Stereotype: Positive Basket Muzzle Training
  • Saturday, April 20th, 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!
It's time to eliminate the negative associations with muzzles and learn all the good muzzles can do.

Muzzles can be a lifesaver (preventing dogs from eating things off the ground and to avoid a foreign body surgery), a training tool (great for gentle handling, especially near the face), a behavior modification tool, and a piece of safety equipment (for use during vet visits, on walks, and transporting or treating a dog who has suffered a traumatic event). And with proper training, it can be low stress and fun for your dog to wear.


KITTEN SOCIALIZATION: Preparing For and Raising A Happy Kitten 
  • Saturday, May 18th,  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!
This free help session will be especially helpful for anyone who has a kitten or is thinking about adding a kitten to the family. You will learn what is age appropriate kitten behavior, how to establish good habits and how to prevent problems from developing. You will learn the importance of and how to provide a less stressful environment as well as how to provide enriching activities for your kitten and cat. You will learn the basic needs of a kitten, learn how to read body language, how to properly socialize your kitten along with how to properly introduce a new kitten to the established two and four-legged members of your family.

Click Here to learn more about this class.

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. 

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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