AHNA Accepting Donations for People & Pets Affected by Hurricane Florence     

Several technicians and employees from REACH will be volunteering near Wilmington and hand delivering these supplies next week! We want to help gather donations for their effort. We will deliver the supplies we collect at AHNA to REACH.
 
Important: All donations must be dropped off at AHNA by 5pm this Saturday! (Donations can also be dropped off at REACH at 677 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC 28806)

Grain-free diets:  
Fabulous, fad, or folly?     

Finding the perfect diet for health, longevity, and fitness has long been an obsession of Americans. Paleo, gluten-free, and "clean eating" are just a few of the more recent trends to hit the billion-dollar diet industry, with entire aisles of the grocery store devoted to certain types of foods that are purported to have almost miraculous powers of healing and regeneration. Inevitably, these trends spill over into the pet food industry. About 10 years ago, dog and cat foods labeled "grain-free" began showing up on the shelves of pet food stores. In 2017, 43% of pet specialty foods were grain-free. After all, if it is supposed to be good for us, it must be good for our dogs and cats, right?

FDA Alert  
Isoxazoline Class of Drugs    

Recently the FDA posted an alert that the flea and tick medications in the isoxazoline class are now carrying a possible seizure risk in dogs and ataxia in cats. These are FDA approved products that are safe and effective for the majority of healthy pets. There have been post-approval studies in Credelio, Simparico, Nexgard, and Bravecto which are all in the isoxazoline class of drugs. We at AHNA have been aware of the possibility of rare side effects listed in the studies of this class of drugs. We have used Nexgard and Bravecto in not only our patients but our own cats and dogs for many years and have monitored for reactions. We have not had any adverse events of seizures, muscle tremors or ataxia. We do not recommend these products in pets with neurological disorders. Our veterinarians consider the pet's health, medical history, and lifestyle when recommending medications for parasite control for your cat or dog. If your pet experiences seizures, neurological problems or muscle tremors, please contact us. If you have questions or concerns, we are happy to answer them.

AHNA is a Proud Top Dog Sponsor of Taste of Compassion  

Join fellow animal lovers to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Asheville Humane Society's Taste of Compassion Auction & Gala!

Party the night away with amazing local cuisine and libations, silent and live auctions, and dancing to the musical stylings of DJ P-LO! (Patrick Lopez is a 5-star rated DJ who uses his trumpet, piano, and vocals to provide the ultimate musical package.)

For those who want the red carpet treatment, VIP Ticket holders have access to VIP Pre-Gala Reception from 5:30-6:30 PM! Mingle with members of Asheville Humane Society's Board of Directors, Leadership Circle Members and sponsors while enjoying specially prepared cocktails and hors-d'oeuvres. VIP guests will also have the first opportunity to bid on auction packages. A limited number of tickets available.

Click Here to learn more.
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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OCTOBER  
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. On the first and third Monday of each month, we are 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.
  • Upcoming sessions: October 1st and 15th from 7pm to 8:30pm
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by: Four Seasons Pet Loss Grief Support Group
  • Please do not bring pets to the grief support meetings. Thank you.

Breaking the Stereotype: Positive Basket Muzzle Training
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 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!
It's time to eliminate the negative associations with muzzles and learn all the good muzzles can do. 
 
Muzzles can be a life saver (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. 
 
Click Here to read more about this class.


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