AAHA-Accredited Hospitals: Champions for Excellent Care
Charlotte Street Animal Hospital is proud to be one of only 4 AAHA-accredited general practice veterinary hospitals in Asheville.
Less than 15% of animal hospitals in the United States have gone through the voluntary accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). The accreditation process is rigorous and time-consuming, and not every veterinary hospital wants to go through the lengthy process, but we know the value.
Pet owners gain peace of mind when they choose an accredited animal hospital because they know their AAHA-accredited hospital has passed the highest standards of veterinary care.
AAHA-accreditation means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. At Charlotte Street Animal Hospital, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.
Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit aaha.org/petowner.
Rare Tick Species Found in North Carolina
A new species of tick has been discovered in nearby Polk County, North Carolina. The U.S. Department of Agriculture found the Longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) on an opossum in Polk County.
The Longhorned tick is an exotic East Asian tick. Prior to its first identification in the United States last fall in New Jersey, the Longhorned tick was not typically found in the United States (only been found in 4 states so far).
The Longhorned tick is a serious pest of livestock in East Asia and the means of introduction into the U.S. is unknown.
The tick is an aggressive biter causing animals great stress and blood loss. It can reproduce parthenogenetically (without a male) and a single fed female tick can create a localized population.
Ticks spread diseases such as Lyme and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Charlotte Street Animal Hospital recommends year-round tick and flea prevention for all pets! Come see us today to discuss the best tick prevention for your pets.
Don't Let a Mosquito Break Your Pet's Heart
Asheville, NC pet owners - It takes one bite from an infected mosquito to break your pet's heart!
What are heartworms? Heartworms are a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets, particularly in Asheville with the prevalence of mosquitoes. Foot-long worms live in the heart, lungs & blood vessels of infected pets, causing lung disease, heart failure, organ damage and can be fatal if untreated.
How does my pet get heartworms? Heartworms living in an infected dog, cat or wildlife produce baby worms that circulate in the bloodstream. When a mosquito bites an infected animal, it picks up these worms and when it bites another animal, the worms enter through the bite wound. Heartworms can grow and live for 5 - 7 years in dogs and 3 years in cats.
How prevalent is heartworm disease in Asheville? Heartworm disease is a year-round problem. In Buncomb e County - 1 in 49 dogs tested positive for heartworms.
What can I do to protect my pet from heartworms? Heartworm disease is preventable! Dogs should be tested annually and before starting prevention. Prevention is the safest and most cost-effective option, but treatment is available for dogs (although costly & lengthy). Cats should be tested before starting prevention and re-tested as the veterinarian deems appropriate. There is NO treatment in cats, so prevention is critical and the only means of protection.
Charlotte Street Animal Hospital has safe, effective products available that cater to you and your pet's lifestyle and budget. They must be administered year-round to protect your pet.
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Keep your pets safe from this deadly but preventable disease!
Schedule an appointment for their heartworm test and to discuss the best prevention options for your pets.
New App & Pet Portal
Thank you for allowing Charlotte Street Animal Hospital to be your partner in your pet’s health! Beyond providing your family with veterinary care, we offer you two options to view your pet’s medical info 24/7 and contact us to request appointments or prescription refills.
Through our NEW and upgraded mobile PetPage app or online pet portal(link is external), you can easily:
* View upcoming services due
* View scheduled appointments
* Request an appointment time or request a prescription refill
To Download PetPage App
1) Access Google Play or Apple Store by clicking one of the links below (you must be using your mobile phone in order to install the application).
Google play link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.allydvm.comet&hl=en(link is external)
Apple Store link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/allyconnect/id920690093?mt=8 2(link is external))
After you have installed and opened the app on your mobile phone click the “sign up” button on the home page of the app. Enter your email address, choose a password and click the blue sign up button. 3) You will then be sent a confirmation email. Click the link in that email. Check your SPAM folder if you do not see the confirmation in your inbox.
To Access Pet Info Online (Not on Smartphone App)
You can access your pet health info without a smartphone here through your online portal(link is external). You will need to sign up before logging in. Use your email address as your username.