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Resurgence of Fleas: San Antonio Pets & Vets

October 8, 2018
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Fleas, ugh! So many San Antonio “indoor-only” dogs and cats visiting our veterinary clinic in the last 2 weeks have been covered in fleas. Most of their owners had no idea this was occurring until we showed them the fleas and the flea poop all over their dogs and cats. Late in the year for […]

Animal Dental Extractions: San Antonio Pets & Vets

September 7, 2018
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Why do veterinarians extract so many teeth? In veterinary medicine, dental extractions are performed to relieve pain/infection from a broken tooth or to resolve infections from advanced periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is disease of the tissues around the tooth–the gums and bone. For purposes of this discussion, advanced periodontal disease refers to infection that has […]

Grain-free Diets, Harmful?: San Antonio Pets & Vets

August 22, 2018
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Could a grain-free diet be harming your pet?  The pet food industry is a growing and competitive business, and clever marketing has led to the emergence of many grain-free and boutique diets. Recently, veterinary cardiologists have noted an increase in dogs with a heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy, DCM.  There are some typical breeds that […]

Helping a Rescue Dog: San Antonio Pets & Vets

June 14, 2018
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How San Antonio Veterinarians and a Rescue Group teamed up to heal this pup. This is Bella. She is super sweet, but super shy. She is a rescue dog with the Weimaraner Rescue of Texas. The lesion on her neck was – you guessed it – from a collar embedded in her throat. It was […]

Rattlesnake Vaccine FAQ: San Antonio Pets & Vets

June 12, 2018
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Do I want the rattlesnake vaccine for my dog? Can my dog get the rattlesnake vaccination? At our San Antonio veterinary hospital, we can administer the initial vaccine to dogs and puppies as young as 16 weeks of age. Then our veterinary technicians will administer a booster (second) vaccine 1 month later. The dog is […]

Rattlesnake Vaccine for Dogs: San Antonio Pets & Vets

June 5, 2018
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  A rattlesnake bite is always an emergency in veterinary medicine. Even if your pet is protected with the rattlesnake vaccine, you should always seek veterinary attention urgently! Now, let’s begin to discuss the rattlesnake vaccine for dogs. The rattlesnake vaccine for dogs is produced from the venom of the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. The venom […]

Coral Snakes Continued: San Antonio Pets & Vets

May 31, 2018
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At Acorn Hill Animal Hospital, our compassionate team of veterinarians and veterinary support staff put great value on educating our clients about the care and safety of their pets. We believe that educating our clients helps to make the best veterinary care available for your dogs and cats. While we don’t claim to be experts […]

Obesity in Pets: San Antonio Pets & Vets

May 29, 2018
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Recent studies indicate that approximately 50% off cats and dogs in the U.S. are overweight, and 35% are considered obese. We all love our pets but we need to be sure we are not showing our love by giving extra food, treats, and table scraps. These extra calories could actually shorten their life, as overweight […]

Deadly Bugs?: San Antonio Pets & Vets

May 24, 2018
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Scorpions? Nah. The scorpions native to the San Antonio area don’t give veterinarians and their patients much grief. We can discuss those nasty boogers in another veterinary blog post. Kissing Bug? Yup. These bugs (scientific name Triatoma sp.) have an assortment of names. Per the Texas A&M University website, “chinche mala” is the most common […]

Rattlesnakes and Dogs Don’t Mix: San Antonio Pets & Vets

May 22, 2018
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Rattlesnake bites in Dogs. What is the main thing to know? Get to a veterinarian immediately! When I treated a former co-worker’s dogs for rattlesnake bites, she had not even seen the snake bite the dogs. She went into the backyard and noted one dog was painful and had swelling around the face and neck. […]