4153 Acorn Hill
San Antonio, TX 78217



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Dog & Cat Dental Care

February 27, 2018
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What is the biggest question about a dog or cat dental cleaning? Doc, why is it so expensive? My own dentist doesn’t charge that much for a dental cleaning! I contest that your veterinarians (and hopefully that’s Clint Powell, DVM or Stephanie Horstmann, DVM) charge a mere fraction when compared to the equivalent medical care […]

And the winner is…

February 20, 2018
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We have a winner!!  Read on to learn a little bit about the dog behind the photo 🙂 Ned is an 8 year old Mastador, which is a mix of a Mastiff and a Labrador…which obviously makes for a handsome guy!  His coat is dark chocolate colored (perfect for Valentines!) and weighs in at a […]

Veterinary Dental Month

February 1, 2018
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What is a dental? A dental, better described as a dental cleaning or ideally a dental prophylaxis, is a thorough evaluation and treatment of your pet’s oral cavity. We begin any veterinary dental treatment with a preoperative evaluation. As we begin our blog series on Dog & Cat Dental Care, let’s take today to discuss […]

February is the month of love…and dental care?

January 30, 2018
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Oh February, you bring us many things: President’s Day, the Super Bowl, the Puppy Bowl…love is in the air…and so is dental care? February is the month of love, as well as National Pet Dental Health Month! So we decided to have a little contest… We love seeing photos of cute pets dressed up for […]

Oh, no! No breakfast for Sugar.

January 30, 2018
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Sugar had a meibomian gland mass on her eyelid. Since it was on the margin of her eyelid (the part of the eyelid that directly contacts the surface of her eye), it had the potential to eventually rub and irritate her eye. These eyelid masses are a common finding in many dogs. Like most of […]

My cat can’t pee!

January 12, 2018
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What do I do if my cat can’t pee? Why is my cat straining in the litter box? Why is my cat screaming in the litter box? Why is there blood in the litterbox? If your cat cannot urinate in a 24 hour period this can be a urethral obstruction – this is an emergency […]

Acorn Hill Animal Hospital: 2017 in Review

December 26, 2017
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Wow, another year flew by for our little San Antonio vet clinic. I guess we aren’t so little anymore. This year we introduced two new veterinary staff hires – Malorie and Sarah. For the first time in our almost 40 year history, Acorn Hill Animal Hospital now has 2 full-time veterinarians. We are so very […]

What exactly IS dental disease??

May 31, 2017
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Does your pet suffer from bad breath? Bad breath can be a sign of a more serious problem such as dental disease. While cavities tend to be the most common dental problem in humans, pets tend to get tartar build up on their teeth, which can lead to irritation of the gums, exposure of the […]

Texas Rescue Groups

May 26, 2017
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Here at Acorn Hill Animal Hospital, we are proud to work with: Texas German Short Haired Pointer Rescue    Weimaraner Rescue of Texas  If you would like more information or to contact either rescue, follow the links above to their respective websites. Thanks