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Obesity in Pets: San Antonio Pets & Vets

Obesity in Pets: San Antonio Pets & Vets

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
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Deadly Bugs?: San Antonio Pets & Vets

Deadly Bugs?: San Antonio Pets & Vets

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
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Aspiring to be the best vet: San Antonio Pets & Vets

What does it mean to be the best bet in San Antonio to our clients and their beloved animals? Do our clients expect affordable care? What about attentive, compassionate and caring staff? Or to be the best, do our clients expect availability, same day appointments or what about a wide-range of care in-house? At Acorn Hill Animal Hospital,
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Fleas & Flea Allergies: San Antonio Pets & Vets

With this recent bout of rain and now a hot/humid San Antonio environment – fleas will continue to be a big problem. Flea control is a hot topic currently for our San Antonio veterinary clinic. In fact, Flea Allergies are a major cause of the skin problems we are treating currently. Many dogs and cats
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Heads up for snakes: San Antonio Pets & Vets

“Red and Yellow = Kill a Fellow.” This is not a stock photo. This was alive in San Antonio in Dr. Powell’s garage Monday morning. Thank you sticky bug traps! This coral snake was about 2 feet long. I wasn’t brave enough to get close enough for an exact measurement, but I feel comfortable estimating
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Fond Farewell to Kaylea

Today, we wish Godspeed to Kaylea and her husband Jacob as they depart San Antonio and move back to their home state of Arizona. We are grateful for Jacob’s service to our country as an Army serviceman. Kaylea has helped us embody our mission statement of serving people by caring for their pets. You know
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Heartworm & Flea Prevention: San Antonio Pets & Vets

Have you ever forgotten to give your dog his monthly heartworm prevention? You are not alone!! Heartworm disease incidence has increased by more than 20% over the last 3 years! As you can see from this infographic, San Antonio is in the heart of high incidence territory. Proheart 6 is an awesome option to help
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Heatstroke: San Antonio Pets & Vets

As summer quickly approaches, San Antonians find ways to spend time outdoors to play and mingle….and of course we want to bring Fido with us to share in the good times!!! With San Antonio temperatures reaching the triple digits and high humidity, it is easy to forget about how our beloved dogs are made and
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Sugar goes to Fiesta!

Even if you just moved to San Antonio, you have most likely heard of the craziness that is Fiesta!  This time of year is dominated by bright colors, music, and most of all, fun events.  Fiesta lasts for a week and half each year…and thank goodness for that because if you are an avid partaker
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