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FAQ’s About Caring For a Senior Pet

By Acorn Animal Hospital | November 1, 2021

Advances in veterinary medicine and better owner awareness are allowing pets to live longer, but this means they may face age-related issues. As your pet ages, they have different health needs than younger cats and dogs. Since November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, our team at Acorn Animal Hospital answers some frequently asked questions…

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Fright or Delight—Halloween Pet Safety

By Acorn Animal Hospital | October 4, 2021

Watch out! Halloween is rich with potential pet-safety hazards—which are no joke. Cruel reality lurks inside many popular holiday festivities, waiting to pounce on unsuspecting pet owners. Don’t be fooled by the holiday’s sweetness. Check out Acorn Animal Hospital’s guide to Halloween pet safety, and learn how to turn potential frights to harmless delights. Fright…

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Guidelines to Successfully Socialize Your Puppy

By Acorn Animal Hospital | September 4, 2021

Properly socializing your puppy is the most impactful step you can take, to ensure they become a well-adjusted and obedient adult dog. Our team at Acorn Animal Hospital would like to provide advice to help ensure your puppy’s socialization is a success. Puppy socialization period The optimum time to socialize your puppy is between 3…

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A Dog Owners’ Guide to Leptospirosis

By Acorn Animal Hospital | August 1, 2021

A zoonotic disease is one that can be spread between animals and humans. Leptospirosis is believed to be the most widespread zoonotic disease in the world. As urban sprawl invades wildlife territories, you and your dog are more at risk for exposure to this detrimental disease. The team at Acorn Animal Hospital wants to educate…

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Hot Under the Collar—Heat Safety and Your Pet

By Acorn Animal Hospital | July 14, 2021

Your dog’s companionship while you sit by the pool or work in your garden can be extra relaxing on a summer day, but if you fail to pay attention to your dog’s behavior and whereabouts, you may miss the signs of dangerous, and potentially fatal, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Acorn Animal Hospital wants you to…

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5 Guidelines for Camping and Hiking With Your Dog

By Acorn Animal Hospital | June 2, 2021

You enjoy your dog’s company, and you believe your upcoming camping trip will be the perfect way to spend quality time with them. The team at Acorn Animal Hospital wants to give you some guidelines to follow to ensure your trip is a success.  #1: Ensure your dog is a “camping dog” Not all dogs…

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Asthma Versus Allergies in Pets

By Acorn Animal Hospital | May 3, 2021

May is the time of year when buds start to bloom and pollen starts to fly. This makes May the perfect month for National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. At Acorn Animal Hospital, we thought this would be a good opportunity to explain the differences between asthma and allergies, and help you learn whether your…

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Bridging the Communication Barrier: Understanding Canine and Feline Body Language

By Acorn Animal Hospital | April 8, 2021

As children, we all wished we could be Dr. Dolittle and speak to our childhood pets. Now, as veterinary professionals, that dream hasn’t changed, although we’ve been able to pick up on some subtle body language cues from cats and dogs to help overcome the communication barrier. To help you become a Dr. Dolittle and…

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Your Family’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Pet

By Acorn Animal Hospital | March 14, 2021

Choosing a new family pet is exciting, but can be daunting, too. From size, to species, to age, and everything in between, you’ll need to factor in many variables when determining the perfect pet for your family. So, where should you start? We’re here to help.  Start by asking a series of simple questions and…

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Can I Have a Bite? Safe and Unsafe Chew Toys for Your Pet

By Acorn Animal Hospital | February 22, 2021

When you’re at work all day, you want to ensure your four-legged friend is entertained. After all, if they’re chewing on an approved toy or treat, they’re not gnawing on your new leather sofa or shoes. But, with so many chew toy options available, finding ones that last and are safe for your pet’s teeth…

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