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Identifying Your Pet’s Lumps and Bumps: Warning Signs of Cancer

“Oh no! What’s that?” you think to yourself, as you feel a small lump under your pooch’s silky fur. “This definitely wasn’t there during bathtime last week.” In a panic, you call Acorn Animal Hospital, to schedule an appointment for your pup’s mystery lump.  Have you been in this situation? Pets develop small lumps and [...]

By |2020-06-06T19:13:19+00:00June 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Tick-Borne Tale: One Dog’s Brush with Lyme Disease

Ticks are nasty parasites known for transmitting a variety of debilitating illnesses to pets and people. One of the most common tick-borne illnesses is Lyme disease, which can create lifelong issues in dogs and people without proper prevention. Read on to discover how one dog’s brush with ticks could have been much worse.  Tucker’s tale [...]

By |2020-05-11T21:10:46+00:00May 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Avoid Common Pet Emergencies During the Coronavirus Quarantine

Although you’re spending more time at home in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent quarantine, you’re likely still busy, whether working remotely and participating in conference calls, struggling with teaching your children math and science, or trying to finally complete that home improvement project. Your pet is no doubt overjoyed that her family [...]

By |2020-04-05T18:37:47+00:00April 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID-2019 Update

Out of abundant concern for our staff, clients, and community, we have made the decision to create social distance in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19. At this time, we are still accepting pets for veterinary care under the following circumstances: All clients are to call Acorn when they arrive. A staff member [...]

By |2020-03-23T17:36:30+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Heartworm Transmission and Prevention in Your Pet

Heartworm disease is potentially deadly for your pet, and should not be taken lightly. Although heartworm transmission, life cycle, and prevention can be confusing, protecting your pet is simple.  How is heartworm disease transmitted? It takes the bite of only one infected mosquito to put your pet at risk for developing heartworm disease. Once an [...]

By |2020-01-14T02:57:55+00:00January 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments