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Posted on 11-17-2016

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

The prevalence of cancer in pets has been increasing year after year, making it the number one disease-related cause of death for dogs and cats.   Just as for humans, early detection is key to a good outcome.  Pet owners should be attentive to sores that don't heal, lumps that grow in size, drastic or unexplained changes in the pet's appetite or weight, difficulty swallowing, changes in exercise tolerance, unusual odors, and discharge or bleeding from any orifice.  Any of these changes warrant a trip to the vet.  Advances in detection and treatment offer many options to fight this disease.

The 10 most common cancers in pets, according to Nationwide Insurance:

Skin Cancer
Lymphosarcoma or Lymphoma
Cancer of the spleen
Bone or joint cancer
Liver cancer
Thoracic cancer
Bladder cancer
Anal sac cancer
Oral cancer

Brain or spinal cord cancer

During the month of November, Nationwide Insurance will donate $5 to the Animal Cancer Foundation for every photo, story, or statistic shared on social media.   Submissions can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and must include the #CurePetCancer tag.

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Welcome to Animal Care Associates Inc.

Your Veterinarian in Charleston, WV
Call us at 304-344-2244

Animal Care Associates will no longer be seeing patients on Saturdays. 

Beginning on  May 19th Animal Care Associates will no longer have doctor hours on Saturday.  We will remain open  for boarders only. Unfortunately we will no longer have veterinarians available to see patients on that day.   

We apologize for any inconvenience.  If you have any questions please call our office at 304-344-2244

Office Hours



Doctor's Hours

Day Open Closed
Monday 9:00am to 1:00pm 3:00pm to 6:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am to 1:00pm 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am to 1:00pm 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am to 1:00pm 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm 3:00pm to 6:30pm
Saturday No doctor hours
Sunday No doctor hours