My dog hates going to the vet!

By | 2017-10-16T16:31:57+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Pet Care, Uncategorized|

A lot of people recognize that their pet hates going to the veterinary clinic and we often see 3 different types of responses to a visit. The "nervous nelly", "wiggly worm" and the "angry bird".   My dog is nervous/anxious at the vet-what can I do to help them? This is the dog that tries [...]

Non Invasive Imaging at UVH

By | 2017-09-19T19:58:27+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Pet Care|

Non-Invasive Imaging at UVH Diagnostic imaging is essential to providing an accurate diagnosis for many pet illnesses. For that reason, UVH is equipped with advanced diagnostic imaging. This includes digital radiology, ultrasound, dental radiology, and we are excited to now have a state-of-the-art CT machine. High-quality imaging facilitates accurate diagnosis, which guides our treatment plans [...]

Pet Recovery After An Emergency

By | 2017-09-05T14:41:47+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Pet Care, Pet Safety|

Your dog or cat's behavior may significantly change after a natural disaster. They may become defensive, aggressive, and unpredictable. It is important to be mindful of their mental state and to keep them away from any potential hazards. A few important steps are: Keep a close eye on all your pets, and make sure they [...]

Puppies and Parvovirus: What every new dog owner should know

By | 2017-08-08T19:08:07+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Pet Care, Pet Safety, Uncategorized|

Bringing home a new puppy into your family is a time of celebration and welcoming your new canine best friend into your life. The last thing any new puppy parent wants to hear is a devastating diagnosis of Parvovirus. So what are the basic facts we need to know about Parvovirus? What is [...]

Skin Parasites: What to know

By | 2017-07-07T11:09:49+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Pet Care, Pet Safety|

Parasites that live on the outside of an animal (known as “ectoparasites”), are very common in Louisiana and frequently affect dogs and cats. Fleas, ticks, and mites are all ectoparasites but they have different effects on animal health. With temperatures rising, these parasites may reproduce at a faster rate and be even more of a [...]

Summer Pet Safety: How to Identify & Treat Snake Bites

By | 2017-07-03T05:47:15+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Pet Care, Pet Safety|

Summer is here and that means spending more time outside with your pets.  Unfortunately, we aren’t the only ones that are out and about enjoying the sunshine.  Its about this time of year that snake bites become an all to common thing that we as veterinarians see and treat. Living where we do, it [...]