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 [...]

New Emerging Threat…Don’t wait, Vaccinate!

By | 2017-06-13T20:50:42+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Pet Care, Pet Safety|

Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) There have been very recently confirmed cases of CIV H3N2 in Georgia, Florida and now Monroe, Louisiana. This is an opportunity to reinforce the importance of vaccinating because this virus can show up anywhere at any time. CIV is not the same as Canine Parainfluenza or Bordetella. The recommendation is to [...]

The Power of Positive Reinforcement

By | 2017-05-30T06:58:12+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Pet Care|

I lately found myself talking to my patients a lot. Many people think that this is unusual, dog people find it normal but I find that it helps with rehabilitation. I use positive reinforcement methods to help train and motivate the pets in order to achieve goals that we set for them. It is very [...]

No People or Pets Allowed!

By | 2017-05-15T23:00:50+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Building a New UVH, Gator Tails of Construction|

Hey there! Been a while. Guess I took more of a month vs a week for Spring Break!! Whoops. Don’t worry – I have been keeping up with my project – just a little more relaxed. Im back in the game but, not for long. NO people or pets allowed…WHAT???!!! Just for the next week [...]

How to be proactive with pets!!

By | 2017-05-15T23:00:51+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Pet Care, Seasonal Checkups|

  WELLNESS SCREENS. EXAMINATIONS. NUTRITION. These three little things…major impact! In the Canine and Feline world – they age fast and in most breeds we say “senior at seven”! WHAT!!!!!????? Yes, Senior…at seven years of age! WHAT!!!!!????? If I told you there were three things that you could be proactive about that could potentially improve [...]

Rehab devices. . . a little help!

By | 2017-05-15T23:00:51+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Pet Rehab Therapy|

Assistive Devices!! To aid patients in ambulation we sometimes use assistive devices that help promote independent locomotion. Humans use devices like can, crutches, braces and prosthesis to assist in use of walking and getting around easier. In recent years more devices have been conceived to help our canine partners in similar ways. We can help [...]

Heat Stroke…be educated…be prepared!

By | 2017-05-15T23:00:51+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Pet Care, Pet Safety|

The temperature is rising and so are the stakes for your pets! With the spring weather in full effect and summer just a short time away, it is important to realize what this can mean for your furry family members and how to safeguard them from the dangers of summer. Our doggy friends don’t deal [...]

Zoey Part 8… She is doing GREAT!!!

By | 2017-05-15T23:00:51+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Pet Rehab Therapy|

Zoey has had many changes since the start of her stim cell therapy and rehabilitation. Her owner has notice many big changes in her daily activities. The biggest on is more ENERGY, so much that she is chasing the neighbor’s dog on the other side of the fence. Owner has admitted to missing the days [...]

Bunny Bunny…I want a Bunny!!

By | 2017-05-15T23:00:51+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Nutrition, Pet Care|

How long do rabbits live? 8-12 years with good care. What do rabbits eat? Unlike Dogs and cats buying a bag of rabbit food is not providing a healthy diet. Diet is extremely important to keep a rabbit healthy and happy. A balanced diet should be composed of the following: 75% Timothy hay available at [...]