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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Fleas…Love Louisiana!!

By | 2017-05-15T21:44:19+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Pet Care, Seasonal Checkups|

THE FLEA Did you know that about 5% of the flea population is the adult? YIKES!! The eggs, larva and pupa stages are much more numerous! The Flea Life Cycle: there are four parts to the life cycle of the flea: Adult Egg Larva Pupa The pupa, like a cocoon, houses the adult flea until [...]

Is snoring normal for your dog?

By | 2017-05-15T21:49:07+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Pet Care|

Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome Does your dog commonly snore while sleeping or snort when excited? What is brachycephalic airway syndrome? Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome is a group of inherited characteristics that cause restriction of normal air movement and breathing. The 4 components of this syndrome are stenotic nares (narrow nostrils), elongated soft palate (blocks the epiglottis, preventing [...]

Can a Cat catch a Virus?? a must read…

By | 2017-05-15T21:50:31+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Community, Pet Care, Seasonal Checkups|

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) are two of the most devastating contagious viruses seen in cats. Both viruses compromise the immune system causing poor health, frequent infections, blood disorders and cancer at any age. What is FeLV? Feline Leukemia Virus is a highly contagious virus that replicates within the body with [...]

Gator Man had a Doctor’s Excuse!

By | 2017-05-15T21:53:45+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Gator Tails of Construction, Pet Care, Seasonal Checkups|

Hey there buddies… well I know I have been MIA the past few weeks. Just so much has been happening at the Project that I'm worn out when I get home and just want to sleep next to my tennis ball after a eat my dinner! So you know my mom loves teeth and takes [...]