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 [...]

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 [...]