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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pools and your Pets!! Let UVH help make it Safe and Fun!!

By | 2017-05-15T22:18:32+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Clients, Pet Safety, Seasonal Checkups|

So lets think of pets like children around the pool…many items need to be considered to make it a safe place to play!! Here are some of the basic pool safety rules for dogs and owners 1.) Supervise Dogs As If They Were Small Children: The same pool safety rules that apply to children apply [...]

Heat Strokes and your Pets!

By | 2017-05-15T22:19:57+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Community, Pet Care, Pet Safety|

What is Heat Stroke? Very high body temperature usually secondary to prolonged exposure to heat/humidity causing shock and organ dysfunction. This can also occur secondary to strenuous exercise in warmer weather. Dogs do not sweat like humans do, they have a more limited capacity to cool off. They sweat through their nose (panting) and footpads. [...]