Holiday Toxicities

By | 2017-12-12T19:48:14+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Pet Safety, Uncategorized|

Objects Ornaments Tinsel: cats love to ingest tinsel which often gets stuck in the intestines causing a blockage Snowglobes: can contain ethylene glycol; highly toxic to the kidneys in small amounts Liquid Potpourri: severe chemical burns, difficulty breathing or tremors Candles: Pets can easily burn themselves with a wagging tail or curious nose Wires: risk [...]

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

By | 2017-11-03T09:09:04+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Pet Care, Pet Safety, Uncategorized|

When we think of Halloween, we usually think of trick-or-treaters, jack-o-lanterns, and lots of fun. But it can actually be one of the most dangerous evenings of the year for pets. We wrote this article to teach you about the threats that your pet faces on Halloween so that you can take simple [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]