Kid-Friendly Pets: Welcoming a Cat or Dog into Your Family

By |2019-05-22T02:22:47+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Pet Care, Pet Safety|

Does your child add a puppy or kitten to every wish list? Kids and pets are a natural match, and you may have decided to make your child’s dreams come true and welcome a new furry friend into your home. Pets teach children many things: responsible pet ownership, compassion, proper handling, nurturing, and the cycle [...]

8 Facts UVH Wants You to Know About Heartworm Disease in Your Pet

By |2019-04-30T20:29:24+00:00April 30th, 2019|Pet Care, Seasonal Checkups|

We’re no strangers to insects in the south. But, did you know that 1 of every 18 dogs tested in Caddo Parish tests positive for heartworm disease? Louisiana’s accommodating climate for insect growth and reproduction makes parasite prevention a must for pets. Learn how to  protect your pet from heartworm disease in our latest blog [...]

Why Does my Vet Want a Poop Sample?

By |2019-03-29T23:11:11+00:00March 29th, 2019|Pet Care|

BMs, bowel movements, poop, all also known as feces... no matter what you call it... UVHvets wants to test it!!! Let’s talk Poop! All cats and dogs do it but is something living in your pets’ feces?? What’s the scoop on Poop? It’s April STOOLS day... we could have so many headers for this important [...]

How to Protect Your Pet from Fleas and Ticks

By |2019-03-12T15:05:31+00:00March 12th, 2019|Pet Care|

Outdoor activities can quickly become unpleasant if your pet brings hitchhiking pests home. Fleas and ticks are more than just a nuisance—they have the potential to cause extreme irritation to you and your pets. Even worse, they can transmit harmful diseases, such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and tapeworm infections. Flea and tick [...]

Oral Tumors in Dogs and Cats

By |2019-03-02T06:55:35+00:00February 18th, 2019|Pet Cancer, Pet Oral Care|

Canine Acanthomatous Ameloblastoma (CAA) that underwent oral surgery at UVHvets.   Oral Tumors in Dogs and Cats February is Dental Health Month for pets, which typically  makes us think of taking care of the teeth dogs and cats to prevent dental disease.  However, dogs and cats can also develop cancers within the mouth [...]

How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

By |2019-02-08T03:40:36+00:00February 8th, 2019|Pet Care, Uncategorized|

Your pet’s dental health is important. Without preventive care, including daily tooth brushing and annual veterinary cleanings, tartar can accumulate on the surface of your pet’s teeth and beneath the gum line. If left untreated, painful periodontal disease will develop. The tartar beneath the gum line can introduce bacteria into your pet’s bloodstream, where it [...]

Building the Bond by Training Your Pet

By |2019-01-25T18:35:28+00:00January 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Today, many pets are regarded as members of the family. That bond, along with training and behavior studies, have caused negative, punishment-based training techniques to lose popularity among veterinary professionals and pet owners in favor of methods that incorporate positive reinforcement. The bond between pets and their people is an important one, and we encourage [...]

So your Dog is Coughing!!!

By |2019-01-25T17:35:02+00:00January 25th, 2019|Pet Care, Seasonal Checkups|

Is your dog coughing? Is it something to worry about? When do I call the vet? Is my other pet going to start coughing too? We all cough from time to time. Usually it is an uncommon occurrence and there is a tickle in the throat. We cough once and it’s over. Dogs are the [...]