The Trouble with Ticks: 3 Common Tick-Borne Diseases in Louisiana

When people think of diseases that ticks commonly transmit, Lyme disease most often springs to mind. Here in Louisiana, we don’t see much Lyme disease—it’s more common in the northeast and midwest portions of the country—but at University Veterinary Hospital, we diagnose several other tick-borne illnesses in pets that cause as much trouble. To keep [...]

By |2021-03-17T21:43:25+00:00June 10th, 2020|Pet Safety|0 Comments

CBD and Pets??

CBD in Veterinary Medicine  CBD:  Center for Biological Diversity CBD:  Common Bile Duct CBD:  Central Business District C...B...D:  Cannabidiol!  Let’s face it, that’s the only CBD that anyone cares about these days, right?  Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard about CBD being used by grandmothers, young adults, baby boomers, and [...]

By |2019-08-30T21:41:11+00:00August 30th, 2019|Pet Care, Pet Safety|0 Comments

Is it safe to use Essential Oils with Cats?

  Essential Oils and Cats Don’t Always Mix!  The popularity of health products that can be used in the home has exploded in the last decade.  Products such as essential oils and aromatherapy products are being used much more in households throughout the world.  While these products may be safe and useful in improving the [...]

By |2019-08-30T21:31:47+00:00August 30th, 2019|Pet Care, Pet Safety|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2021-03-17T21:43:27+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Pet Care, Pet Safety|0 Comments

Holiday Toxicities

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 [...]

By |2021-03-17T21:43:30+00:00December 12th, 2017|Pet Safety, Uncategorized|0 Comments