If you have concerns about your pet gaining too much weight, make an appointment to visit your veterinarian.  There are some health conditions that can cause your pet to gain weight and an exam with blood work can help to rule out some of these conditions.  If your pet...

According to a recent study in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior, no, your cat won’t hold it against you.  It has been assumed that many pet owners believe tha

Probably not.  It is possible for pets to become obese, and like humans, obesity can lead to serious health problems including difficulty breathing, joint pain, arthritis and diabetes— just to  name a few.  Not only can these conditions leave your pet feeling bad, but...

Yes, of course!  When boarding, dogs are given the opportunity to play 2 – 3 times of day. During these times, dogs are given access to an enclosed yard where they are allowed to run, investigate, and “do their business.”   While they are outdoors, their cages are clea...

Yes, especially in Louisiana, all dogs need to be on heartworm preventative all year long. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitos.  And while mosquitoes are more of a problem during the summer months, you will still see mosquitos in the winter.  Although your dog may...

Unfortunately, there is no pill that can help pet halitosis.  Bad breath can be an indicator that your pet is in need of a dental cleaning or may have some bad teeth or some form of gum disease.  If your pet’s breath is bad, it is important for you to see your vet to d...

Unfortunately, there is nothing the veterinarian can suggest or prescribe over the phone for itchy skin.  There are a number of things that can contribute to Pruritus, or itchy skin, in pets and consequently, it can take some time to properly diagnosis.  Flea allergies...

When traveling with a cat, it is always safest to travel with your cat in a carrier, even if your cat protests loudly.  In general, cats can startle easily and can move very fast.  While the clinic lobby may be quiet when you enter, there is a strong likelihood th...

Yes.  This is for the safety of your pet.  Under normal conditions and in familiar environments, your dog may listen to you and follow your lead very well.  However, vet clinics can be stressful environments for some animals.  A loud noise on the street...

Ideally, yes.  We understand that people are busy and that time is valuable so we work very hard to try to respect our clients’ time.  Under normal circumstances, it is best to make an appointment so that we can schedule the necessary time needed to address your and yo...

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