Your pet’s skin: there’s a lot to cover!

Let’s make sure your pet is healthy all over. Schedule your pet’s yearly checkup today! The kids are back in school, and you finally have a chance to relax. Who wants to join you? Your pet! While your snuggling with your furry friend, you may feel a bump or rash on their skin. What should you do? Your pet may have bumps. Lumps. Missing fur. A...

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Do you know the most common disease in dogs and cats?

Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats. Does your pet have it? It’s time to schedule their checkup today and find out. Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats, affecting 78% of dogs and 68% of cats over the age of three. Although most dogs and cats will develop some sort of dental disease, small dog breeds (such...

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Disaster Preparedness

Hurricane season starts June 1st Don’t wait for a storm to develop or for an evacuation to be called; now is the time to prepare for a potential disaster. Here are a few things you can do for your pet now to prepare: 1. Identify your pet. All pets should wear collars with tags that include up-to-date information including your pet’s name, your telephone number,...

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Heat Stroke

What is heat stroke? Heat stroke is a term commonly used for hyperthermia or elevated body temperature. Generally speaking, if a pet’s body temperature exceeds 103°F (39.4°C), it is considered abnormal or hyperthermic. Body temperatures above 106°F (41°F) without previous signs of illness are most commonly associated with exposure to excessive external or environmental heat and are often referred to as heat stroke. The critical...

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Each year, 6 to 8 million pets end up in shelters in the United States1. In fact, one in three pets will go missing during their lifetime2. With the recent flooding in Louisiana, we have experienced this on a tremendous scale. Hundreds of dogs and cats are now separated from their owners, and –  while some will find their way back to their original families...

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Flea Season

Halloween Costume Contest 2017

It’s time for Lakeview Veterinary Hospital’s annual Halloween Pet Costume Contest! Winning pets will receive a free “spa” day! Upload your pet’s photo below, and come back daily to vote! Contest ends on October 30th at midnight!

Heartworm Awareness Month

April is Heartworm Awareness Month, so now is a good time to discuss one of the most deadly (and preventable) diseases in our pets.  Here’s the good news about heartworm disease: it’s an illness that can be easy and affordable to prevent. The bad news is that if you don’t prevent it the right way, your pet is at high risk of getting sick. Take...

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Anesthesia-Free Dentals: Myths vs. Facts

Bad breath is more than just a nuisance – it may be a sign of a significant dental problem. Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats, affecting 78% of dogs and 68% of cats over the age of three. Dental disease can also contribute to more severe medical conditions. The challenge most pet owners face is that even if their pet’s breath...

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