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Intestinal parasites

14

Mar 2019

Intestinal parasites

Intestinal parasites can be a very serious problem that can affect our pets as well as our families. Some infections can even become life-threatening. Common intestinal parasites include roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, and coccidia. Most intestinal parasites can cause diarrhea. If left untreated, this can cause your pet to become dehydrated. Some parasites such as roundworms and whipworms can become so numerous that they can...

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How to save a dog’s life with CPR

19

Feb 2019

How to save a dog’s life with CPR

Eyewitness Reporter Meg Farris visited Dr. Clare Guichard, a veterinarian at Lakeview Veterinary Hospital who demonstrates CPR on Molly-Ann, Farris’ Louisiana Catahoula. Watch the video here Following these steps could save your pet’s life. The Steps: – Lay the dog down on its right side. This will put its left side up, where the heart is accessible. – Put your hand in front of the...

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Male veterinarian examining dog, veterinary clinic. Vet doctor, treatment a sick dog

10

Jan 2019

Dog Flu

Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) or the “Dog Flu” has two different types: H3N8 and H3N2. Both have been in certain areas around the country for several years, last year Louisiana had it’s first case of the more common H3N2 strain of CIV in a dog.   Your dog can be exposed to the flu virus in many different ways: direct contact with other dogs, through...

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Pet Obesity During the Holidays

16

Dec 2018

Pet Obesity During the Holidays

“Pack your bags. Pack your car. Pack your sleigh. But don’t let your pet pack on the holiday pounds.” Holiday season is upon us — a busy time of year for festivities, family, and, of course, lots of eating! Did you know that if a ten-pound cat ate just one ounce of cheddar cheese from your hors d’oeuvres, it would be the same as if a person...

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Large fat cat with red fur looking away while sitting in nice room

09

Dec 2018

Obesity

By Dr. Clare Guichard OBESITY Obesity is the most common preventable disease in dogs and cats.  It is defined as an accumulation of excess body fat.  Dogs and cats are considered overweight when they weigh 10-20% above their ideal body weight.  They are considered obese when they weight 20% or more above their ideal weight.   What factors affect weight management? Overfeeding is a common...

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