If your pet is carrying a few extra pounds, you’re not alone. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 60% of cats and 56% of dogs in the U.S. are overweight. Those numbers are alarming enough on their own, but add to them the health risks that come with obesity – an increase in … Read moreTackling Pet Obesity, One Pound at a Time
It’s that time of year again: Hurricane Season! Countless times in the past people have been told to evacuate their homes for a short period, only to find out they can’t return for days or even weeks. The bottom line: We need to be prepared to take our animals with us when we leave. Here are … Read moreHurricane Preparedness for Your Pets
We want to reassure you that Lakeview Veterinary Hospital is here for you and your pet during this uncertain time. We also want to protect our staff and community while we continue to serve you and your pets’ needs. We are open during our regular business hours and continue to see appointments. You are allowed … Read moreA Message to Our Clients About COVID-19
There are so many reasons to love living in New Orleans, but fleas are certainly not one of them! Most cities will have a reprieve from these pesky, little vampires in the winter, but our poor pets are bombarded year round due to our short, mild winters. We at Lakeview Veterinary Hospital have been seeing … Read moreFlea Season: It’s Year-Round!
You probably know that mosquitoes carry heartworms–and all it takes is one bite for your pet to become infected. 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 … Read moreHeartworm Disease: A Serious Threat In Our Area
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 … Read moreAnesthesia-Free Dentals: Myths vs. Facts
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 … Read moreThe most common disease in dogs and cats is…
By Dr. Clare Guichard The most common question I get asked in the exam room is, “Why is my dog so itchy?” The symptoms of itching or pruritus include: scratching, chewing, licking and rubbing.Unfortunately, there is no easy answer because itching can be caused by many reasons, such as flea allergy, food allergy, seasonal allergies … Read moreWhy Is My Dog So Itchy?
Life is busy. Save time and money with our new virtual exam using the TeleVet App Lakeview Veterinary Hospital is always trying to excel in our customer service and standards of care, so we’re excited to offer our clients the convenient option of telemedicine! Telemedicine allows us to offer an online virtual consultation, hopefully saving you time … Read moreTelemedicine: Our New Online Virtual Consultation
Missed doses of preventative – a leading reason for increase In our part of the country, mosquitoes and the potential heartworms they carry are a year-round problem. Along with Mississippi, Louisiana leads the country in heartworm infection rates according to the American Heartworm Society’s 2019 report. In fact, the whole southeastern United States is a … Read moreLouisiana Leads the Country In Heartworm Disease