Close-up of Siamese kitten, 6 months old, and Jack Russell Terrier against white background


May 2019

National Pet Week – Preventative Care for Your Pets

As we celebrate National Pet Week, here is a quick overview of common preventive measures to help keep your pets healthy. 1.  Importance of once or twice yearly examination of your pet to detect problems and address concerns early on. Appropriate vaccinations should be administered based on your pet’s lifestyle and exposure risks. 2.  Prevention of parasites both internal and external, especially here in the Deep South...

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White Obedient Funny Young Happy Labrador Retriever Sitting In Grass And In Yellow Dandelions Outdoor. Spring Season.


Apr 2019

Heartworm Disease

Did you know that mosquitoes carry heartworms, and all it takes is one mosquito to bite 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 risk of getting sick. Take a look at...

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Intestinal parasites


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


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


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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