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Pumpkin and Your Pet: What are the Benefits?

This time of year, pumpkin and the holidays go hand in hand. When I think of pumpkin, however, I think of a powerhouse of nutritional benefits — not only for humans, but for our furry companions as well.

Pumpkin is packed full of beta-carotene and other phytonutrients, such as lutein, flavonoids and cryptoxanthin. These natural chemicals help ward off disease and keep the body functioning properly. The bright orange fruit is also a great source of vitamins A, C, E and B, as well as minerals and fiber.

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Canine Laparoscopic Surgery

What is laparoscopy surgery for dogs?

As a veterinary practice that is prepared to meet any veterinary need your dog may have, Metairie Small Animal Hospital is equipped with a laparoscopy unit. We take pride in the fact that our patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery experience less pain and a significantly reduced recovery time versus many types of classical, open abdominal veterinary surgeries>.

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What To Know If Your Cat Requires Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Surgery

In comparison to traditional surgery, laparoscopic surgery for cats is a minimally invasive alternative and typically results in shorter recovery time. Similar to arthroscopic surgery, your veterinarian will make one or two small openings in the cat’s abdomen and insert both a camera and the surgical tools required to complete the procedure.

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