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6 Spices to Warm Up Your Pet's Winter

Spices have been used for thousands of years by various cultures around the world, but did you know they can be helpful for pets, too? Ask your vet how adding fresh supplements — like these warming spices — into your pet’s diet can boost his/her health.

Ginger

  • Warming

  • Pungent taste

History: Legend has it that Confucius chewed on a small piece of fresh ginger after each meal and attributed much of his longevity to it.

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Holiday Hazards and Your Pet

The holidays are a joyous time to count your blessings—including the health of your pet! Keep your cat or dog out of trouble with these seasonal safety tips.

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What is Brachycephalic Syndrome?

You would be hard pressed to find someone who could resist the sweet, short face of a Persian or the excited snorts of a Boston Terrier, but if your pet is one of the many breeds with a “pushed in” face, you should also be aware of the health risks associated with these characteristics.

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Is Peanut Butter Still Safe for Dogs?

Does your pup love peanut butter? If you answered yes, you are just one of many dog owners who use the popular nutty spread as a tasty treat, chew toy stuffing or a clever medication disguise for your furry friend.

The good news? Most peanut and other nut butters are perfectly safe for your dog (in moderation, of course).

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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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