101 Metairie Road Metairie, LA 70005
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Dog Flea & Tick Prevention

How Does My Dog Pick Up Fleas And Ticks?

Dogs and cats who spend time outdoors are at equal risk of picking up fleas. However, because dogs spend a larger amount of time outdoors, they are at a higher risk than cats for ticks. While not as common, fleas and ticks can also enter homes from visiting pets and on people’s clothes.

 

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Emergency Dog Care

What To Do In Case Of A Dog Emergency

There are times when you are certain that your dog has an emergency (ie hit by a car) and there are times when you are very concerned but not convinced that it is an emergency requiring immediate care. When in doubt, head to our emergency hospital. It is best to call us first, in case there is something you can do to assist your pet either before you leave or en route to our hospital.  

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Dog Dental Care

Proper dental care at home consists of daily brushing. Just as with humans, dogs need the plaque and biofilm removed from their teeth on a daily basis to avoid dental disease. The vast majority of dogs will accept daily brushing by their owners. We are here to teach you how to brush your dog’s teeth and provide you with the best brush and dental paste according to your dog’s size and flavor preference. It can be a bonding experience for owners to brush their dog’s teeth and your dog may come to really enjoy the process.

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Preventing And Treating Heartworms In Cats

What Is Dirofilariasis, Aka: Cat Heartworm?

Dirofilaria immitis is a blood-borne parasitic nematode (roundworm), commonly referred to as cat heartworm. Heartworms in cats are spread through mosquitos carrying cat heartworm larvae. The severity of heartworms in cats is directly dependent upon the number of worms present a cat’s body, the duration of the incubation, and the response of the infected cat.
 

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Cat Flea & Tick Prevention

Of all the pesky nuisances out there your cat might face, fleas and ticks are two of the most troublesome. For cats, fleas and ticks pose a variety of potential health issues, including:
 

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Emergency Cat Care

What To Do If Your Cat May Be Having A Veterinary Emergency

In case of a cat emergency, waiting until “normal business hours” is not an option. In a time of crisis, Metairie Small Animal Hospital is open with an emergency cat clinic located at 101 Metairie Road. Our main hospital is staffed 24/7 and ready to help! 

Our experienced team can help increase the odds of recovery for your feline friend, even in the face of the most severe cat emergency care situations.
 

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Puppy Care

Make The Most Of Your First Visit To The Vet

During your first veterinary visit, we will perform a thorough physical and gather information from you to help get a complete picture of your puppy’s health. This is also your opportunity to gather all of the important puppy care information you need to be an informed, responsible and loving guardian to your puppy. Plan to spend around a half hour with us on the first visit, and bring everyone in the family who will be taking an active role in the puppy’s care. Below are some of the topics we will address at the first visit:

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Emergency Vet - 24 Hour Animal Hospital

Emergency vet services are a fundamental cornerstone of our commitment to comprehensive pet care. Your pet isn’t going to take “normal business hours” into consideration. Accidents do happen, and when disaster strikes, that is when you need a trained veterinary staff ready and able to help. So, we know that we’ve got to be ready. This is why you can always rely on our emergency vet care team to be here for you and your pet anytime day or night.

Our full service, 24 hour animal hospital is located at:

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