101 Metairie Road Metairie, LA 70005
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Mon-Tues: 7AM-8PM; Wed-Fri: 7AM-5:45PM;
Sat: 7AM-5PM; Sunday: 8AM-5PM;
Call Us: 504-290-0025
Emergency Care Available 24/7

Veterinary ICU - An Intensive Care Unit For Your Pet

A crucial part of our emergency hospital is our Intensive Care Unit. After your pet has been examined and a plan developed for their care, they may need constant care and monitoring for a period of time. These pets are admitted into our ICU for specialized critical care and monitoring by our emergency doctors and critical care nurses. The amount of time spent in ICU depends upon the severity of the illness and amount of care required to get them through a severe illness.

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Cardiology For Cats

How A Cat's Heart Works

A cat's heart has four chambers. The two upper chambers are called the atrium (plural atria), and the lower chambers are called the ventricles. Additionally, the heart has a right and left side, each containing one atrium and one ventricle. A cat's heart works as follows:

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Declawing Cats: Examining the Pros, Cons and Alternatives

A part of normal cat behavior is their instinctive need to scratch on surfaces to remove excess claw material and keep the nails clean and in good shape. Cats obviously enjoy this behavior and certainly are not aware that their behavior may be seen as destructive to their owners. Unfortunately, while your cat is happily clawing on your favorite chenille chair, you may be grimacing and very unhappy with one of your favorite family members.

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What Blood Tests Can Tell You About Your Cat's Health

When Will A Veterinarian Order Blood Tests For Cats

In some cases, the symptoms your cat is showing affords a veterinarian the opportunity for a relatively straightforward diagnosis. However, other times the diagnosis may not be obvious and additional information will be required. In such a case, your veterinarian will order feline blood tests to aid in his or her investigation. The following situations can result in the need for blood tests for cats:

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Optimum Feline Nutrition - What Should You Feed Your Cat?

The Pros And Cons Of Different Types Of Cat Food

Feline nutrition is very important for general health. However, the plethora of dietary options, brands and formulas available to consumers can be confusing when deciding which kind of cat food is best for your feline friend’s health and wellness.

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What To Know About Your Cat's Pre and Post-Op Surgical Care

Understanding Why A Cat Surgery Has Been Recommended

At Metairie Small Animal Hospital, our primary concern is for the health and well-being of your cat. Unfortunately, occasions may arise when a surgical procedure is in the best interest of your feline friend, and in these times you will need to decide the best course of action. We understand what that feels like, and our veterinarians and staff are here for you, too.

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