101 Metairie Road Metairie, LA 70005
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Lobby Hours:
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

Preventive Cat Care

What Is Involved In A Cat Preventive Care Program?

At Metairie Small Animal Hospital, we understand that prevention is truly the best medicine where the health and wellness of your cat is concerned. This is why we offer our feline patients and their human counterparts a comprehensive array of cat preventive care services that promote cat health, wellness and longevity of life. 

A cat preventive care program consists of:

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Laser Therapy for Cats

What is laser therapy for cats?

Veterinary laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free and drug-free treatment for a variety of conditions, and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Laser treatment for cats employs deep-penetrating light to promote a chain of chemical reactions known as photobiostimulation. This process helps relieve pain through the release of endorphins, and it stimulates injured cells to heal at an accelerated pace. The faster your cat heals and the better he or she feels.

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Cat Cancer

Diagnosing And Treating Cancer In Cats

Our veterinarians and support staff are well-trained, highly empathetic, and understanding of the fact that it is necessary to focus on both the emotional and medical aspects of treating cats with cancer. We are here to work with you to make sure you have a good understanding of your cat’s illness and to help you make decisions that will be best for you and your cat.

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Kitten Care

Drawing upon a lifetime of love for kittens and many years of clinical experience, our veterinary staff would love to help ensure that you are well-informed about your kitten’s needs. There are many phases of a kitten’s life and it is important to understand how their needs will change as they grow. We have compiled some essential kitten care information for you here. 

Remember that proper kitten care also requires an examination by your veterinarian, kitten vaccinations, deworming and other forms of care that support development throughout the various phases of kittenhood.

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Heartworms In Dogs - Symptoms And Treatments

A heartworm infection can lead to numerous health problems up to and including early death. Therefore, heartworm prevention cannot be ignored. Our team is here to educate you and protect your dog from this terrible disease.

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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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