101 Metairie Road Metairie, LA 70005
reception@msah.com
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

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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Dog Vaccinations - Everything You Must Know

At Metairie Small Animal Hospital, we have spent decades educating people about the benefits of dog vaccinations. This includes what vaccines are necessary and how they should be scheduled. Over the years we have been asked every question possible about dog vaccinations and we have compiled some of the most frequently asked ones for you here. This is only meant to be a general introduction to dog vaccinations. At your dog’s next veterinary appointment, we will be happy to explainthe specific vaccination recommendations for your dog.

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Spaying And Neutering Dogs

If you have owned an animal, or if you know anyone who has, chances are you have heard of the terms spay and neuter. Spaying is a term that describes the ovariohysterectomy, or the removal of portions of the reproductive system of a female dog. Neutering is a term that describes the castration, or the removal of the testicles of a male dog. Veterinarians perform these surgical procedures, which render dogs incapable of reproducing.

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