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

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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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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