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6 Things That Can Improve Your Cat’s Wellness

You love your feline and want to properly care for him so that he lives a happy and long life. To increase cat wellness, there are a few things you can do each day. Without much effort, you can make sure your cat enjoys a blissful existence.

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National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

The first week of November is known as National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week.  When we think of animal shelters, we frequently think of adopting animals that need homes.  However, shelters do so much more for our communities.

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Providing House Calls for New Orleans Pets in Need

If your pet is sick and in need of medical attention, you might not want to take her in the car. A trip in the car can be distressing for a pet on a good day, and it can be extremely upsetting for a pet who is already sick. This can leave you wondering if there are any veterinarians that offer house calls for New Orleans pets like yours.

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5 Reasons to Microchip Your Pet in New Orleans as Soon as Possible

Pets are treasured members of many families, and losing or having your pet stolen can be a devastating event. Fortunately, microchips provide an easy way for a vet to identify your missing friend. Having your vet microchip your pet should be one of the first things that you do after adopting a new pet.

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Class IV Laser Therapy- Lighting the Path to Pain Relief and a Rapid Recovery

You have to see it to believe it! For the last 3 years, Metairie Small Animal Hospital has been using Class IV laser therapy as a drug free alternative to speed healing and aid in pain relief for both acute and chronic conditions. Initially, as with any new medication or pain relieving device, we were skeptical of the potential benefits of laser therapy. Time and time again, we have witnessed first-hand the rapid recovery and pain relief promised by the staff of Companion Therapy Laser.

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What to Look For: Dog Cancer Symptoms

The big “C.” We all know what it means. No pet owner wants to hear the word “cancer” when it comes to their beloved pets. Our pets are like family. We love them but unlike our human family, they can’t tell us directly when something is wrong. Some pets may even try to hide that something is wrong with them from you. But if you can learn some of these dog cancer symptoms, you can help keep your pet comfortable while you decide the best course of action with your veterinarian.

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My Cat Stopped Eating. Should I Take Him to a Vet?

Everybody knows that cats can be picky eaters. If your cat stopped eating, it could be a symptom of several things. Some are serious, and some are not. However, it’s important to get your cat to eat again before he depletes his stored proteins, which are required to process fat reserves. If that happens, your cat may develop hepatic lipidosis, which can lead to liver failure. If you respond to the problem quickly, you can avoid a tragic outcome.

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Reptile Care

Having a reptile as a pet might sound like fun, but what most people don’t realize is how involved it can be. Each type of reptile requires varying housing and nutrition.

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