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Picking the Best New Orleans Bird Vet for Your Pet

If you have a pet bird, it is important to take it to the vet at least once per year for a standard checkup. You should also set an appointment if you notice any signs of illness, such as if your bird is losing its feathers or is not eating well. Unfortunately, providing proper care can be difficult to do if you don’t know of a good New Orleans bird vet. Luckily, following these tips will help you find the right veterinary professional for your bird’s care.

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My Dog Stopped Eating – Is Something Wrong?

If your dog has stopped eating, should you worry? While the majority of adult dogs can safely skip meals for a couple of days, most pet owners are understandably concerned if their canine companion displays an abrupt change in eating habits. Anorexia, the term veterinarians use to describe an animal’s loss of appetite, can have several causes. It may require a little detective work and some assistance from your vet to discover the reason behind your pet’s problem.

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The Routine Vet Exam for Cats – Unnecessary Evil or Essential Kitty Care?

Many people avoid bringing their cats in for a vet exam for numerous reasons. For some, the stress of capturing their furry feline friend and bringing them into an unknown environment is enough reason to avoid a veterinary visit. Other people follow the old way of thinking that cats don’t need routine checkups and prefer to wait until their pet is obviously sick to have him or her examined. The problem with this way of thinking is that by the time your cat acts like its sick, the underlying disease process can be far along in its progression, which...

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Understanding the Precautions Taken During Animal Surgery

Animal surgery is vastly different from the medical procedures performed on human patients. One characteristic the two kinds of surgery share, however, is the fact that both involve risks that can be reduced by taking special safety precautions. If you have a pet, it’s important that you understand the potential hazards of surgery before your friend undergoes any procedure.

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Looking for a Reptile Veterinarian in New Orleans?

If you are a Louisiana resident and a reptile lover, you could be wondering how you can find a reptile veterinarian in New Orleans. Although it’s easy to find a great vet for a dog or cat, it can be much more challenging when your pet has scales instead of fur. Luckily, you do have options.

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Do You Have a Pet Disaster Kit and a Plan?

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. It’s also peak hurricane season here in New Orleans and it is time to plan for what to do in case you as a pet owner need to evacuate from your home. Creating a pet disaster kit and having a plan ahead of time will help things run as smoothly as possible in the event of an emergency.

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What Can Pet Medical Insurance Do For My Dog or Cat?

Is pet insurance a trend that you should embrace? Insuring your furry friends is a good idea in several situations. It can help pay for emergency veterinary services and routine care. A growing number of insurers cover vaccinations, prescriptions, spaying, neutering and frequently used services.

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My Cat Scratched Me! What Should I Do Now?

Almost all cat owners have suffered the wrath of their pets’ claws at one point or another. It can happen quickly in a fit of playfulness. If you’ve been scratched, you’ll want to take your pet to a cat veterinarian to be examined, especially if it spends time outside on a daily basis. Some cats get germs under their claws that can cause “cat scratch fever” and other illnesses, including rabies, tetanus, ringworm or other bacterial infections. These can be treated with antibiotics.

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