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Help Older Arthritic Animals Reduce Pain With Pet Laser Therapy

When it comes to taking care of your pet, sometimes noticing small changes can make a big difference! Noting changes in eating habits, sleeping patterns or other routines is very important, but one of the most important aspects of a pet’s health is how they move around. If you notice that your dog or cat is walking, sitting, standing, or jumping differently than they do usually, it may be time to talk about the differences with a veterinarian. These normal movements occurring in odd ways can be a sign of physical stress and problems with joints and tendons. Arthritis is one of most...

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What’s All the Fuss Over a Microchip?

Saturday, August 15th is National Check the Chip Day. This was created by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association to help remind pet owners about the importance of keeping their pets’ microchip registration information current. At Metairie Small Animal Hospital, we believe in the importance of microchipping your pets and know first-hand how important it is to have accurate contact information for the owners.

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Dog Flu: Symptoms & Treatment

Did you know that your dog can get the flu too? That’s right, your dog can catch the same respiratory infection that humans catch, and it makes them feel just as bad too! The two most common strains of dog flu are H3N8 and H3N2. In April 2015 there were more than 1,000 cases in Chicago and parts of the Midwest, while Atlanta had 55 confirmed cases as recently as June 25th. If your dog does contract the flu, try to avoid taking him or her to dog parks or public areas that dogs are...

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Finding the Right New Orleans Cat Vet For Your Kitten

If you currently have a cat or are looking into adopting one, congratulations! Cats are great companions and can be extremely loving creatures when they are well cared for and nurtured. However, with any pet, there’s steps to take after adoption – you can’t just sleep on your pet’s health!

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The 5 Most Common Cat Noises & What They Mean

Maybe it’s a yelp that she just started doing. Or constant purrs. Or even the classic “Meow.” Cats make a lot of noise! It’s one of the reasons we love them. But have you ever wondered what those noises your cat makes actually mean?

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Summer Safety Tips for Pets

It has been a hot summer, especially here in New Orleans, and now that August is coming it’s going to be getting even hotter. It is important to make an effort to keep your pets happy and healthy during the warm summer months by making sure they keep cool and stay active. Here are a few summer safety tips for your pets.

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