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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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Three Things to Consider Before Getting Your Pet’s Costume

People love dressing up their pets almost as much as they love dressing themselves up. The end of October is quickly approaching, and that means it’s time to get ready for some fun Halloween activities. For many people, choosing their pet’s costume is every bit as important as the costumes that they put their children in for the festivities. This is a fun way to make your pets a part of the holiday, but there are a few things that you need to consider when you are choosing a Halloween costume (or any outfit, for that matter) for your pet.

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Dogs and Chocolate: The Essentials to Know

Chocolate is one of the big dietary no-nos in the dog world. Yet it’s such a tasty treat! How can you resist that pleading look? As a dog owner, it’s hard to know what to do. Just how dangerous is the combination of dogs and chocolate?

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, hundreds of thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer.  Early detection and treatment has been key in prolonging and saving thousands of lives. Just as in humans, our canine and feline counterparts also battle breast cancer, which is more commonly referred to as mammary cancer in pets. With pets, prevention and early detection is just as critical in prolonging survival times after...

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Feral Cats or Stray Cats?

Stray cats, on the other hand, are cats that used to have homes and were abandoned or lost. These cats, depending on how long they’ve been on their own, may be able to re-learn how to interact with people (if they ever stopped) and be adoptable. While stray cats that have been on their own for a long time may act very much like ferals, more recent strays may approach people, meow, and make eye contact. Some may even beg for attention! Unlike ferals, strays often...

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