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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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National Dog Day

August 26th marks National Dog Day, a day set aside each year to celebrate the special relationship we share with our companion dogs. Another goal of National Dog Day is to bring to light the number of dogs waiting for homes of their own in shelters and rescues. Unfortunately, 2.7 million pets are euthanized annually while waiting to find a family. Through education and outreach, many more pets could be placed into loving families instead.

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Are There 24 Hour Vets in New Orleans?

Just like people, pets may become ill at any time of the day or night. Unlike hospitals for people that have 24-hour emergency rooms, many pet hospitals are open only during business hours. For pet owners in the New Orleans area, there is good news. Metairie Small Animal Hospital provides emergency animal care every day of the year, 24 hours a day. If you pet needs emergency service, the professional veterinarians of Metairie Small Animal Hospital are there at the time of need with 24 hour vet service.

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