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Veterinary Services For Cats


Metairie Small Animal Hospital Offers Exemplary Cat Care

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Metairie Small Animal Hospital offers preventive health care, as well as advanced diagnostic and surgical services. Our commitment to providing quality service is based on our own philosophy of treating your cat as if he or she was our own. After all, we are a group of compassionate, pet-loving people and doctors, which is why the services we provide are a product of our passion, much more so than just our professional pursuits. No matter what kind of cat care you are looking for, our highly experienced and enthusiastic team can help ensure your feline friend gets the attention and care they need.

 
We Support Every Stage Of Your Cat’s Life

As your cat grows, they will move through six distinct stages of life: 

  • Kitten: 0-6 months
  • Junior: 7 months - 2 years
  • Prime: 3 - 6 years
  • Mature: 7 - 10 years
  • Senior: 11 - 14 years
  • Geriatric: 15+ years

Naturally, as cats grow and progress through life, they will undergo physiological changes and face a variety of life events that will require care and attention. From kitten care to geriatric cat medicine, consistent preventive care can make all the difference in your cat’s quality of life. Ultimately, your cat’s health will impact your relationship with them. 

Cats are very good at hiding illness. In fact, when very ill most cats will simply become less active and interactive. Any signs of illness that a cat may show are typically very subtle. Behavioral changes should warrant a consideration that they may be ill. Subtle changes like the cat not greeting you at the door may be an indication that they are not feeling well. Please call our office should you notice any obvious changes in your cat’s behavior.

24 Hour Emergency Cat Care

Accidents, injuries and illnesses never take into account time of day. While some situations can wait until the next morning or business day, others require immediate attention. This is why we offer emergency animal hospital services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at our main emergency animal hospital on Metairie Road. Our emergency animal hospital is located at:

101 Metairie Road
Metairie, LA 70005
504-290-0025

To see the addresses and hours of operation at our other locations, please visit our locations page.

 
We Are A Cat-Friendly Hospital

Because the medical needs of cats are unique, our multiple cat hospital locations have dedicated equipment and facilities specific to felines. This includes state-of-the-art tools, as well as cat veterinarians and technicians that are highly trained and professionally skilled in the most modern and effective cat hospital protocols and procedures. Our cat hospital is equipped to handle any medical emergency, treatment protocol or preventative procedure available to ensure your cat’s health and happiness.  

Some of the steps that we take to provide a cat-friendly hospital include:

  • A waiting area just for cats and their owners
  • Feliway diffusers in all cat areas throughout the hospital [Feliway is a synthetic pheromone that has been shown to reduce the stress response in cats]
  • A Cat Committee that meets to discuss how we can become a more cat-friendly practice
  • Towels with Feliway for our nervous cats in the waiting room

Cat Health Services and Treatments

At Metairie Small Animal Hospital, we offer the following cat health services for cats of all ages, breeds and circumstances:
 

  • Anesthesia: We have the facilities, equipment, medicine and knowledge to ensure your cat stays safe while under anesthesia.
  • Behavior Services: Your cat’s behavior is not genetically inherent, but can be learned and unlearned with your commitment and our help.
  • Cancer Treatment: Our communicative, community approach to cancer treatment makes all the difference for you and your cat.
  • Cardiology: Our first-rate facilities, equipment and professional knowledge gets to the heart of your cat’s cardiac health and wellness matters.
  • Declawing: We offer laser declawing to reduce pain and promote healing. We can help you decide whether laser declawing is the right option for your cat.
  • Dental Care: Our knowledge and dental experience can help prevent and treat your cat’s dental conditions, including periodontal disease.
  • Dermatology: Our expertise means diagnosing and treating your cat’s skin conditions before they become something more than skin deep.
  • Emergency Care: We offer comprehensive emergency care, and our state-of-the-art facility on Metairie Road can handle any cat emergency you may have.
  • Endoscopy: Our precision, equipment and technical expertise can help gain an invaluable insight into your cat’s inner workings and ailments.
  • Flea & Tick Prevention: We employ various safe and effective flea & tick treatment methods for your cat’s health and happiness.
  • Heartworm Prevention: We offer heartworm prevention and education.
  • ICU: Our emergency animal hospital features an advanced Intensive Care Unit facility that can treat any critical medical situation your cat might experience.
  • Kitten Care: We help you learn how to care for your kitten through education, preventative medicine, nutrition awareness and more.
  • Laser Therapy: Trained technicians utilize laser therapy to safely and successfully reduce pain while treating your cat’s inflammatory health conditions.
  • Microchip ID: Our professional microchip services can help identify your cat in case he or she ever gets lost, stolen or separated from you.
  • Nutrition: Our nutrition education, awareness and dietary intervention programs can help ensure your cat stays fit and healthy.
  • Ophthalmology: Our professional experience will help ensure your cat’s eyes remain functional, focused and free of sight-impeding ailments.
  • Pain Management: We specialize in effective and compassionate pain management for your cat regardless of age, ability or condition.
  • Preventative Care: Our comprehensive preventative care program helps you make sure your cat remains healthy and well, year round.
  • Radiology: We have on-site, modern X-ray technology that is used to identify any skeletal or foreign object issues your cat may have.
  • Semi-Annual Wellness Exams: A cornerstone of preventive care, semi-annual wellness exams help prolong your cat’s life by allowing health issues to be identified and addressed early on.
  • Senior Care: Our comprehensive senior care protocols and procedures help your cat age gracefully, healthily and happily.
  • Spay or Neuter: We educate you about the health benefits of spaying and neutering and perform the procedures to help control the pet population one cat at a time.
  • Surgery: Our surgeons and technicians utilize state-of-the-art equipment to perform all types of surgical procedures and make sure your cat is cared for during and after surgery.
  • Vaccinations: Our veterinarians create individualized and personalized vaccination protocols based on your cat’s needs.

 

Make An Appointment With Metairie Small Animal Hospital Today

Our success as a cat hospital is a reflection of the health and happiness of our patients and clients. From preventive medicine to comprehensive illness and disease intervention, our cat hospital staff will ensure that your next visit to our cat hospital will resonate with care, respect, transparency and compassion. Schedule an appointment today.
 
Contact Us To Schedule An Appointment With One Of Our Cat Veterinarians Today! 

 

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