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Constipation in Dogs

Constipation in Dogs

Symptoms of constipation can be uncomfortable for our dogs - and concerning for pup parents. Our St. Francis Veterinary Hospital vets share signs of constipation in dogs, causes, and tips for treating the condition.

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Heavy Breathing in Dogs

Heavy Breathing in Dogs

If your dog is breathing fast for no apparent reason, you're bound to be concerned. Today our Lafayette vets share some of the reasons why your dog may be breathing hard and when it's time for your dog to see the vet. 

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When to Visit an Emergency Vet?

When to Visit an Emergency Vet?

While some veterinary emergencies are easily recognized, other conditions requiring urgent veterinary care are often less obvious and harder to spot. Below, our Lafayette vets share some examples of situations that may require emergency vet care.

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My cat won't drink water! What should I do?

My cat won't drink water! What should I do?

Both pets and people need to stay hydrated. So what should you do if your cat won't drink water? Our Lafayette vets list some reasons why your cat may not be drinking and what to do.

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Pneumonia In Cats: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Pneumonia In Cats: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs and airways that can occur in cats for several reasons. Today our Lafayette vets share more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment for pneumonia in cats. 

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Emergency FAQ

Emergency FAQ

Knowing when your pet needs emergency care isn't always obvious. Here, our Lafayette vets share some of the signs and symptoms that indicate a trip to the emergency vet is necessary. 

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7 Common Signs of Heart Disease in Dogs

7 Common Signs of Heart Disease in Dogs

Heart disease is a common internal medical condition in dogs so pet parents need to be able to spot the signs early, and get the treatment their four-legged friend needs fast. Below, our Lafayette vets discuss common signs of heart disease in dogs.

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Tooth Resorption in Cats

Tooth Resorption in Cats

Tooth resorption in cats is a condition in which the body breaks down and absorbs the structures that support the tooth. Today, our Lafayette vets talk about the symptoms of tooth resorption in cats and how it can be treated.

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How Many Teeth Do Dogs Have?

How Many Teeth Do Dogs Have?

As a pet parent, it is important to keep an eye on your dog's teeth because oral health issues are fairly common in dogs over the age of 3. Our Lafayette vets are here to give you the inside scoop about the number of teeth your dog should have and why they might be losing teeth.

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Cat Teeth Cleaning: How to Clean Cat's Teeth?

Cat Teeth Cleaning: How to Clean Cat's Teeth?

Much like people, cats can suffer from painful dental health issues due to injury or poor oral hygiene. But what exactly is good oral hygiene for cats and what sort of dental care do cats need? Our Lafayette vets explain how to clean your cat's mouth and keep their teeth healthy.

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151 S. Beadle Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508 US

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    • Monday: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Tuesday: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Wednesday: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Thursday: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Friday: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Saturday: 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Sunday: Closed

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