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5 Reasons to See a Vet

By admin / January 20, 2016

Does my pet REALLY need to see a vet? Many pet owners have asked themselves this question, either because their pet spends most of their time indoors or because they appear healthy. But the short and simple answer to this question is yes, and here are five reasons why, from the team at Bienville Animal…

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Holiday Pet Safety Tips

By admin / December 23, 2015

Just like Andy William sang it, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. Or at least it SHOULD be, but sometimes it can include some hazards for your four-legged friends if you’re not careful. Bienville Animal Medical Center in Ocean Springs, MS, wants to help keep your pet safe this holiday…

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Pets as Holiday Presents

By admin / December 11, 2015

Sometimes it may seem like a cute idea to give someone a pet as a Christmas present, but it’s important to give that some extra thought before you do it. Most pets that are given up lose their home because their owner loses interest in them or is unprepared for the responsibility of pet ownership.…

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Holiday Safety Tips

By Bienville Animal Medical Center / November 30, 2015

The holiday season is upon us, and many pet parents plan to include their furry companions in the festivities. As you gear up for the holidays, it is important to try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. Also, please be sure to steer pets clear…

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Missing the litter box

By Bienville Animal Medical Center / October 9, 2015

You have a problem. Your cat is thinking outside the box, and not in a good way. You may be wondering what you did to inspire so much “creative expression.” Is your cat punishing you? Is Fluffy just “bad”? No, and no. House soiling and missing the litter box is a sign that your cat…

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Time to Clean Your Pet's Ears?

By Bienville Animal Medical Center / September 16, 2015

Veterinarians see a lot of patients with ear infections. In fact, it’s the second most common reason for a client visit, according to pet health insurer, VPI Pet Insurance. With ear problems prompting so many trips to the vet, should ear cleaning be a necessary part of grooming your pet? Generally, cleaning a dog’s ears…

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Don't Ignore Breathing Difficulties in Short-nosed Dogs

By Bienville Animal Medical Center / August 25, 2015

Unfortunately, the only thing normal about noisy breathing for dogs with “pushed-in” faces is that it is an expected response to a shortened upper jaw, which creates excess soft tissue in the back of the throat. Some dogs are affected to the point where they experience brachycephalic (the scientific term for breeds with pushed in…

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ASPCA Guide to Pet-Safe Gardening

By Bienville Animal Medical Center / July 30, 2015

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) experts field tens of thousands of calls each year involving animal companions who’ve had potentially hazardous contact with insecticides, weed killers and pet-toxic plants.                                            “Keeping animals safe from accidental poisonings should not end once you’ve stepped outside,” says Dana Farbman, APCC pet poison prevention expert. “Protecting your…

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Keep Your Cat Safe in a Heat Wave

By Bienville Animal Medical Center / June 12, 2015

The temperature is soaring, and it’s only going to get hotter. Make sure you know how to keep your cat safe in the summer heat. Watch out for heatstroke. Symptoms include panting, lethargy, drooling, fever, vomiting and collapse. If you think your cat may have heatstroke, get the vet ASAP — the condition can cause…

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World Oceans Day

By Bienville Animal Medical Center / June 8, 2015

Today is World Oceans Day, a day to celebrate everything under the sea! Visit www.worldoceansday.org today to find out how you can help protect the ocean and make the planet a better, safer, more beautiful place.

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