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So What’s Going On In The Pet Food Industry? A Lot Of Recalls, Suddenly

By Bienville Animal Medical Center / March 12, 2013

Since the pet food scare some five years ago involving the manufactured products by the now defunct Menu Pet Company, I really thought that the threat of pet foods possibly poisoning our pets had calmed down.  There was, as many of you recall, a presence of melamine and cyanuric acid in their products used in…

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February is Pet Dental Health Month!

By Bienville Animal Medical Center / February 5, 2013

February is Pet Dental Health Month! We are offering 10% off dental cleaning services! Call us today at 228-872-1231 to schedule your pet’s dental appointment. Give your pet a happy and healthy smile this month!

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The Top Three Radiology Cases That Ended up Surgery Cases in 2012

By Bienville Animal Medical Center / January 4, 2013

Each year, one of the trade journals has a national competition of veterinarians e-mailing radiographs and ultrasounds to get voted on by their editorial board for most interesting case of the year. Our own Gulf Coast Veterinary Emergency Clinic from Woolmarket actually placed in the Top 10 in 2011 with a mix of foreign objects…

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It’s Christmas Season! Time Celebrate, and To Reminisce…

By Bienville Animal Medical Center / December 12, 2012

                  Okay, okay, I’ll give in now.  As November draws to a close, the cool weather is upon us,  and advent candles are now being illuminated in the churches-I’m on board.  Mind you, I have never been one to start buying gifts during Labor Day sales, listening to…

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Cat Friendly Treat Recipe

By Bienville Animal Medical Center / December 6, 2012

  Ingredients: ½ cup of hamburger ½ teaspoon shrimp paste (see Asian food section of your local grocery store) ¼ cup shelled shrimp, washed in hot water, and minced ½ teaspoon catnip Directions: Mix shrimp paste with the catnip and then hand work it into the hamburger. Add minced shrimp to the hamburger mix and…

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Pet Treat Recipe: Pumpkin Ice Bites

By Bienville Animal Medical Center / November 20, 2012

Blend 1 cup of canned pumpkin with 1 cup of plain nonfat yogurt and freeze in an ice tray. Dogs can be given these one cube at a time (outside, because they can be a little messy for carpet!) This mixture can also be stuffed into a Kong or rubber stuffable toy and frozen. That…

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The Minivan, The Bedspreads and The "Mouse"

By Bienville Animal Medical Center / October 18, 2012

Just the other day I stopped by my local dry cleaners and to my surprise I saw that the owner had posted one of my articles up on her corkboard in her reception area. Being that she was in that business, she was quick to point out that the article posted was the one about…

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National Pet Obesity Awareness Day: A Problem in American Indeed

By Bienville Animal Medical Center / October 10, 2012

We don’t need to state the obvious on this, but we are all keenly aware of the problem obesity is in the lives of American people. The primary condition of obesity leads to many other health maladies, which affects both longevity and the quality of our lives. Unfortunately our pets are right behind us, and…

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Autumn Safety Tips

By Bienville Animal Medical Center / September 14, 2012

Ah, fall—there’s nothing like crisp, cool air, the first months of school and luscious foliage to get you excited for the changing seasons. Your pet, too, is probably welcoming the break from hot, sticky weather. But pet parents, beware—fall is also a time of lurking dangers for our furry friends. From household poisons to cold…

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Today is Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

By Bienville Animal Medical Center / August 22, 2012

Did you know that your cat should be in to see us at Bienville Animal Medical Center once a year all their life, and sometimes twice a year when they’re over seven years of age? Today is National “Take Your Cat to the Vet” Day—if your cat is due for a visit, call and schedule…

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