There is no question too big or too small for our veterinary team. Below are some answers to our most common questions.
We proudly serve the pets of Marrero, LA and beyond.
At Acadiana West Animal Clinic, we get a ton of interesting questions from pet parents. Below are some common FAQs that might help answer any questions or concerns. Please feel free to call us at 504-341-9510 for any other concerns you might have about your pet.
How safe is my pet's spay or neuter?
Our doctors and assistants have many years of experience and we use the safest anesthetics available. No procedure is complete without risk, especially when anesthesia is involved. Each animal’s needs are considered when choosing an anesthetic protocol and blood work is offered prior to surgery to determine if any underlying problems may complicate the procedure.
Why is a visit recommended every 6 months?
Remember, the average yearly ratio of our furry friends to us is 7 to 1. Coming to us only once a year would be the equivalent of you seeing a doctor every 7 years. Examining your pet every 6 months allows us to act early on any abnormality we may find before it becomes a real problem.
Why is table food a problem for pets?
People and pets have different metabolisms, different digestive tracts, and different nutritional needs. Let your pet eat pet food. Obesity is occurring at a disturbing rate among animals. Like humans, this is leading to diabetes, joint disease, and heart problems. Remember, if your pet is fat YOU’RE not getting enough exercise!
Why are fleas and worms such a problem and how do I get control?
In Southwest Louisiana, we have mild winters and hot, humid summers. Most parasites thrive in this environment so getting rid of them can be a challenge. Fortunately, we carry an array of effective products to help you to keep your pet comfortable and your family safe from the diseases parasites can carry.