Frequently Asked Questions

Why does my pet need a dental procedure?

Everyone knows that regular visits to the dentist are important for people. But did you know that regular dental care is important to animals too? Proper veterinary dental care will not only keep your pets comfortable, but can extend their life expectancy as well. Studies indicate that without proper care, approximately eighty percent of pets have some form of periodontal issues by three years of age. The knowledgeable veterinarians at Belle Chasse Veterinary Clinic will provide dental care your pet needs, regardless of their current age or condition of their teeth. Instructions will be provided on how you can care for their teeth at home as well. Please call one of our caring professionals to schedule a dental examination today.

What are heartworms, and how can I prevent my pet from getting them?

Heartworms are extremely common in the Belle Chasse, Terrytown, and Gretna areas of Louisiana, and can infect both our canine companions AND our feline friends. Heartworms are transmitted from infected mosquitoes as juvenile worms known as microfilaria. Unless your pet is on a heartworm preventative, these immature worms can grow into adults which can cause serious damage to the animal’s blood vessels, lungs and heart, and may even cause death. Remember that a monthly preventative not only keeps your dog or cat healthy, but is less expensive than having to treat adult heartworms. The experienced veterinarians at Belle Chasse Veterinary Clinic will determine which preventative is right for your pet, based on their needs and lifestyle. Schedule an appointment for your dog or cat and get them on a heartworm preventative today…it can save their lives!