Pet Emergency Clinic

SW Louisiana's After Hours Pet Hospital!


Current helpful pet owner info from the viewpoint of Dr. John Emerson. 

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Pregnancy- When is your dog having a problem?

Posted by petemergencyclinic on November 11, 2010 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This update is on dog breeding and Cesarian Sections.

The dog is pregnant for about 63 days on average. (This will vary somewhat)

Many dogs have puppies without incident with no help from us. But certain breeds, such as Chihuahuas and Pugs, often need C-Sections, and some breeds, such as the English Bulldog, almost always need a C-Section.

How do you know if your pregnant dog is having trouble having puppies?

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Free Pet Reminder Website

Posted by petemergencyclinic on July 12, 2010 at 5:31 PM Comments comments (1)

This is to tell you about a nice free service that can help you to keep your pet in good health and to avoid emergency visits.

It is a website called You may log in, create a free account, and receive e  mailed reminders about your pet's medications.

The most obvious use for this could be for both canine and feline monthly heartworm medication. You could also use it to remind you of flea meds, or any other thing regarding...

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Flea Products and Pet Safety

Posted by petemergencyclinic on July 11, 2010 at 7:23 PM Comments comments (0)

Modern flea products are generally safe and pretty effective when used according to label directions.

Pet owners get into trouble when they DO NOT follow label directions.One of the biggest flea control errors that creates Pet Emergency Clinic visits is using DOG flea products on CATS. do not ever use any product on a cat unless it is labelled for a cat. Cats are very sensitive to toxins and are easily poisoned.

The over-the-counter flea products ...

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Tylenol or Acetaminophen in dogs and cats- NO

Posted by petemergencyclinic on May 25, 2010 at 5:44 PM Comments comments (0)

Tylenol (acetemanophen) has been marketed as the super-safe pain reliever that does not cause stomach upset like aspirin does. Over and over, the safety and lack of intestinal side effects have been touted. 

Yet recently, even for humans, Tylenol and its generic versions have been found to be not as safe as previously thought. Especially if the human has liver disease or is a heavy drinker of alcohol, Tylenol has been found to be not such a good choice. Yet the marketin...

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Pet Emergency- a valuable service for SW La. and SE Tx

Posted by petemergencyclinic on May 18, 2010 at 10:09 PM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to the Pet Emergency clinic. We are here to help clients handle out-of hours emergencies and nursing care.

Your family veterinarian is your pet's best friend and advocate. Yet your family DVM cannot be open 24/7 and be really fresh and alert when your pet needs her/him.

We are here to handle that time period that is outside normal business hours. Our expert DVM's and staff will treat your pet as you would wish, with all info going back to your DVM w...

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Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,


Dr. Google is the new authority on veterinary medicine in our area.


Ever heard of him? He is the first guy you can ask about a pet problem. Always gives you literally hundreds of answers and usually at no up-front fee. What a guy! What's not to like?


During the past several years of...

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Dear Fellow Pet Lovers,


Recently, Dr. Prince was presented, early one morning, with a beloved pet who had been attacked by a coyote while just outside the owners' home on a morning "constitutional." The dog was severely injured including nerve damage. He treated the dog for shock with IV fluids and pain meds, started IV antibiot...

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