Open House

We would like to extend a big, “THANK YOU!” to everyone who came out to help us celebrate our Open House on March 31. We loved meeting and getting to know you in a more laid-back setting.

The kids loved the bouncy house and enjoyed snacks and lots of fun activities like ‘Decorate Your Own Dog Treat’ and ‘Dress like a Surgeon’. Dr. Green’s dog, Huey, was the star of the Kissing Booth & had the best time sharing the love!

We put so much thought into building this hospital, we were so excited to show it off! You can rest assured we can take care of all of your pets needs because we have a wide variety of diagnostic equipment. From in-house bloodwork, to x-rays, dental cleanings, dental x-rays, ultrasounds, surgery and more, South Baton Rouge Animal Hospital is ready to assist with anything your pet may need. Having this equipment in-house helps us to quickly and effectively diagnose medical issues with very little wait time.

Because we love spoiling our clients and our patients, we gave out a lot of prizes! Raffle winners took home free Trifexis, Heartgard and Revolution as well as cat or dog themed gift baskets. We also held a contest to name our Betta Fish and had a lot of fun going through the suggestions. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page as we reveal what our Betta’s name will be.  

If you missed the big day, feel free to drop by any day for a tour of our facility. We’re so proud of this place, we would love to show it to you sometime.  

Toothbrush Training 101

TTraining your pet to get its teeth brushed seems like a daunting task but you would be surprised at how many pets learn to love it. Brushing everyday is the best way to keep your pet’s mouth as healthy as possible since the bacteria on the tooth (called plaque) starts to harden into tartar within 24 hours. Follow these simple steps to train your pet to love a tooth brush:

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Did You Know February Is National Pet Dental Health Month?

Dogs teeth before cleaning
Before

Your pet’s dental health is just as important as your own dental health since dental disease can have an effect on the body’s overall health. At least once a year your pet should have their mouth examined by a veterinarian. The doctor will check the mouth for signs of dental disease which includes bad breath, loose or broken teeth, swollen or inflamed gums, and teeth that are covered with tartar. At home you can look for signs of dental disease by paying attention to your pet’s chewing habits. Common signs of dental disease also include dropping food from the mouth, abnormal chewing, reduced appetite or refusal to eat.

The veterinarian may recommend a dental cleaning in order to clean and further assess the teeth. Your pet will be placed under light anesthesia which allows us to see every tooth. Just like a human dental cleaning, we will scale, polish, and probe the teeth. We will also perform full mouth radiographs (X-Rays).

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