Best 7 Veterinary Clinics And Hospitals in Natchitoches, Louisiana with Reviews - YP.com

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03/30/2017
By: Meagan D.
Natchitoches Animal Hospital
THEY WILL LET YOUR PET DIE I brought my pets here for over a year for everything from basic check ups to emergencies. They've usually been fair, a little pricey, but they get the job done. Until today... These people do not care about the animals. I brought my dog in for an emergency 40 min before closing, and I was turned away and told to come back in the morning. UNACCEPTABLE. My dog was taken in and taken into life-saving surgery the same day by Cane River Veterinary Clinic after being referred by James Veterinary Clinic who couldn't help me right at that time. Go to people who care! NAH does not. They would have let my dog die.
03/06/2014
By: Theresa A.
Natchitoches Animal Hospital
NAH is the best place to bring your pets for quality care!! Their prices are great and the staff is wonderful and very very helpful! The staff has the needs of the pets in mind at all times and give helpful advice to care for your animals in the correct way.I highly recommend this clinic to anyone in the area!!!
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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