We now have K-Laser Therapy
Advanced Pain Relief Now Available. No patient sedation or restraint required and the experience is usually pleasant and comforting to them. Procedure done by our K-Laser certified technicians.
Laser Therapy also helps promote healing. Numerous Studies show that Laser Therapy can help with:
•Osteoarthritis •Joint Pain •Tendinopathies •Edema and Congestion •Ligament Sprains •Muscle Strains •Puncture Wounds •Post-Traumatic Injury •Post-Surgical Pain •Neck and Back Pain •Hip Dysplasia •Burns •Chronic Wounds •Rehabilitation •Post-Orthopedic Surgical Recovery
We recommend a treatment plan for our chronic patients. Treatments vary in length, but most sites require 2-8 minutes. A majority of patients exhibit greater comfort and mobility within 12 to 24 hours after a laser treatment. Dr. Odom will recommend a treatment plan specific to your pet's condition.
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Spay & Neuter Facts
Many well-intentioned pet owners still find making the choice to spay or neuter their pet a difficult one. This is due largely to the many misconceptions associated with this very basic surgery. However the reality is pets that are spayed or neutered typically live much longer, healthier, and happier lives and are also helping to solve the serious problem of pet overpopulation.
~Spayed or neutered pets are typically better behaved, calmer, and more affectionate than those that are not altered.
~Male animals are less likely to mark their territory by urinating or spraying and less likely to run away in an attempt to find a female
~Spaying an animal eliminates their heat cycle and the undesirable elements of a heat cycle such as bleeding, crying, and nervous behaviors.
~Due to the fact that it helps reduce the incidence of some of the most common types of cancers (breast, uterine, prostate, and testicular), your animal is likely to live a longer and healthier life.
~Spayed and neutered animals get along better with each other and exhibit less aggression issues towards animals of the same gender.
Coming Home From the Vet
You expected a happy welcome home, or at the very least some sympathy from the other animals in the household. Instead you got hissing, growling, chasing, and maybe even someone tried to bite! Why won't the animals at home understand that the cat is still a little groggy from surgery? That the dog is still sore from her spay? Where is the compassion? Don't they recognize their old pals?
When an animal is at the veterinarian's office, they are exposed to all sorts of odors. They carry these odors home on their fur and others are secreted through the skin. This makes them smell a little differently. It makes them smell like “the hospital”.
Animals identify each other primarily by their individual odors. While Sassy may look the same, she sure doesn't smell the same. This produces great confusion and sometimes fear in your animals at home, which may cause them to respond with aggression and defensiveness. This is to be expected, this is normal, and this will pass.
When you bring your animal home from the veterinarian's office, it is best to keep him separated from the other animals in your home. This will allow him time to recuperate in peace from the veterinary visit. It will give him time to get his old smell back. After a few hours, or sometimes a day or two, everything should be back to normal.
(credit to : The Anti-Cruelty Society)
Pet Poison Helpline is a service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staff can provide treatment advice for poisoning cases in all species, including dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, large animals, and exotic species. You can find additional information on poisonings at
• IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and becomes lost, a
collar and tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver, increasing the chances that he or she will be returned to you.
Care Credit Is Now Accepted!
A credit card for my pet? Well, yes, for his care needs — and yours too.
You can use the card over and over either for follow-up visits, annuals, or surgeries. Whether it's an everyday checkup, or an emergency surgery, Care Credit offers you convenient monthly payment options, so you can worry about the important stuff. You know, like playing fetch and learning new tricks.
HOW TO TRIM YOUR DOG'S TOENAILS
Dr. Dawn Ruben
General Practice Preventative Medicine
When you hear the telltale "click-click-click" as your dog walks across the tile floor, you know it’s that time again – time to trim the toenails. Trimming your dog's nails is not just a part of grooming; it's important for your pet's health as well.
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Odom Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Farmerville, Louisiana. The professional and courteous staff at Odom Veterinary Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Odom Veterinary Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Farmerville and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Odom Veterinary Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.