de la Houssaye Animal Hospital

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Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic testing is a very valuable tool in learning the health of your pet. This form of medicine can either be used as a way to detect certain abnormalities, validate the current good health of your pet, or help to evaluate an older pet more thoroughly before problems surface. By doing this, we can often […]

Pre-Anesthetic Testing

de la Houssaye Animal Hospital is committed to providing the safest procedures for your pet. If these procedures require a form of anesthesia, it is very important to know as much about your pets health as possible so that the anesthesia can be tailored to fit your pets own special needs. It is important to […]


Allergies in dogs and cats are a very common problem in South Louisiana. The list of possible allergens a dog or cat can suffer from is endless. Some of the more common agents are as follows: Signs of allergies may include: As with any condition, each of the above methods are not meant for every […]


The term seizure is used to refer or make reference to an involuntary function of the central nervous system. This term is not used to diagnose the cause of the involuntary action but only to refer to the action itself. Seizures can be a result of many different causes. Some of these causes are as […]

Intervertebral Disk Disease

Intervertebral disc disease is a condition that when seen, it usually affects dogs. It is rarely seen in cats but it does happen, most often in older cats. This condition is usually seen in breeds such as: This condition can affect other breeds as well as a result of trauma or genetic predisposition. Pets of […]

Microchip Identification

Family pets have become a more important part of one’s family in the last 10 years. Keeping that in mind, identification of your pet has become more important in helping to increase the safety as well as make it easier to try and locate a lost pet. Until the last few years, the only true […]

Newborns and Your Pet

Dr. de la Houssaye and the staff at de la Houssaye Animal Hospital are always excited when a family is blessed with a newborn child. The following information below, we hope, will help you to introduce the newborn to your family pet in a more enjoyable and safe manner. We do realize that what works […]

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus is a disease where the blood sugar level of glucose is at an abnormally high level. If left untreated it can lead to death. This condition is usually due to a lack of production of insulin by the pancreas. Causes of this lack of production can be due to destruction of the pancreas, […]

Cremation Services

Unfortunately, the loss of a family pet is never a pleasant experience and usually happens unexpectedly. There are many emotions we may experience during this time of loss and grief. A very important aspect we must all deal with at this time is the unpleasant task of deciding how to properly dispose of the remains […]


A cataract is nothing more than a breakdown in the structure of lens in the eye. This breakdown affects the amount of light that passes through the lens on its way to the retina in the back of the eye. If enough of the lens is affected, vision impairment or complete loss of vision can […]