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  • How often should my pet have an exam and blood work?

    At Bayou Cane Veterinary Hospital, we believe that the best way to extend the relationship you share with your pet and our patient is to identify disease processes early and prevent the progression of chronic illness before it becomes a problem. To keep tabs on your pet’s overall health, it is important to maintain annual exams and blood work. We recommend an annual examination by your veterinarian for healthy pets. Those pets with chronic disease or mobility issues may require examination on a more frequent basis. We also recommend annual blood work profiles to provide a continuous record for our veterinarian to identify trends and specific areas to focus on in an effort to prolong the duration and quality of life of our patients.

  • How long should I wait to bring in my pet if I notice a change in behavior?

    If you notice your pet acting strangely, including loss of appetite or energy, bring your pet in as soon as possible for an examination by our doctor. Pets have an instinctive tendency to hide pain and illness so that they do not show any weaknesses that might attract predators. As pet owners, by the time we notice a change in behavior, the animal may have been suffering for several days already.

  • How often does my pet need a dental exam?

    We recommend that pets get a dental cleaning at least once a year.Periodontal disease (disease of the structures around the teeth such as the gums, bone, and connective tissue) is one of the most common problems that we deal with on a daily basis at Bayou Cane Veterinary Hospital. Periodontal infections, tooth fractures, and oral masses can be sources of serious discomfort for your pet. Additionally, untreated periodontal infections can cause damage to major organs of the body including the heart, liver, and kidneys. Proper veterinary dental care can help prevent your pet from developing painful dental conditions, and can extend their life expectancy as well.

  • What if my pet has an after-hours problem on the weekend?

    Unfortunately, when accidents happen to our pets, they don’t always occur during office hours. If you find yourself in an emergency situation with your pet such as a car accident, trauma, or poisoning after office hours, please call the hospital at 985-872-9400. You will be directed to the doctor on call, or you may be referred to one of the following emergency clinics.

    LSU Small Animal Clinic
    191 Skip Bertman Dr.
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    MedVet New Orleans
    2315 N. Causeway Blvd.
    Metairie, LA 70001

  • What financing options do you offer, or is payment expected at the time of service?

    Bayou Cane Veterinary Hospital strives to offer compassionate, comprehensive veterinary care. In order to continue a high quality of service, payment is expected in full at the time of examination or procedure. We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. No payment plans are available.

    Sometimes an unexpected emergency occurs with our pets that is not within our immediate budget. If you would like the option of financing unanticipated expenses in order to provide the best care for your pet, we are partnered with Care Credit. For more information and to find out if you qualify, please visit

    Additionally, pet insurance is an alternative possibility for managing the cost of unplanned veterinary care. There are a number of pet insurance companies with a variety of plans; please contact us for more information, or check under the Links tab of our website.


Our Clinic

667 Corporate Dr.
Houma, LA 70360
Phone: 985-872-9400

Our Hours

Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Closed