Hood Veterinary Hospital

30943 Hwy 16
Denham Springs, LA 70726

About Us

Hood Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Denham Springs, LA. The professional and courteous staff at Hood 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. Hood Veterinary Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Denham Springs, LA and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Hood Veterinary Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
Monday7:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday7:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday7:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday7:00am - 5:30pm
Friday7:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday8:00am - 12:00pm

For after hours emergency care please contact Hood Veterinary Hospital at 225-791-2098.

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News & Announcements

Proheart Injection

We have a new heartworm preventative called Proheart 6.  This prevention is an injection that is given every six months by a veterinarian.  This injection is given instead of the monthly prevention.  At the time of the first injection we will do a heartworm check, and another heartworm check at the time of the second injection.  This is because of the change in heartworm prevention.  It will be once a year after this.
If Proheart 6 sounds familiar, it’s because we previously used this prevention until 2004.  It was taken off the market for additional testing and study of side effects.  The incident of side effects was found to be less than those for any other injection on the market.  
Please call to if you have any questions or to make an appointment

Summertime Dangers for our pets.

Toxic plants can be dangerous for dogs and cats

While many of the plants that we commonly keep in our gardens are beautiful to look at, these same plants can cause serious gastro problems for our pets Rhododendrons, azaleas, Japanese ewe, foxglove, tulips, oleanders, castor beans, chrysanthemums, sago palms and many other types of plants can all be very toxic to unsuspecting curious pets.

Pets can be exposed to chemical toxins in the spring

With warmer temperatures, many of us begin using chemicals such as fertilizers and insecticides on our lawns and gardens. It is important to remember that these chemicals can be hazardous to pets. All pets should be kept away from treated areas. In many cases, safer non-toxic products may be preferable and equally effective.

Flea, tick and other parasite exposures

Spring is also the time of year when fleas, ticks and other parasites start to make their presence known. Though fleas and ticks can be present year-round, their populations tend to increase drastically in the springtime. Both dogs and cats are targets for these parasites.

Allergies in dogs and cats

Just as in people, springtime can bring on allergies for many dogs and cats as well. Pets may develop allergies to plants, pollens, fleas, and many other substances. Springtime allergies in pets most commonly show up as skin problems. Allergic dogs and cats generally become very itchy, may experience hair loss or inflamed skin and may even show a change in behavior due to the irritation of the allergy. Less commonly, respiratory symptoms or runny eyes may occur as a result of allergies in pets.

Prevention is always the easiest choice when it comes to protecting your pet from dangers, but if they get into something, its important to know the warning signs: vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, and lethargy are common symptoms of toxic ingestion, but you know your pet. If he/she isn’t acting normal to you call your vet.

You can call our phone line 24 hours a day. If we are closed there is an emergency number to call.

ASPCA Toxic Hotline at 1-888-426-4435
The ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center can be reached at

Please Spay or Neuter
Spaying your pets also helps prevent problems such as uterine infections or breast cancer.  Neutering also helps with aggression and roaming problems.  It can also prevent certain cancers.
    Spaying and neutering can cause minimal weight gain.   Proper feeding and daily exercise can combat this problem.

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