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Paws on the Runway

A couple of weeks ago we had the opportunity to sponsor this year’s Paws on the Runway, a canine fashion show put on by CARE Inc.

The annual event draws hundreds of people each year for food, drinks, a silent auction, live music and a hilarious canine fashion show. CARE also brings in adoptable dogs for the guests to meet.

The doggy fashion show is always the highlight of the event. Each year, local celebrities and well-known faces accompany their dogs in strutting their stuff down the runway for a good cause. Our very own head veterinarian Dr. Brian Barron walked his dog Stella down the runway!

We loved supporting CARE at the silent auction with our donation of this dog bed and gift basket!

This year, some great gifts were donated for the silent auction, including our gift basket and dog bed. All the proceeds from the event go to CARE to help them fund their work in our community.

CARE is a non-profit animal welfare corporation that protects animals in control facilities from euthanasia. Their purpose is also to spay and neuter homeless animals in hopes of decreasing the number of dogs and cats out on the streets.

This year, the ninth year, it was held in honor of Lyndae Sain Allison and her many contributions to the animal welfare community.  We are so honored to have been apart of Paws on the Runway and are looking forward to next year!

To learn more about the event, click here: http://www.careforanimals.org/events.cfm?EventID=2

CPR for Your Dogs from Your Little Rock Veterinarian

If your dog becomes unconscious, respiratory arrest may occur, and usually occurs before cardiac arrest.  The heart my continue to beat for several minutes after the breathing stops.  Artificial respiration, or rescue breathing, must begin immediately to save your dog’s life.  If the heart stops, chest compressions must be given right away to keep the blood pumping.  Artificial respiration and chest compressions given together are call cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR.

Artificial Respiration for Dogs

If your dog has gone into respiratory arrest, begin artificial respiration immediately.

  1. Lay your dog on his side on a flat surface.
  2. Be sure your dog has stopped breathing: watch for the rise and fall of the chest, feel for breath on your hand, look at the gums – they will turn blue for lack of oxygen.
  3. Check the airway – it must be clear.  Extend the head and neck.  Open the mouth and look for a foreign object.  If an object is blocking the airway, grab the tongue and pull it outward.  If this does not dislodge the object, use your fingers, pliers, or tongs to grasp it.  If the object cannot be reached or pulled out, use the Heimlich Maneuver.  Do not mistake the small bones in the throat for a foreign object.
  4. Once the airway is clear, begin rescue breathing.
  5. With your dog on his side, life the chin to straighten out his throat.
  6. Use one hand to grasp the muzzle and hold the mouth shut.
  7. Put your mouth completely over the nose and blow gently; the chest should expand.  Blow just enough to move his chest (blow harder for large dogs, gently for cats and small dogs).
  8. Wait for the air to leave the lungs before breathing again.
  9. Continue this, giving 20 breaths per minute (one breath every three seconds), until your dog breathes on his own or as long as the heart beats.
  10. Continue to monitor the heartbeat.

CPR for Dogs

If your dog’s heart has stopped beating, CPR must begin immediately.  It is best to have two people performing CPR – one continuing artificial respiration while the other does chest compressions.  Follow the instructions for artificial respiration, alternating with chest compressions.  For two people performing CPR, alternate one breath with three compressions.  For one person performing CPR, alternate one breath with five compressions.

For Small Dogs (under 30 pounds)

  1. Lay your dog on her side on a flat surface.
  2. Place the palm of your hand on the rib cage over the heart.  Place your other hand on top of the first.  (For puppies and kittens, put your thumb on one side of the chest and the rest of your fingers on the other side.)
  3. Compress the chest about one inch.  Squeeze and release rhythmically at a rate of 80 to 100 compressions per minute.

For Medium & Large Dogs (over 30 pounds)

  1. Lay your dog on her side on a flat surface.
  2. Place one hand on top of the other over the widest portion of the rib cage, not over the heart.
  3. Keeping your arms straight, push down on the rib cage.  Compress the chest 1/4 of its width.  Squeeze and release rhythmically at a rate of 80 compressions per minute.
  4. Continue CPR until your dog breathes on his own and has a steady heartbeat.

These tips will help you keep your pets alive until you can contact us.

Dr. Charney & the Next Generation of Veterinarians!

Recently Dr. Charney made a “house call” to The Anthony School in Little Rock to help some budding young veterinarians learn some important skills including how to take a dog’s heartbeat.  All these Pre-K 3 students did a great job and we can’t wait until they join us a some of Little Rock’s best veterinarians!  You can see more photos on our facebook page.

Running and Golfing for Little Rock Catholic High!

2 Great Upcoming Events!

Our favorite Little Rock Veterinarian Dr. Brian Barron is a 3rd generation graduate of Little Rock Catholic High School and as a proud alumnus we love our connection to LRCHS and enjoy our opportunities to support this great institution.

Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic is sponsoring 2 upcoming events – and we’d love to see you there!

SRVC is a proud sponsor of the Rocket 5K!

 

THE ROCKET 5K

On Saturday April 16th we’ll be at the Rocket 5K.  This great event includes a 3K walk, a Rocket Dash for your younger runners (including the Barron Boys) and you’re welcome to bring your canine friends to run with you.  Come on out!


 

Monsignor George Tribou Memorial Golf Tournament

 

This great event is always a big success for Catholic High, for more information or to enter a team, please click the link above.

Little Rock Veterinarians Microchip Over 400 Pets in 2 Days!

In early March Dr. Barron, Dr. Charney and our wonderful staff spent 2 days at Bass Pro Shops in Little Rock as part of the Little Rock Animal Village’s microchip program.  Neither rain nor, well, rain and more rain kept us from microchipping over 400 pets across two days!

We love being a part of this program and we feel that as a part of the Little Rock Veterinarian community it is important to help pet owners learn the benefits of microchipping your pets.  If you’d like to know more about the benefits of microchipping your pets as important way to keep track of them if they are ever lost, please contact us today.

                                           

                                           

                                           

                                           

Microchipping Little Rock’s Pets

On August 30 Dr. Brian Barron and the Staff of SRVC spent the day microchipping pets from Little Rock and across Central Arkansas at the Bass Pro Shops in Little Rock.  We’re able to do this event a couple of times per year thanks to our partners at Bass Pro Shops and at Friends of the Animal Village.

We microchipped over 100 pets during this event.

Also helped Friends of the Animal Village promote Pet Adoption.

Microchipping is an important part of responsible pet ownership.  With microchips SRVC and other Little Rock Veterinarians and Veterinarians across the country would be able to reunite you and your loved ones were they ever lost.  To learn more about microchipping read on our site or schedule an appointment today!

 

 

Questions to ask your Veterinarian for your Youngest Pets: Puppies, Junior (0-2 yrs)

Successful relationships with your Veterinarian and their staff are an important part of your pet’s overall health.  For your youngest pets the questions below are a good first step to making sure that you and your Vet are in agreement with your pet’s care:

  • When should I get my puppy spayed/neutered
  • What and how often should I feed him/her? How much?
  • Is there an optimal vaccination schedule?
  • Are there behaviors I should encourage or discourage?
  • When should I start brushing my puppy’s teeth?
  • Is there anything special I should know about my puppy’s breed?
  • How do I transition from puppy food to an adult diet?
  • How much should my dog weigh?
  • What’s the best way to brush a dog’s teeth?
  • What’s the best way to deal with fleas. ticks, and other parasites?

Questions to Ask Your Veterinarian – Adult Pets (3-6 years old)

As your pet ages, the issues that you need to discuss with your Veterinarian to ensure the best care change.  For your adult pets questions you should ask include:
  • Is my dog at the right weight?
  • Is it time for a dental cleaning?
  • What vaccinations does my dog need?
  • What can I do to keep my dog even healthier?
  • What’s the best way ti deal with fleas, ticks and other parasites?
  • What signs of aging should I look for?
  • Does my dog need special blood tests or urinalysis?

Questions to Ask Your Veterinarian – Senior Pets (7+yrs)

The best way to help ensure your pet lives a long and healthy life is to stay engaged with your Veterinarian and know the answers to questions including: Should I change or supplement my pet’s diet? Are there things I can do to keep my pet in better physical shape? By continuing to monitor and adjust to your pet’s age and condition you can enjoy and long and productive relationship with your furry friends.

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