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!
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
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.
If your dog has gone into respiratory arrest, begin artificial respiration immediately.
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.
These tips will help you keep your pets alive until you can contact us.
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.
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!
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!
This great event is always a big success for Catholic High, for more information or to enter a team, please click the link above.
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.
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!
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:
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.