Category Archives for Animal Care

Questions to Ask Before Scheduling Pet Surgery

It can be very unsettling hearing your pet requires surgery. Whether it is something routine and recommended such as spaying or neutering, or something required due to a health condition, if your pet needs surgery there are some important questions you should ask before the surgery is scheduled. Is Surgery the Only Treatment Option?   […]

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Vaccinations for Pets: Celebrating Immunization Month in August

Since we are nearing the end of August and it is immunization month, it’s a good time for pet owners to take time to learn more about pet vaccination. Although you might not have arranged to have your pets immunized, it’s important to understand that immunization advancements can help your pets live longer.  Pet vaccination […]

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How to Care for Newborn Kittens

When your cat has kittens, she’ll need some help keeping them healthy and thriving. Here we review how to care for newborn kittens and their mom, including when to check in with your Little Rock veterinarian.  Post Birth Check and Care After the first week following the birth, you should take the whole family (cat […]

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How to Care for Newborn Puppies

Puppy Care Information from Your Little Rock Veterinarian The arrival of newborn puppies is an exciting time, but also comes with a lot of responsibility. Providing proper care helps establish a loving and healthy life for your new pups. Here we review how to care for newborn puppies, including the importance of regular checks with […]

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Preparing for a Kitten

Falling in love with a tiny ball of fluff is the easy part.  Once you decide to adopt that sweet-faced kitten, you also take on responsibility for its health and well-being.  Kittens can be a handful, so understanding how to care for them during those early weeks is a key in the foundation of loving […]

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At Home Dog Training Tips

They say dog is man’s best friend, and at Shackleford Road Veterinary we agree!  You truly can’t find a better best friend anywhere. However, our pups don’t just arrive trained and ready to roll over on command. It takes plenty of practice, patience, and love to train a dog. As a leading Little Rock veterinarian, […]

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Preparing for a Puppy

Bringing a new puppy into the house is an exciting time for any family. Before your newest family member comes home it is important to be prepared for your pup.  As a leading Little Rock veterinarian, Shackleford Road Veterinary wants the best for you and your furry companions.  To ease the process of welcoming a […]

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Tips for Leaving Your Pets Home Alone

Leaving your pet home alone can lead to anxiety for both you and your furry friend. However, most families have no choice but to head off to work and school every day, leaving pets to their own devices. If you are worried about your pet when you are out, there are tips that can help […]

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Tips for Emergency Vet Care in Little Rock

We all love our pets and do everything we can to keep them safe, healthy, and happy. Unfortunately, sometimes emergencies do happen. It can be difficult for pet parents to know when to take their furry friends to the vet and which vet to go to, especially when it’s after hours or on the weekend.  […]

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Buying Meds From Your Vet vs. Online Pharmacies

In today’s world of endless internet shopping options, it may cross your mind to pick up your pet’s next round of flea, tick, and heartworm preventative, heart medicine, or pain medicine online. It seems like an easy, inexpensive option, right?  On the surface, it may, but there are many reasons why buying pet medication online […]

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