We are a Trusted Veterinary Clinic of Little Rock, AR

We are a Trusted Veterinary Clinic

Little Rock Vets prides itself in being one of the most trusted veterinary clinics in Arkansas. Our certification with American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) gives us an edge, considering very few clinics are “long time members”

AAHA Certification

trusted veterinary clinicAll three clinics are long time members of the American Animal Hospital Association. This association develops a higher level of commitment to our patients through very rigorous standards with regular inspections. These inspections include our facilities, equipment, record-keeping, and patient care. Only the top 6% of veterinary practices achieve AAHA certification.

Education

Our six doctors within the partnership have a total of over 135 years in practice. All our doctors are members of the Americatrusted veterinary clinicn Veterinary Medical Association, as well as state and local associations. They have all been active in veterinary organizations, civic groups, and their churches. To assure that they offer the latest in every phase of pet care, all doctors and staff participate regularly in continuing education. Although each has his or her own special interests, they are all experienced in medicine and surgery of companion animals. Our doctors and staff will treat your pet like one of our own.

Quality

Each hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital with medicine and surgery, boarding and grooming. We also carry quality pet foods and supplies. Behavior counseling is available to help both you and your pet develop a lifelong, loving relationship.

Reducing the Stress in Your Animal’s Life

In Part 3 of 3 of a blogging series regarding stress in animals, we will give you tips on reducing the amount of stress in your pet’s life. As a Veterinary practice, Treasure Hill Animal Pet Hospital – Little Rock, AR, we see animal stress multiple times a day. So we feel it is important to inform our clients on ways to identify stress in their animals. Today we will discuss how to reduce your animal’s stress. 

Reducing Stress in an Animal’s Life:

  1. Spend more time with them
    • Like humans, pets require physical and mental stimulation
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  2. Introduce them to the new home
    • Before moving into the new home, take your pets with you a couple times so that they can get used to the new environment.
    • During the moving process; we recommend using the “safe room” method with cats
      • dedicate one room where your cat can hang out while the moving process happens.
      • this method uses confinement as a key tool to decrease the stress levels in your cat
  3. Keep your animal healthy
    • Be sure to keep up on all of your pet’s vaccines.
    • Yearly vet check-ups are highly recommended!
    • Schedule One Today!

Thank You for reading our 3 part blogging series all about Stress in Animals!

CONTACT US today if you have any immediate concerns regarding your pet!

Causes of Stress in Pets

In Part 2 of 3 of a blogging series regarding stress in animals, we will give you information on the most common cause of stress in animals. As a Veterinary practice, Maumelle Animal Pet Clinic – Maumelle, AR we see animal stress multiple times a day. So we feel it is important to inform our clients on ways to identify stress in their animals. Today we will discuss reasons why pets become stressed. 

Why Has My Animal Become Stressed?:

  1. Boredom
    • Like humans, pets require physical and mental stimulation
      • Set aside a time every day that is dedicated towards playtime for you and your pet
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      • Be sure to take your dog out for daily walks to burn off some of their energy
  2. Changes in Environment / Daily Life
    • Moving into a new house
    • Going to the Vet for a check-up
    • Change in the daily routine
      • especially during the holidays, back-to-school time and even after a vacation
    • Perhaps a new fury (or non fury) friend has joined the family
  3. Physical Health
    • Many times parasites lead to increased stress on your animals
    • Physical Trauma tends to lead to stress in your animal
    • Illness
      • once an animal gets ill, their schedule gets changed a bit which as we all know leads to stress

Be sure to check out the next blog post for solutions to decrease the amount of stress your pet has!

 

CONTACT US today if you have any immediate concerns regarding your pet!

How to Tell if Your Pet is Stressed

In Part 1 of 3 of a blogging series regarding stress in animals, we will give you tips on how to tell whether or not your pet is stressed. As a Veterinary practice, Bellevue Animal Pet Clinic -Little Rock, AR, we see animal stress multiple times a day. So we feel it is important to inform our clients on ways to identify stress in their animals. Today we will discuss the most common indicators of stress in animals.

Some of the Most Common Indicators of Stress in Animals Include:

  1. Changes in digestive patterns
    • diarrhea
    • constipation
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  2. Change in sleep pattern
    • Most of the time we see an increase in sleep as a stress indicator
  3. Change in eating habits
    • Usually a decrease in appetite is an indicator for stress in the animal
  4. Isolation from people and other pets
  5. Aggression towards people or other pets
  6. Irregular urinating patterns
    • For cats that would mean urinating outside the litter box
    • For dogs this may mean urinating in inappropriate places
    • For all animals it may mean not urinating as much or urinating too much
  7. Excessive licking or scratching

Be sure to check out the next blog post for the top causes of stress in animals.

CONTACT US today if you have any immediate concerns regarding your pet!