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Pet Care Resources

Read our blog for resources and information from the veterinarians at Arkansas Veterinary Emergency & Specialists in Little Rock.

Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs

Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs

IVDD (intervertebral disc disease) can be scary for both the dog and the owner. It is one of the most commonly seen neurologic disorders in dogs and, generally, requires treatment quickly. Here, our Little Rock, Arkansas vets explain. 

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TPLO in Dogs for Torn Cruciate Ligament

TPLO in Dogs for Torn Cruciate Ligament

One of the most common reasons that a dog takes a trip to our surgery department is for lameness or limping on one of their rear legs. While there are always other conditions or diseases to rule out, a torn CrCL (cranial cruciate ligament) is the most common cause. Here, our Little Rock, Arkansas vets explain. 

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What to Expect With Intradermal Skin Testing

What to Expect With Intradermal Skin Testing

Wondering what to expect when you're referred to a veterinary dermatologist for intradermal skin allergy testing? Here, our Little Rock, Arkansas vets explain some of the things that you can expect during a consultation.

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6 Common Myths About Your Pet's Dental Care

6 Common Myths About Your Pet's Dental Care

While most of us probably take a routine trip to our dentist every 6 months or so for a preventative cleaning and check-up, many pet owners still carry some common misconceptions about the necessity of regular dental check-ups for our pets. Here, our Little Rock, Arkansas vets discuss some of the most common myths regarding your pet’s dental care.

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Chocolate Toxicity in Dogs

Chocolate Toxicity in Dogs

While our pets should be avoiding candy in general, chocolate, in particular, is toxic and can carry serious and sometimes deadly side effects if consumed in the right quantities. Here, our Little Rock Arkansas vets explain. 

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What Pet Owners Need to Know About the Dangers of Antifreeze

What Pet Owners Need to Know About the Dangers of Antifreeze

The most common exposures with antifreeze occur with dogs and usually involve chewing on containers or lapping up spills. What is it about this common automobile fluid that makes it so toxic? Here, our Little Rock, Arkansas vets explain the dangers.

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Hot Dogs & Ice Pups: What You Need to Know About Heat Stroke This Summer

Hot Dogs & Ice Pups: What You Need to Know About Heat Stroke This Summer

Heat stroke can be a life-threatening condition and requires immediate attention by a veterinarian.  Here, our Little Rock, Arkansas vets share how to prevent heat stroke and what to do if you think your pet has been affected by it.

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Three Canine Training Commands That Can Be Lifesaving

Three Canine Training Commands That Can Be Lifesaving

Sophie Thomas, professional dog trainer certified by the Animal Behavior College, shares three training commands that can play a role in keeping your dog out of harm’s way.

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Grieving the Loss of a Pet

Grieving the Loss of a Pet

The death of your pet and companion animal can be just as painful as losing a family member. You’re not crazy, not alone, and not irrational in your feelings. If you have recently lost a pet, grieving their loss can help you heal.

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From Our Clients

  • "We had to put our dog down. The team at AVES was very compassionate and caring to us and our baby. Everything was done with such respect – I was in awe of how professional everything was. Highly recommend."
    Michael L.

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