Years of running, jumping and walking take a toll on your pet's joints. When your once energetic cat or dog starts to slows down or appears to be in pain, osteoarthritis may be to blame. The disea ...View Article
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1588 Highway 62-412
Highland, AR 72542-9470
Office Phone: (870) 856-3243
Home Phone: (870) 856-3824
Fax: (870) 856-4430
Email: Shaw Veterinary Clinic
Always pay attention to even slight changes in your pet's behavior, elimination habits, eating habits or routines. Do not feel silly about calling us just to report something out of the ordinary. When pets are sick or injured, they perceive themselves to be vulnerable because, in their world before being domesticated, sick or injured animals were usually beaten up or eaten. We would prefer you to report any changes you find suspicious instead of hesitating and perhaps delaying timely intervention that could make a difference.
Loss of appetite usually is an early sign that something may be wrong. Changes in elimination such as diarrhea or constipation could be a problem. Watch for subtle changes in the stool such as in color, consistency, frequency, difficulty, or pain. Behavioral changes such as uncharacteristic viciousness, depression, solitude, etc. may tip you off to something that is amiss. Your observations help us reach a diagnosis and aid in starting treatment before a big problem develops. Be vigilant and alert to changes in your pet's behavior. Contact us if you have concerns or questions about your pet's health care. 870-856-3243