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Welcome to Gentry Veterinary Clinic

Desirae Self, DVM graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in 1987.  She was then accepted into the Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1991.  Since opening Gentry Veterinary Clinic in 1994, Dr. Self and her staff strive to provide the best care available to their patients, while showing compassion to their clients. 

 


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The cold weather is upon us.  Here are some tips to help protect your pets this winter.

  • Make sure your pet always has fresh water.  Remember, when it is cold out it doesn’t take long for it to freeze.
  • Your outdoor pet needs an appropriate shelter to protect them from the winter elements. 
  • Bedding is also important, make sure pet can get up off wet/cold ground
  • You can also take a bottle (empty 2 liter pop bottle) and fill with warm water, you can wrap in a towel to ensure that you do not burn your pet.
  • Keep an eye on your dogs feet, salt can irritate your pets pads and possibly crack, also check feet for ice/snow balls that can form from walking through snow.  Also watch for any injuries from walking on the frozen ground.

 

 

 

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Cats like to find warm places during the cold months, use caution when starting your recently driven vehicles since cats can climb up near the motor for the warmth.

 

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Is the cold weather affecting your older pet?  If so there are several things that can be done to make your furry friend more comfortable.

 

  • It is recommended that we see your pet and do a complete exam on them to rule out any health problems, and possibly do some bloodwork to make sure organ function is okay before we start them on any medications, like an NSAID-Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug to help with pain and inflammation.
  • At your visit we would also discuss maintaining a healthy weight for your pet as well as the best type of exercise for your pet (i.e. short more, frequent walks)
  • We also recommend Adequan.  This is a series of 8 injections that help improve the health of your dog’s joints.
  • Glucosamine Supplements can be purchased over the counter and can be given daily for the rest of your pets life. Some that we recommend are Glycoflex, SynoviCre, and Dasuquin.
  • There are also some prescription diets out that for Geriatric dogs, for instance Hills j/d, that can help your dog show some improvement as well.

  

So there are several different things that can be done to help your Geriatric pet live a happier life.  Give us a call to set up an appointment to discuss what combination of things would best benefit your pet.


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***ATTENTION NEW PET OWNERS:***

If you get a new pet we recommend getting them checked by a Veterinarian, within a few days of aquiring them.  During this visit we can access the pets vaccination history, and determine when he/she is due for their next vaccinatons.

Puppies should get vaccines at 6 to 8 weeks of age and then each 3 to 4 weeks until 16 to 18 weeks of age for a series of 3 to 4 vaccinations.

Kittens should get vaccines at 6 to 8 weeks of age and then boostered 3 to 4 weeks later. 

Also if you get an adult animal and you are unsure of its vaccination history we recommend getting it vaccinated.

 

 

 

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Xylitol - a common ingredient in sugar free gum, candy, and other products

Xylitol poisoning in pets is on the rise, according to the Animal Poison Control Center reporting a 73% increase in Xylitol poisoning related calls since 2007. 

If you are concerned that you pet has ingested a product containg Xylitol please seek Emergency Veterinary Care.

 

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Hours of Operation 

Monday-Friday 7:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday 7:00am - 12:00pm

Please call to schedule an appointment

479-736-2354

After Hours Please call the

Animal Emergency Clinic of Northwest Arkansas

479-927-0007

 

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