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Posted on Thursday, December 08 '16

Question Answered! My dog recently w...

My dog recently was attacked by two dogs on our walk home and was bitten on her back leg.There wasnt any bleeding but now she has a lump where she was bitten and she walks with a limp. I dont know what to do can you help me?

I'm so glad she wasn't more seriously hurt if she was attacked by two dogs. It is amazing the number of dog bites/ fights we deal with on a weekly basis. If the skin was not broken from the bites then the swelling is more than likely bruising or muscle trauma. There are times when we see a dog fight victim with only a few punctures and the owner thinks that there is minimal damage because he or she sees only a couple of bite marks. But, in reality, when a dog bites, he will grab, bite hard, and pull back or shake their head. This action will cause a lot of damage internally to the muscles and soft tissue. Dog bites are very painful. If the bite did penetrate through your dog's skin then the other issue to be concerned about is infection. If she is limping, then you know she is painful. If the bite went through the skin, I recommend that she be examined and placed on antibiotics. If it only involves a small scratch that did not really penetrate deeply, you could manage by keeping the area clean and applying a topical antibiotic ointment. My first choice is to recommend that she be checked out just to make sure there is not a risk of infection or other problems just to be on the safe side.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 07 '16

Question Answered! My cat had ran aw...

My cat had ran away and it came back today , he limps while he walks when i try to stretch it or make a movement on it he meows and im not sure if its broken or not because it lays down and it wont cry at all but once i try to move it or touch it he meows loud , im not sure if to take him to emergency

Oh, I am so glad your cat came back. I don't know if you are local, but our office hours are until 8pm (emergency fee after 8pm). If you are not local, you may still have time to make it to a vet before they close, many are open until 6pm. I say this because I don't know how long he has been gone, so there may be other things wrong as well. If you get him in tonight before emergency hours start then you won't have to worry about him tonight (easier to sleep!). But, if you are someplace that emergency hours are all you have, then I would evaluate how sick your kitty appears. A broken leg or sprain is painful but can wait until morning. But, if it is a fight abscess, then he probably feels really bad and getting him looked at sooner rather than later would be good. It's hard to give super good advice in that I don't can't see your cat. In the end, if you are worried, that extra emergency fee may be worth it. I hope he does all right for you!!

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Posted on Sunday, December 04 '16

Question Answered! I have a shih tzu...

I have a shih tzu who is 3 years old. Hashe a cloudy eye and looks dark. I believe it's a corneal ulcer. Is there anything I can do at home because I can't afford the vet bills

If your dog has a corneal ulcer, this is one of those times you need to borrow money from a friend, or find some way to take your dog in for treatment. There are several reasons why. First of all, corneal ulcers (anyone who has had a scratch on their eye will know) are extremely painful. You think a scratch to the eye is painful, try to comprehend the pain these dogs go through with a big ulcerated hole on the surface of their eye. Another very important factor here is that your dog is one of the breeds (bracheocephalic) that have very prominent, bulging eyes. These breeds are more prone to eye issues, and they are a breed that once they get an eye problem it is more likely to have difficulties in healing. Some corneal ulcers, especially if not treated, or improperly treated will literally melt the surface of the eye and may even require a specialized graft to save the eye. For your dog's sake, you need to take him in to be seen as soon as possible. I hope his eye problem easily resolves.

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Posted on Saturday, December 03 '16

Question Answered! My 2 year old Chi...

My 2 year old Chihuahua, is throwing up and is very sluggish wants to sleep very skittish when you approach him he also has a dry nose. Unfortunately don't have the funds to help him is there anything we can do at home? He was himself earlier today eating and drinking playing and then when we layed down for bed is when it started. Would greatly appreciate it if we can have some help. Will you apply for that Care Credit but we do not qualify.

So sorry about your dog. If he is lethargic and continues to vomit, then it is possible that it is something more serious than just an upset stomach. You can withhold food to try to settle his stomach and give small amounts of pedialyte or water. It's impossible to say what is causing the vomiting, hopefully it isn't something too serious. If he continues to vomit I would try to find a local vet to have him looked at. For a relatively small amount of money you can at least have him treated with an injection for nausea. Even if you can't afford more, sometimes that is enough to get them settled down and worth trying. If he isn't improving but instead is becoming worse I highly recommend that you seek out some type of care. Very often the worse they get before you get care for them, the harder it can be to turn things around with treatment. We have found that you can also have a friend or relative co-sign for care credit and you will qualify. We have a lot of clients do that.

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Posted on Friday, December 02 '16

Question Answered! Yes my two dogs g...

Yes my two dogs got in a fight and now one has a hole in his throat and it seems to be leaking fluids and i just don't know what to do i don't have alot pf money to take my to the vet Thank u for any help

So sorry about your dog. It is possible that you could keep the fight wound clean and it would do all right, but most likely you will get into trouble with that. Dog bites are capable of causing a lot of damage that you may not even be aware of. When a dog grabs another dog, you may only see some puncture marks on the outside, but the crushing force of the bite will very often cause a crushing or tearing damage to muscles, fascia, and other structures. Dog bites also easily become infected. The puncture sends bacterial down into the skin and tissues. Antibiotics are a must. Just keeping the surface clean doesn't help much if you have infection underneath the skin. This is one time I would not take the stand of watching and waiting to see if it turns out OK. I would check around for prices and have your dog examined. It may be all that is needed are antibiotics, you just have to see. Communicate with the veterinarian and let him or her know you have a strict budget and they will work with that. Some of the SPCAs have vets on staff and so do some of the animal shelters. Odds are you can get your dog treated for minimal cost at these facilities as they are supported by tax dollars and donations. I do encourage you to get your dog checked out and hope he does OK>

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Laura Roberts says...

I brought in a stray that had been hit by a car. The care was immediate and excellent. I was very impressed with the facility and quality of service. Thanks so much for the crate to transport him. It was very helpful!

Richard Jezek says...

High five kudos to Dr. Killman! She, with the help of the entire treating staff saved our TomTom’s life! Dr. Killman, Dr. Welch and Dr. Smith have renewed my faith in the caring veterinarian that we were looking for.

Brenda Rowland says...

Would like to thank the staff and doctors for the great care they gave our Tabby. The care given to Tabby was so kind and courteous. I am so grateful I chose I-20 Animal Medical Center.

Laura and Ricardo Grant & Nunook say...

Dr. Doherty and all of the vet techs that helped Nunook were so great. Words cannot convey how much we appreciate the great work everyone did for Nunook. He is our baby and he makes our family whole. Thank you for all that you do.

Marcia Marrow says...

Dr. Welch is amazing. She has a very calming nature, just what I needed when my Lhasa Apso was injured by a pit bull. She clearly explained everything in an understandable way. She also checked in with us (while we were there) to let us know what was going on. Thank you very much!

R. and B. Boone say...

The technical staff in the ICU is excellent and equally professional in providing the care, we feel, brought about Brandi’s recovery.

Don and Holly Michel say...

I20 is the greatest !! They gave us four extra years with our precious Yorkie, Cujo, and are helping us take care of our other precious Yorkie, Carrie, who is diabetic. They are deep in our hearts.

Alicia Patterson & Percy said...

I cannot thank you enough for everything the doctor and the rest of I-20 Animal Medical Center did to save my cat, Percy. Your care and compassion for my family during this emotional time was overwhelming.

Michelle & Greg Lacy say...

Greg and I could not be any more pleased with I20 Animal Medical Center for always being there for us when we need you most!

Yvonne Fiore says...

This was our first experience at I-20 Animal Medical Center. I was so impressed by Dr. Bloom, her real care, concern and understanding for my Cinnamon. My pets have been as loved as my children, thus, I expect excellent loving care and I and Cinnamon got this per Dr. Bloom and Jessica. Thank you!

Kristin Rush says...

The staff was wonderful and you can tell that they are real animal lovers. They were very thorough when checking out my dog and I didn’t feel at all like Jack was “just another dog”. They genuinely cared and explained everything very well. Loved them

Heather Matson says...

I have recommended I-20 to friends due to the compassionate and wonderful service we have received. Thank you for everything you have done for us. The doctors are wonderful as well as the techs and the rest of the staff. Thank you

Rhonda Holley says...

I have been to lots of vet clinics. Yours is the best in every way that I have ever seen! Thanks for restoring my faith in excellent veterinary care!

Matt Smoot says...

Dr. Bloom is wonderful! She put our mind at ease and alleviated all of our concerns about Spice’s surgery. We plan on using her for all of our pet’s needs in the future and will highly recommend her services to our friends and family! Thank you I-20 Animal Medical Center.

Staci Thomas says...

The service was amazing! I came in as a referral for a critical condition. I was extremely upset and concerned about my pet’s life. The staff quickly attended to us making efforts to stabilize Sebastian and provide me with a quiet and calm area. I really appreciated the service I received

Leah and Ron Bullard say...

We very much appreciate the skill and training you have and it was very evident in the procedures you performed on our dogs. Each of them had issues, some serious, and each of them are much better now, thanks to you and your staff.

Valerie Jordan says......

My family and I were so impressed by every contact we had with the staff. I have been to medical doctors for procedures and did not get such service. I have already called family members and recommended you guys, keep up the great work!

Maryann Livengood says....

The staff was extremely concerned and courteous- Dr. Stinson saved my cat's life! Also pricing extremely reasonable for a 24-hr care facility.

Paula Emmons says....

I-20 Animal Medical Center is amazing!! All the doctors, technicians and staff are the best. We had to take one of our dogs in for an emergency and everyone who helped us was great with our dog and with us. They encouraged us to call when we had to leave him and always answered and updated us on how he was doing through the nigh (even with many calls in a very short amount of time). The next morning Dr. Welch called and said that they had found something. She told us that Mikey was not going to make it and let us have hours to say goodbye. They answered all our questions and never once made us feel like we were imposing on her or her time. We have found a new clinic for all our dogs because of Dr. Welch and all the staff

Save A Mexican Mutt Rescue says...

I would like to thank the staff of I-20 for a great experience with one of our rescue dogs, Cuervo. Shortly after his rescue, we realized he had a broken canine tooth that would require a root canal. For sure we were not going to find a veterinary dentist in Mexico. So, I-20 Animal Medical Center came to the rescue! Dr. Bonnie Bloom and Dr. Ken Karger took great care of Cuervo upon our arrival. The staff at I-20 is always so friendly, professional, and socially in tune to rescue.

Jim and Kay Marshall say...

Excellent Care! I highly recommend you to our friends. Thanks to all the staff, especially Dr. Welch - we have a healthy dog once again. The love you and the girls showered on Rainey showed me how much you all love animals.

Janice Bunting with Tye says...

Our vet Dr. Litsey, referred us to you when Tye needed special boarding. We were very pleased with his care. We also really appreciated the staff's willingness to talk with us every time we called the ICU to check on him. It made it so much easier to be away from him. He came home a healthier and spunkier dog. Dr. Long was great with Tye and felt she took very good care to properly diagnose his condition and treatment.

Dave and Pamela Reitzel say….

“Cutie was a stray. When I took Cutie to I-20 Animal they were concerned for her health, and made arrangements to see her the next day. I-20 Animal set me at ease about Cutie after her exam. Now knowing that she is and was in good hands, I-20 Animal will be where I will take both my pets. VERY IMPRESSED!!.”

Nancy Schultz says…

“The doctor called the next day to check on Sophie and was genuinely interested in how she was doing. Very well done”

James Jacobs says...

“Huge thanks to the staff and doctors for the excellent care that Sasha received. The explanations about her care and pricing were first class. Thank you once again”

J. Headland says...

I cannot say enough how great Dr. Stinson and the staff were with Dirk and explaining the procedures. We have found a "new" place that I feel confident will take care of and actually care about Dirk. I have and will continue to tell our firends, family and co-workers how much we love I-20 Animal Medical Center.

LaTonya Thomas says...

"Shasha get's excited every time we exit the freeway to come to the I-20 Animal Clinic. Everyone there is so friendly and concerned about my pet's well being. Thank you all for such outstanding service."

J. Beed says...

"I just wanted to say thanks for your help yesterday! Mr. Fluffers had a great time getting his shots and I actually think he wanted to go back instead of driving home! :) Lauren and Kimberly were great! I'm sure Mr. Fluffers hopes to see them when he gets his booster in a few weeks. Thanks again!"