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Browse I-20 Animal Medical Center’s database of articles covering the most important topics in veterinarian medicine today.

Adventures in Kenya with Dr. Williams
  The past three years, I have been privileged to travel to Kenya with Calvary Road Ministries to work with the beautiful Maasai people and their livestock. We travel in June to escape the hot Texas heat to the cool, fall-like weather of the Kenyan winter. Kenya is located on the equator and ranges in
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Identifying and Treating Allergies in Dogs
Dogs can be allergic to many of the same things that people are allergic to, but for them, inhalant allergies typically manifest in red and itchy skin. Allergy symptoms often include: Chewing and scratching Licking paws, rear, thighs and groin Thin coat Scabs, skin infections and bald spots If you are one of the many
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Declawing Cats with Laser Surgery
Declawing has become more controversial in recent years. Choosing whether or not to declaw a cat is an important decision. For many cat owners, maintaining a peaceful relationship with an indoor cat requires declawing. It helps to curtail destruction of household furnishings and also helps prevent the sometimes significant bodily trauma cats can inflict (intentionally
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10 Human Medications that Poison Our Pets
Dogs and cats are not like humans when it comes to how they metabolize medications. Although some human medications are used in veterinary medicine, the doses are vastly different. Poisonings from human medications can be life-threatening to our pets. Here are the 10 human medications that most commonly poison our pets: NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, Naproxen) One
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Dog’s-Eye View: What Can My Dog See?
Dogs’ eye anatomy is very similar to ours. The most important structure for vision in both people and dogs is the retina, a membrane located at the back of the eye. The retina consists of hundreds of thousands of cells that are responsible for generating the images we see. Here are some different characteristics of
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Save On Your Pet’s Dental Care Throughout February
Your pet’s world revolves around their mouth, so regular dental care is essential for keeping them healthy and happy. Without regular dental care, your pet can develop dental disease, which not only causes oral pain and smelly breath, but can also spread to the kidneys, heart and liver. Thankfully, it can be prevented with routine
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Chocolate Toxicity
Halloween tricks and treats are fun, but chocolate can be disastrous for our four-legged family members. Chocolate is toxic to pets and can cause severe illness and even death. Keep goodies out of reach of pets to avoid accidental poisoning. Why is chocolate bad for pets? Chocolate contains theobromine, which is similar to caffeine and
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Does My Dog Need Glasses?
Ever wonder if your dog sees the world the same way you do? Do they see in color? Are they near sighted? Do they see as well as humans do? The anatomy of the eye in dogs is pretty much the same as in people. The most important structure for vision in both people and
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Top 10 Human Medications That Poison Pets
Dogs and Cats are not like humans when it comes to drug metabolism. Although some human medications are used in veterinary medicine, the dosages are vastly different (especially in cats). When pet poisonings from human medications happen, they can be life threatening. Here are the top 10 human medications that are the most commonly seen:
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Allergy Relief May Be In Your Reach
Just like humans many dogs suffer from allergies. The major difference is how allergies affect dogs. Painful red and itchy skin can drive dogs and pet parents to near madness. cartoon dog scratching As a pet parent you may be suffering right along with your furry friend listening to nonstop scratching, whining and panting. Those
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