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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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I-20 Animal Medical Center is a Certified Cat Friendly Practice
I-20 Animal Medical Center is certified as a Cat Friendly Practice by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). Certification requires completing a comprehensive checklist of performance criteria to verify that staff members are especially qualified and dedicated to making every visit as pleasant as possible and beneficial for you and your cat. What is
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Guinea Pig Husbandry by Dr. Lindsay Robinson
Guinea pigs make great pets! They are friendly, engaging and are fun to be around. Guinea pigs are rodents, and are closely related to chinchillas. Guinea pigs come in several main coat types, the most common being the American/European short hair (the most common kind of cavy with smooth hair) and the Abyssinian (think lion
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What is the Association of Feline Practitioners?
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) is a professional organization representing feline practitioners who are passionate about the care of cats. The AAFP is dedicated to advancing the field of feline medicine and surgery by setting the standards of feline care through the publication of practice guidelines, position statements, and by providing continuing education.
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What Does the Certified Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) Status Mean to You?
A trip to the veterinarian may be a stressful situation for some cats, so one of the goals of the Cat Friendly Practice program is to create a more calming environment. Staff members have been trained in how to approach and handle cats in a gentle, empathetic and caring manner. The Cat Friendly Practice certificate
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What to expect from a Cat Friendly Practice
Each Certified Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) has at least one designated “Cat Advocate” on staff- a knowledgeable professional who ensures that your cat’s care is guided by feline-focused standards. Cat Advocates are chosen for their experience, understanding, empathetic manner and willingness to help answer any of your questions. Dr. Cindi Welch and Dr. Lindsay Robinson
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Rat Husbandry Information
Rats make excellent pets. They are friendly, clean, and easy to handle once they get used to an owner. Rats are extremely intelligent, and through positive reward-based training, can learn vocal cues just like dogs can! Rats enjoy living in small groups, with same-sex groupings being best. Neutering males will help them live more peacefully
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Snake Bite Safety & Prevention For Your Dog
Now is the time of year that we see a spike in copperhead and rattlesnakes striking dogs. I-20 Animal ER has seen and treated 5 snake bite victims in the past 2 weeks. Dogs are the most common victims of snake bites although one cat we treated was unlucky enough to have been bitten. Snakes
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