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15 Ways To Love Your Pet This Valentine’s Day

15 Ways To Love Your Pet This Valentine’s Day

February is the month of love! 2/14 is Valentine’s Day, but there’s actually a lot to celebrate in February with our pets, including Pet Dental Health month, Doggy Date Night (Feb 3), Puppy Bowl Sunday (Feb 11) and National Dog Biscuit Day (Feb 23). 1. Take them for a...

What Pets Are Thankful For

What Pets Are Thankful For

As a pet owner, it's easy to see that our furry friends bring us so much joy and companionship. But what about the other way around? As Thanksgiving is soon upon us, have you ever stopped to consider what your pet is thankful for? Here are some things that your pets...

Halloween Pet Events in San Diego County

Halloween Pet Events in San Diego County

Want to strut your stuff with your pet out and about in San Diego this fall? Weather is getting cooler, so it’s a perfect time to dress up for fun and treats! Check out the following list I compiled for your trick-or-treating pleasure!   10/19 6-8:30 Paint a...

Review of Olympus Park in Encinitas, CA

Review of Olympus Park in Encinitas, CA

Overview Recently my husband and dog visited Olympus Park in Leucadia, CA. This park is a great place for dogs and their owners to enjoy some outdoor fun. This small park is relatively new (about a year old), well-maintained and has plenty of space for dogs to run and...

Foxtails Abound!

Foxtails Abound!

Spring is here, the weather’s warming, and it seems everyone’s going hiking with their dogs! That’s all good news, but did you know there are some very dangerous plants and weeds out there that can kill your dog? I don’t want to alarm you, but you need to know the...

National Cat Health Month

National Cat Health Month

February is National Cat Health Month, a great time to learn more about keeping cats healthy and happy. Here are some tips to consider. 5 ways to keep your cat healthy 1. Provide a balanced diet full of the essential vitamins and nutrients your cat needs. Avoid...

Dog Training 101: The Basics

Dog Training 101: The Basics

Giving your dog obedience training is one of the primary things to give your dog besides food, shelter, and exercise. Whether the dog you just got is an adult or a puppy, you must train them while they are still adjusting to the place.  Training them keeps the people...

How to manage diabetes in cats

How to manage diabetes in cats

You might think of diabetes as a human condition, but it can affect your pets, too. Up to 1% of cats have diabetes, with Type 2 diabetes making up 90% of those cases. Just like their human owners, cats with diabetes cannot effectively produce or respond to the hormone...

Is Raw Food Right For Your Pet?

Is Raw Food Right For Your Pet?

August is also known as Rawgust in the raw pet food community. Raw food for pets has been a multi-million dollar industry since the late '90s. It has been somewhat controversial, especially with veterinarians, but has been more widely accepted and preferred lately as...

Ticks and what to do about them

Ticks and what to do about them

It's about to turn into summer, although it's felt quite summery for a few weeks here in the San Diego area already. Not much May grey or June gloom to speak of. And I've noticed an uptick in....ticks! No pun intended. I've pulled 2 ticks off a client's dog in 2 days....

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