What we all know is dogs shed. But depending on the breed and health of the dog, the amount of shedding may vary. Most dogs during the winter will develop a thick winter coat and start shedding it as of Spring. Some dogs may shed throughout the year. So how do you stay ahead of […]
For many, spending day after day in a job they don’t love is the norm, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Your life should be spent engaged in doing the things you are passionate about, and for many, that passion is their love of animals. If you’ve been thinking about starting your own […]
Spring and Summer come with many new smells and beautiful colors. Know which plants are harmful especially when caring for young puppies and kittens that like to chew.
Spring is filled with bright new colors. And whether you’re gardening or hiking you’re sure to be pleasantly surprised by some new blooms. As a pet owner you probably already know that pets like to chew. So to prevent any illness, make sure the plants you have around your home and yard are safe. Everybody […]
When it comes to experiencing the four seasons in California anything goes. In fact, it can get warm anytime of the year, even in mid-winter! Nevertheless, your dog will still need walks, but remember that while you can dress down to shorts and a t-shirt, your companion still has on that permanent fur coat. That’s why […]
We’ve learned that steroids long term can be bad, and then we turned to Apoquel, the “miracle” drug for allergies. But have you looked at the package insert or done a little research? This is an immune suppressant that in order to work must be given daily. I remember when this drug was new to […]
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Photo Credit: Pexels.com Starting your own business offers many benefits. According to National Funding, one of the biggest advantages of becoming a small business owner is the flexibility it brings. For example, if you want to get a pet, having the freedom to work from home can help you achieve this dream. Read on for […]
Fun in the sun also means protection. Many different products to help prevent fleas, ticks, and parasites have been formulated over the years to fit your dog or cats lifestyle. So remember to do your research. The sun is out, and we know you’re all itching to get out there and play. But remember to […]
The days are still cooler here in San Diego, but Spring is on the way!!! Here are some of my favorite spots if you’re heading outdoors with the pooch….
As we near the end of winter its sunny out! Yes the sun is out, BUT there’s still a slight chill in the air so keep warm with a light jacket for both you and your pet if needed. Small dogs can get cold easily, especially by the beach where it’s windy, so taking a […]
Who says you’ve got to go as far as Hawaii to see waterfalls? There might be a paradise in your own backyard. Yes, California has a handful of beautiful waterfalls to see! When hiking with your pet, always do your research ahead of time. Check park websites for fees and guidelines to be safe. When […]
Looking to get active this year? Don’t forget to include your pet! Health and happiness after the holidays… for you AND your four legged friends
I tend to eat and get lazy throughout the holidays, how about you? Of course I always promise myself at the start of the New Year, things will change….. I hope. Have you ever noticed that with some of the moves you make, your pet will almost always do the same? If you sleep […]
Common holiday foods unsafe for pets… *Alcohol- can lead to coma or death *Bones- Stomach lacerations or death *Avocado- Diarrhea *Raisins- Can cause kidney failure, which can lead to death *Dairy- Diarrhea, illness *Mushrooms- Death *Caffeine- Toxic to the heart and nervous system which could lead to death. *Walnuts/macadamias- Can cause damage to the nervous […]
If you have tried scheduling your pet for simple vaccines you know what I mean! During the Covid-19 pandemic there are no longer any stand in line vaccine “clinics” available, which means we all need an appointment So don’t think your appointment will be scheduled anytime soon. Call ahead to find out just how pets […]
Traveling with your pet for the holidays? Make sure you pack a bag for the pooch! This makes it so much easier to find things in a pinch. And most important, be sure to pack enough water for both you and your friend. The Traveltainer is great for both keeping and providing water for your pet […]
Cold weather can make arthritis unbearable! Helpful tips to keep your four legged seniors comfortable, now and all year long.
As we get older, so do our pets. And if they have arthritis, the colder months ahead can be very long and painful. *Add warm blankets to their bedding. Keep them indoors where it’s warm. But remember, as much as we want to stay indoors, it is important to keep moving, so joints don’t become […]
Why raw broccoli? Using my experience as an example, I’ll tell you why… My lab Tyson was borderline hypothyroid and gaining weight. It was important for me to step in and manage some of his activities and diet, as he was getting older. He is now a good looking 10 yrs old, but for a […]
Halloween safety tips… Store your candy in a safe spot, sealed and AWAY from your pets. Candy can be dangerous to pets… Chocolate is toxic, especially dark. Sugar free candy or gum containing xylitol is very deadly to pets. Glow sticks are very common around Halloween and contain a liquid toxic to pets. Do not […]
Be Aware, It’s Not Just What’s On The Ground That Could Be Harmful To Your Pet. This Wasp Nest Among Other Insects Could Pose A Threat.
With two little min pins that love to lounge outside on a sunny day, a wasp nest clinging to the window outside their home is a sure sign of danger. Luckily this nest was easily washed away from outside the home, but its not always that easy. Wasp nests and bee hives can be very […]
Is your dog attending the barbecue? We’ve all heard whats not safe, but what kind of human foods ARE SAFE to give that party pup?
Here are some foods your pet can safely eat.. Watermelon, canteloupe, honeydew, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, and apples. These are all safe fruits to eat. Any exotic fruits or melons be sure to check with your veterinarian or poison control. No grapes or raisins! Unsalted green beans and baby carrots are always a healthy choice. […]
What kind of pet owner are you? Are you the kind whose dog lives in a “doggy mansion” and goes on regular spa weekends? Is your dog impeccably groomed, having been treated to weekly pawdicures while sipping cucumber infused filtered water? Or perhaps you have created a “catio” for your cat so that he can […]
Stay hydrated and keep your pets safe ???????? San Diego has some Cool Zones and great info on how to beat the heat. And Fidomingle gives Over 10 Cheap And Easy Ways To Beat The Heat. How are you keeping cool? We’d love to know!!
Summer Brings More Fleas And Ticks!! How To Fight A Flea Infestation, Know Your Products, And Have A Plan.
Pets are family, and when we see them uncomfortable and itchy we feel it too. This statement rings true, ESPECIALLY when fleas get out of hand and start jumping on you! I think every pet owner has been in this situation at least once in their pet parent life. The best way to approach a […]
During extreme temperatures, its always best to keep your pet inside, in an air conditioned room if possible. If your pet must be outdoors, make sure they have a place to go to get away from the heat. And have cold water accessible at all times. Pets are family. Here are some quick reminders to […]
Many pets go missing on the Fourth of July. Here are a few tips to finding a lost pet or locating an owner.
Losing a pet is devastating, and could it get any worse than having it happen during the Covid-19 pandemic. So just heading to the shelters is no longer an option. This may require an appointment. The San Diego Humane Society has a link available to view found pets in the San Diego area. So if […]
For You A Holiday, But To Some Pets… A Complete Horror! 10 Helpful Tips To Provide Comfort And Keep Your Pet Safe During The Fourth Of July.
First and most important, try to be home with your pet or have someone with them during fireworks. So many pets are fearful and go stray during the Fourth of July. With the results being so many lost pets at the shelter, or possibly even hit by car. Be sure gates and doors are secure, […]
Hiking is fun, But keep in mind, it’s rattle snake season! Be aware of your surroundings. Always have a plan in case of emergency. Stay on trails, don’t walk through tall grass. Always step on logs, not around them when hiking. Have an emergency Dog Carry Harness, in case your dog is in distress and […]
I know all too well what it is to flee from fire. Running with three dogs and a cat from the Lilac fire back in 2017, I’ve learned you really need to be prepared. Plan ahead for your family and pets. Have a kennel with accessories such as harness, food, and bowls readily available in […]
But only if you’ve got the time to wait. I say this because it seemed to come a long way, as it shipped DHL Asia and seemed to be coming from Australia taking two weeks to get to San Diego. But times are tough and I needed Revolution. Through the clinic I was quoted exam$ […]
If you have a pet rabbit, this virus is of great concern. Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Type 2 (RHDV-2) is a type of calicivirus found in wild rabbits. Not to be confused with feline calicivirus which is different, and both appear to be species specific. The virus does not affect humans or animals other […]
Two house cats test positive for Covid-19. Understanding the risks and knowing how to protect your pets.
With seven more big cats from the zoo and two house cats in New York testing positive for the Corona Virus, pet owners wonder what the risks are. Studies have shown that there is little susceptibility in dogs and some livestock, but higher risks in cats and ferrets. While it has not been very common in […]