Christmas pet safety tips

Published on December 18, 2012 by in Blog, Tips

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Are your Christmas decorations safe for your pet(s)? The decorations that make Christmas so festive can pose a danger to your pet. Besides ingesting or getting tangled in some decorations, pets go missing more often because doors are being left open or pets slip past visitors. A few precautionary steps can help ring in the […]

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No more annual rabies vaccination required Thanks to The Rabies Challenge Fund there have been many changes in state rabies laws across the country.  The most recent being the State of Alabama passing a 3-year law with medical exemption clause and Rhode Island’s Rabies Control Board passing a 3-year protocol with a medical exemption.   […]

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Originally published Jan. 2009, reposted Nov. 2012 If you’re wondering what reverse sneezing is, what causes reverse sneezing or how to stop a reverse sneeze, you have come to the right place. I will also share below how I reduced my dog’s reverse sneezing down to 1x per year and how these same principles have […]

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San Diego Pet Food Bank

Published on November 3, 2012 by in Blog

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San Diego Pet Food Bank As of Nov. 3, 2012 North County San Diego County has a pet food bank.  It is located in Encinitas, CA at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. The pet food bank will be open two Saturdays a month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. To receive help you must be considered […]

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Originally published April 2008, reposted Oct. 2012 10 Tips to reduce your dog & cats carbon paw print 1. Use natural cleaning products: Many conventional cleaning product contain chemicals that have been know to effect various organs. Pets groom themselves on a regular basis and therefore could be indirectly ingesting these chemicals. 2. Get a […]

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10 Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Published on October 22, 2012 by in Blog, Tips

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Tips for a safe and stress free “howloween” Halloween is a fun-filled holiday for children and adults; however the constant knocking at the door, scary decorations & silly costumes can be stressful, frightening and even dangerous for dogs and cats. Following some simple tips will keep your pets safe and stress-free on Halloween. 1)  For […]

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Originally published Oct. 2008, reposted Oct. 2012 Pet Disaster Plan For many Californians’ natural disasters such as earthquakes and fires are realities. In July 2008, So Cal was rocked by the 5.4 Chino Hills earthquake and who can forget the 2010 Mexicali 7.2 earthquake. Each October California has the Great ShakeOut, a drill geared toward […]

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Originally published Dec. 2008, reposted July 2012 Homeopathy offers pet owners alternatives to traditional medicine Homeopathy can help with many common aliments.  Remedies are available for everything from fear-aggression to separation anxiety or bee stings to diarrhea. 1)  Aconitum nepellus: Helps with car sickness and anxiety while traveling. To help curb your pets fear, you can give […]

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Pet Collar or a harness? Which is better for your dog & cats health? Being a dog walker, I walk some dogs who are working on their leash manners. With that comes random comments from strangers such as “that dog is too big for you.” Don’t let my size fool you!  Picture this. One day […]

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 Preparing your pet for 4th of July For many people nothing beats a 4th of July cookout with friends and family. While your pet is part of the family, the reality is this could be a potentially hazardous day for your pets to be part of the festivities. Your San Marcos dog walker wants to […]

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