Pet Nutrition

Here are some things to keep in mind this summer to help keep your dog and cat healthy and happy:

  • Fireworks aren’t limited to Independence Day celebrations. Keep access to the outdoors limited during fireworks displays on the bays, at the ballpark and elsewhere.
  • It’s awfully tempting to raid the B...

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Does Fido need to lose a few pounds? How about Kitty — does she just laze about 24 hours a day? Researchers at the University of Illinois recently found that feeding cats smaller, more frequent meals of moist food (some were simply fed kibble with water added to it) led to greater activity with all the cats and even weight loss in chunky ones. This makes sense, after all, dogs and cats who e...

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Dogs love to have fun, and what better playground than the beach or a dog park. Here are some tips to help make outdoor recreation fun and safe for everyone:

In San Diego we play at the beach year-round. Rain or shine (which is most of the time), in the heat of the summer or the cool of the winter we love the beach. Our dogs love the beach even more than we do. Even dogs who aren’t keen on swimming, surfing (yes, SoCal dogs surf!), or just wading along the shoreline love running around at the beach and rolling in seaweed.

Here are four do...

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It’s not just big dogs, working dogs, or dogs participating in sports such as lure coursing and flyball who need extra joint care. While these activities do put extra stress on joints, most dogs actively run, jump, and play. Everyday life can result in progressive cartilage deterioration -- osteoarthritis -- which leads to lameness. Inflammatory diseases and hereditary factors like hip dyspl...

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It’s a great time of year to go for a hike with your dog. Fresh air and exercise are good for the body and soul. We’re fortunate to have a variety of dog friendly parks, open spaces, and beaches in San Diego County to make the outdoors fun. 

Many of these parks and beaches are dry, have little shade, and/or few facilities. You’ll need to bring along water and plan on hiking during the...

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