Summer Pet Safety

While San Diego experiences good weather year-round, summer is the ideal season for enjoying our great outdoors. Including pets in our out-and-about activities is a wonderful idea but requires some thought and advanced planning to ensure they have fun and stay safe.

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Anthony’s Fish Grotto

For over 50 years, Anthony's Fish Grotto in La Mesa has been serving farm-to-table cuisine long before the current trend; Anthony's serves locally caught fish prepared in the comfort-food style of an authentic Italian seafood restaurant. Now San Diego's oldest family owned seafood restaurant has re-envisioned the menu and the environment for you and your pet.

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The premier leader in artificial turf and synthetic grass for pets.

We love our pets! They are part of our families and as a family member we want only the best and safest products. For many years, EasyTurf has been providing the highest quality synthetic grass available that is virtually maintenance free, looks and feels like real grass, conserves water and is ideal for pets.

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Blessing of the Animals

Pets and pet owners joined in the traditional Old Town Blessing of the Animals. The afternoon celebrated all the animals that make life special with a blessing ceremony by Monsignor and a day of pet-friendly fun. The annual Benediction of the Beasts celebrates St. Anthony of the Desert, the Patron Saint of Animals. It was also a great opportunity to meet many adoptable animals!

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San Diego Pet Expo

Attendees of the San Diego Pet Expo shopped, learned, played and adopted at an incredibly well attended event in Del Mar. A fun-filled day awaited the attendees and their pets with more than 100 exhibitors, live entertainment, giveaways, and more. a pet's life magazine was proud to be a Media Partner and happy to go home in the goodie bag of everyone in attendance!

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FACE Foundation’s Closets for a Cause

How Style Saves Lives.

Since 2006, the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) has found creative ways to raise money for animals in need of emergency veterinary care. The non-profit was established to eliminate "economic euthanasia" in San Diego County and has enlisted the help of community members to contribute in unexpected ways. The Closets for a Cause consignment program is one of FACE's longest-running fundraising efforts, turning spring-cleaning into a vehicle for giving back.

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To spay or not to spay… it really even a question?

Sally had an unplanned litter of puppies. At the time, she was a stray and just a pup herself. One day, someone saw Sally alone on the side of the road and brought her into the local shelter. We don't know for certain what became of her puppies, but it's safe to assume they probably experienced the same hardships that Sally did – either living on the streets, or ending up in a shelter. Sally's story epitomizes the problem of animal overpopulation.

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Kids Quiz


There is incredible Biodiversity on our planet; that means different animals living in different places.

Can you figure out where each one lives?

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Make it a Date - Spring 2015


World Veterinary Day.

On April 25, celebrate with your pet World Veterinary Day! In 2000, the World Veterinary Association created World Veterinarian Day to highlight and promote the lifesaving work performed by veterinarians around the globe done to keep pets healthy. So let's raise a paw to say thank you to your veterinarian.

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Rabbit Health

For over 20 years, San Diego House Rabbit Society has supported our community through educating about responsible rabbit care, spay/neuter and adoption. They share important tips for your rabbits' health.

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Put a scope in it!

Minimally-invasive surgery for pets.

By Seth Ganz, DVM, DACVS.

Nobody enjoys the prospect of having to undergo a surgical procedure. The possibility of pain and being kept from the activities we enjoy is plain scary. The same goes for our pets. As human medicine and surgery is turning to less invasive methods of diagnosing and treating various conditions, we are bringing the benefits of minimally-invasive surgery to our pets.

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Your Pets Aging in Place

By David Zeligson.

Gerontologists use the phrase "aging in place" to describe a senior person's capacity to remain in their own homes as they grow older, living independently, and safely while staying engaged. Since our lives are so intertwined with our pets' lives, I cannot help but think about how our pets age in place alongside us.

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Add a Little Chicken Soup for the Soul to Your Life… Adopting a Pet.

Chicken Soup for the Soul was happy to help San Diego's Second Chance Dog Rescue this fall by donating 5,000 pounds of dog food. Everyone who adopted a dog went home with not only a fabulous new family member, but also a bag of dog food and a copy of the new bestseller, "Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dog Did What?"

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