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…

...by 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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FACE Tree of Life Mural

Honoring a Beloved Pet's Memory while Saving Lives.

Pets are family, and we want to provide them with a memorial that dignifies the special place they take in our hearts and lives. The FACE Foundation's Tree of Life mural gives pet owners this opportunity, while paying it forward to help local animals in need of critical care.

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Healthy Pets, Healthy Backs

By: Tammy Stevenson, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology).

Many people have personally experienced or know someone who has "put their back out". There is a sudden onset of pain and a feeling that you can't or shouldn't move. What most people do not realize is that our pets commonly experience this problem too.

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What’s New at Lions, Tigers & Bears

...oh my!

Lions Tigers & Bears is a unique organization where people can learn about and view exotic animals you might not ever get to see up close. Lions, Tigers & Bears is a federally and state licensed non-profit rescue facility dedicated to providing a safe haven for unwanted and abused Big Cats, bears and other exotic animals. The facility is a no kill, no breed, no sell, rescue and educational facility that allows the animals in its care the opportunity to live out their lives in dignity in a caring and safe environment.

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Ask The Vet!

Dr. Bischel - Eastlake Village Veterinary Clinic.

Knowing how and when to meet with your pet health care needs are essentials. As pet owners, we have all had moments when we wonder what to do. Dr. Ginny Bischel from Eastlake Village Veterinary Clinic answers all those popular questions.

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How I Met My Pet

Karen & Jim Brailean with Rollo and Maxwell.

The love for animals runs deep in the Brailean household. Karen and Jim Brailean, both are engineers are the proud parents of Rollo and Maxwell. They have built solid reputations for their talents but also for their good hearts. Dedicated to making our community a better place for all including pets, they founded TAGG the Pet Tracker. TAGG provides pet owners with the technology to ensure safety, measure activity and express love for their pets using advanced GPS, an accelerometer and wireless technology to help people locate and track the activities of their pets. We sat down with them and they shared with us their love for their two energetic and loving dogs, Maxwell and Rollo.

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Hula Bunnies

San Diego House Rabbit Society.

Bunnies, bunnies and more bunnies! Attendees visited craft booths with rabbit-themed gifts, vets who treat rabbits, bunny games, kids' corner, Lagomorph Lounge and more! All funds benefitted San Diego House Rabbit Society, dedicated to the rescue, spay/neuter and adoption of companion rabbits in San Diego County.

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Make It A Date

Winter 2015.

January: Adopt a Rescue Bird Month. A great time to bring a new feathered friend into your home. There are many bird species in need of adoption. Energetic, fun loving, playful are a few of the many traits birds share with their owners. If you are looking to bringing an avian friend to your family, consider adopting. www.freeflightbirds.org

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Embracing trust in the face of uncertainty.

Sometimes, the smallest things fill up the most space in our hearts. This sentiment rings especially true for the staff and volunteers at San Diego Humane Society who have cared for sweet little Spike.

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