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San Diego Horse Trails

Whether in the mountains, the desert, the beach or the trails in Rancho Santa Fe, horseback riding is a sport that takes advantage of San Diego’s perfect geography and climate. These are just a few ideas for you to take in the scenery while horseback riding. Get out there and enjoy!

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Vision Care

Nicole Roybal, DVM, DACVO.

Although our pets can’t tell us what they’re seeing, there are actually many clues that can help us piece together how dogs and cats view the world. The most significant difference between our eyes and those of our pets is in the structure of the retina. The retina is a layer of tissue at the back of the eye that is responsible for transforming light entering the eye into electric signals that are then sent to the brain for vision processing. The cells that make up the retina have been carefully examined and results have given us some interesting insight into the lives of the animals that share our world.

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Saved by Project Wildlife!

Boz, the Hooded Oriole.

When a young Hooded Oriole became unable to survive in the wild due to poor nutrition and a heavy parasite load, Project Wildlife, a program of San Diego Humane Society, intervened with the meticulous care needed to rehabilitate this local bird.

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DogZenergy

Brittany Alwerud from DogZenergy.

Meet the Brittany Alwerud from DogZenergy, the most innovative and trusted dog walking service in San Diego.

APL: What pets do you currently own?

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Kids Page

San Diego Reptiles.

Whether out on a hike or in your back yard, you are going to see many reptiles in San Diego. Reptiles (snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs) are cold blooded so you will often find them lounging in the sun. It is best to look and not touch reptiles because some can be poisonous, and some lizards will detach their tail if they think they are in danger!

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Make It A Date

Spring 2016.

April

Pet First Aid Awareness Month

April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month, a perfect time to encourage and ensure that you have the skills necessary to take care of your furry family member. Your pet is surrounded by hazards, and these dangers sometimes lead to serious accidents, so take the time to learn pet first aid and save your pet’s life in an emergency.

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Paws for Thought

Attention San Diego cat lovers!.

San Diego loves its cats and with so many that are looking to find a forever home, there are businesses and local non-profits who are being creative in promoting cat adoptions.

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Traveling with Service Animals

Southwest Airlines!.

Southwest Airlines is dedicated to the highest quality of customer service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride and company spirit. They are not only a friendly airline but they are a pet-friendly airline who make flying with your pet a joy. In addition to your small vaccinated domestic cats and dogs that can travel with you in-cabin under the seat in front of you having paid the Pat Fare, Southwest Airlines is always happy to welcome trained assistance animals accompanying a Customer with a disability on all Southwest Airlines flights.

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Play, Adopt & Learn

FACE Foundation and San Diego Humane Society.

Pet lovers from San Diego united for a day of fun at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Guests had a chance to adopt animals, learn more about organizations who are making difference among them the FACE Foundation and San Diego Humane Society as well as shop the latest trends.

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Bunnyfest!

Bunny lovers united for the annual Bunnyfest to benefit San Diego House Rabbit Society at Balboa Park. Attendees brought their bunnies in harnesses, on strollers and holding them in their hands for a fun-filled afternoon of bunny-themed vendors, veterinarians, agility demonstrations and more. All funds benefit abandoned bunnies cared for at the SDHRS Adoption Center.

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Volunteering for Abandoned Rabbits

Rabbits are the third most relinquished animals to shelters. They are found abandoned in empty homes, running loose in neighborhoods and left in boxes in front of pet stores. San Diego House Rabbit Society is San Diego County’s largest rabbit rescue group and operates its own shelter in Kearny Mesa.

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Gary Weitzman

Gary Weitzman, a veterinarian with more than 25 years of animal welfare experience and a published author, joined the San Diego Humane Society as their president in 2012. A significant focus for the SDHS is a movement called “Getting to Zero”, a comprehensive plan to save the life of the more than 45,000 healthy and treatable animals in San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition shelters each year.

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