Spring Forward

Spring is wedding season and the perfect time to dress your dogs for the occasion. And what wedding isn't complete without a buffet of treats? If not, Easter may be your thing- remember, not only bunnies hop!

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Vegan Diets and Your Dog’s Health

For many reasons, dog owners are increasingly experimenting with non-traditional diets for their dogs. Homemade diets allow this flexibility, but well balanced homemade dog food is not easy to achieve. This is especially true for dog owners seeking a vegan alternative. The following medical case from the teaching hospital at Ohio State University is an example.

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PACE Participants Love Their Pet Time!

Pets make a wonderful difference throughout our lives, from our earliest days to our golden years. For the seniors at St. Paul's PACE, pet therapy, provided through the San Diego Humane Society, is a wonderful way for frail seniors to cope with depression and chronic illness. The PACE program is a health plan for seniors age 55 and older who prefer not to move into a nursing home, but whose medical problems make it impossible for them to stay at home without help from doctors, nurses, social workers and other caregivers. PACE is designed specifically to offer an alternative to institutional living for seniors who live in San Diego and are eligible for nursing home level of care as certified by the California Department of Health Care Services.

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Happily Ever Adopted

Max was picked up by the San Diego Humane Society last year. A few things were immediately clear about the large German Shepherd: he had no eyes, his fur was severely matted and he was incomparably sweet. Despite living in a world blanketed in darkness and receiving substandard care from his former owner, the senior dog was very trusting and affectionate.

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Second Chance Dog Rescue

Second Chance Dog Rescue is one of San Diego's largest and most successful non-profit 501c3 organizations dedicated to saving homeless dogs. All of our dogs are fostered in private homes where they are loved, evaluated, exercised and cuddled. They are socialized with other dogs and in many cases, children. This way, you get a good picture of the dog's personality and quirks. Many of our dogs are surrendered by owners for a variety of reasons: financial, illness in family, deployment or death. Often, surrendered dogs are purebred and fully trained. All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and are microchipped before being adopted.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Pet

by Jessica Remitz for Pet360.com.

As you dust off those mops, power washers and vacuums, be sure to add your pet's gear to your spring cleaning to-do list. Dogs and cats tend to be the bearers of major and minor messes, from fur on the furniture to paw-shaped mud tracks on the floor. So focusing on your animal companions could be the key to getting your home in shape for the spring season.

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Dogs on Deployment

Serving all military, all pets.

Military members nation-wide confront a multitude of problems during their careers, the last thing they need to worry about is their pet's care during their service commitments.

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The World of A Pet Concierge

With increasing frequency, the word "concierge" has assumed a spot in the U.S. pet care industry. But just what is a Pet Concierge? To help answer this question, what follows is a description of some services I have had the privilege of delivering to San Diego pet owners.

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Did You Know?

April celebrates: Pet First Aid Awareness Month
First Aid for Animals is important to learn and knowing how best to handle pet accidents and emergencies. It is critical to be prepared if your pet gets heat stroke, broken bone, toxic indigestion, etc. In the month of April join the local Red Cross or your local shelter and find out more about helping protect and keep your pet healthy in Pet First Aid Awareness Month.

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K9 for Warriors

Every 65 minutes a veteran commits suicide; most of them suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).The K9s For Warriors Program/Rescue saves dogs from being euthanized and trains them to be service dogs for veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. a pet’s life magazine was proud to be a media partner and help support The Bark Business Breakfast along with celebrated pet author Wendy Diamond to benefit K9 for Warriors.

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