Pet Food Recalls

Why So Many Dog Food Recalls?

In just the first nine months of 2013, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted 31 recall and safety alerts for commercial pet food and treats. In 2012 there were 45 of these FDA alerts. Salmonella contamination or contamination risk lead the reason for recalls.

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A Letter from Uptown Woofs!

My name is Nickie and I have been grooming and showing dogs for forty years. My family has been in the professional pet industry for three generations and now my daughter is the fourth generation to be in this wonderfully rewarding business. Doug retired from the advertising world and is now chief cook & bottle washer and playing with the dogs all day.

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Free Flight

Exotic Bird Sanctuary

Established in 1981, Free Flight has evolved into a one of a kind exotic bird sanctuary where birds and people interact. It has been Dr. Robert Stonebreaker's passion since his childhood. His love for birds started at the age of seven and he continued to engage in his life-long dream of creating that perfect sanctuary for all exotic birds. He committed his entire career to becoming a pioneer in avian veterinary medicine and providing a special and unique environment that would create awareness and encourage public interaction. Many unwanted birds have come to Free Flight have been given a chance to find a new life and that special home. We are open to the public to enjoy seeing and interacting with our parrots.

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SNAP's Neuter Scooter

"Fixing" Pet Overpopulation

A beautiful white pit bull arrives to the Neuter Scooter, clearly having had puppies quite recently. She arrives to the Neuter Scooter for her appointment to be spayed. Only 3 years old, her owner shares that she has already had 41 puppies. In those same 3 years, over 7500 pit bulls were euthanized in SD shelters.

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Southwest Airline Pets

"IT'S ON" for our furry friends at Southwest! Southwest accepts small, well behaved cats and dogs for a small charge of $75 each way. They must be in an approved carrier and fit comfortably under the seat. This ensures our furry Customers have a safe ride in the comfort of our pressurized cabins, and, of course, are treated with great Southwest hospitality.

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Five Ways to Turn Up the Fun When Winter Blues Set In

by Carol Bryant for

Cabin fever. Winter blues. Whatever you choose to call it, both humans and our dogs can get a case of the wintertime blahs. No need to fret, worry, pace or line the house with sunlamps. There are things pet parents can do in the name of dog to keep their pooch in tip-top mental and physical shape as winter envelops this time of year.

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Dog Food for Thought

If you're like most dog parents, you're probably astounded by the ever-increasing amount of choice when you visit your local pet supply store to purchase dog food. There are so many brands, product lines and price points from which to choose. Whether you are selecting food for a new pup or changing your dog's diet, this article provides some informative guidelines to follow in making your selection.

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So you finally decided it is time to explore the hobby of keeping an aquarium. Among the many questions you need to address before you begin is whether you want a saltwater or freshwater aquarium.

Saltwater aquariums can be complex, beautiful ecosystems with fish, live rock, corals and invertebrates such as shrimp, crabs or snails. The diversity and colors of marine life are amazing- from fish, to sharks, to shrimp, to coral, to jellyfish; if it is in the ocean, many times it can be found in a saltwater aquarium.

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Everything You, Your Dog and Your Community Will Love!

Sally and Henry's Doghouse Bar & Grill is not just about offering an upscale drinking and dining experience at an affordable price, it is stylish and fun. Adding to the mix, the bar and grill features an exterior dog-friendly patio and dog park area to introduce a Hillcrest first. There are many ways the owners are making big contributions to pet lovers, their dogs' furry friends and the community.

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One Paw at a Time

Furry Friends

Two great events took place this summer, Hounds for Hope sponsored by Furlocity and Doggie Street Festival. Hounds of Hope was a fun-filled event helping raise funds for canine cancer awareness & wellness while Doggie Street Festival, California's largest pet adoption focused on helping place dogs and cats in loving homes.

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Hippity Hop


Bunnyfest was held at Balboa Park featuring an open-air fair with veterinary information booths, grooming services, bunny-themed apparel and more. Proceeds benefited rescue, education, spay/neuter and adoption of abandoned domestic rabbits through San Diego House Rabbit Society and local shelters.

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