Pet Travel

Flying the Furry Skies.

The TSA is expecting long lines at their security check points during the busy summer travel season – especially when you are traveling in the morning. The TSA recommends arriving at the airport at least 2 hours early for domestic travel and 3 hours early for international travel. So bust out the sandals, your pet carrier, and let’s fly!

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Fact or Fiction?

“My dog is geriatric, so I shouldn’t anesthetize him.”

The short answer is fiction, “age itself is not a disease”. With that said, with aging does come some significant changes in organ function, how the body responds to stressors, and therefore risks associated with anesthesia may be increased.

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Apartment Friendly Pets

If you are living in a pet friendly building and are looking to add a furry friend to live with you, the size will matter. Consider whether you would prefer a pet you can curl up or prefer to watch at a distance. Always make sure to do your research but here is a helpful guide to help determine if your new friend will be happy, and most of these can easily be adopted at your local shelter!

Rabbits: Size and behavior make rabbits the perfect pet for an apartment. They are happy to roam around or being in a cage and they are furry and love to be snuggled.

Fish: Fish make for a perfect pet as they are easy to take care of and do not require much space. They are beautiful to observe just make sure you clean the tank consistently.

Turtle and Reptiles: They are playful; you can interact with them but they are independent.

Cats: Cats make for a perfect apartment pet. No need to be walked, they groom themselves and sleep for over 14 hours each day.

Birds: They can live happily in small spaces, make for a great companion and serenade you with music.

Dogs: There are many great dog breeds who enjoy smaller spaces but make sure to consider the size, energy levels and noisiness.

Guinea Pigs: They have a friendly and playful personality making for a perfect pet in a small space. They are also a very affordable pet to maintain.

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FACE Foundation’s 6th Annual “Bags & Baubles”

Shopping to Save Pets and Help Families.

On Sunday, May 1st, animal lovers and fashionistas will unite for the premier fundraising event of the season, Bags & Baubles. From 1 - 5 pm, the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) will host its 6th annual Bags & Baubles in Rancho Santa Fe to raise funds and awareness for local pets in need of critical or life-saving veterinary care.

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GiddyUp!

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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