Poisonous Plants

These plants can be poisonous for your pets.

Protect your pets from poisonous plants and flowers. If your pet is exposed to any of the plants listed below, remember to seek veterinary assistance immediately.

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Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon

The 10th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon Dog Surfing Competition took place on a sunny Sunday in Del Mar. Surf dogs and their families came out to help us raise funds and awareness for orphaned pets.

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Helping our War Heroes

Veterinary Specialty Hospital (VSH) San Diego is honored to support our 2- and 4-legged service members any way we can. Besides offering active military and service dog discounts, being an ongoing sponsor of the Navy Woof Walk, and providing treats and toys at the international Wounded Warrior games held earlier this year at Camp Pendleton, VSH staff member Kelly had a very special experience while volunteering at the USO of San Diego. Here is her story.

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Summertime Recipes

As great as our weather is, Summer in San Diego can get hot! Keeping your dogs and cats safe and cool is crucial. So here are some fun, easy and cool treats you can make at home for them to enjoy!

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Meet Maria Delgado

With Buddy and Zephyra.

a pet's life: What pets are currently part of your family?

Maria Delgado: We currently own Buddy, our black English Labrador Retriever who was a present for my daughter on her 7th birthday and Zephyra, our Bengal cat who was a gift from a friend.

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Summer is Here!

Summer is a fun-filled time for dogs with trips to the park, family outings and lazy days enjoying the sun. However, over-exposure to heat is one of the most life-threatening conditions your pet can develop.

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Paws in the Park

Friends of the San Diego Humane Society joined in the 21st Annual Walk for Animals. Pet owners and their furry friends joined in a 2-mile walk at NTC Park at Liberty Station. All funds raised help better the lives of animals in our community.

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Hiking Tips

Southern California has so much to offer hikers and their four-legged companions. Many of our pets are excited to hit the trails and here are some important considerations to keep your pet safe!

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Save the Date: Summer 2015

Pet Fire Safety Day

According to the United States Fire Administration, an estimated half million pets are affected by fires every year. July 15 is recognized as Pet Fire Safety Day to bring awareness and identify ways for you and your pets to be safe from harm.

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San Diego Unleashed

San Diego offers many outdoor locations designated as dog parks, but did you know that there are many other places you can take your pet? Enjoy the outdoors with your dog as they socialize with others. Here is a list of some of the most popular off-leash locations:

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Training Tips

Leash Walking Woes.

When a dog pulls on leash, it can be very frustrating for both you and your dog. Fortunately, through positive reinforcement techniques, you can teach your dog to want to walk with you!

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