A Holiday Tale

by David Zeligson.

On a quiet street in Kensington, in a small, tastefully decorated home, a new family has recently moved in. Miles and Lisa relocated to San Diego shortly after being married. Ralph (Miles' best buddy, an English bulldog) and Sadie (Lisa's Maine Coon cat with whom she is inseparable) also share their home.

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Itchy and Scratchy

Autumn is a good time to remember that fleas, ticks and mosquitoes thrive in San Diego County and do not take time off in the fall or winter.

The diseases they carry can be challenging to diagnose and treat; many can be fatal, in people and our pets. Fortunately, all of these diseases can be prevented by regular use of veterinary products that prevent the bites of fleas and ticks.
Fleas prefer temperature and humidity ranges that San Diego provides throughout the year. Although flea numbers may be highest during the spring and summer, fleas are abundant and active all year and are fully capable of tormenting flea-allergic patients and transmitting tapeworms and serious veterinary and human bacterial diseases.

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Holiday Pet Safety

The holidays are a festive and fun time to share with families and your pets. But be sure you keep your pet safe with these helpful tips:

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Falling into Autumn with Your Pet

by David Zeligson.

Have you ever considered the impact seasonal change has upon your pet? Think about this more closely. As we transition from summer to fall, our patterns of daily living change. Our kids return to school following summer break. We become reinvested in our work following our own summer vacations and time off.

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Camping With Your Dog

By: Valerie Trumps for Pet360.

Have you ever want to bring your beloved dog along for a camping trip but felt unsure of how it might work out? Here is how to get your pooch ready for weekends in the wild.

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Understanding Dog Food Labels: The Ingredient List

Dog owners are concerned about the quality of their dog's food and their choice is often made based on the ingredient list. Unfortunately, labeling rules allow dog food makers to misrepresent the actual product: the first ingredient is not the major ingredient.

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Looking Forward to My Summer Vacation

When my Mom and Dad began talking about a summer vacation, I pretended to be napping but I listened carefully. I heard words like "road trip", "AirStream" (not sure what that is?) and "ocean". Then "August" was mentioned followed by "two weeks". I did not hear my name; would they actually leave me behind? How could they even think that after all the fun we had last year on our summer vacation? Dad said, "What about Jake?" Then Mom said, "He's coming with us, of course!" Ahhh! I can relax. Everything's going to be fine. We're going on vacation!

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Blessing of the Animals

People from all over San Diego brought their beloved animals to be blessed in a traditional ceremony. The Monsignor provided good wishes for the animals. Guests enjoyed a day filled with live music, adoptions and pet expo.

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Eastlake Village Veterinary Clinic

Compassion and first-class pet care have always been part of Dr. Ginny Bischel's, DVM, Eastlake Village Veterinary Clinic's (EVVC) services. Since 1987, when South County's pioneering animal hospital opened its doors, it has established itself as one of the most reputable names in veterinary care.

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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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