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Taking Care of Your Dog’s Paws

Your four-legged friend’s feet play an important role in his daily life. They provide insulation to keep him warm in cold temperatures, contain sweat glands to cool him off in the heat, absorb shock, provide traction and balance, bear the majority of his weight, and allow him to run to greet you at the end of a long day.

Unfortunately, this means they also endure a lot of wear and tear. Watch out for these paw problems—and catch any issues early by regularly checking your dog’s digits.


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5 Summer Treats to Cool Off Your Pet

By Nicole Abrego

Summertime is going strong here in beachy Encinitas! After a day of fun in the sun, what better way to cool off your pet than with some DIY summer treats. Check out these 5 cool summer treats that you can make for your pet:

Yogurt Pops Dog Treats:

What you’ll need: 


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Escape Summertime Boredom with These 5 Activities for Kids and Dogs

Summertime and the living is easy! Well, it actually might not be so easy once boredom has set in for your kids. If you’re starting to hear those two words all parents dread to hear – “I’m bored” – then keep reading. Summer is a great time for kids to give their dogs some much-deserved attention. Here are some fun activities for kids and dogs to do together this summer.


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Having A Pet-Friendly Fourth of July

By Nicole Abrego

As we celebrate the birth of our nation this Fourth of July holiday, some of us pet lovers may want to include our furry companions in on the festivities. Like most holidays, there are certain pet hazards that we as responsible pet owners need to ensure that our pets avoid. Check out our 5 tips for having a safe and pet-friendly Fourth of July.


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