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Helpful tips, recent news, inspiring tales, cute photos and more fun stuff from The Drake Center.

Watch Your Step This Summer

By Jennifer Reed

The sun is shining and it’s a wonderful time to be outdoors in San Diego.

But beware—if rising temperatures have brought you and your dog out of hibernation, you’re not alone. Dangerous foxtails, ticks and snakes like to come out this time of year, too.

Whether you’re enjoying a walk near the beach, a desert hike or just a romp in the back yard, it’s never too early to keep your eye out for these fair-weather foes.


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Say "Ahh:" February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Have you taken a look inside your pet’s mouth lately? If not, you could be missing some serious clues into Fluffy or Fido’s well-being.

At The Drake Center, we know that periodontal disease affects nearly 85 percent of all cats and dogs over three years of age. In addition to association with liver, kidney and heart disorders, this disease is a frequent source of pain and often leads to poor general health. Brush up on the facts here. (Want a visual aid, too? Check out our dental care video tutorials.)


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Is Uncooked Unhealthy? Things to Know Before Putting Your Pet on a Raw Food Diet

Happy New Year!

The holidays are over and it’s time to start anew. Maybe you’d like to clock more time at the gym, finally finish the scrapbook you started or put more cash in that savings account. Or maybe you’ve made a resolution to eat healthier—and you’d like your pet to do the same.

You’ve likely heard about the raw food movement for humans, but many people are now raving about the benefits of uncooked, homemade meals for their pets. If you’re curious about the craze, read our guide for everything you need to know before tossing the kibble out.


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Here, Kitty...

Regular wellness exams are crucial for keeping your cat happy and healthy. For a stress-free trip to the vet, try using these tips at your next appointment.


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Should You Have Pet Insurance?

Veterinary medicine, much like human medicine, is in a constant state of evolution. New medical advances are available every day that once were not options for our pets.


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