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Dogs

Update on FDA’s Investigation on Grain-Free Diets

As you may be aware, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an update on June 27th on their continued investigation into a potential link between certain diets, primarily grain-free, and canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). DCM is a heart condition where the heart muscle dilates abnormally and leads to a decreased ability to pump blood properly. There are certain dog breeds with a known inheritance of DCM but there have been an increase in dogs diagnosed with this disease outside of these typical breeds.


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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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World Pet Memorial Day

World Pet Memorial Day was created as a special day to memorialize beloved pets that have passed away. It is observed every year on the second Tuesday in June, and it is a great time to celebrate the lives of your pets. Although pets are only in our lives for a short time, they stay in our memories forever. It’s a small consolation, but it’s nice to know there are many ways you can honor the memories of your pets this June.


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Keeping Your Pets Cool This Summer

By Nicole Abrego

Beach days, pool parties, warm breezy nights, the summer season is upon us in beautiful Encinitas! With warmer weather heading our way, we need to take caution when it comes to our furry companions. Hot temps can get unpleasant for us humans, which means that they can feel even worse for our pets and could put them at risk of serious health issues. Here are tips on how to keep your pet cool this summer season.


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Preparing Your Pet For Moving

Moving can be a stressful experience for you and your family, so don’t forget it can also be a stressful time for your pet. Pets can get used to a routine and what’s familiar. They also sense when their family is stressed and can pick up on your feelings. Therefore, it's vital to stay in tune with your dog or cat's demeanor and behavior during your packing, moving, and unpacking process.


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When to Take Your Dog to the Vet

Taking care of a dog is typically pretty straight forward. You have to make sure that they eat every day, that they have a safe place to sleep at night, and that they get the love and attention they deserve as a furry member of your family. But dealing with a sick dog may become tricky -- not to mention stressful.


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