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Pets

Top New Year’s Resolutions For Your Pets (and You)!

By Nicole Abrego

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s a great time to reflect on the year and determine what we would like to achieve in the coming year. Why not set some goals for our pets as well?

Setting and participating in your pet’s life goals is a great way to bond with your furry companion and pick up some great habits yourself. So why not give it a try? Here are the top New Year’s Resolutions For Your Pets (and You)!

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5 DIY Treats Your Pets Will Enjoy This Thanksgiving

By Nicole Abrego

Turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, all the flavors of Thanksgiving is enough to make anyone’s mouth water. Although we love sharing the holiday feast with our family and friends, us pet parents don’t want to exclude our pets from the festivities So why not make some special treats for your pet to enjoy this Thanksgiving season. We compiled 5 festive and delicious snacks that you can make for your dog or cat!

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New Rat Poison Regulations in California: How to Protect Your Pet

By Dr. Heather Kovac

One of the toxins we see our pets getting into fairly frequently in Encinitas are rat baits (rodenticides). Some newer regulations in California could pose a problem to your pets. With a variety of rodenticides on the market, some are harder to treat, should your pet ingest one of them.

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Pets Make Us Happy: The Mental Benefits of Pet Companionship

As a pet lover, you know your pet makes you happy. But you may be surprised to hear that science agrees that those warm feelings can lift your mood and even lower your blood pressure!

In fact, the positives are such that pets are now invited into all sorts of therapy settings, such as hospitals, to soothe and calm the patients. There’s even a name for it: “pet therapy.”

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