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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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Loving Your Pet: Dos and Don’ts

It’s February, and that means love is in the air—but are you loving your pet the right way? Here are five dos and don’ts to help you show your furry valentine some love this month and all year long.

DO Show Affection Appropriately

Is there really a wrong way to pet your dog or cat? Yes! If your pet recoils when you go in for a hug or your snuggle sessions often end in love bites, chances are you’re not getting it right.


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Dr. K's Case of the Month: Glass Eater

By Dr. Heather Kovac

The Patient

Misty, a 7 year old labradoodle, was presented to our hospital when her owner saw her passing what appeared to be large pieces of glass in her stool.  

The Case

Misty was eating normally, acting happy, and her stools were solid.  However, the owner reported that she found many pieces of decorative glass rocks missing from her outdoor fireplace.


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