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It’s an emergency! Or is it?

Posted: October 10th, 2014 | Featured, Pets | 1 Comment

Ann Eliopulos | Pets It’s the weekend. The weather is great, you have time off and you’re getting ready to go out for the night. You hear an odd, repetitive thumping sound and turn to see your dog on the floor with his jaws clenched, foamy saliva, body convulsing, paddling paws and urinating uncontrollably. He is having a seizure and has never had one before. The ordeal only lasted for maybe two minutes, and he […]

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The dog days of summer

Posted: August 29th, 2014 | Featured, Pets | No Comments

Tips for weathering the summer months with your furry companion Ann Eliopulos Expecting overcast mornings? Rain? Hold your horses. I’d like to think that the summer heat is behind us, but after only two years here in San Diego, I know that the worst is yet to come. We have just entered that period of the year known as the “dog days of summer,” and beating the heat will be the name of the game […]

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A guide to Uptown’s dog-friendly restaurants

Hoa  Quách | Uptown News We can take them to the parks, shopping centers and even dog-only spas. But it can sometimes be a challenge to find high-quality restaurants that are also dog friendly. Uptown News scoured the neighborhoods and picked three restaurants where your fur baby (or babies) will be happily welcomed. Even better, we guarantee you won’t be compromising your taste buds to cater to your pup. 

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Traveling with or without your pet

Posted: July 18th, 2014 | Featured, Pets | No Comments

Ann Eliopulos | Pets Summer fun is in full swing. As singles, couples and families pack their things and travel away from San Diego or settle in at the beach, the plan for what to do with our non-human family members during vacation is often filled with guilt and anxiety.

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Looking for a home

Posted: July 7th, 2014 | Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

HERCULES  The staff at the San Diego Humane Society have learned that I can brighten up a room with my spunky personality, making every new activity an adventure. I approach life with lots of enthusiasm and I absolutely love to play and get my exercise. I have spent some time in our Behavior and Training Program and will be looking for experienced dog owners who can help me to upkeep my training plans and exercises. My trainers […]

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Fin-tabulous, the joy of keeping fish

Posted: May 9th, 2014 | Featured, Pets | No Comments

Ann Eliopulos | Pets When I meet someone, one of the first questions I ask is, “Do you have a pet?” The answer tells me so much, and not just because I’m a veterinarian. The health and emotional benefits of keeping pets is well documented, from lowered blood pressure and slower heart rate to overall calming. For me, the saddest answer I hear is when someone tells me they either don’t have the space or […]

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How good dogs get lost

Posted: May 9th, 2014 | Featured, Pets | No Comments

Cam Schultz | Pets It can be devastating when your dog runs away or becomes lost. After all, our pets are like members of the family. Every year, the incidence of lost dogs rises when warmer weather arrives. Understanding why and how dogs become separated from their families can be key to prevention and keeping them safe.

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