Cat care: when nine lives aren’t enough

Posted: December 5th, 2014 | Featured, Pets | No Comments

By Ann Eliopulos | Pets With all the dog-oriented venues and products abound, it would be a seemingly easy bet that they are the number one pet in American households — but they are not. That status belongs to that often misrepresented and misunderstood four-legged creature: the cat. While the dog is viewed as loving, loyal, fun, patient and giving, the cat is often portrayed as independent, not loyal, finicky, demanding and not very bright.

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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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