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2022 Pet Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

2022 is here! And if you are like me, you have already made your New Year’s resolutions and are ready to start working on your new goals. But have you thought about making New Year’s resolution for your pets? To …


The Scoop on Kitty Potty Problems

It can be very upsetting when your cat urinates outside their litter box. Feline inappropriate elimination (FIE), or house soiling, can be a challenging problem to solve, leaving many feeling overwhelmed. In fact, FIE is one the main behavioral reasons …


Keeping Pets Safe From Fire Dangers

July is National Pet Fire Safety Day. According to the American Fire Administration, house fires affect approximately 500,000 pets each year. Make sure you know how you can keep your pets safe from fire dangers.

Prevent Fires

The first step …


Santa Monica: A Dog-Friendly Get-Away

As a crazy dog mom, I am always looking for things to do and places to explore with my four-legged furry friend. Unfortunately, as any dog parent knows, planning a pet-friendly vacation can be difficult. These challenges have motivated Jett …


Warm Weather Pet Safety Tips

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, most of us are spending more time outdoors. To make sure everyone has a fun and safe summer, here are five tips to help keep your pets safe this summer.…


5 Ama-SEA-ing Animal Experiences

Living in Southern California, the ocean already plays a prominent role in my family’s activities, whether it’s boogie boarding, paddle boarding, kayaking, or just going to the beach. But what other activities can an animal-loving family do that combines their …


Dog Clothes: To Wear or Not to Wear

As a veterinarian, I often get asked whether it is okay to put clothes on your dog. The answer is yes. Dressing your dog can not only be fun, but also serve a purpose. 

When dressing you dog, make sure …


Big Dog Must Haves

I recently became the pet parent of a Doberman puppy. I had forgotten what it was like to have a large puppy. Unlike Jett, who weighs in at 10 pounds, Marley, my 6 month old, 60 pound pup makes a …


Diabetes in Pets: Do You Know the Signs?

November is American Diabetes Month®. Diabetes is not just a human disease; dogs and cats also suffer from this all too common disease. In fact, estimates report that diabetes affects about 1:200 cats and 1:300 dogs nationwide and it is