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Dogs and Halloween – Safety First

Guest Post By Andrea Servadio of Fitdog Sports Club Did you know that most dogs hate people wearing hats? Experts claim that it has something to do with the changing silhouette. The simple act of wearing a hat can cause the calmest of dogs to bark, growl and attack people. Now consider the effect that […]

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Elements of Complete Dog Grooming

When you have taken on the responsibility of caring for a pet it is important that you are aware of the grooming needs that they have. While there are some dogs that actually need very little in this area, there are other breeds that have coats that must be tended to on a regular basis. […]

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Protect Your Pets During Heat Waves

We are once again experiencing another crazy heat wave in southern California – that makes this a good time to review these safety tips & heat relief ideas to keep your pet cool, offered by spcaLA. Rule #1: DO NOT leave pets (or children!) unattended in cars. Not only is it illegal, it can also […]

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Preventing Dog Bites

In response to a report that California leads the nation in dog bite insurance claims, spcaLA offers the following practical and important tips for dog bite prevention. How should I meet an owned dog? What clues will an owned dog give me to tell me whether it’s okay to pet him? The dog is okay […]

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Protect Your Pet During July 4 Celebrations

Most of us are already looking forward to the American traditions on the Fourth of July, such as parties, barbecues, and fireworks. However, dogs and other pets can sometimes be startled by all the unusual commotion and loud noises. Every Independence Day shelters fill with lost and injured pets. The Society for the Prevention of […]

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Dogs Get Sunburns Too

While we may be in the habit of putting sunscreen on ourselves before going outside for long periods of time in the summer, we sometimes forget that our dogs can also get burned by the sun. The American Kennel Club offers some good tips to protect your dog when you are out having fun together: […]

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Can You Go Rollerblading With Your Dog?

It is a well-known fact that both humans and dogs need exercise to keep the body healthy. It is quite amazing, though, that dog owners do not  always see that they can be joined together. You can combine dog exercise with your own so that you do not have to go to the gym every […]

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Canine Valley Fever – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Canine Valley Fever is a disease that can affect dogs that live in the Southwestern parts of the United States. This disease is usually noticed in the desert regions of states that include Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California’s central deserts. Even though the dogs that catch canine valley fever do not generally lose their […]

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Pet Safety Resource Page

  As we continue to add useful information to our Resources area, we have just added a resource page on pet safety. This safety resource page contains a list of the most important articles on pet safety appearing on our web site. You really should review the tips and guidelines in those articles.   Amazon.com […]

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Give Thanks for Healthy Pets!

As we prepare to give thanks, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) offers these simple, but important, reminders to ensure that everyone, including pets, has a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Want to be sure to have some delicious food to share with your dog on thanksgiving? Check out these suggestions […]

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Doggy-Delicious Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a special day where our country unites in honoring our heritage as well as giving thanks to friends and loved ones. But what about Fido?! What better way to give thanks to our lovable dogs than by allowing them to indulge in a dog-friendly thanksgiving feast together with us!? Andrea Servadio, Co-Owner of […]

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