Olate Dogs

by Martha Michael If you’re amazed when people can get their dogs to simply sit, lie down and roll over, you’ve got a treat ahead of you at the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center. The winning participants from Season 7 of “America’s Got Talent,” the Olate Dogs, will take the stage on May […] Read more

Medical Marijuana for Post-Prop 64 Pets

by Martha Michael With the passage of Proposition 64 in November 2016, many assume that the sale and use of marijuana is completely without restraints. That’s really not the case, but when it comes to medical marijuana for pets, its use is becoming broader, and more acceptable, than before January 1, 2018. “Basically, it’s more […] Read more

Help! My dog…. Q & A With Dog Trainer Mark Tipton

Q: My dog jumps on everyone. How do I get him to stop? A: Dogs jump to seek attention. Teach your dog something you DO want him to do, instead of an undesired behavior. Substitute the behavior by giving him something to do instead when he greets people. Q: Help! I’m having barking problems with […] Read more

Furry Friends on Facebook, Lost & Found Pets of SCV

by Martha Michael It was six years ago that Rochelle Dawn and Elizabeth Rose decided there needs to be a hub where owners with lost pets can connect with the individuals who find them. So, with the aim of increasing the odds that families could be reunited, they created the Facebook group Lost & Found […] Read more

Meet the Family of Lucky and Maverick Bjorkman

by Lucky and Maverick Bjorkman Lucky: My name is perfect for me, because I’m a very lucky little girl. I was dumped down the street by my previous owner and my mommy and daddy scooped me up and saved me! I’m pretty sure they thought they were in Oz (I’m a Cairn Terrier and look […] Read more

Why Choose Adoption?

A look at the lifesaving impact of pet adoption from the perspective of a longtime animal rescuer When someone asks me why they should choose to adopt a pet over going to a breeder or pet store that sells commercially bred animals, my answer is simple: Adoption saves lives. The American Society for the Prevention […] Read more

Master During Disaster: Pet Owners Emergency Guide

By Martha Michael >>> When disaster strikes, it’s natural for people to look to their own safety. But for animals, who are powerless to aid in the effort to find their own shelter, it’s only fair for us to create a plan for their safety, as much as is humanly possible. The American Veterinary Medical […] Read more

Pet Dish or Petrie Dish? Your Animal’s Most Harmful Foods

By Courtney M. Andrews >>> Ever wonder what dangers are lurking in your home? Common foods and additives can be dangerous for your pets. Check the list below and ensure you are keeping your precious pets safe! Alcohol Alcoholic beverages and food products containing alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, decreased coordination, central nervous system depression, […] Read more

Physical Rehabilitation Treatment for Animals

By Christy Leddy RVT, CCRA >>> Animal physical rehabilitation is continually growing in popularity within the veterinary community. With pet owners requesting more answers and options for their pets who are suffering from various health conditions, physical rehabilitation is opening the doorway for veterinarians to treat acute and chronic injuries. I have worked in veterinary […] Read more

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