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Not on my Watch

For many reasons, primarily good care, our cats and dogs are living longer. As a result, many of the pets I am asked to care for are seniors. It is not unusual for me to look after large dogs as old as 15, small dogs as old as 18, and cats in their late teens and early 20's. In fact, the oldest cat I cared for was 23 years old.

It is always a blessing for me to look after these "old souls" as I have a special place in my heart for the grey muzzles and soulful eyes of a long-lived pet.

National Puppy Day

  Today, March 23, has been designated as National Puppy Day. The purpose is to bring awareness to the public that there are thousands of puppies waiting in shelters and rescue groups as well as foster homes to be adopted into their forever homes.

If you have been thinking about getting a puppy, today is a good day to look into it. Make sure you do your due diligence. Puppies are incredibly adorable and can steal your heart very quickly. But they are also a huge responsibility. Make sure you understand the time and patience commitment involved in potty training, behavior training and socializing your future furry kid.

Cornell Canine Health Center Website

  I was excited to read in the April issue of "Dog Watch", published by Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, that they are launching an exciting and informative new website in April. It is called the CCHC or Cornell Canine Health Center.

The CCHC is described as "a network of Cornell scientists and clinicians working to improve the health of dogs. The website will be a resource for owners, veterinarians and breeders seeking  up-to-date canine health and behavior information".

2nd Annual Navy Woof Walk


FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

On Saturday,March 21, from 8 am-12 noon,the military will hold their 2nd annual Woof Walk.

Place: Admiral Baker Picnic Area in Mission Valley
2400 Admiral Baker Rd.

Time: 8:00 a.m. Registration
           9:00 a.m. Walk begins

You can also register online

There will be food, a pet expo, dog contests and demonstrations. I will have a booth there so please stop by and say hello.

Fun for the whole family, two and four legged, even three legged dogs can have a good time.

Stop Feeding Your Dog Beneful by Purina

By now, I am sure most of you have heard about the class action suit filed against Purina for it's dog food Beneful. Over 3000 plaintiffs have come forward stating the food has either killed their dog or made him or her very ill.

Although there is no proof as yet, and it has not been pulled from the shelves, I urge you  to stop feeding it to your dog immediately. There are so many other healthy choices.

I am sure we will learn more when this is investigated but it is just not worth giving them the benefit of the doubt at this point.
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