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For those of you pet parents that are interested in purchasing Pet Insurance but don't have a clue where to start to start, pick up the March 2018 issue of "Whole Dog Journal".It has a whole section in it that describes what you should look for and the comparison between current plans that are available. It is expertly prepared and chock full of wonderful information.

National Pet Travel Safety Day

In the newsletter I received today from Dr. Karen Becker of "Healthy Pets", she addressed the importance of car safety when travelling with pets in your vehicle.
When driving around the city, it is quite common to see dogs sitting in the passenger seat or the back seat with their heads out of the window,. What is even more common and frightening is seeing the dog on the lap of the driver.  An unrestrained animal in the car is a huge distraction to the driver and can create an accident as a result.

Tent City for the Homeless

 At the beginning of October, San Diego opened a temporary residence (tent city) in Golden Hills for the homeless. They currently have 200 residents including 45 children and about 40 dogs. A plan exists to open a permanent camp site residence downtown on Dec. 1, 2017. There are plans for 2 more campsites after that, housing some 1000 homeless in the county. These campsites are sponsored and monitored by the Alpha Project.
Mission Valley Pet Sitting Services is commencing a campaign immediately to collect donations of dog food, and clothes and toys for the children.

Information on the new 2017 Vaccine Protoclol

Dr. Nancy Kay  wrote a wonderful Blog on the updated version of the Vaccine protocols for our dogs. I have printed it here with her permission. 

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Updated Canine Vaccination Guidelines by Nancy Kay, DVM.

"The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has released their 2017 Canine Vaccination Guidelines, the first update of this document since the 

Total Eclipse of the Sun

  As you know, today is the day we are to experience a total eclipse of the sun. Here is some important advice for pet owners from Pet Sitters International.
Best advice for pet owners and pet sitters during the eclipse
   "While damage to pets’ eyes are unlikely, pet parents, as well as professional pet sitters and dog walkers, should consider not bringing pets outdoors for walks or play during the eclipse. Keep pets indoors with windows closed and shades or curtains drawn.
Pet sitters and dog walkers may consider adjusting their schedules to offer their walks at least thirty minutes before or after the eclipse, or recommend that walks for the day be replaced with indoor play instead.
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