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Great New Technology to Get Lost Pets Back Home

 I found an interesting and exciting article in the digital version of "Veterinary Practice News" this morning. Apparently, a Los Angeles company is working on a new microchip that would be implanted in dogs and cats called "Escape Alert".
Traditionally, the rice-sized microchips that are currently implanted in our pets, contain only the information on who their owner is and how to contact them. In order to get our lost pets back, a good Samaritan would have to find our dog or cat,  take them to a veterinary clinic or shelter  and have them scanned for a microchip.

Finding Rover

Animal Services is joining forces with Finding Rover to become the first animal sheltering organization in the nation to use the facial recognition app to reunite lost dogs with their owners. The app uses snapshots to match the faces of lost dogs with those that have been found or admitted to one of the three County shelters, and it allows pet owners, shelters or anyone to look for the animals with a smartphone or computer. The facial recognition technology shows possible matches within seconds.

Pet Sitters International Convention

Forgive me for not blogging for a long time but I have been out of town visiting my family and most recently, attending the PSI convention in Indianapolis.
The convention was amazing. Of course it was extra special for me as I was crowned as PSI's Pet Sitter of the Year for 2013. They had a whole ceremony with pictures etc. which I hope to share with you soon.The line up of Speakers was awesome and I learned so much about caring for our wonderful pets. Topic sessions included: Geriatric Pets, Exotic Pets, Cats and Litter box issues, Aggressive dogs, Pet First Aid, End of Life Options for pets, Finding Missing pets, etc.

The Sixth Annual Doggie Street Festival

 One again, San Diego welcomes the Doggie Street Festival at Liberty Station.

Sixth Annual Doggie Street Festival
When: Saturday, July 12, 9 a.m.-4.p.m., Parade at 10 a.m.
Where: NTC Park Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road, Point Loma
Tickets: Free

This event is not to be missed. Come and bring the kids including the four-legged ones who are well socialized. There is plenty to see, learn, and eat. Also, if you are looking to adopt another furry kid, there will be numerous dogs and kitties looking for their forever homes.

Holy Foxtail Batman!





Yes it is that time of year again. Foxtail season. In San Diego the foxtail is out in full force from May until December. These nasty little weeds are bad news for dogs and outside cats and can cause lots of problems.
The head of the seed is barbed and as a result it sticks to eyes, ears, feet and genital areas. It can also migrate and be inhaled.

The body is unable to break down the seeds and they can often cause infection  as well as a great deal of pain and discomfort. Make sure you keep your pets away from these nasty things while on your walks and in your yards.
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