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A Dog’s Guide to the Best Pet Menus Dental Care in Senior Pets Cognitive Dysfunction Pet-Friendly Stores


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14 Sniffing Around for a New Home? 34 Dental Care in Senior Pets

38: cover story

What am I Going to Do With You, Trixie?

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44 Obesity in Older Dogs 48 Cognitive Dysfunction

52 Is a Pet Hotel a Good Match for Your Pet? 63 Sometimes Your Dog Just Needs a Lift 68 When Accidents Happen ...

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[departments] TRAINING


60 Training a Dog as a Senior

86 Mayor Max: News from Idyllwild

58 Barn Hunt, A New Dog Sport

74 Boogie Shoes: Creature Comforts

66 Safety Tips for Walking Your Dog 72 Training for Emergencies ON THE GO

54 Pet-Friendly Stores .ORG

30 Senior Dog Adoptions Gaining Popularity facebook/petcompanionmagazine instagram: petcompanionmagazine twitter: PetCompMagz

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Events Calendar Dogs! A Science Tail Le Chien Los Colores Cat Club All Breed & HHP Cat Show Run for Ike 5K Faux Fur Ball V DogFest Orange County

Resource Listings, page 89-93 Visit our website for additional Southern California pet resource listings.

bones-n-scones Your Pet’s Nutrition Center


How do you find your way through all the information out there about foods for our beloved dogs and cats?

Where do you check for up-to-date information about recalls and other safety alerts?

Who do you trust, since there is so much conflicting information available?

We’ve been answering questions like these since 1999. Stop by one of our stores and we’ll be happy to answer some of yours and work with you to identify the best diet, treats and toys for your furry friends. PALM SPRINGS: 577 E. Sunny Dunes Road 760.864.1133 PALM DESERT: 73-910 Hwy 111, Ste. C 760.340.2663

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Rattlesnakes will start becoming more active as the outdoor temperatures rise. As a reminder, make sure you and your dog stay on well-used trails and avoid tall grasses, weeds and underbrush. Never put your hands or step where you cannot see. Step on rocks and logs, not over them because you may not be able to see what’s on the other side. Consider signing your dog up for snake avoidance class— these classes are normally held very early in the spring. Check with your favorite veterinary clinic or pet resort for class schedules.



Loving All Animals has been hard at work at The Pet Rescue Center. If you haven’t stopped by in a while, you’ll notice a few changes, like fresh paint and some reorganization. But the need for pet adoptions hasn’t changed, and if you are looking for that perfect addition to your family, stop by! Volunteers are always needed. Contact Loving All Animals at 760-834-7000.

Check out Cold Nose Warm Heart’s new logo. The store continues to provide the perfect gifts for pet lovers. Stop in the next time you are in downtown Palm Springs. pspetstore. com

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Bones-n-Scones Palm Desert recently renovated their store from top to bottom­—including new flooring and displays. Stop by and check out the fresh, new look!


If your Standard Poodle likes to mingle with “spoodles” and you’d like to join the El Paseo promenade, visit for information about the event. But hurry, the last promenade for the season is in April!

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Dr. Sue, or Dr. K, as she was fondly known, passed away in late November 2018. She is remembered for her compassionate care of animals and thoughtfulness to the community. Vet on the Run, her mobile veterinary hospital, provided care for pets in their homes. Always ready to share her knowledge and teach, her passing leaves a hole in the community she served. Her family suggests, “in lieu of condolences or grief, please bravely smile through sadness in the memory of her strength, and show kindness to a stranger.” With that, Dr. K’s legacy will be well served.


Our favorite canine travel correspondents stayed close to home this winter, taking in the sights and sounds of downtown Palm Springs. Look for their column in the summer issue, when they’ll be on the road looking for new adventures.

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Sniffing Around for a New Home? by Angela Galioto


f you have dogs, you’ll want to take their needs into account when you’re looking to buy a house. Even if your fur babies are easygoing, certain homes and neighborhoods are more pet friendly than others, and finding the right one can help you find your happily ever after. To find the perfect home for you and your pets, consider asking your realtor these five key questions that homebuyers often overlook.


Even if you own a piece of property, it’s no guarantee that your pets will be welcome there. Depending on the number of pets you own and their breed, there may be restrictions within the city, HOA, or condo development. Even if a condo says it’s pet friendly, it’s best to check the fine print, because there could be restrictions on the size, breed, and number of pets allowed. Most homeowner associations and condo associations do have pet regulations. It’s essential to ask your agent to provide that

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information for you ahead of time. One caveat to any local pet laws are assistance animals. An assistance animal is not a pet and is not required to conform to HOA pet policies. It is an animal that works, provides assistance, or performs tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability, or provides emotional support that alleviates one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person’s disability. Assistance animals perform many disability-related functions, including but not limited to, guiding individuals who are blind or have low vision, alerting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to sounds, providing protection or rescue assistance, pulling a wheelchair, fetching items, alerting persons to impending seizures, or providing emotional support to persons with disabilities who have a disability-related need for such support. For purposes of reasonable accommodation requests, neither the Fair Housing Act nor Section 504 requires an assistance animal to be individually trained or certified. While dogs are the most common type, other animals can also be assistance animals.



Having a yard for your pets can make pet ownership much more enjoyable. It’s a place to exercise and play with your dog and a relaxing outdoor space he can call his own. If the home is in an HOA community, you will need approval on the type of fencing you choose.



With dogs, finding a location that’s good for walks is key. That might mean being close to a park, trail, or other green space and having sidewalks with grass for everyday bathroom walks. Be careful about choosing a home on a busy road or highway, a real danger for dogs that may run out or cats that like to roam. And ask about the local wildlife—in some areas, proximity to a green space means being closer to coyotes, etc. If you have a dog, bring it to any home you’re considering, so you can take a walk through the neighborhood, ideally at the time of day you typically would walk your dog. Keep an eye out for any aggressive dogs nearby who may cause trouble. You don’t want to live next door to a bully!

consider whether your dog will be able to safely manage the stairs, particularly as they age. As dogs get older, they can develop joint problems that make it difficult for them to climb up and down. Realtor Angela Galioto can be reached at 949-274-0977 or




Consider your pet’s comforts, both inside and outside the home. Is the house big enough for your dog’s breed? Will your pet be happier with carpeting or tiled floors? Your pet needs space to play and eat, to store his bed and toys, and to interact with other dogs and people.


If you’re looking at a multilevel home,

Ask me about my 5 Tips for Buying a Home with Pets! 949.274.0977 AngelaGaliotoRealtor @AngelaGaliotoRealtor | Spring 2019 15

Leaving Your Cat Behind?


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Pamper your cat and travel guilt-free



eeling guilty about leaving your cat behind when you go out of town? You’re not alone. Most of us consider our cats members of the family, but when it comes to traveling, taking them along can be a difficult—and sometimes, it’s just not possible. Many hotels don’t accept cats, and those that do usually require you to crate your cat while you’re out of the room. If you’re attending a business conference or will simply be busy for long stretches,

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bringing kitty along probably won’t work. However, leaving your cat at home isn’t always easy, either. You have to rely on a friend or hire a stranger to come to your house to feed and care for the cat, as well as keep the litter box clean. That’s a lot to ask of someone, and your cat will still be alone most of the time. And boarding in a traditional kennel doesn’t seem like much fun for your cat—being kept in a small cage, with little stimulation or activity, and strange sounds and smells all around. But now, Orange County residents have an alternative to conventional cat care. A new 20-suite luxury cat hotel has opened in Irvine, California, that is designed to give owners peace of mind and cats a luxurious and peaceful home away from home. Club Cat owner and creator Shana Martin says she wanted to create the cat hotel she was always looking for, a place she would feel comfortable leaving her own cats. For many years, Martin struggled to find the right caretaker for her cats. She was hesitant to hire a stranger, and while she loved her veterinarian, she couldn’t bring herself to leave her cats at the clinic, in


tight quarters amid barking or other un– familiar, stressful noises. In creating Club Cat, Martin wanted a place where cats could lounge at multiple levels and not feel cramped. “Cats are vertically inclined; they often feel safe high up in a perch. So we designed our cat suites to be spacious and tall—8 feet high—with overlooking balconies,” Martin says. She also did not want her guests to fraternize with “stranger cats”—cats from other families. “I had learned that the stress levels of cats who interact with other cats in the same room can increase significantly, which in turn, can weaken their immune systems, making them susceptible to sickness and communicable diseases.” “At the core of any pet care business is the ability to be a caretaker—which is 100 percent about customer service—with the pet parents being our customers just as much as the pets themselves,” explains Martin. “One of the biggest myths is that cats do not need human interaction. A 2017 study

Bubbie relaxing in the salon

from the University of Oregon revealed that when given the choice of food, toys, or human interaction, cats chose human interaction the majority of the time.” With that in mind, Club Cat also offers a kitty cam in each suite, a concept Martin says she “borrowed” from dog boarding facilities. The cameras run live CatCasts that cat parents can access online to check Orange County’s first luxury hotel for cats! Spacious suites with balconies Resort amenities and treatments 24/7 via live webcam

Finally a place worthy of your feline. Visit to book your cat’s stay. | Spring 2019 17


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Club Cat owner and creator Shana Martin

on their cats from anywhere in the world. Owners simply download the free app and log in with the unique credential provided at check-in. Club Cat also provides “Catflix” for feline-friendly programming and

“CatChats” for owners who want to have live “cat-versations” with their pets while on the road. Owners can also treat their cats to an hour of play in the playroom for Club Cat Happy Hour, or treat their cats to other amenities such as fur therapy, derrière trims, pawi-cures, or calming therapy. “I think anyone who has owned a cat knows that cats are happiest in their most familiar and comfortable environment with their cat parents,” Martin acknowledges. “But if you are away for more than a day and do not have the luxury of a trusted family member or friend staying with your cat, having the option for her to stay at a safe, comfortable, stimulating environment like Club Cat—where cat guests receive the right amount of attention and care, tailored to their unique needs— is ideal.” For more information, visit

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San Diego Services for the Aging Pet Community by Anna West


ith all the research behind the connection between animals and happiness, more and more people and organizations are starting to realize what an asset a pet can be to our lives. Some of the findings behind this research include happiness, a sense of responsibility, increased social interaction, and even overall physical and mental health. Whether you own a dog, cat, bird, or any other animal, your pet will always provide you with unconditional love. The amazing thing about animals is that their love and affection toward their owners does not waiver depending on the pet’s age or their owner’s age. Some of the deepest bonds between animals and owners are the ones that develop over time. When it comes to bringing a new pet into the home, it’s shown time and time again that most people do not consider adopting a senior animal. Misconceptions that the animal might have health issues, be too set in their ways to adopt, or simply the worry of limited time with them keeps most people adopting much younger kittens and puppies. The truth of the matter is, a senior animal could potentially be a much better fit. Senior animals don’t require as much training, they’re usually potty trained, their temperament has calmed down, and for someone who might not be very mobile, they don’t require as much physical exercise. The flip side to adopting senior pets is senior citizens adopting pets for themselves. Some seniors might realize that caring for a pet becomes harder with

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age, and they may decide to give their pets up or decide not to adopt in the first place. Many seniors are on a limited income, so paying for their pet’s needs may get harder with age. That being said, seniors are sometimes the people who need an animal’s love the most. Most seniors live alone, can’t be in social environments as much, or no longer have their normal dayto-day responsibilities. San Diego, one of our country’s most petfriendly cities, is spearheading both the senior pet and seniors with pets movement. With research showing the benefits of these connections for both pets and their owners, organizations are popping up to help facilitate this need. Below you’ll find a list of companies who dedicate their time to helping seniors care for their pets, as well as companies who are determined to support San Diego’s senior pet community.

Senior Animals

Lionel’s Legacy, El Cajon, CA. This nonprofit is San Diego based and serves as a rescue for senior dogs. They have all breeds, and the goal is to find these sweet pups their forever home. The organization started after a very organic experience with a senior rescue pit bull, and from then on, the founders knew their calling was to help older dogs get the love and care they deserve. Frosted Faces Foundation, Ramona, CA. This non-profit advocates for the care of senior dogs and strives to give them the love and attention of a family environment while they are at the rescue. This rescue

is based out of the East County area in Ramona but will accept animals from anywhere. Friends of Cats, El Cajon, CA. Unlike many nonprofits, Friends of Cats focuses solely on the well-being of cats. This shelter strives to be the home for any unwanted or abandoned cat who comes their way. A majority of cats that do come their way are either older cats whose owners cannot pay the vet bills for their aging animal or younger cats whose owners can’t keep up with them. Either way, Friends of Cats never turns down a cat in need and funds its efforts by its memberships, donations, and grants.

Senior Citizens

Serving Seniors: Pet Pals. Serving Seniors is a San Diego-based nonprofit with a national and international reputation for providing impactful programs and services to older adults living in poverty. Serving Seniors is supported primarily by donations, grants, bequests and investments. They have a division of their organization dedicated to helping seniors with pets. Serving Seniors’ Pet Pals Program helps disadvantaged seniors care for their companion animals by providing free pet food, supplies, and direct financial assistance for veterinary care.

San Diego Humane Society Senior Adoption Program. The SD Humane Society is already very well known in any effort to help unwanted pets get adopted. They’ve taken it to the next level by understanding the importance of seniors having that special bond with an animal. The Senior Adoption Program waives the adoption fee for any animal to senior citizens 55 years of age or older. All animals in the adoption program are spayed/ neutered, have current vaccinations, permanent microchip identification, and more!

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[Los Angeles]

Tasting Your Way Through LA A dog’s guide to the best pet menus Article and photography

by Anabel Dflux

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umans aren’t the only ones who can enjoy the luxury of going out to eat—your pup can, too! If you’re anything like me, you want your fourlegged best friend with you when you go out. As our dogs become more and more integrated into everyday life, the landscape of Southern California’s businesses is changing to help accommodate this new mentality. A variety of pet-friendly and pet-oriented restaurants are popping up left and right. From rice bowls at Lazy Dog to “Pooch-inis” at Shake Shack, this is our guide to the best dog menus in town!

Lazy Dog

I first found myself at Lazy Dog many years ago with a good friend of mine. To my surprise, she’d brought her two husky mixes along to dinner. I lightheartedly asked if we were going to take the food to go and have a picnic somewhere with the dogs, to which my friend gleefully responded that Lazy Dog welcomes pets and even offers a dog menu! Over the years, I’ve watched Lazy Dog rise from relative anonymity to become the staple pet-friendly hot spot in Southern California, encouraging other establishments to follow suit. Lazy Dog’s puptailored menu always includes a complimentary bowl of water, served alongside a grilled hamburger patty with brown rice, chicken with brown rice, or just plain brown rice for under $5. For its human patrons, Lazy Dog’s menu is broad, with something for everyone. Dogs are welcome on the patio, but they must follow a few simple rules. Pups cannot eat from your plate (they get their own!), even the most well-trained critter must be on leash, and waiters cannot touch your dog. Also, as is customary when your furry best friend is with you in public, your dog cannot disturb, bark at, or get close enough to (heaven forbid!) bite other patrons.

Lazy Dog has locations all over Southern California, from San Diego to Santa Clarita. Hours vary by location, but the restaurant is generally open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Shake Shack

The “Woof Menu” at Shake Shack is a fan favorite in California, with likely the most unique menu options of all the restaurants on our list. Having partnered with Bocce’s Bakery, Shake Shack offers such mouthwatering choices as the “Bag O’ Bones” or the “Pooch-ini.” The Bag O’ Bones is a doggie bag of five ShackBurger dog biscuits, and the “Pooch-ini” is a sweet delight with a mix of dog biscuits, peanut butter

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Johnny Rockets | Pup Patties Dogs: Dr. Gusman & Hansel Owner: Alyssa and Julian

sauce, and vanilla custard. The assortment is presented in such grand style that most dog owners will eye it with envy! Although they’re a bit pricier than at other restaurants, Shake Shack’s unique treats will deliciously satisfy your dog’s rumbling tummy. While you enjoy your burger, it is important to keep in mind that Shake Shack states that the Pooch-ini, which includes dairy, sugar and nut products, is not intended for small dogs. The Bag O’ Bones, on the other hand, is safe for any dog. Shake Shack has multiple locations, all usually open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Johnny Rockets

The Morrison

The Morrison is a Los Angeles gem, beloved by locals. Located in Atwater Village on Los Feliz Boulevard, The Morrison specializes in signature crafted burgers, sides, salads, drinks and desserts. Named #7 Best Restaurant in the United States by Yelp and Best Happy Hour by LA Weekly, it’s no wonder that The Morrison is consistently filled with the coolest of people. What many don’t know about this unique establishment is that The Morrison has a pet-friendly patio, complete with a menu just for your pup. While you enjoy a signature Bloody Mary and Ramen Burger, your dog can choose from a selection of “Where’s the Beef?” (chopped hamburger patty with rice), “Cock-a-Doodle-Doo” (chicken with rice), and “Franenweinie” sausage. The Morrison is located at 3179 Los Feliz Boulevard in Los Angeles and is open from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Everyone’s favorite 1950s diner-style restaurant chain now lets you enjoy the nostalgia with your four-legged companion. Although Johnny Rockets doesn’t offer a specific dog menu, there are plenty of options to share with your pup. If you and your dog sit in the outdoor patio areas, you can ask for an extra plate to split your meal or order a dog-portioned chopped burger patty with water. Johnny Rockets is a popular chain res- Rock & Brews taurant that is traditionally open 11 a.m. to For the rock star pups, Rock & Brews 9 p.m. is the place to be! Founded by two mem-

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bers of the famous rock band KISS, Rock & Brews welcomes the rock-and-roll crowd with open arms. Rock & Brews serves up a variety of American classics, such as chili cheese fries, hot wings, submarine sandwiches, and five-cheese mac n cheese. Both dog and family friendly, there is a large open area perfect for all dogs. It doesn’t matter if your furry companion has a tongue as long as Gene Simmons, he’ll find plenty to drool over in the tasty dog menu. The options feature chopped hamburger patties, hot dogs, grilled chicken breast, and bacon (because what dog doesn’t love bacon, right?). The staff are all big dog lovers that work hard to ensure that Rock & Brews is a safe and fun environment for every member of your family. Rock & Brews has several locations throughout Southern California, open daily from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Attic

Long Beach dwellers and visitors love The Attic, a “creative Southern eatery plating an all-day menu in a circa-1920s Craftsman bungalow.” The vibe is very attractive in this joint, drawing in people

from all over. Besides the usual suspects you’d expect to find on a dog menu (such as hamburger patties and chicken), The Attic also has some gourmet options for the fanciest of pups, including a whopping $28 steak! This indulgent option is explained in the company slogan: Because we love your dog as much as you do. Located not far from Rosie’s Dog Beach, The Attic is a good option for a fun day trip to Long Beach. You’ll find them at 3441 E Broadway in Long Beach, open between the hours of 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.

In N’ Out

If you ask tourists what they look forward to trying in California … many will say “In N’ Out burgers!” What was once exclusive to California remains a very popular stop for travelers to the West Coast. Made famous for the quality and addictive taste of their food, In N’ Out has been a beloved alternative to other fast food chains like McDonald’s for many years. The chain is known for its various secret menus—“in-the-know” items for those privy to the information. Besides cater-

In N’ Out | Pup Patties | Dog: Sandy | Owner: Ellen Zuckerman | Spring 2019 25


Starbucks | Pupaccino | Dog: Hansel Owner: Alyssa and Julian

ing to its human patrons (even I will find any excuse to grab some “animal-style” fries after work!), In N’ Out has added two fun doggie options to their secret menu, the Pup Patty and the Flying Dutchman. The Pup Patty is a plain, salt-free burger patty, and the Flying Dutchman—originally intended for people but then moved to the doggy menu—is two beef patties and two slices of cheese. In N’ Out has a multitude of locations throughout Southern California.

You don’t have to be the only one with a Starbucks addiction … your pup can indulge, too! The complimentary “Puppuccino” can be added to any Starbucks order, walk in or drive-thru, so you can share some Starbucks love with your dog. Just a small cup of simple whipped cream, the Puppuccino may keep Fido from trying to steal your straw or coffee as he happily licks up his treat. The coffee shop’s patios are pet-friendly, with nice umbrellas providing shade from the California sun. Starbucks is located everywhere in Southern California, with many locations to choose from.

And for dessert … Sprinkles!

Having something sweet after dinner isn’t just a human tradition—now your dog can join in the fun with dog-safe treats from Sprinkles. The famous gourmet cupcake shop has added Pupcakes to their delicious menu. However, unlike their regular cupcakes, these dog-friendly versions are all sugar-free and topped with a yogurt “frosting.” Pupcakes are available daily in stores or can be special ordered on the company’s website. Sprinkles has—no pun intended—sprinkled a variety of shops all over Southern California, from Beverly Hills to Newport Beach.

Sprinkles | Pupcake | Dog: Adi | Owner: Stevie Belleperche 26 Spring 2019 |

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Are You as Fast as a Greyhound? by Anabel DFlux


ogs have been our greatest companions, helpers, and protectors since our ancestors first made contact thousands of years ago. From a happy tail wag when we come home from work to saving lives of those buried in an avalanche, the bond between dog and man is the greatest partnership of all time. But when you stop to think about it, how well do we really know our best friends? Unless you have a degree in canine sciences, you might begin to realize that pets probably know more about our lives than we do about theirs. The California Science Center is about to shed light on their mysterious world. Dogs! A Science Tail is created and developed by the California Science Center with support from Annenberg Foundation

and Wallis Annenberg PetSpace. The Annenberg PetSpace provides a community space for pet adoptions, an education center, and a leadership institute. The Annenberg PetSpace focuses on the collaborative and dynamic bond between people and their pets, as well as the origins and science of that relationship. PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, is sponsoring a national tour of this exhibit. Are you as fast as a greyhound? How does your sense of smell compare to a bloodhound? Can your eyes see as much as a German Shepherd’s? It’s hard to put any of that in perspective when our only frame of reference is ourselves. With various interactive exhibits, you can find out how our abilities compare to a

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dog’s! Centered around the various senses, you’ll be able to gain insight on how dogs see, hear, and smell the world. Our pups talk to us all the time—from barking to expressive body language. Dogs! wants to explain a key component in bonding: communication. The scientific research present at this exhibit is going to answer the burning question of how dogs become so interwoven in our lives. From giving attendees an opportunity to play archaeologist and excavate replicas of actual fossils to fun games to understand how pets strengthen the community—you’ll never look at pups the same way again. Alongside the exhibit will be special live demonstrations of dogs in action. The Dog Park


Demonstration Space will feature dogs performing various activities, such as rescue, agility, sensory and service skills. You can see firsthand how the bond between dog and handler leads to unlocking outstanding potential. As if this weren’t entertainment enough, you can also catch an exclusive screening of the highly anticipated documentary Superpower Dogs in IMAX 3D. Narrated by Chris Evans, this film takes audiences on an immersive IMAX adventure to experience the lifesaving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. The more we can understand our canine buddies, the more we can do for them. So make a day of it at Dogs! A Science Tail. What you learn there will almost certainly give you a better appreciation for what most of us consider the best gift nature has provided: our dogs. Visit

Superpower Dogs Here are some highlights from Superpower Dogs, an IMAX Original Film produced by Cosmic Picture and presented by Mars Petcare. Henry, a Border Collie with the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association, stands watch over the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort in the Rocky Mountains. Witness Henry in action, bravely coming to the rescue of skiers buried in an avalanche.

Reef, a water rescue dog, shows off his superpowers on the Italian Riviera. Discover how a Newfoundland can swim for miles and tow up to 40 times his own weight in water. See how Reef helps other dogs develop their innate rescue instinct to save human lives. Ricochet, a Golden Retriever based in Southern California, is a veteran therapy dog celebrating over a decade as the first-ever dog to surf with children with special needs and veterans with PTSD. Surf with Ricochet and experience her profound ability to heal and transform lives. | Spring 2019 29

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Senior Dog Adoptions Gaining Popularity Article by Alicia Bailey Photography by Rita Earl Blackwell


ore than 500,000 animals enter California shelters each year—some, of course, are simply lost and are quickly returned to their owners. Others are strays with no identification. Sadly, way too many are there for one reason: they’re old. Senior animals are frequently abandoned at shelters because their owners experience changes in lifestyle or are concerned about the potential cost of treating their pet’s

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deteriorating health. Often, assistance is hard to find, and owners feel they have no choice but to say goodbye at the shelter intake counter. A senior pet is loosely defined as a pet 7 years or older, and these pets in their “golden years” typically have to wait longer

for an adoptive family than younger pets. The misconception that older dogs are broken or defective is prevalent in many people’s minds, and potential dog owners worry that adopting a senior dog will mean saying goodbye sooner than they’d like. Thankfully, despite the myths, the Grey Muzzle Organization ( reports that senior dogs are being adopted at increasingly higher rates.

Social Media is Helping Save Lives

The upswing in senior dog adoptions can be attributed to many factors, but one tool at the top of the list is social media. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASCPA), in a survey of more than 800 animal welfare workers and volunteers, found that social media has become one of the most important tools available to animal welfare groups. Electronic communication tools like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have “helped generate increased public support and make it possible for them to save the lives of more animals in need.” Social media provides an instantaneous platform to share photos and stories, raise funds, chat with supporters, and celebrate adoptions. Thanks to social media, you can witness and participate in an animal’s entire journey, from shelter to rescue to forever home. Taking it a step further, many adoptive pet parents start social media accounts for their pets to continue to support the organization they adopted from, and of course, to share the daily shenanigans of their new furry family member.

The Senior Secret

an effort to help them get seen by rescues and the general public. Blackwell has photographed thousands of shelter dogs in her career and says she is drawn to the seniors because she hopes to show people what they are missing. Her images of shelter dogs capture their spirit and personality and transform them from “sad old dog” to beautiful soul. Adopting an older dog from a shelter may literally save its life. And if you choose to adopt from a rescue, then you’re making it possible for the rescue to save another life. Adding an older dog to your family comes with some great benefits. A more mature dog is more likely to be housetrained and know a few basic commands. Older dogs are typically more calm and don’t require the constant energy that a puppy might. Older dogs are content with a warm, comfy spot to nap and hang out with you. Dogs are loyal companions and just want to make us happy, no matter how old they are. Blackwell says she thinks senior pet adoption is more popular because the “senior secret is out: no chewed shoes, no long walks, just super-chill grandma vibes all day long!”

Photographer and senior dog mom Rita Earl Real-Life Programs Often, people are wary of adopting an Blackwell spends as much time as she can photo- older dog because they fear the unknowns graphing shelter dogs, in of veterinary care, underlying illness, and | Spring 2019 31

the financial commitment that may be required with an older dog. Some people fear that adopting a senior pet means having to say goodbye too soon. Both concerns are valid, and senior rescues are meeting compassionate adopters halfway, through foster programs that cover all expenses. Frosted Faces Foundation, for example, has several foster programs that may cover up to 100 percent of the medical support required. One segment of their foster program is called The Forever Foster, where a dog “who requires hospice care or costly long-term treatment for a chronic disease” is placed in a lov-


ing foster home, and all medical expenses are covered by the foundation. Frosted Faces also has a financial aid program aimed

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at supporting existing senior dog parents with unexpected hardships. More and more, people of all ages are electing to adopt senior dogs, and that is a good thing. In our fast-paced lives, we could all use a little reminder to slow down and enjoy some quiet moments with the

love of an old dog. Are you ready to foster or adopt a senior dog? See the list of senior dog rescues on page 32 to help you find your perfect match. Be sure to check out and to find senior dogs near you, or pay a visit to your local shelter.

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Dental Care in Senior Pets by Lillian Roberts, DVM, Country Club Animal Clinic


e’s getting old, I’m not sure I want to put money into him.” “Isn’t she too old for anesthesia?” “Aren’t their teeth supposed to fall out as they get older?” Senior pets are delightful. After years of companionship, they know us so well and trust us completely. Although it’s hard to watch them slow down, every moment we spend with them is filled with love and nostalgia for the years that have gone by since we brought them home. As we ourselves progress through life, we often recall the decades by the pets we had at the time. But also like us, aging pets are prone to various medical troubles. Their skin becomes thin and dry, they may develop arthritis or back pain, heart or kidney disease, and so on. Their medical issues mirror our own but, unfortunately, tend to progress in high speed relative to ours. One of the most common ailment of older pets is dental disease. Contributing factors include the following.

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• The teeth become brittle and may sustain chips and cracks over their lifespan, which can lead to fractures or abscessation. • Subtle or chronic gum disease, if not addressed when it first develops, can progress to severe infection causing pain, bleeding, or mobility (loose teeth). • They chew less as they age. Even dogs who once enjoyed a good session with their favorite rubber toy or rawhide tend to be less interested later in life. Since chewing is the only way dogs have to take care of their own teeth, this leads to acceleration of gum infections. • Pain in the neck or back—or mouth— can make docile pets begin to resist tooth brushing, even for those who have previously been comfortable having this done. But for all the reasons above, pet owners are reluctant to have their senior pets’ dental disease addressed. Beginning at age 10 or 12, I start hearing, “Isn’t she too old?” The fact is that the great majority of dental treatment requires general anesthesia. That is the scariest part and the biggest hurdle for getting work done that would be a no-brainer in a younger pet. General anesthesia is stressful, possibly more so for the owner than the pet! Fortunately, “old age” is not a disease. As age increases, the risk of so-called comor-

bidities goes up, of course. That refers to additional medical problems in the same pet that might contribute to the decisionmaking process or potentially increase the risk of general anesthesia. The most common issues we see that can impact our decision to go forward with a procedure include kidney disease and heart disease. Most anesthetic complications are due to problems with one or the other. For this reason, most veterinarians recommend certain tests before going forward if an older dog requires anesthesia. This generally includes a physical exam, blood and urine tests and, in many cases, EKG and potentially chest X-rays if a problem is suspected. Since these are common “routine” tests in senior pets anyway, we often schedule the exam, testing and dental work in close succession to make everything as safe as possible. The ultimate decision to go ahead or not will, of course, depend on the severity of the dental disease and the results of the tests. So what’s really going on in that mouth that makes it worth taking even a small chance? Initially, a film called plaque is deposited on the tooth surface. This is comprised of bacteria and a sticky substance that holds it in place. Feeding on saliva and the pet’s food as it is chewed or passes through the mouth, these bacteria lay down a matrix and deposit calcium that becomes visible as tartar, also known as calculus, within two days. That’s the yellow or brown material you can see that accumulates on the surface of the tooth, especially at the gum line. If left in place, this material will slowly accumulate, both along the part of the tooth you can see but also below the gums where you can’t see it. That’s where it causes problems. Because the calculus is basically a mix of bacteria and calcium matrix, it is essentially an infection on the surface of the tooth. As it builds up, the infection eats away at the gums (gingivitis or gum disease) and eventually the bone that supports the teeth (periodontitis). In some cases, this is quite painful, but in other cases it is more insidi-

ous. It usually develops so slowly, the pet may simply get used to living with it. You can smell the infection in the form of halitosis (bad breath), but by the time halitosis is severe, it’s almost always too late for one or more teeth to be saved. As the infection progresses, it eats away the tissue that normally holds the teeth in place. In severe cases, infection of the gums leads to bone loss in the jaw, causing severe pain, decreased appetite, inability to chew food, bleeding, weakness and potentially fracture of the jaw bone. That’s right— dental disease can lead to a broken jaw! At almost any stage in this process, the disease can be addressed. But just about every veterinarian out there would greatly prefer to clean teeth that “just” have tartar or gingivitis, rather than wait until things have progressed to the point where the bone is involved and lots of teeth have to be extracted. In other words, I would prefer to do a short procedure to clean the teeth at ages 10 through 14 than wait until the pet is 15 or 16 and miserable, and is now facing a prolonged three-hour procedure to extract most or all of its teeth! So, what else can you do to take care of your pet’s teeth and prevent serious problems? Lots! • Beginning when your pet is young, teach it to allow examination of the mouth and start brushing the teeth. This is much more difficult in an older pet that already has problems. It can be especially challenging in cats, who may be naturally suspicious | Spring 2019 35


of new activities that involve even a hint of discomfort. It can help to apply a little bit of canned food or peanut butter to your finger as you lift the lip. Another option is flavored toothpaste made for animals. • Encourage chewing. While some dogs are never enthusiastic chewers (and those are more likely to have dental disease), it’s sometimes possible to teach them to chew using praise and very attractive substrates. Avoid anything harder than a tooth—such as rocks, hooves, cooked bones, and very hard nylon toys. I repeat, NEVER offer these—they break teeth! Look for the seal of approval of the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) or check with your vet if you’re not sure what would be good for your dog to chew on. Tartar control products also exist for cats, and work very well for the cats that accept them. • Brush! By far, the healthiest mouths I see are those whose owners brush their teeth every day. (Okay, dogs that are

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enthusiastic regular chewers tend to look pretty good, too.) Unfortunately, having the groomer brush them once a month doesn’t really do any good. You need to brush at least every other day to make any real difference—but every day is best. • Regular check-ups. Make sure your vet takes a good look in your pet’s mouth if it is safe to do so (in some cases, it may be impossible if the pet is aggressive, irritable or in pain). A pet that strenuously objects to an oral exam may be trying to tell you that it hurts! They may even need to be sedated to complete the exam. • Regular oral hygiene, with X-rays. While some dogs and cats need more frequent care than others, almost all will benefit from some level of care at some point in their lives. Ask your vet’s opinion at your regular appointments. • Watch for changes that might signal a problem. Bad breath is only one such sign. Eating slowly, tipping the head while chewing food, a sudden strong preference for soft food in a dog that previously ate kibble, or picking food up and dropping it are all potential signs of trouble with the teeth. Lillian Roberts, DVM, is the owner of Country Club Animal Clinic, which is located at 36869 Cook Street in Palm Desert. (760) 776-7555

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What am I Going to Do With You, Trixie? An open letter to my Lab mix that explains why every dog needs a job by Jennifer Guglielmo, Doggies Day Out of Palm Springs

Help your dog avoid an anxious mindset by tasking her with work she knows and enjoys—it will build her confidence.

Dear Trixie,

I remember the day I brought you home: January 5, 2008. Eight weeks old, in the dead of the Minnesota winter, there you were—my little black/chocolate Lab mix. You were wrapped in the “coming home” blanket I’d sent to your family a week before so it would smell like the pack you were leaving behind. I knew you’d be scared at first, being away from your littermates and your mama. We named you Trixie, after the character in Speed Racer, that original anime series from the 1960s. How quickly we learned just how fitting that name was! Your energy level was immediately apparent. It was high … very high. What was I going to do with you? You had energy to burn, but temperatures outside were below freezing. Our saving grace was a long hallway in our house, down which we would throw … and throw … and throw … a tennis ball. You returned it every time, eyes lit up, tail wagging, eager for the next toss. Little did we know we were “training” you, teaching you to fetch and | Spring 2019 39

return. In our minds, we were just keeping you occupied, helping you burn off some of your boundless energy, in the hope that you’d eventually take a nap. Sometime during that long, cold winter, it dawned on me that what you needed was a job. Summer finally came, and with it, the first-ever pet expo hosted by our small town. The free event featured demonstrations of dock diving, canine assistance, agility, obedience, and tracking. I told your dad we had to go! (I hate to admit it, but his response was, “If you’re bringing that crazy dog, I don’t want to go!”) But go we did, all three of us, with you dragging us through the entire event—pulling so hard on your harness that you literally walked on your back legs for most of it. We watched the rally demonstration with some interest, but then came upon the flyball demo. We were transfixed. I remember saying to myself, “I don’t know what this is, but Trixie needs to do it!” By the end of the expo, we were hooked. I went home determined to get you started in this sport. After completing a round of puppy class, then basic obedience levels I, II, and III (not required, but you needed it!), we signed you up for beginner flyball training. From the get go, you were ahead of the game, as you would automatically fetch and bring the ball directly back (that hallway routine

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really paid off!). You were never distracted. You had laser focus as you waited for those magic flyball words: Ready … Set … Go! It was clear you knew this was your job. So, for our human readers, what is flyball? Flyball is a high-adrenaline team sport for dogs, basically a canine relay race. Two teams of dogs take turns jumping hurdles and retrieving tennis balls shot from spring-loaded boxes. These teams consist of a minimum of four dogs, each with a handler, plus a brave and nimble box loader. (The box loader stands behind the springloaded box and depending on the contestant, loads tennis balls on the right or left side of the box, quickly and accurately.) And for the flyball athletes, that’s the twist … it’s not simply retrieving a ball. To send the tennis ball flying, each dog must race down the 51-foot course and pounce on that spring-loaded box to eject the ball. Once the dog has fetched the ball, they must return to the start/finish line before his teammate can hit the course. The first team to have all its members finish the course without any errors wins. The best thing about flyball is that any healthy dog can play (with veterinarian approval to run and leap). Herding breeds and retrievers tend to excel at the sport, but all breeds are welcome. Bulldogs, basset hounds, Chihuahuas and everything in between can race! In fact, the smallest dogs are often MVPs because a team’s jump height—which ranges from 7 to 14 inches—is calculated based on the height of that team’s smallest dog (called the “height dog”). A short dog can be a real asset to a team because the larger dogs on the team will benefit from the lower hurdles. What are the benefits of giving your dog a job? There are many, but I’ll list just a few: ƒƒ Stimulating your dog’s mind will make her less likely to misbehave. If your dog craves a job and you do not give her one, she will create her own—and it may not be to your liking, such as chewing the

furniture or chasing the cat. ƒƒ A busy dog will have less trouble with weight control. Every dog needs some form of exercise or physical movement. Depending on the energy level of your dog, her physical activity could range from a simple, leisurely walk to a long, intense session of running, running and running some more. ƒƒ Having a job gives your dog purpose and lowers her anxiety. Help your dog avoid an anxious mindset by tasking her with work she knows and enjoys—it will build her confidence. ƒƒ Working with your dog strengthens the bond between you. We all love spending time with our dogs and seeing them happy and confident. Finding your dog’s job and putting her “to work” does not necessarily mean sending her out to do the thing her breed may have been originally intended to do. Obviously, most owners of border collies don’t have a flock of sheep for their dogs to herd. And that’s not a requirement. Putting

your dog to work can be as simple as teaching basic obedience. For more active dogs, sports like flyball will stimulate them both mentally and physically. For a dog, a having a job simply means performing tasks to earn the things they value, such as dinner, treats, or play time. It’s natural for we dog owners to want to give our pets everything they need or want without question, but we | Spring 2019 41

should remember that most dogs, just like humans, are actually much happier having a job to do so they can earn the good stuff. Your dog’s job could consist of mastering typical commands, such as sit, down, stay, come, etc. And you can progress to fun games like Hide and Seek, Find It, or Put Your Toys Away. If your dog is particularly adept at obedience cues, you may want check out a rally class. Other advanced options for a bright and energetic dog may include—  Herding  Retrieving

 Nosework  Agility, rally, lure coursing, or flyball  Guard dog or protection training  Service or rescue dog skills So remember, every dog needs a job … right, Trixie? Trixie, you’re now celebrating your 11th year of work. That’s a long career for a canine. It’s earned you both the Flyball Grand Champion and the Iron Dog Flyball titles. And no, you’re not looking for that gold watch or a big party to send you into retirement. You race for imaginary points, stuffed toys, yummy treats, and tournament medals, but even those aren’t what really motivate you. You’re just happy to be up in the morning, on the job and giving it your all. We humans could learn a thing or two from you about keeping a positive attitude and enjoying the journey. Your eyes still light up like they did when you were a puppy, and your focus is as sharp as ever when you hear those magic words: Ready….Set…Go!! And yes, my girl, I hear you loud and clear: Your job, it’s not done yet. Author Jennifer Guglielmo extends special thanks to Trixie’s original flyball team, Sirius Chaos of Bemidji, Minnesota, and her current team, Surf City Flyball of Huntington Beach, California, as well as all the other teams that have hosted their family along the way.

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Obesity in Older Dogs by J.T. Pogreba Village Park Animal Hospital


eight gain in dogs and cats is a huge problem today, and the number of obese dogs in the United States continues to rise at an alarming rate. According to a recent study done by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53 percent of dogs are considered obese or overweight to some degree. This extra weight causes many preventable health issues to develop, especially as dogs age. A very sudden weight gain, especially in an older dog, must be something that owners take seriously. Senior dogs have a higher than average tendency to put on extra weight, and in older pets, this is sometimes more likely to be caused by a health issue than it is in much younger dogs. The majority of weight gain happens slowly and gradually as a dog ages, and it often goes completely unnoticed by owners. Once a dog reaches 1-½ to 2 years

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old, it is no longer growing and most likely needs less food. An older pet that carries extra weight has unnecessary strain on his or her body that could be alleviated by keeping them on the lean side, beginning from young adulthood. Some breeds like dachshunds, or other long, low breeds, have the potential for serious back and spinal problems, exacerbated by being even just a little overweight! Heavy dogs are also more prone to orthopedic problems and injuries, such as torn ACL tendons. These injuries can be extremely expensive to repair and have long recovery times that often need physical therapy. So, what are some of the common problems that cause pets to put on weight? First of all, treats. We all know it’s difficult to ignore those imploring eyes watching you eat, but just a single slice of bacon, for an average dog, is comparable to a person eating four doughnuts. Table scraps and putting “toppers” of human food on your pet’s food can add a lot of extra calories. So what can you do instead of giving your dog so many treats? Try brushing or grooming them, petting them, going through all their tricks, taking them for a walk, or playing tug-of-war or fetch with them. In reality,



your pet simply wants YOU, not a treat. Did you know that a single, average-sized rawhide bone contains enough calories to compare to a person eating almost a dozen doughnuts in one sitting? Veterinarians

want to ensure that the food you’re feeding your older, overweight dog has the proper nutrition for their age and any possible medical conditions. Vets strongly encourage pet owners to have older pets

Body Condition Score

At Village Park Animal Hospital, Dr. Carlson shows pet owners what a Body Condition Score is all about and how they can use this knowledge throughout the life of their pet. She uses the underwater treadmill to not only physically rehabilitate injured dogs but also as a tool for weight loss for overweight dogs, as water displaces some of their weight, lessening the load on their joints, making exercise easier. At Village Park Animal Hospital, they pay close attention to animals’ weight and lifestyles. Each spring, the hospital holds its “Biggest Loser: Pet Edition Contest,” where pet owners from all over the Coachella Valley are invited to weigh, measure and calculate the correct amount of calories to feed their pets, in order to reach a healthier weight and enjoy a better quality of life. The free contest is open to anyone. | Spring 2019 45

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seen twice a year for senior exams, as that enables their vet to catch both medical and weight problems early. Consider healthier treats for your dog, such as a slice of cucumber or a baby carrot. Even one or two pieces of their regular kibble can be a treat. The fact is, dogs can’t count and they only know you’re giving them something special. When you put extra “people” food on top of your dog’s food, they have such a keen sense of smell that they know there’s chicken there, and they don’t care whether it’s ½ ounce or an entire chicken breast. Getting your dog more active can work wonders for his waistline. If your pet is sedentary or has problems with arthritis or pain while walking, consider taking three 10-minute walks a day instead of one long one. Some other causes of weight gain in older pets, besides over-feeding and a sedentary lifestyle are stress, because like us, anxious dogs can overeat when they’re stressed or bored. Older dogs are often on medication, and some can cause weight gain, such as corticosteriods, anti-depressants and some anti-inflammatories. In addition, water retention can be caused by serious illness or medications. And, of course, some breeds are more prone to gaining weight than others, such as Labrador retrievers, beagles, bassett hounds, rottweilers, spaniels, Saint Bernards, bulldogs and dachshunds. But remember, any dog will put on weight given the wrong circumstances, diet, or health problems. Do yourself and your pet a favor and get them on track to a longer and healthier life by keeping them at an ideal weight! Don’t hesitate to ask your veterinarian to help your pet lose weight and live a longer, healthier life. Village Park Animal Hospital is located at 51-230 Eisenhower Dr. in La Quinta. Village Park Animal Hospital also offers grooming and boarding services for dogs and cats. (760) 564-3833 | Spring 2019 47


Cognitive Dysfunction

by Michael Forney, DVM VCA Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital


good number of my clients are surprised to hear when I say that dogs and cats can suffer from cognitive dysfunction or cognitive decline syndromes. Often times, owners attribute perceived changes as a part of aging— they think Penny is “just growing old.” While this may certainly be true, veterinarians are increasingly recognizing that some of these changes (e.g., sensory loss, accidents in the house, altered behaviors) may be signs of a syndrome known as cognitive dysfunction. So what does cognitive dysfunction mean? Cognitive dysfunction syndrome refers to a collective disease of neurologic decline and deterioration in both dogs and cats. Using humans as a comparison, it is helpful to think of Alzheimer’s or dementia as similar types of disease. So like us, cats and dogs can suffer from neurologic dysfunction impairing their senses, memory, behavior, etc. Similarly, although there is no cure for cognitive dysfunction, therapies do exist that can help delay the progression of disease. Hence the importance of early detection, diagnosis and treatment. The goals of this article are to outline (1) recognition of cognitive dysfunction, (2) diagnosis of the disease, and (3) treatment options that exist. Of course, as with any disease, especially in aging pets, I also engage my clients in having a discussion on assessing the patient’s overall quality of life.


So what types of signs might alert you as an owner that your pet may have cognitive dysfunction? And how can you distinguish them from signs simply related to aging? It is not always easy. Fortunately, veterinarians have made various acronyms to encompass the changes that are often associated with canine and feline neurologic decline. One more commonly used acronym is “D.I.S.H.A.A.L.” Dogs and cats with cognitive dysfunction often display Disorientation; they have changes to

their social Interactions with owners or other animals; they can have disruption to their Sleep/Wake cycles often waking owners repeatedly throughout the night; a previously litter-box trained cat or house-broken dog may start having repeated House-soiling accidents; their normal or typical daily Activity may become altered; they may show signs of Anxiety; finally cats and dogs with cognitive dysfunction will likely have reduction in their Learning and memory unable to respond to previously trained cues or commands. The more of the following changes your pet displays and the more severe the signs, the higher likelihood that Fido or Mittens has some degree of cognitive decline: ƒƒ Disorientation ƒƒ Interactions ƒƒ Sleep/wake cycle ƒƒ House-soiling ƒƒ Activity ƒƒ Anxiety ƒƒ Learning and memory


If you have come to the conclusion that your dog or cat may have cognitive dysfunction, what is the next step? Talk to your veterinarian! (And I don’t just say this because I’m a vet.) The reasons you should consider a discussion with your pet’s veterinarian are two-fold. There are multiple medical conditions aside from cognitive dysfunction that can cause similar neurologic signs. Hence the | Spring 2019 49

Feature importance of further diagnostics such as bloodwork, urinalysis, possibly X-rays and further tests to rule out diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease, endocrine disorders, cancer and many others. Your veterinarian may also have questionaires or handouts with further detailed information on cognitive dysfunction. And of course, he or she will be able to help determine which therapies may best benefit the patient.


supplementation or diet is the addition of various anti-oxidants, medium chain triglycerides and vitamins that are thought to help counteract damage from free-radicals and other damaging molecules in the body. I would recommend having a discussion with your veterinarian, who can help with choosing a prescription diet or supplements. Lastly, an often overlooked aspect of treatment includes behavioral enrichment at home. Patients with cognitive dysfunction often show marked improvement in their signs when committed owners make a few small changes in the household. Such changes include a structured daily routine (which will help a pet with memory decline and to reduce anxiety), daily short training sessions or multiple walks throughout the day for mental stimulation, a variety of interactive toys, and many other creative ways to engage your dog or cat. I recommend looking online for videos of other innovative owners who have taken steps to keep their older pets active and mentally healthy.

To date, therapy for cognitive dysfunction is limited. There are few drugs available that have definitively been shown to address the cognitive decline in our pets. However, there is one drug available in the U.S. called “selegiline.” This drug has effects on neurotransmitters in the brain, primarily dopamine, and works to increase its availability in the brain, thereby promoting improved brain function. It is one of the few drugs that has been shown in research to delay the progression of cognitive decline in our pets. Interestingly, it is also a drug that has been used to some extent in human patients suffering from Parkinson’s. In addition to drug therapy, there exist Take-Away? a number of supplements and diets that So, if you think your beloved furry friend may be used in treatment for cognitive dys- may be showing signs of cognitive dysfunction. The main principle behind either function—don’t despair! Remember, the sooner we recognize, diagnose and treat the disease, the more positive the outcome. There are many steps you can take to slow and even prevent the progression of the disease. Contact your veterinarian, who should be more than happy to have a discussion with you regarding your senior fur baby’s cognitive function to ensure they have a comfortable and positive quality of life, long into their golden years. VCA Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital located at 71-075 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA. (760) 346-6103. Visit 50 Spring 2019 |

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Is a Pet Hotel a Good Match for Your Pet?

by Leslie Klein Stone The Canine Spa Pet Hotel & Cattery


s we approach the season of vacation getaways, pet parents start thinking about what to do with the cat, dog, bird, fish, etc., while they’re out of town. Not all pets are portable, and some prefer routine over travel. Some do better at home, with a sitter who sleeps over or periodically checks in on them. Others fare better in a facility with full-time staff, which may even include overnight (check with your facility to see if someone is on duty at night). Your pet’s personality and needs should be carefully considered when you make your decision about what to do with him while you travel.

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You may prefer professional pet boarding because for you, it eliminates some of the “what-ifs” that are on your mind. Safekeeping pets in a facility that is designed specifically for animals, with their tendencies and capabilities in mind, may make the most sense to you for your pet. The staff will be on guard to prevent escapes, anxiety and defensive behaviors, and at a reputable pet boarding facility, health care and safety are given the utmost priority. Some facilities are species-specific, helping them to be even more specialized in the care of your pet. An example is the growing number of accommodations designed for felines only

that many cat owners are choosing. In making your choice of pet care, be sure to consider your pet’s behavior, either at home or at a boarding facility. Some pets, if they remain at home while their parents are away, actually get more anxious because they are in the environment where they expect their owners to be on hand. When they’re not, they experience anxiety that shows up as unwanted behaviors, such as anxiety, fear of strangers, uncontrollable vocalization, or destructive tendencies. These pets may feel more secure in a pet hotel, because they’re in an environment where they aren’t expecting to see their pet parents and so they show fewer signs of “missing” them. And, with staff always at the ready, their needs are met, and even high-energy animals can exert themselves safely. In a respected kennel, sanitation, nutrition, digestion, and protection from harm—health and safety—are top priorities. Some pet hotels can offer individual accommodations with no group interaction. For some owners, this brings peace of mind, without the worry of any potential aggressive encounters. Medications are administered on time, and caregivers are specially trained for this. In emergencies, trained staff are there to quickly react. You have a legally binding contract with the facility and they have policies in place to deal swiftly with any emergent health issues. One common concern during the summer months—heat-related illness—is carefully monitored, with shaded grass and indoor play offered. Planning ahead for your pet’s care is important, so if your pet is not familiar with the facility, be sure to schedule a “trial” day before you leave to make sure both you and your pet are comfortable with the environment. Book early, as boarding facilities can fill up fast, especially during popular vacation times.

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On the Go

Pet-Friendly Stores

Many shops are happy to welcome both you and your pet Article and photography by Anabel Dflux


y dog is my little road warrior and everyday companion. Her happy-golucky attitude always makes my mundane daily tasks a little more enjoyable. I find myself wishing I could take her absolutely everywhere with me (especially with all the hard work we’ve done to make her a well-behaved canine citizen). But the good

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news is, the more I look, the more I find that I can take my pup to many more places than I originally thought—like shopping, for example! As we pet owners become more pet-centric with our lifestyles, stores are beginning to accommodate us and our beloved pets. Many of us assume that if a store doesn’t have a pet-friendly word in its name (such as “dog”), then pets are not allowed inside. It may not be openly advertised, but there are several big retail chains out there that empathize with a dog owner’s desire to take their furry companion everywhere with them. I figured this out by chance. I was taking my dog for a stroll around an outdoor mall near my home. Out of the blue, it began to rain heavily, which is uncommon in Southern California. I was standing near Sephora, the major makeup retailer, and I hopped just inside the doorway, pleading for a moment to get a towel out of my bag to dry my dog. Naturally, I assumed dogs weren’t allowed inside. Much to my surprise, an employee waved us in, explaining that Sephora is a dog-friendly store where leashed pets are welcome! A couple of staff members came over, one offering to let me stand with my pup near a heater and another suggesting several makeup samples for me to try in the meantime. After the rain passed, I set out to discover how many more stores would allow me to shop with my furry girl along. As far as cosmetics go, Sephora isn’t the only shop that adores dogs. MAC Cosmetics stores will also be happy to see your pup,

The best way to ensure you can bring your pooch inside a store is to call ahead and find out the specific store’s policy. Some stores leave it up to the manager whether pups are welcome. The rules for having your dog out in public apply to stores as well. Dogs must always be leashed and well behaved—no barking, biting, or being disruptive to other patrons. Your dog must be trained to relieve itself outside, and never inside the store. Supervise your dog at all times. If your pup is touching the merchandise, it could be dangerous for your pet and might result in you having to pay for the item.


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On the Go and at some locations, employees have been known to stash dog treats behind the counter. LUSH also welcomes Fido, often filling their social media with photographs of patrons carrying their pups in the store. Looking for a new outfit? Gone are the days of skipping the clothes shopping if you have a dog with you—Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Free People, and Abercrombie & Fitch are just a few of the retail brands open to four-legged companions. If you’re more of a department-store goer, Ross, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue all have open pet policies, allowing well behaved dogs to shop with their owners. Gift shopping? Hallmark and Tiffany & Co. both allow dogs within their four walls. In fact, many pet owners will tag Hallmark in photographs of their pups inside the store for the company to repost online. If you’re in the habit of spoiling your pooch,

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you can pick up a blinged-out collar from Tiffany & Co. Crafters, builders, and handy types will want to visit Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and Home Depot, as dogs are always welcome at these franchises. Home Depot has actually become an unofficial training ground for certain canine sports, such as scent work and nose work, and competitors often bring their pups to the store just to practice those skills. Hobby Lobby is known for being a great spot to help get your dog socialized, with their friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. If books are more your thing, Barnes & Noble lets your dog accompany you to browse the aisles in search of your next good read. And most surprisingly, even the Apple store will allow you to bring your pup to check out the latest and greatest in tech.

LUSH cosmetics Then there are those fun, quirky shops that have made dogs a part of their store culture. Amoeba Music, the famous record store in West Hollywood, is one such business. The staff often bring their pets to work, decked out in cool “rocker patch” jackets. The pets are as much a part of the workforce as their owners. I know my pup loves this store—she’s a huge music fan, and the employees always give her the best belly rubs! The next time you find yourself out in public with your pooch, poke around and ask about pet policies … you may be pleasantly surprised to find out where the two of you can go! Special thanks to Deborah Davidson Harper and her dogs: Style, Tierney, Bunnee, Gabe, Gigi, LC

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Barn Hunt

A New Dog Sport by Jamie Bozzi, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KSA, Dream Dogs

History of the Sport

A number of dog breeds were specifically bred to be vermin hunters. Some breeds were meant to go to ground (hunt underground). Some of those traditional breeds included Jack and Parson Russell terriers, Cairn terriers, border terriers and dachshunds, to name a few. Other breeds were used exclusively above ground to eradicate vermin. Some of those breeds included rat terriers, miniature pinschers, German pinschers and Manchester terriers. Wild rats did, and do, spread disease (including plague and leptospirosis) and cause damage to homes, farms, buildings, grain, and crops. Historically, rat catchers would go from town to town with packs of dogs and sell their skills, ridding the area of rats. Today, dogs still help farmers control rat populations.

How Barn Hunt was Born

Responsible breeders always want to make sure that they have the correct working temperament. Barn Hunt was invented by a miniature pinscher owner who wanted to test her dog’s drive. The only go-to ground dog sport was Earthdog, which at the time, was not open to the miniature pinscher breed.

Who Can Play

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is welcome to participate, from seasoned dog sport competitors to first timers. The sport welcomes any and all dogs of any size, breed, or mix who can fit through an 18-in.-wide hay bale tunnel.

Barn Hunt Basics

In Barn Hunt, both the dog and the handler learn hunting and teamwork skills. Dogs and their handlers work together to locate and mark rats (which are always safely housed in aerated tubes) hidden in a maze of hay bales. Barn Hunt tests the nose, speed, and agility of the dogs. Barn Hunt events include a pass/fail instinct class for owners who want to familiarize their dog with the test. Courses are made more challenging at each level, adding obstacles, diversions, and even more rats!

Fun Facts

Dogs were used during WWI to help control rats in the trenches. In fact, there’s even a dedicated group of volunteers in New York City who patrol the alleys. All levels of Barn Hunt classes are offered at the new Dream Dogs facility located in Bermuda Dunes by instructor Lori Carman (Master Trainer). For more information, contact Dream Dogs at (760) 899-7272.

Photo courtesy of Tina Bevan, Silver Rose Ranch. The facility is located in Chino Hills, CA and offers barn hunt clinics, private lessons and trials.

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Training a Dog as a Senior by Jamie Bozzi, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KSA, Dream Dogs


et ownership is so rewarding, but can Security and Safety Houses with a dog are less likely to be be challenging as we age. Pet ownerrobbed. ship has so many benefits:


Studies have shown that in the case of senior citizens, “just 15 minutes bonding with an animal sets off a chemical chain reaction in the brain, lowering levels of the fight-or-flight hormone, cortisol, and increasing the production of the feel-good hormone serotonin. Over the long term, pet and human interactions can lower cholesterol levels, fight depression and may even help protect against heart disease and stroke.”

Staying Social

Pets help keep us involved in public life and connected to the community.

Although there are many wonderful aspects of pet ownership, training a dog during our senior years can pose specific challenges. Some of those challenges include: Physical Limitations

Seniors don’t often have the strength they had when they were younger. Seniors may also have lost some motor Companionship Animals make wonderful companions— skills and dexterity which can affect timing, treat delivery, and putting on collars, unconditional love and non-judgment. leashes or harnesses. Daily Exercise Choosing the right dog can alleviate Pets help encourage us to get up and out many of these challenges. Often a small and have a healthier daily routine. dog can be easier to manage or handle. And senior dogs often already come potty trained and have some basic training knowledge and skill.

Creative Training Tips for Seniors


Training the Basics

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If you have a small dog, it may be easier to train some of the basic behaviors like SIT or DOWN on a small table. Place a bath mat (or other soft mat with a nonslip backing) on the table for safety and stability of the pet. If you have a medium to large dog, consider teaching him/her some of the basic behaviors like SIT or DOWN on a raised platform or station. This makes it easier

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for the dog to focus and for the handler to deliver treats.

Time Commitment

Keep training sessions short and end on a good note. You may do several short training sessions in a day.

Treat Delivery

Consider preparing your treats before you train. Use a small Ziploc bag, and put your pre-made bite-sized treats inside. You can put the Ziploc bag in the fridge or freezer, depending on the type of training treats you use. That way, you can just grab a small bag when you are ready to train.


Find collars and leashes with fabric or texture that is comfortable in your hand. Also make sure that the hardware is large enough that you can easily attach the leash to the collar or harness.

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Management It’s important to set up both you and your dog for success! Teach good habits right from the start. Implementing a good management plan is always helpful. Decide where the dog will eat, sleep, play, rest. Valuable management tools include crates, baby gates and playpen-type areas. There are joys and responsibilities of pet ownership. We cherish the amazing memories and adorable moments with our pets. There can be challenges that accompany training a pet as we age into our senior years. However, with a little planning and helpful training tips, we can continue to successfully train our four-legged friends into our golden years. Dream Dogs is dedicated to assisting all pet owners, at all stages of life, to train their pets positively. Dream Dogs new facility is located in Bermuda Dunes. For more information or to schedule a tour of the new facility, contact Dream Dogs at (760) 899-7272.


Sometimes Your Dog Just Needs a Lift by Patt Savastano, Spoiled Dog Designs


ogs should be walking, not riding in a stroller!” That’s a proclamation I hear often when people see a dog peeking out of a pet stroller for the first time. And it’s true—dogs, like people, do need exercise. Most dogs enjoy long walks, hiking with their humans, going shopping with them where possible, and running and roughhousing at the dog park. But what happens when your dog starts getting older and tires out halfway through your usual hike? Or your dog starts to lose vision or mobility and isn’t as active as he used to be? When he wants to join you for your power walk but can’t keep up with your pace? Do you leave him at home, knowing he’s unhappy that you’re going out without him? That’s the time to start thinking about making accommodations for your dog, to make sure you both can continue to enjoy doing things together. From carriers to strollers, the market is full of products to help you keep your dog with you anytime or all the time. Depending on where you want to go, what you want to do, your dog’s size and temperament,

and any special needs he may have, there’s a solution out there that will keep your beloved sidekick close. Let’s look at some of your options. Carriers. If your dog is small enough for you to tote around, a carrier is a good choice. I prefer cross-body carriers, which are soft and lightweight, so you can wear them empty at the beginning of an outing and then put the dog in it when they get tired. The cross-body design distributes the weigh across your back instead of focusing it on one shoulder. And because they are crafted of soft fabrics, they cradle the dog as he leans into your body, helping him to feel safe and secure. | Spring 2019 63

Front packs. The front pack positions your dog in front of you, usually facing outward, with two straps positioned over your shoulders to distribute the weight. This allows you to easily pet and also maintain some control over your dog, especially if he’s not used to being in a carrier. Because most styles have a hard bottom, make sure your dog won’t slide around in front pack while you’re walking—besides being uncomfortable, slipping will make him feel insecure. Before purchasing a front pack, test it out to determine whether your dog is comfortable being in front of you, facing out. Some dogs are frightened by this positioning.

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Backpacks. If you’re already used to wearing a backpack or just like the sound of it, this might be a good solution for you. But it’s critical that you train your dog to become accustomed to riding this way and that you ensure he is very secure in the backpack. Once he’s in place and you put the backpack on, you won’t be able to comfort or otherwise control the dog if he gets fidgety or tries to jump out. Cycling. If your dog can no longer keep up running alongside your bicycle as you ride, consider adding a bike accessory that will allow him to ride with you. For small dogs, a basket that attaches to your handlebars will do the trick, and for big dogs, attach an enclosed trailer to the back of your bike. Strollers. “Doggy limos,” as I call them, hold dogs from teacup to super sized— even dogs over 100 lb! You can also find strollers designed to accommodate multiple dogs so you can take your whole pack with you. Because strollers come in such a wide range of styles, features, and prices, you may want to consider the following when choosing the right one for you and your dog: • Size of your dog. Check the weight limits on a stroller to make sure it can handle your dog. If it’s big enough for your dog’s body but not made to handle that weight, it will break down from repeated use. Also be sure that the bed of the stroller will accommodate your dog comfortably. For instance, if your dog has a long body, look for a stroller with a longer bed. • Big dog strollers. They are designed with a low bed and a cover that lifts up so the dog can walk into it and you don’t have to lift them. • One or multiple dogs. Consider the total weight of all dogs and how close they like to be to each other, then choose a stroller that will be comfortable and strong enough for all of them. • Zipper or no zip. If you are transporting multiple dogs, not having a zipper to deal with is much easier. You won’t have to battle noses and paws while trying to close a zipper.

• Mesh front. Does the front mesh fold down into the bed or lift up into the cover? If the space is tight for your dog(s) you don’t want one that folds into the bed. It will take up space. Mesh that lifts up into the cover provides a lot more space. • Where you are going? If you are hiking on rough terrain or jogging, you’ll want a stroller that is made for that activity. Some styles even have locking front wheels for rough terrain. • Wheels: plastic or air wheels. Air wheels provide a softer ride, especially if you’re hiking or jogging. But, just like our cars, the summer heat will cause them to need more air regularly. • One front wheel or two. I am often asked which is better, but it’s a personal choice. Some people think two front wheels are more stable, and some like the maneuverability of one front wheel. Try them both and see what you like. • Parent tray. This is the tray where you put your water or coffee mug and your dog’s water, too. If this is important, be sure the stroller has one that is big and sturdy enough. • Height of the handles. Try out the stroller before you buy to be sure the handles are at a comfortable height for you. If there are too low or too high, you or your back will tire quickly. • Kick out. Again, by walking with different styles, you can be sure that you can

comfortably walk without hitting the back wheels. • Weight of the stroller. If you’re picking up the stroller and loading it into your car, be sure it’s not too heavy for you to lift. • How small it folds up. You may love a big stroller but have a tiny trunk. Be sure the stroller will fit in your vehicle when it’s folded up. With all these options to choose from, you should be able to find the right product that will allow you and your dog to enjoy adventures together for a long time. Patt Savastano, MA, owner of Spoiled Dog Designs, designs and manufactures pet harnesses, clothing, and carriers. (760) 482-1877,

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Safety Tips for Walking Your Dog by Valerie Masi, Best Paw Forward


alking your dog daily is important for your dog’s physical and mental wellness. Dogs are social creatures, and without the social interaction with the world, dogs can become withdrawn and fearful of people, dogs, and other elements of the everyday world. We live in not only a tourist spot but also a retirement community, so that means we have unique situations here. Drivers not familiar with our streets tend to jump into lanes at the last minute and may be more preoccupied then drivers familiar with our streets. Most people walk or jog with their dogs on the streets—because of this, we have to be aware of not only our own safety but our dog’s safety as well. Because dogs are small, they don’t stand out as much as we humans. For this reason, we should follow certain safety rules.

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Have a secure leash and collar or harness on your dogs. Dogs can slip out of some collars and harnesses, so before your walk, make sure everything is secure. Use a 4- to 6-ft leash instead of a retractable leash. Retractable leashes are not safe, as they allow the dog to move too far away from your side, and that puts your dog at risk from traffic, other dogs, and even coyotes. Retractable leashes give people a false sense of security. They are made of plastic, and if your dog hits the end of the leash with a lot of force, the leash could break or be ripped from your hand. Keep your dog on a short lead at your side, especially in traffic or busy public areas. Always walk or run facing the traffic, and keep your dog on your left side so you’re closest to the traffic. Drivers can see you more easily than your dog.



Having a reflective and brightly colored vest on your dog can help your dog be seen by traffic, just like road workers. If your dog wears a harness, then get a brightly colored one and one made of reflective material. Always have your dog wear reflective ID collars at all times with contact information, even if he is chipped. Not everyone will scan your dog for a chip. When you stop at a corner, ensure that both you and your dog are standing on the sidewalk and not right at the edge of the sidewalk or in the crosswalk. Motorists who are turning may not see your dog or they may be distracted and hit your dog. Having your dog complete obedience training will help keep you both safe, because a well-trained dog won’t pull

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or lunge at the end of the leash, creating unsafe situations. If you like to walk with ear buds in your ears, keep the volume low enough to hear traffic or other dangers, like loose dogs, coyotes, approaching people, and traffic noise. Pay attention to the ground and watch for broken glass that can slice your dog’s pads. Be aware of the temperature of the ground, especially during the summer. But, for our snowbirds, the snow and salt put on roads can have an effect on your dog’s pads as well. Walking is one of my favorite activities to do with my dogs, as I’m sure it is for a lot of people. But we all need to make sure we keep our dogs and ourselves safe out there—happy trails create happy tails!

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When Accidents Happen ...

by Miriam Wiegel


iggy is an “accident waiting to happen” kind of dog. For those of you who are long-time readers, you’ll recognize yet another story of the adventures of Ziggy. If you’re newer to the magazine, let me provide a little background. I’ve been fortunate to have many dogs, cats, and other creatures live long and uneventful lives in my care. My previous two dogs, for example, lived to 14 and 19, respectively— combined, they had fewer visits to the veterinarian in their lifetimes than my fouryear-old dog, Ziggy has had to date. I’ve told stories of him crashing through a glass patio door at three months old, finding a buried rattlesnake the day after snake avoidance training, suffering a “happy tail” injury, being let out while at a dog sitter’s house when the home was burglarized and staying lost for 24 hours, receiving a

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bite between the toes from either a snake or a black widow spider (while in his yard) that required a two-month healing process, getting a foxtail awn wedged so deeply between his toes that surgery was required to remove it, ditto for a foreign object in his ear … the list goes on and on, but you get the picture. His latest accident was just one of those unfortunate incidents that always seem to find their way to him. But with every one, there are lessons to be learned, and that makes my Ziggy a great teacher! Here’s the story. We were running in our neighborhood as we normally do. He was running beside me in perfect step. It was a beautiful morning, brisk for the desert, but a sparkling day. Instead of going home after our normal route, I decided to extend our run. As we

approached an intersection, we stopped, looked for traffic and saw a car approaching a stop sign. The driver was slowing for the upcoming stop sign and made (what I thought to be) eye contact with me. So we stepped off the curb and started across the street. The driver made a rolling stop and hit us. I was barely bumped, but Ziggy was knocked over and his foot was partially pinned under the front tire. The driver reacted immediately, stopping the car and starting to get out. I gestured emphatically for her to back up to free my dog’s foot from under the tire. I moved Ziggy out of the street. He was able to hobble on three legs. As I snapped photos with my mobile phone, she called my phone so I could have her contact information. She was a very responsible driver and immediately offered to pay for his vet bills. My house was less than half a block away, so within minutes, Ziggy was in my car and on the way to the vet. The extent of his injuries wasn’t apparent initially. I’d called ahead to let the veterinarian know he had been in an accident and when we pulled up, he was led into the exam room immediately. X-rays were taken and, luckily, he had no broken bones or torn ligaments. But he did have something called “degloving” lacerations. There’s more information about that kind of injury in the sidebar on page 70. Basically, degloving happens when the surface skin stops moving; in this case, because the cement grabbed the skin and the tissue underneath the skin continued to move—the inertia from being hit by a car. The skin is torn off the underlying tissue. It is, in fact, as horrible as it sounds. The resulting lacerations required stitches and plenty of recuperation time and rest. As with any injury requiring stitches, bed or crate rest helped the healing process. Pain medication and anti-inflammatories helped make the first few days of healing more bearable. The Elizabethan cone helped keep Ziggy from licking his bandages and infecting the wounds. Fourteen days later, I’m glad to say the stitches came out and he’s healing nicely. It’ll be a while

before we can go for our normal morning runs, but I’m sure we will build back up to it. So, what lessons did I take away from Ziggy’s frightening accident? There are several.

Crossing the Street

Yes, the driver should have stopped at the stop sign, but it would have been smarter for me to wait to make sure she came to a full stop before entering the intersection. Better yet, waiting for the intersection to be completely clear would have been even wiser. (See Valerie Masi’s article on page 66 about safety tips for dog walking.)

Always Carry Your Cell Phone

Having my mobile phone with me was very important: ƒƒ I used it to document the accident and get the driver’s contact information. ƒƒ I used it to call for help to bring a car from home and to call the vet and let her know we were on the way.

Get Some Training, Just in Case

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had Ziggy been hurt badly, I would have been lost. I’m signing up for the next first aid clinic.

Keep Records Up to Date and Handy

Ziggy’s vet-ready folder is always ready to go, and it contains copies of his health insurance forms, along with all his health records. If his own veterinarian hadn’t been available, that folder would have been invaluable to an emergency room doctor, as it comes with us to every appointment and is always up to date.

Press and seal plastic wrap is a quick and temporary waterresistant covering for bandages


ƒƒ The cone Ziggy had to wear had hard, sharp edges, so I added thin foam to the neckline to make it more comfortable against the skin of his neck (see photo on page 69). I added soft bandage tape to the outer edge, too. If your veterinarian has the clear, padded version of the cone, opt for it.

What Does ‘Degloving’ Mean? By Nikita Docken, D.V.M., Banning Veterinary Hospital


egloving injuries involve the skin being pulled away from the subcutaneous attachments that keep it in its original position. These types of injuries are common in dogs or cats after they have been hit by a car but can also occur during trauma related to partial impalements, lacerations, wires or ropes, etc. For dogs and cats, degloving normally occurs in hind limbs or tails, parts that would be more likely to be caught under the wheel of a car. It has been proposed that degloving is more likely to occur when a change in the tire force is applied to the area while the car is braking. This mainly occurs due to the moving forces being applied to the skin by the moving tire opposing those forces of the stationary forces of the ground, all the while having the limb stuck between the two. An easy way to picture it is when you start to roll dough too thin with a rolling pin. The dough starts to tear away from the other dough when it can no longer adapt to

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ƒƒ Dog pills go down easier when tucked into something yummy, but I have a smart dog, so I have to mix in some medicine-free yummy treats, too. I like to use the rapid-fire treat method: first, I casually hand him a yummy, medicinefree treat (chew, chew, chew, swallow). Then I pick up the pace, handing him a fast-moving series of small but equally yummy treats (no time to chew), several of which contain pills. Sneaky, yes, but it works for me. ƒƒ Press and seal plastic wrap is a quick and temporary water-resistant covering for bandages. I wrapped his bandaged leg prior to going outside after the rain to keep the stitches dry. It stayed put during the walk and was easy to take off as soon as we got home. ƒƒ Never let down your guard—stitches can be nibbled open in mere seconds. Yes, you guessed it. I took off the cone to give Ziggy lunch, turned my back for 45 seconds and he had nibbled two stitches the forces being applied to it by the pin and surface. Now think if there was no flour on the surface and how much more severe that would be on the dough. Degloving injuries can cause severe damage to the limb, sometimes removing not only skin, but more vital tissue lower such as muscles and ligaments, exposing bones. These types of injuries are much more difficult to care for, as infection is more common and blood supply to the area is diminished. Blood supply to the area is the most important aspect of healing. In Ziggy’s case, he was very fortunate to still maintain a very healthy blood supply and only require one surgery. In some more challenging cases, skin grafts and long second-intention (more complicated, skin-sealing) healing is required. Banning Veterinary Hospital, 3559 W. Ramsey St., Suite E, Banning, CA 92220 951-849-3864

off his foot. How fast can you make it back to your veterinarian’s office? ƒƒ Make sure food and water bowls can be accessed with the cone on. I had to move Ziggy’s from their holder and place them on the floor. ƒƒ When the stitches come out, wounds are still healing and an occasional lick is okay, but keep a close eye out for repeated licking/worrying at the healing tissue. The cone may need to be put back on temporarily.

Pet Insurance

One of the best decisions I made was to sign Ziggy up for pet health insurance. It may seem like an extravagance, but it has easily paid for itself. So there you have it, another Ziggy story. While I’m always grateful for the happy endings, I do hope the next one I share will be about a more positive experience. Until then, I hope you and yours stay healthy and accident free.

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Training For Emergencies by Manny Guerra, ABCDT K9 Parent Training LLC


ften, we find ourselves falling into a routine as we become immersed in the mundane tasks of everyday life. For many of us, the routine goes something like this; Wake up, go to work, come home, get personal responsibilities done, go to bed, and do it again tomorrow. Typically, the last things on our minds are the inevitable “what if” scenarios that come with living life with our pets. What if there’s some kind of emergency? What if my dog has a sudden injury? What do I do? What will recovery care look like? How can I make sure I’m prepared for such a situation? If we’re not careful, our daily routines will prevent us from having this important internal dialogue. Unfortunately, a lot of us will find that we ask ourselves these questions far too late.

Preventative Training

The best thing we can do for ourselves and our pets is to actively practice preventative training and preparedness. With a little forethought, we can alleviate some major hardship when an accident does occur and potentially save a life. For starters, in an emergency, it can be critically important that your dog is well trained in the basic commands of obedience. The most functional skill is the place command. When taught correctly, this queue signals to your dog that he should position himself on a designated spot and remain there for an undetermined amount of time. That spot is often a dog bed, a crate, or a particular spot in the room. Typically, your dog will stay there until you release him from the position by speaking the release word, such as “free” or “break.” In the beginning, this exercise is about simple

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impulse control. Through repetition of the place command, we can teach our dogs to switch into a calm state of mind when asked. Then, as we increase the duration of the practice, we create a patient mindset. When a dog knows how to hold a position and do nothing, he learns to handle difficult situations without going into a worried state. Things like strange people, the vacuum, or even recovery from injury can be a lot smoother experience for your dog. Mastery of this command before you need it in an emergency is key. Having it in your arsenal means you will be better prepared to help your dog through a recovery with much less stress. I had a client whose dog recently came home from the vet wearing the dreaded cone. Place training made the experience easier because her dog already understood how to settle. Being calm was already a familiar and positive experience. In addition to obedience skills, another preventative action you can take is making it a point to work on touch early in your relationship. From head to tail and at a pace your dog is comfortable with, you should practice gently handling each body part. Frequently assessing your dog physically puts you in a great position to notice abnormalities. Also, when your dog is conditioned to allow handling, it’s more likely that it will go well if you need him to hold

still to clean a wound, change a bandage, or even put on that darn cone.

First aid

With prevention in mind, another important topic is your pet’s first aid kit. Many people haven’t taken the time to put one of these together—I’ve been guilty of this myself. It’s generally a good idea to have separate human and pet first aid kits. Check with your veterinarian first to find out what items make up a good pet first aid kit.


After an injury, recovery can be frustrating for your dog. It is our responsibility to get creative in finding ways to fulfill our dog’s needs during this time. Aside from the training mentioned earlier, mental stimulation activities can be helpful and there is a wide range of such enrichment options out there. From stuffed, frozen Kongs to food puzzles, incorporating opportunities to search for, gnaw on, and chew through things can help to alleviate your dog’s stress and help him pass the time it takes for him to recover. My goal is to encourage all of you to make prevention and preparedness a priority for the health and emergency care of your pet. The most important lesson I can teach as a trainer is that the most useful and powerful training must be learned well before you ever need it. So, start today to get ready for the unexpected. You won’t regret it! Manny Guerra, ABCDT, is the owner of K9 Parent Training. (760) 813-5250

• 20 years of coaching people • Specializing in training the human end of the leash • Individually tailored training plans • No specific methodology or approach • Private session packages available • Doggie Training Camp programs “K9 Parent Training uniquely provides dog training for the whole family. By successfully focusing on teaching people, K9PT excels in achieving the dog training results our clients desire.” Manny Guerra, ABCDT

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COLUMN [Boogie Shoes]

Creature Comforts

A few months ago, I had to have hip surgery. This was my second hip surgery and I’ll be honest, coming home was the best part. Even though I had rules to follow, like being on crate rest, no rough playing and new medications, my mom had prepared to make my recovery process as comfortable as possible with a few items. Even better, all these items are sticking around, because we’ve found that they can come in handy for other pet situations, too. Pajamas. During your first days home, your pup will probably sleep more than usual. And, he or she probably has an incision point that is paws-off and no-licking territory. A comfy pair of PJs keeps your pup cozy but also keeps incisions points covered. I recommend purchasing a size that isn’t too tight, so you have plenty of room to move, and your human can check on things with out too much disruption. One of my favorite brands of pet PJs is Fitwarm, available at Soft Recovery Cone. Whether it’s a surgery, skin condition or minor wound, you’re doctor probably sent you home in a cone of shame. The cone is very important to your healing, but why not go for something with a little more personality … like the soft decorative cones at Alfie? Made of fleece, pillow-like and machine washable, their adorable designs will have you racking up the cute points with your human! You’ll be getting so much attention, you won’t even think about messing around with that booboo spot. Find them at 74 Spring 2019 |

Pill Pockets. Some dogs are great at taking their medicine … I’m not one of those dogs. When I have to take medicine, it needs to be disguised in a tasty treat. Pill Pockets by Greenies are great for that. They can hold a pill or liquid and come in two different sizes. Plus they are soft and chewy and did I mention yummy? Find them at

Activity Mat. Once you’ve caught up on your rest, you’re going to want something to keep you busy while you’re being a good boy and limiting your movement. My mom bought a soft activity mat for me to play with while I was on crate rest, and I loved it. It kept me entertained, and I could use it lying down or standing up. Plus, because it’s made of felt, it’s not noisy, and it’s machine washable. The one we bought can be found on Amazon:

Burt’s Bees Pet Wipes. My all-time favorite part of the whole recovery thing was not having to take a bath! While this was a bonus for me, my mom was not having it. So, when things got stinky, she used Burt’s Bees Hypoallergenic Wipes. I will admit, they are soft and gentle … and I smelled really nice afterwards. At least that’s what my mom said. Buy them online at

Pet Video Camera. Let’s face it, pups. Sometimes, pet parents just have to leave the house. How else would they shop for us or go to work to pay for our extravagant lifestyle? If your parent can’t bear the thought of leaving you home alone for any length of time, they might want to invest in a pet video camera. There are many options that come in a variety of price ranges. The Canary Wi-Fi Pet Camera is a low priced option that allows you to check in on your pet via their app. Check it out at ChewyCanaryCamera.

Hip Sling/Medical Supports. After my hip surgery, I needed some major support when walking and found that a hip sling worked better than a harness and leash. Depending on the type of surgery or injury you are recovering from, there may be a support device or helpful tool like my sling that you and your humans will appreciate. These tools are worth the investment, because like the cone, you will probably need these again. Labra Dog has some great, veterinarian-approved products at | Spring 2019 75

Playpen Crate. If you don’t already have a comfy crate, the collapsible “playpen” style crates are great. They have mesh siding so you can see out and a top that can be zipped closed. They come in different sizes to accommodate most pets, with plenty of room for a bed, toy and a wee-wee pad if you need it. The easy-open top is helpful for dispensing meds, changing heat or ice packs, and feeding times. I felt like a king in mine! Paws Pals Portable Playpen can be found at

SnuggleSafe Heat Pack. I was required to do both hot and cold therapy during my recovery, and these were perfect. The SnuggleSafe heat pack has a nontoxic filling, is covered in a soft fleece cover, is microwaveable and lasts up to 10 hours. If you have an older pet with arthritis or other ailment, having a heat pack on hand that is just for your pup is a good idea. Snuggle Safe is made in the UK but available worldwide via Amazon or

Animal Matter Shag Blanket. We’ve all got blankets, but you deserve a really special one while you’re recovering. Something soft, cushy and luxurious … and something that’s going to look nice on the sofa once you’re back to your old self. The Animals Matter Faux Fur Shag Blanket gives you all that and more. These blankets come in a variety of sizes and colors, are cruelty free, eco-friendly and made in the USA. Find the one for you at A revolutionary line of pet mess cleaning products so you can #AdventureOn with your furry friend.

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Place to go in Idyllwild RETAIL & PET STORES Mountain Paws Pet Boutique 54380 N Cir Dr Idyllwild, CA 92549 (951) 468-4086 GROOMING/BOARDING Love On A Leash 54585 N Circle Dr. Idyllwild, CA 92549 (951) 659-9020 ADOPTION/RESCUE Living Free Animal Sanctuary 54250 Keen Camp Rd Mountain Center, CA 92561 (951) 659-4687 Animal Rescue Friends of Idyllwild 26890 CA-243 Idyllwild, CA 92549 (951) 659-1122

PRODUCTS Monarch Raw Pet Food Store 25880 Highway 243 Idyllwild, CA 25880 (951) 553-4764

SERVICES War Horse Creek 54250 Keen Camp Rd. Mountain Center, CA 92561 (951) 659-4687 Mayor Max Idyllwild’s Canine Ambassador and Official Mayor PET-FRIENDLY DINING Café Aroma

Crazy Train Pub & Grill CrazyTrainPnG/ FERRO Restaurant

Fratello’s Ristorante & Pizzeria Idyllwild Bake Shop & Brew Idyllwild Brewpub Idyllwild Pizza Company

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La Casita Mexican Restaurant The Lumber Mill Bar & Grill Mile High Café

Mountain Center Café

Plant Food Supper Club

Restaurant Gastrognome

Taco Los Gorditos Tommy’s Kitchen

The Town Baker

Village Market

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WE RESCUE THE MUSTANG. THE MUSTANG RESCUES THE VETERAN. War Horse Creek is an immersive "re-boot" camp using rescued wild mustangs to help our veterans transition from military to civilian life. Our program will provide life skills training, education and career guidance with a focus on post-traumatic growth. For more information, visit At Living Free Animal Sanctuary 54250 Keen Camp Road • Mountain Center, CA 92561 (951) 659-4687 •

We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet’s life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

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Pet Boarding & Grooming Available! 78-267 Highway 111, La Quinta (The Building In Front of Vons) 88 Spring 2019 |

ADVERTISERS INDEX Angela Galioto Realtor..................................15 Animal Attraction In-Home Cat Care.............12 Animal Samaritans Shelter and Adoption Center.................................77, 80 Banning Veterinary Hospital........................71 Barkingham Pet Hotel California............ 94/95 Bath & Brush................................................... 8 Best Paw Forward..........................................67 Bones-n-Scones.......................................... 5, 6 California Paws Rescue.................................95 California Science Center................................ 3 Catio King.....................................................19 Cats & Carpet................................................21 Chaos & Cuddles..........................................76 Club Cat........................................................17 Coachella Animal Network...........................13 Country Club Animal Clinic..........................37 Custom Pet Portraits.....................................46 Doggie’s Day Out of Palm Springs................11 Dream Dogs..................................................61 EarthWise.....................................................43 Elite Pet Care Palm Springs..........................10 Emotional Support Animal Registry.............33 FirstMate.......................................................59 K9 Clipper & Catamaran...............................10 K9 PT (Parent Training).................................73 Living Free Animal Sanctuary........................85 Loving All Animals........................................78 OC Shelter Partners......................................18 Palm Springs Animal Hospital......................13 Palm Springs Animal Shelter........................83 Paws and Claws Urgent Care........................62 PoshPetCare..................................................27 PS Dog Training............................................79 Spoiled Dog Designs....................................65 The Canine Spa.............................................53 The Grand Paw................................................ 7 The Pet Oasis.................................................. 9 Treat Buddy...................................................96 Trip or Treat Pet Services................................. 8 VCA – All Creatures Animal Hospital.............88 VCA – Desert Animal Hospital.......................51 VCA – Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital.........51 Venus De Fido................................................. 2 Village Park Animal Hospital........................47 War Horse Creek...........................................87

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ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIANS VCA - Desert Animal Hospital 4299 E. Ramon Road, Palm Springs, (760) 656-6222 Palm Springs Animal Hospital 4771 E Palm Canyon Dr #E, Palm Springs, CA 92264, (760) 324-0450 BOARDING/DAYCARE/ PETSITTING Doggie’s Day Out of Palm Springs 752 Vella Rd. S., Palm Springs, (760) 422-6259 Elite Pet Care Palm Springs (760) 320-4710 GROOMING Bath & Brush 4771 E. Palm Canyon Dr. Ste. A, Palm Springs (760) 202-4494 PoshPetCare 844 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, (760) 318-7674 VCA - Desert Animal Hospital 4299 E. Ramon Road, Palm Springs, (760) 656-6222 Dogs World (760) 832-7736 Petco Pet Store (760) 864-1393 PetSmart Palm Springs (760) 325-9711 Puppy Luv Pet Salon (760) 322-7336 RESCUE/SHELTER/ ADOPTION Palm Springs Animal Shelter 4575 E. Mesquite Ave. Palm Springs, CA 92264 (760) 416-5718 Humane Society of the Desert 17825 N. Indian Canyon Ave., N. Palm Springs, CA 92258 (760) 329-0203 RETAIL & PET STORES Bones-n-Scones 577 E. Sunny Dunes Rd., Palm Springs, CA (760) 864-1133 Cold Nose Warm Heart 187 S. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, (760) 327-7747

PoshPetCare 844 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, (760) Treat Buddy 4751 E. Palm Canyon, South Palm Springs, (760) 202-3600,

PET BOARDING & DAYCARE The Canine Spa Pet Hotel & Grooming (760) 328-0876 68766 Perez Rd, Cathedral City, VCA - Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital 71-075 Highway 111 Rancho Mirage, CA (760) 346-6103

BOARDING/DAYCARE/ PET SITTING Barkingham Pet Hotel California 73650 Dinah Shore Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211 (760) 699-8328 Venus De Fido 73600 Alessandro Drive Palm Desert, California 92260 (760) 834-7070,

SERVICES Pet Cremation Center (760) 401-6700, (760) 449-7291

RETAIL & PET STORES EarthWise (760) 340-4542 40101 Monterey Ave. Ste. G7 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270



RESCUE/SHELTER/ ADOPTION California Paws Rescue 73650 Dinah Shore Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211 (760) 699-8328 Loving All Animals 44635 San Rafael, Palm Desert, (760) 834-7000

PET-FRIENDLY HOTELS The Rowan Palm Springs 100 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, (760) 904-5015

ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIANS The Cat Clinic 67870 Vista Chino, Cathedral City, (760) 325-3400 VCA - Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital 71-075 Highway 111 Rancho Mirage, (760) 346-6103 Carter Animal Hospital (760) 324-8811 Southwest Veterinary Clinic (760) 770-3380 GROOMING The Canine Spa Pet Hotel & Grooming 760-328-0876 68766 Perez Rd Cathedral City, CA 92234 EarthWise (760) 340-4542 40101 Monterey Ave. Ste. G7, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 K9 Clipper & Catamaran 67-555 E. Palm Canyon Dr. (Hwy 111), Ste. F110, Cathedral City, (760) 770-7676 VCA - Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital 71-075 Highway 111 Rancho Mirage, (760) 346-6103 The Barking Lot (760) 647-2275 Shear Art Pet Salon (760) 285-6263

PET BOARDING & DAYCARE Furrst and Furrmost 68100 Louisan Rd. Desert Hot Springs,(760) 409-9226, PET GROOMING & SITTING DJ’s Claws ‘n’ Paws & Doggie Daycare LLC 66502 Buena Vista Ave. Desert Hot Springs, (760)413-7349


RESCUE/SHELTER/ ADOPTION Animal Samaritans (760) 343-3477 No-Kill Shelter & Adoption Center: 72-307 Ramon Rd., Thousand Palms Veterinary Clinic: 72-120 Pet Land Place, Thousand Palms Coachella Valley City/County Animal Shelter Emergency Services: (760) 343-3644


ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIANS Country Club Animal Clinic 36869 Cook St., Palm Desert (760) 776-7555 Paws and Claws Urgent Care 73345 Hwy. 111, Ste. 101, Palm Desert, (760) 610-2454 Animal Hospital Of Desert (760) 568-5151 Palm Desert Pet Hospital (760) 568-9377

RETAIL & PET STORES/ BOUTIQUE Barkingham Pet Hotel California 73650 Dinah Shore Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211 (760) 699-8328 Bones-n-Scones 73-910 Hwy 111, Ste. C Palm Desert, CA (760) 340-2663 Spoiled Dog Designs (760) 482-1877, Venus De Fido 73600 Alessandro Drive Palm Desert, California 92260 (760) 834-7070, GROOMING Barkingham Pet Hotel California 73650 Dinah Shore Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211 (760) 699-8328 Venus De Fido 73600 Alessandro Drive Palm Desert, (760) 834-7070 Barking Beauties (760) 851-4679 Ritzi Rover Pet Grooming (760) 341-4133 Super Mutts (760) 776-9201 The Pet Spaw (760) 346-3461 Uptown Dog Grooming (760) 779-9900

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ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIANS Animal Samaritans 42-150B Jackson St. Suite 106, Indio, CA 92203 (760) 343-3477 VCA – All Creatures Animal Hospital 78-267 Highway 111 La Quinta, (760) 564-1154, Village Park Animal Hospital 51-230 Eisenhower Dr., La Quinta, (760) 564-3833 Desert Dunes Animal Hospital (760) 345-8227 VCA – Valley Animal Medical Center (760) 342-4711 DOG TRAINING FACILITY Dream Dogs (760) 899-7272 BOARDING & DAYCARE/ PET SITTING The Grand Paw 51750 Jackson St., Indio, (760) 398-9900. VCA – All Creatures Animal Hospital 78-267 Highway 111 La Quinta, (760) 564-1154,

The Grand Paw 51750 Jackson St., Indio, (760) 398-9900. Desert Feed Bag (760) 342-6602


The list below includes businesses that do not necessarily have a brick & mortar location but provide services for the Coachella Valley. CLUBS Kennel Club of Palm Springs Palm Springs Dog Club (760) 365-2628 Standard Poodle Club PET SITTERS & PET WASTE REMOVAL SERVICE Animal Attraction In-home cat care services. Tim Sally, (760) 673-7370 Elite Pet Care Palm Springs (760) 320-4710 Trip or Treat Pet Services (760) 507-6513

TRAINERS Best Paw Forward Valerie Masi (760) 885-9450 BestPawForwardDog Training. com GROOMING 4 Better Paws The Grand Paw Jim Turcott 51750 Jackson St., Indio, (760) 380-7776 (760) 398-9900. Dream Dogs Lori Wainio-Carman Village Park Animal Hospital (760) 899-7272 51-230 Eisenhower Dr., La Quinta, (760) 564-3833 VillageParkAnimal K9 Parent Training Manny Guerra VCA – All Creatures Animal (760) 813-5250 Hospital 78-267 Highway 111 La Quinta, (760) 564-1154, PS Dog Training Wade creatures-ca (760) 365-2628. RETAIL & PET STORES/ BOUTIQUE Pet Oasis 42-220 Washington St., Bermuda Dunes (760) 345-3199 Village Park Animal Hospital 51-230 Eisenhower Dr. La Quinta, (760) 564-3833 VillageParkAnimal

RESOURCES Animal Samaritans Shelter and Adoption Center (760) 343-3477 California Paws Rescue Center (760) 699-8328 Coachella Animal Network (760) 848-4284 Humane Society of the Desert (760) 329-0203. Loving All Animals (760) 834-7000 Palm Springs Animal Shelter (760) 416-5718 Pegasus Therapeutic Riding The Pet Rescue Center (760) 398-7722, Paws & Hearts (760) 836-1406


ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIAN Animal Bellflower Pet Hospital & Hotel 10326 Artesia Blvd Bellflower, CA 90706 (562) 925-5300 GROOMING/SPA Animal Puppy LUV Pet Grooming 17405 Woodruff Ave Bellflower, CA 90706 (562) 920-0100


ANIMALS SUPPLIES Animal Pussy & Pooch Pet Lifestyle Center 9388 S Santa Monica Blvd Beverly hills, CA 90210 (310) 221-8644 beverly-hills


ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIAN VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital 10701 South St Cerritos , CA 90703 (562) 926-3600


GROOMING/SPA Animal Sudsy Dog 6410 Del Amo Blvd Lakewood, CA 90713 (562) 377-1360


ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIAN Long Beach Animal Hospital 3816 E Anaheim St Long Beach, CA 90804 (562) 434-9966 Belmont Heights Animal Hospital 255 Redondo Ave Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 439-6871 Beach Veterinary Hospital 2741 E 4th St Long Beach, CA 90814 (562) 433-3400 Belmont Shore Veterinary Hospital 6222 E Pacific Coast Hwy Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 961-0028 GROOMING/SPA Soggy Dog Grooming & Pet Supplies 344 E 4th St Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 432-6934 Dirty Paws 4501 E Carson St #102 Long Beach, CA 90808 (562) 420-2277 Paws & Claws Pet Grooming 3726 E 7th St Long Beach, CA 90804 (562) 439-0400 You Dirty Dog 3040 Woodruff Ave Long Beach, CA 90808 (562) 429-1980 RETAIL/PET STORE Pussy and Pooch 4818 E 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 434-7700 Healthy Spot 6433 E. Pacific Coast Highway Unit A-5 Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 596-6800

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ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIAN Banfield Pet Hospital 330 S La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles CA 90048 (310) 289-7952 Carlsen Animal Hospital 11163 La Grange Ave Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 445-4692 Overland Veterinary Clinic 3465 Overland Ave Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 559-2424 GROOMING/SPA Tailwaggers & Tailwashers 1929 N Bronson Ave Los Angeles, CA 90068 (323) 464-9600 Animal Tender Loving Care Pet Spa 10948 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 479-4319 tenderloving Animal Pampered Tails 3101 Overland Ave D Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 990-8025 Pussy & Pooch Pethouse and Pawbar 564 S Main St Los Angeles,CA 90013 (213) 438-0900 downtown-la RETAIL/PET STORE Allan’s Aquarium & Pet 12003 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064 (424) 832-3009 Animal Bark n’ Bitches Dog Boutique 505 N Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 655-0155 Animal Crackers 8023 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 658-1919 Westside Pet Stop 10588 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 202-1076 Healthy Spot 8126 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 486-5500

Katie’s Pet Depot 12423 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 828-4545 My Pet Naturally 12001 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 477-3030 The Loved Dog 2100 Pontius Ave Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 914-3033 The Urban Pet 7515 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 933-2100 RESCUE/SHELTER Fur Baby Rescue 3030 Hill St Los Angeles, CA 90007 (213) 840-0153 NKLA Pet Adoption 1845 Pontius Ave Los Angeles, CA 90025 (424) 208-8840 North Central Animal Shelter 3201 Lacy St Los Angeles, CA 90031 (213) 485-5767 shelters The Vanderpump Dog Foundation 8134 W 3rd St Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 852-3647


RESCUE/SHELTER Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA 361 S Raymond Ave Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 792-7151


ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIAN VCA Miller-Robertson Animal Hopital 8807 Melrose Ave West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 657-7050 West Hollywood Animal Hospital 9000 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 275-0055

RETAIL/PET STORE D.O.G Pet Boutique 346 N La Cienega Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90048 (310) 652-6321

GROOMER/SPA The Pet Wash 100 W Imperial Ave, Suite G El Segundo, CA 90245 (310) 648-7599


DAYCARE/BOARDING The Grateful Dogs Clubhouse 202 Illinois St El Segundo, CA 90245 (310) 364-0011 El Segundo Pet Resort 231 E Franklin Ave El Segundo, CA 90245 (310) 322-6506 Yellow Brick Road Doggie 1501 E El Segundo Blvd El Segundo, CA 90245 (310) 606-5507

GROOMING/SPA Paws and Effect Pet Spa 3030 Pico Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 450-9017

RETAIL/PET STORE Animal Kingdom 302 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 392-4074 Bark Williams 2901 Ocean Park Blvd #118 Santa Monica, Ca 90405 (310) 664-7009 Natural Aquarium 2836 Santa Monica Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 829-6180 The Naked Dog 2621 Lincoln Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 450-6759

RETAIL/PET STORE Healthy Spot 204 S Sepulveda Blvd Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (424) 352-1300


ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIAN Manhattan Beach Animal MARINA DEL REY Hospital 1590 Rosecrans Ave, Suite A ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 VETERINARIAN (310) 536-9654 Animal Wellness Center www.manhattanbeach animal4053 Lincoln Blvd Marina del Rey, CA 90292 (310) 450– 7387 Animal Medical Group 1401 N Sepulveda Blvd VCA Bay Cities Animal Hospital Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (310) 546-5731 13476 W Washington Blvd Marina del Rey , CA 90292 (310) 821-4967 GROOMER/SPA Bubbles Pet Spa Cat Practice 2110 Highland Ave 4716 Lincoln Blvd # B Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 Marina del Rey, CA 90292 (310) 545-5294 (310) 773-9286 The Loving Groomer 233 10th St Manhattan Beach, EL SEGUNDO CA 90266 ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ (310) 944-0097 VETERINARIAN Fuji Pet Salon El Segundo Animal Hospital 1215 N Sepulveda Blvd 240 Center St Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 El Segundo, CA 90245 (310) 545-8209 (310) 606-8811 Banfield Pet Hospital 730 S Sepulveda Blvd El Segundo, CA 90245 (310) 333-0620


ANIMAL STORE The Modern Dog 1611 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, CA 90291 (310) 450-2275

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AAA Pet Groomer 410 N State College Blvd, Affordable Animal Hospital 310 N State College Blvd Anaheim Animal Care & Pet Hospital 1177 N. Magnolia Ave. Anaheim Canyon Animal Hospital 781 S Weir Canyon Rd # 197 Anaheim Hills Pet Clinic 5799 E. La Palma Anchor Animal Hospital 1119 W Lincoln Ave City Dog Pet Grooming 3070 W Lincoln Ave CJ Dog Grooming, 2048 W Lincoln Ave Cottage Pet Hospital 900 E. Broadway

Doggie Salon 1689 W Cerritos Ave Jackboy’s Dog Bakery 430 S. Anaheim Hills Rd., G K9 Karousel 2795 W Lincoln Ave Ste G Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave La Palma Veterinary Hospital 1715 W La Palma Ave Paws & Claws Animal Grooming 1721 W Katella Ave # D Pet Supply Warehouse 5729 E. La Palma Ave. Sunrise Pet Hospital 8285 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd #150 The Naked Dog (Protein For Pets) 701 S. Weir Canyon Rd, 111


Ann’s Pet Grooming 405 S. State College Blvd. Brea Grooming 1167 W. Central Ave. Brea Veterinary Hospital 675 S. Brea Blvd. Chateau Le Pooch 860 Imperial Hwy., M Founders Veterinary Clinic 330 N Brea Blvd # F Kriser’s Natural Pet 3341 E. Imperial Hwy.


Beach Paws Pet Salon 2424 Newport Blvd unit f Just Food For Dogs 103 E 17th St


Corona Del Mar Animal Hospital 2948 East Coast Hwy French Connection 332 Marigold Ave Happy D’s Pet Salon & Spa 3838 East Coast Hwy


Club Cat 1360 Reynolds Ave. C-120 Irvine Pet Complex 34 Creek Rd Kriser’s Natural Pet Store 5365 Alton Pkwy PetPoint Medical Center and Resort 2505 Da Vinci

These businesses have print copies of the magazine, stop by to grab a copy (call first, to confirm availability) Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital 1371 Reynolds Ave Stonecreek Animal Hospital 4178 Barranca Pkwy


Airport Animal Hospital 2433 W. Commonwealth Ave. All About Puppies 1064 E. Bastanchury Rd. Animal Medical Clinic 3257 Associated Rd Aspen Animal Hospital 800 E Commonwealth Ave Commonwealth Animal Hospital 1941 W. Commonwealth Ave., A Fullerton Hills Pet Clinic 1805 N. Euclid St. Noah’s Ark Animal Hospital 422 N. Euclid St. PETIAN 235 N. Euclid St. Pro Pet Fix Fullerton 2407 E Orangethorpe Ave Sunnycrest Animal Care Center 951 W. Bastanchury Rd. Tri-City Pet Hospital 1145 S. Placentia Ave.

Laguna Beach Animal Hospital 460 Forest Ave Laguna Groomers 384 Forest Ave Naked Dog Bistro 424 Forest Ave OC Animal Medical Center 1855 Laguna Canyon Rd Tailwagger 1854 S Coast Hwy.


Newport Center Animal Hospital 1333 Avocado Ave Newport Hills Animal Hospital 2670 San Miguel Dr The Paw Spa Pet Groomer 2905 Newport Blvd Villa Real Estate 450 Newport Center Dr


Affordable Animal Hospital of Orange 1826 N Tustin St Animal Medical Center of Orange 1330 N Glassell St Foothill Feed & Grain 18541 E Chapman Ave Furr Paradise Pet Grooming 1908 N Tustin St Garden of Grooming 3702 E Chapman Ave # F Grooming by Connie 441 N Tustin St Happy Paw Salon 665 N Tustin St Healthy Pet Hospital and Grooming, 3411 E Chapman Ave House of Paw 4710 E Chapman Ave IRVINE Integrative Veterinary Health Animal Hospital of Irvine Center 4200 Trabuco Rd 451 N Tustin St Club Cat Muddy Paws Pet Grooming LAGUNA HILLS 1360 Reynolds Ave. C-120 1330 N Glassell St La Paz Animal Clinic Culver Pet Clinic OC Veterinary Medical Center 25292 McIntyre St # J 14130 Culver Dr, Suite B 200 South Tustin Street B Laguna Pet Care Center Irvine Pet Complex Orange Hill Veterinary 25361 Alicia Pkwy 34 Creek Rd Hospital Trinity Pet Hospital Kriser’s Natural Pet Store 4750 E Chapman Ave 24861 Alicia Pkwy Ste D 5365 Alton Pkwy Orange Pet Clinic Paw Sweet Paw NEWPORT BEACH 811 E Katella Ave 16811 Noyes Ave Back Bay Veterinary Hospital Orange Veterinary Hospital PetPoint Medical Center and 1100 W Chapman Ave 4263 Birch St Resort 2505 Da Vinci Central OC Emergency Animal Orange-Tustin Animal Hospital 981 N Tustin St Southern California Veterinary Hospital 3720 Campus Dr # D Paw In Order Specialty Hospital 618 W Collins Ave 1371 Reynolds Ave Doggie Daycare...And More 1770 Newport Blvd Super Pets Stonecreek Animal Hospital 1807 E Chapman Ave 4178 Barranca Pkwy Dogma 21113 Newport Coast Dr Tami’s Grooming 260 N Tustin St # J LAGUNA BEACH Kriser’s Natural Pet Store 1044 Irvine Ave Terry’s Claws & Paws Aliso Beach Animal Clinic 434 S Tustin St 30816 Coast Hwy Lido Animal Hospital 2915 Newport Blvd The Clip Joint Pet Grooming Arch Beach Veterinary Clinic 4122 E Chapman Ave #7 2900 S Coast Hwy Newport Animal Hospital 21157 Newport Coast Dr Veterinary Out-Patient Clinic Dog Tub 1267 N Tustin St 812 S Coast Hwy Newport Beach Veterinary Hospital Villa Animal Hospital Faux Paw Artique 1610 West Coast Hwy 4250 E Chapman Ave 611 S Coast Highway Villa Park Animal Clinic 17859 Santiago Blvd # A Alicia Pacific Veterinary Center Laguna Niguel 30051 Alicia Pkwy Aliso Niguel Animal Hospital 23862 Aliso Creek Rd Dog Gone Cute Pet Spa 30001 Town Center Dr # 1 Kriser’s Natural Pet 23894 Aliso Creek Rd LAGUNA GROVE VETERINARY HOSPITAL 28971 Golden Lantern Laguna Niguel Veterinary Hospital 30001 Crown Valley Pkwy suite k Niguel Animal Care Center 27821 La Paz Rd Pets Plus 28991 Golden Lantern St South Coast Veterinary Hospital 30001 Town Center Dr Ste 5


Angel Pet Grooming Gallery 1280 E. Yorba Linda Blvd. Groom & Board 1158 E. yorba Linda Blvd. Pawsatively Elegant 1525 N. Placentia Ave. Placentia Veterinary Clinic 234 Yorba Linda Blvd. Taj Mapaw Dog Spa 225 South Lakeview Avenue Yolinda Animal Hospital 1407 N. Rose Dr.


Continental Dog Groomers 2441 N Tustin Ave # L Grand Pet Care Center 1602 N Grand Ave Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital 1729 N Grand Ave Sweet Paws Pet Grooming 2124 N Tustin Ave


Advanced Veterinary Internal Medicine 2965 Edinger Ave Advanced Veterinary Medical Imaging 3047 Edinger Ave Animal Clinic of Tustin Ranch Irvine 13115 Jamboree Rd Blue Ribbon Pet Grooming 14445 Newport Ave El Camino Pet Grooming 301 El Camino Real Eye Care For Animal 3025 Edinger Ave Grooming Yorba 14081 Yorba St Manny’s Family Hand Wash 2762 El Camino Real Ruff House Pet Resort 3065 Edinger Ave TLC Pet Shop & Grooming 12932 Newport Ave # 17 Tustana Animal Hospital 1142 El Camino Real Tustin Care Animal Hospital 14051 Newport Ave Tustin legacy Animal Hospital 15100 Kensington Park Dr Suite 520 Tustin Ranch Animal Clinic 1082 Bryan Ave Tustin Santa Ana Vet Hospital 741 W First St VCA Orange County Veterinary Specialists 3021 Edinger Ave

Orange County & Inland Empire Area Resources ANAHEIM

ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIAN Anaheim Animal Care & Pet Hospital 1177 N. Magnolia Ave. Anaheim, CA 92801 (714) 527-9292 Anaheim Hills Pet Clinic 5799 E. La Palma Anaheim, CA 92807 (714) 779-2101 Cottage Pet Hospital 900 E. Broadway Anaheim, CA 92805 (714) 535-6714


ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIAN Banfield Pet Hospital 2465 E. Imperial Hwy. Brea, CA 92821 (714) 256-4616 Brea Veterinary Hospital 675 S. Brea Blvd. Brea, CA 92821 (714) 529-4988

VCA Aacacia Animal Hosp. 939 W 6th St Corona, CA 92882 (951) 371-1002 BOARDING/DAY CARE Puppy World 301 W 6th St Suite 101 Corona, CA 92882 (951) 279-2384

SHELTER/RESCUE/ FOSTER/ASSISTANCE Corona Animal Shelter 1330 Magnolia Ave Corona, CA 92879 (951) 736-2309


ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIAN Airport Animal Hospital 2433 W. Commonwealth GROOMING/SPA Ave., Fullerton, CA 92833 Doggie Spa Corona (714) 879-4531 2284 Griffin Way #105 GROOMING/SPA Corona, CA 92879 Ann’s Pet Grooming (909) 239-7014 Commonwealth Animal 405 S. State College Blvd. Hospital Brea, CA 92821 1941 W. Commonwealth (714) 256-8388 Pets Choice Grooming & Ave., Fullerton, CA 92833 Supply 4300 Green River Rd #114 (714) 525-2355 PRODUCTS & SERVICES Brea Grooming Corona, CA 92880 Jackboy’s Dog Bakery 1167 W. Central Ave. (951) 272-5716 Fullerton Hills Pet Clinic 430 S. Anaheim Hills Rd., G Brea, CA 92821 1805 N. Euclid St. Anaheim, CA 92807 (714) 833-4668 Fullerton, CA 92835 (714) 322-8172 Star Struck Grooming Chateau Le Pooch (714) 879-4380 860 Imperial Hwy., M Salon 1411 Rimpau Ave Suite 115 Noah’s Ark Animal Brea, CA 92821 RETAIL/PET STORE Corona, CA 92879 Hospital (714) 482-0452 Anaheim Feed & Pet (951) 738-8228 422 N. Euclid St. Supply starstruckgroomingsalon. Fullerton, CA 92832 1730 N. Lemon St. com RETAIL/PET STORE (714) 525-2202 Anaheim, CA 92801 Kriser’s Natural Pet The Paw Spa (714) 992-2012 3341 E. Imperial Hwy 320 S Main St Pro Pet Fix Brea, CA 92823 Corona, CA 92882 2407 E. Orangethorpe Ave. Nature’s Select (657) 444-2766 (951) 371-2250 Fullerton, CA 9283 148 E. Orangethorpe Ave. (714) 738-3492 Anaheim, CA 92801 Petco Animal Supplies (714) 993-5500 PRODUCTS & SERVICES 2500 Imperial Hwy, 114 Sunnycrest Animal Care Jackboy’s Dog Bakery Brea, CA 92821 Petco Animal Supplies Center 109 N Maple St unit B 430 N. Euclid St. (714) 255-8162 951 W. Bastanchury Rd. Corona, CA 92880 Anaheim, CA 92801 Fullerton, CA 92835 (805) 556-4122 (714) 635-1714 PetSmart (714) 871-3000 8092 E. Santa Ana Cnyn Rd. 2465 E. Imperial Hwy Anaheim, CA 92808 Nature’s Specialties Brea, CA 92821 Tri-City Pet Hospital (714) 998-6833 Manufacturing (714) 256-0205 1145 S. Placentia Ave. 422 N Smith Ave Fullerton, CA 92831 Corona, CA 92880 Pet Supply Warehouse (714) 870-9090 (800) 551-7627 5729 E. La Palma Ave. CORONA www.naturesspecialties. ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ Anaheim, CA 97807 VETERINARIAN com/ (714) 777-9970 GROOMING/SPA AAA Animal Hospital All About Puppies RETAIL/PET STORE 425 E 6th St 1064 E. Bastanchury Rd. The Naked Dog The Fancy Puppy Corona, CA 92879 Fullerton, CA 92835 701 S. Weir Canyon Rd, 111 (951) 371-7117 530 Hidden Valley Pkwy (714) 784-6641 Anaheim, CA 92808 #102 (714) 974-7387 Corona, CA 92879 Centennial Animal (951) 278-9844 Hospital 1935 Compton Ave Yuppie Puppy Pet Shop Corona, CA 92881 (951) 371-7383 1218 Magnolia Ave centennialanimalhospital. Corona, CA 92881 net (951) 582-0690

Orange County & Inland Empire Area Resources continued PRODUCTS & SERVICE Furry Belly Bakery 106 1/2, N. Harbor Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92832 (657) 217-1566 RETAIL/PET STORE Petian 235 N. Euclid St. Fullerton, CA 92832 (714) 992-5030 PetSmart 1411 S. Harbor Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92832 (714) 992-5116

LAGUNA BEACH RETAIL - ART Faux Paw Petique 654 N. Coast Hwy. Boat Canyon Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (949) 274-3111 Faux Paw ARTique 611 South Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (949) 279-0541

DOG PARK Laguna Beach Dog Park 20672 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 The park is open Dawn to Dusk, Thursdays through Tuesdays. The park is closed on Wednesdays for maintenance. It is also closed during and after rainy days. ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIAN Laguna Beach Animal Hospital 460 Forest Ave Laguna Beach, Ca 92651 (949) 494-9721 lagunabeachanimalhospital. com


ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIAN Placentia Veterinary Clinic 234 E. Yorba Linda Blvd. Placentia, CA 92870 (714) 528-3145 placentiaveterinaryclinic. com Yolinda Animal Hospital 1407 N. Rose Dr. Placentia, CA 92870 (714) 524-1156 GROOMING/SPA Angel Pet Grooming Gallery 1280 E. Yorba Linda Blvd. Placentia, CA 92870 (714) 572-1444 Groomingtails Pet Spa 1825 E. Orangethorpe Ave. Placentia, CA 92870 (714) 579-1016 Groom & Board 1158 E. Yorba Linda Blvd. Placentia, CA 92870 (714) 854-9495 Pawsatively Elegant 1525 N. Placentia Ave. Placentia, CA 92870 (714) 961-9247


ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIAN Atlas Pet Hospital 1560 Hamner Ave Norco, CA 92860 (951) 737-1242 Norco Animal Hospital 892 Sixth St Norco, CA 92860 (951) 339-2219


ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIAN JH Animal Hospital 10945 Alondra Blvd. Norwalk, CA 90650


ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIAN Riverside Animal Hospital 6162 Magnolia Ave Riverside, CA 92506 (951) 683-4200 riversideanimalhospital9. Riverside Cat Hospital 11411 Magnolia Ave Riverside, CA 92505 (951) 785-5287 The Pets Place Animal Hospital 625 W La Cadena Dr. Riverside, CA 92501 (951) 684-2181 thepetsplaceanimalhospital. com GROOMING/SPA Candies Pet Grooming 6846 Roanoak Pl Riverside, CA 92506 (951) 743-2625 Love Pups Grooming 6200 Pegasus Dr #4 Riverside, CA 92503 (951) 221-3735 Pampered Pets 6779 Brockton Ave Riverside, CA 92506 (951) 784-2398 Plush Pups Boutique & Spa 10068 Magnolia Ave Riverside, CA 92503 (951) 261-9504 Riverside Grooming 3243 Arlington Ave Riverside, CA 92506 (951) 233-5166 10555 Indiana Ave #106 Riverside, CA 92503 (951) 343-3222 Tina’s Pet Palace 2955 Van Buren Blvd. # H7 Riverside, CA 92503 (951) 403-4443


RETAIL/PET STORE Yorba Linda Feed Store 3782 Rose Dr. Yorba Linda, CA 92886 (714) 524-3222 PetSmart 5521 Mirage St. Yorba Linda, CA 92887 (714) 637-8088 Wild Birds Unlimited 17611 Yorba Linda Blvd. Yorba Linda, CA 92886 (714) 985-4928 ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIAN AM/PM Veterinary Hospital 4872 Olinda St. Yorba Linda, CA 92886 (714) 779-1400 Greek & Associates Veterinary Hospital 23687 Via del Rio Yorba Linda, CA 92887 (714) 463-1190 Yorba Linda Pet Care Center 4935 Yorba Ranch Rd., C Yorba Linda, CA 92887 (714) 777-1677 yorbalindapetcarecenter. com GROOMING/SPA Canine Custom Cuts 19665 Yorba Linda Blvd. Yorba Linda, CA 92886 (714) 779-1456 Furry Friends Pet Grooming 18292 Imperial Hwy. Yorba Linda, CA 92886 (714) 693-9220


ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIAN Pro Pet Fix 1714 E. McFadden Ave. Suite M Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 973-1840

GROOMING/SPA Continental Dog Groomers 2441 N Tustin Ave # L Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 541-4011 Sweet Paws Pet Grooming 2124 N Tustin Ave Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 453-2870 DAYCARE/BOARDING Grand Pet Care Center 1602 N Grand Ave Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 558-7622


ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIAN Animal Clinic of Tustin Ranch 13115 Jamboree Rd Tustin, CA 92782 (714) 730-1442 Tustana Animal Hospital 1142 El Camino Real Tustin, CA 92780 (714) 544-4440 Tustin Santa Ana Pet Hospital 741 W First St Tustin, CA 92780 (714) 544-3124 GROOMING/SPA Blue Ribbon Pet Grooming 14425 Newport Ave., Suite A Tustin, CA 92780 (714) 730-3961 El Camino Pet Grooming 301 El Camino Real Tustin, CA 92780 (714) 832-4361 TLC Pet Shop & Grooming 12932 Newport Ave # 17 Tustin, CA 92780 (714) 838-5492

SHELTER/RESCUE/ FOSTER/ASSISTANCE Caring Friends Cat Rescue 2741 El Camino Real Tustin, CA 92782 (714) 745-5725 caringfriendscatrescue. com


ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIAN Orange Pet Clinic 811 E Katella Ave Orange, CA 92867 (714) 771-3870 www.orangepetclinic. com/ Pet Hospital 3411 E Chapman Ave Orange, CA 92869 714-771-3261

RETAIL/PET STORE Paw In Order 618 W Collins Ave Orange, CA 92867 (714) 628-9446 GROOMING/SPA Happy Paw Salon 665 N Tustin St Orange, CA 92867 (714) 705-0700 Fur Paradise Pet Grooming 1908 N Tustin St Orange, CA 92865 (714) 283-1909

SHELTER/RESCUE/ FOSTER/ASSISTANCE OC Animal Care 561 The City Dr S Orange, CA 92868 (714) 935-6848 OC Shelter Partners 561 The City Drive S. Orange, CA 92868 (714)576-6413

Lake Arrowhead Area Resources

VETERINARIANS Rimforest Animal Hospital, 1299 Bear Springs Road, Rimforest, CA 92378 (909) 337-8589 Hours: M-Sat 8am-5pm GROOMERS Arrowhead Animal Hospital, Doggie Styles, 23833 Lake Dr, Crestline, 27244 CA-189, Blue Jay, CA 92317 CA 92325 (909) 338-5329 Head To Tail Pet Grooming, (909) 336-6800 Hours: M-F 7:30am-5pm, 23966 Springwater Rd., Crestline, CA Sat 8am-3pm 92325 (909) 338-5407 HIKING Lauren’s Grooming, 27219 CA-189, Blue Jay, CA 92317 (909) 337-5077 leads/hiking-guide/ Guide to hiking trails, Jeani’s Mobile Grooming rules and regulations, and parking pass (909) 522-0111 information. BOARDING Double Dog Ranch, Crestline, CA (909) 338-8383

RETAIL & PET STORES Tommy’s Pet Studio, 27177 CA-189, Blue Jay, CA 92317 (909) 336-1061 Open 7 days PET SHELTERS & ADOPTIONS Mountains’ Humane Society, PO Box 452, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352 (909) 337-6422

Lake Gregory Regional Park South Shore, Crestline, CA 92325 (909) 338-2233 2.7-mile fitness trail. Dogs must be on a leash. DOG PARKS Cedar Glen Dog Park, 512 SR 173, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352 Fully fenced off-leash dog area with dog poop bags, surrounded by hiking trails. Lake Gregory Regional Park/Dog Park, South Shore, Crestline, CA 92325 (909) 338-2233 Half-acre fenced, offleash area split for large and small dogs.

Idyllwild Area Resources

Yucca Valley GROOMING The Posh Pooch (760) 369-0528, Dirty Dog-O-Mat (760) 365-7985, Sandy Paws Pet Grooming (760) 228-1233, Doggie Style Pet Grooming   55595 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, (760) 820-1240, Josie’s Dog Grooming   56881 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, (760) 228-2127 Petco Pet Store (760) 228-3264 RETAIL & PET STORE Big Morongo Feed & Tack 49742 29 Palms Hwy, Morongo Valley, CA (760) 363-2175 Fins and Fangs 57466 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA (760) 418-5345 DOG PARK 8490 Warren Vista Ave, Yucca Valley

VETERINARIANS Companion Animal Clinic 7332 Pioneertown Rd, Yucca Valley (760) 228-1474 VCA Yucca Valley Animal Hospital 57185 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, (760) 365-0641 yucca-valley VCA Yucca Valley Animal Hospital 70513 Twentynine Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms, (760) 367-9511 TRAINING PS Dog Training Ellen Wade, (760) 365-2628, RESOURCES Morongo Basin Humane Society (760) 366-3786 Animal Action League (760) 366-1100

Northern California PET-FRIENDLY RESORTS Little River Inn 7751 CA-1 Little River, CA 95456 (707) 937-5942 (888) INN-LOVE (Toll Free) PET-FRIENDLY WINERIES Lula Cellars (707) 895-3737 PET-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES Skunk Train (707) 964-6371

PET-FRIENDLY DINING Mendocino Cafe 10451 Lansing Street Mendocino, 937-6141 Cultured Affair Cafe Kasten & Albion Street (corner) Mendocino, 937-1430 Silver’s at the Wharf 32260 North Harbor Drive Fort Bragg, 964-4283

RETAIL & PET STORES Mountain Paws Pet Boutique 54380 N Cir Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549 (951) 468-4086 GROOMING/BOARDING Canine Klips 54385 North Circle Dr. Ste. # 153 Idyllwild, CA 92549 (951) 527-0011 Love On A Leash 54585 N Circle Dr. Idyllwild, CA 92549 (951) 659-9020 Randi’s Rascals (951) 659-0439 ADOPTION/RESCUE Living Free Animal Sanctuary 54250 Keen Camp Rd Mountain Center, CA 92561 (951) 659-4687 Animal Rescue Friends of Idyllwild (951) 659-1122 http://arfidyllwild.weebly. com

Products Cats & Carpet (760) 323-3858 Catio King (760) 424-9789 Epic Animal Treats FirstMate Little River Inn River Dog Package 7751 CA-1 Little River, CA 95456 (707) 937-5942 (888) INN-LOVE (Toll Free) Schnauzer Shorts Magazine

PRODUCTS Monarch Raw Pet Food Store 25870 HWY 243 Idyllwild, CA 92549 (951) 553-4764 SERVICES War Horse Creek 54250 Keen Camp Rd. Mountain Center, CA 92561 (951) 659-4687 warhorsecreek@living-free. org Mayor Max Idyllwild’s Canine Ambassador and official Mayor

San Diego Area Resources CORONADO

Amici Pet Hospital 2135 Columbia St San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 795-2400 Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital 1276 Morena Boulevard San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 260-1412 B Street Vet. Hospital 2675 B Street San Diego, CA 92102 (619) 237-0600 SOLANA BEACH GROOMING/SPA Clairemont Village Pet Sydnee’s Pet Grooming Clinic Solana Beach 3007 Clairemont Dr. 437 Highway 101 Ste. G, San Diego, CA 92117 Solana Beach, CA 92075 (619) 275-5752  (858) 704-4112 Cheshire Cat Clinic 4680 Clairemont Mesa Blvd RETAIL/PET STORE San Diego, CA 2117 Kahoots Pet Store (858) 483-1573 677 San Rodolfo Dr. Solana Beach, CA 92075 Lifetime Animal Care (858) 793-6883 Center Muttropolis Solana Beach 4250 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Ste C, San Diego, CA 92117 (858) 755-3647 (858) 201-4174 INSURANCE Market Street Vet Clinic State Farm, Linda Newell 633 7th Avenue 858-481-1436 San Diego, CA 92101 VISITOR’S INFORMATION (619) 230-1220  Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center Pacific Beach Vet. Clinic 1362 Garnet Avenue 210 Plaza San Diego, CA 92109 Solana Beach, CA 92075 (858) 272-6255 (858) 755-4775 Point Loma Vet Clinic SAN DIEGO 1964 Sunset Cliffs Blvd ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ San Diego, CA 92107 VETERINARIAN ABC Veterinary Hospital of (619) 222-4482 Kearny Mesa 8020 Ronson Road Shelter Island Vet Hospital San Diego, CA 92111 3625 Midway Drive (858) 278-1825  San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 222-0597 ABC Veterinary Hospital of Pacific Beach VCA Animal Emergency 2032 Hornblend Street Hospital San Diego, CA 92109 2317 Hotel Circle South (858) 270-4120 San Diego, Ca 92108 (619) 299-2400 ANIMAL HOSPITAL/ VETERINARIAN Crown Veterinary Hospital 817 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118 (619) 435-6624 crownveterinaryhospital. com/ Coronado Veterinary Hospital 150 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118 (619) 435-6281

Vet. Imaging Center of SD 7522 Clairemont Mesa Blvd   San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 634-5430 Veterinary Specialty Hospital 10435 Sorrento Valley Road San Diego, CA 92121 (858) 875-7500 BOARDING/DAY CARE PB Pet Hotel 1964 Garnet Avenue San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 274-8844 Pooch Hotel 2120 Camino Del Rio North San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 491-0239 Snug Pet Resort 11339 Sorrento Valley San Diego, CA92121 (858) 257-1188 GROOMING/SPA All About Animals 5622 La Jolla Boulevard San Diego, CA 92037 (858) 459-4583 Canine Cleaners 10448 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92124 (858) 503-6727 City Dog 550 Park Blvd, Suite 2102 San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 269-0201 Hairy & Merry 2400 Kettner, Stu. 105 San Diego, CA 92101 (844) 225-4364 Gloria’s Pet Salon 7730 Herschel Avenue San Diego, CA 92037 (858) 454-1150 Maggie’s Farm Natural Pet Grooming 1902 Rosecrans St San Diego, CA 92106 (619) 225-2210 Salty Dawg Pet Grooming 1460 Island Ave

San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 237-0557 Star Grooming on 5th 1845 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 571-1795 Spawtlight Dog Salon & Spa 915 E Street San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 237-4420 Sydnee’s Pet Grooming 929 Turquoise St San Diego, CA 92019 (858) 454-7387 Uptown Woofs 1110 Torrey Pines Road San Diego, CA 92037 (858) 459-1111 PET SITTING Mission Valley Pet Sitting Services (760) 644-0289 24/7 Pet Nanny (508) 574-2434 RETAIL/PET STORE Noah’s Natural Pet 4431 Cass St . San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 270-8161 www.noahsnaturalpet Pet Kingdom 3191 Sports Arena Blvd San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 224-2841 Urban Wolf 475 Tenth Ave. San Diego, CA 92101 (845) 328-0364 SHELTER/RESCUE/ FOSTER/ASSISTANCE FACE Foundation (858) 450-3223 SD House Rabbits Society (858) 565-2869

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4 Distinctly Different Overnight Boarding Sections Choose between one of the four different sections — Mandarian Orien“tail”, Sunset Barkee, the W’oof, and the “Paw”ninsula—find the one that best suits your pet’s personality. Suites are large and have human-sized king and queen beds. We have on-site staff 24/7.

Daycare Options & Nightcare too!

The indoor, air-conditioned play area is large enough for our dogs to run and play all day. Outdoors is Doguna Beach, where pups can play in our man-made lake, with a waterfall. The Dino Martin Lounge is available to relax and watch TV for those who don’t want to run and play with others anymore.

Professional Dog Trainer

We offer professional dog training including Puppy Kindergarten.

Cat suites and bird boarding available.

Barkingham Pet Hotel California

73650 Dinah Shore Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211 760-699-8328

22,000 square feet of fun! Boarding. Doggie daycare. Grooming. Nutrition Classes. Boutique. Puppy kindergarten. Concierge for services & tours. Expert Grooming

Nutrition and more!

California Grooming is a five-star grooming salon. Meet our groomers and see the magic they can do on your dogs. Offering mud baths, spa treatments and pawdicures, too.

Lori Weiner is a certified Clinical Pet Nutritionist (CPN) and will be available to consult with clients on proper nutrition for their pet. Call to schedule an appointment. Attend classes about our therapeutic grade essential oils from Young Living and classes on Nutrition for Your Pets. Barkingham will hold monthly workshops taught by Lori. Call to register.

California Dreamin’ Boutique

Find beautiful dog beds, leashes, collars, and more at our boutique. Therapeutic-grade essential oils available, too.

A New Standard in Pet Care and Rescue California Paws


“” Locally owned and operated since 2011, California Paws Rescue saves the lives of dogs every day. We are proud to have over 300 successful pet adoptions. Donations, volunteers, and adoptions can surely make the lives of these lovable pets wonderful. We also have an in-house vet clinic coming soon.

A Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to Finding Qualified Homes for Dogs Looking for Volunteers Because we are a non-profit organization, volunteers are necessary to help us succeed. If you would like to help, sign up to be a volunteer and save lives today! We depend on loyal friends and sponsors like you to help save the lives of these precious, innocent animals. You may even meet your new animal companion! Call us for more details. 760-656-3833

California Paws Rescue is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

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Pet Companion Magazine, Spring 2019  

The local magazine for Southern California's pet lovers. This issue contains articles about dental care for senior pets, cognitive dysfuncti...

Pet Companion Magazine, Spring 2019  

The local magazine for Southern California's pet lovers. This issue contains articles about dental care for senior pets, cognitive dysfuncti...