Posted on Jan 01, 2013 under Cats, Pet Friendly |
Courtney & Dutch
A very Happy New Year 2013 to all of our wonderful clients, both 2-legged and 4-legged! It’s been a fantastic year for us meeting may new people, many who have moved from Georgia, D.C., Texas and Nevada.
Welcome to the new members of our team as well and our vendor partners! We appreciate all of you and look forward to a great year of caring for your kids!
Posted on Sep 03, 2012 under Dogs |
I often see owners with new puppies who utilize potty training pads as an initial solution to housebreaking and hope that they will also learn to ask to go outside.
Crate training offers the best long term solution for outdoors. There are many good reasons for indoor training, such as living in a high-rise building or health issues. If you choose to use pads and patches remember that you are training your puppy that it is appropriate to relieve itself inside and he/she will be confused if expected to understand both methods.
Here’s a great article from The Housebreaking Bible that talks about indoor and outside training pratices.
Posted on Mar 11, 2012 under Pet Friendly |
Walk for Animals Sponsored by the San Diego Humane Society
Join the 8th Annual Walk for Animals on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Crown Point Shores, Mission Bay in Pacific Beach.
Team APC is joining in on the fun and would love your sponsorship!
Please visit the 2012 Walk for Animals website! If you would like to support our team, please search for “Team APC”.
Walk for Animals
Posted on Feb 27, 2012 under Pet Friendly |
Meet Kathy Jensen! Kathy is a native of Pittsburg, PA and relocated to San Diego with the Marines where she served on several deployments, thank you Kathy! Kathy is still in the reserves and plans on teaching Criminal Justice for the military.
Her days are now spent supporting our team with daily dog walks and cat care. She grew up with animals her entire life, and is the proud Mom of two Huskies, Rocky & Ozzie. She is also a client and loves the care we give her animals and wanted to join the team. Welcome aboard Kathy!
Posted on Feb 06, 2012 under Pet Facts |
Pet First Aid by Jive Media LLC
Be prepared 24/7 for medical pet emergencies with this mobile phone application! Information is available at your fingertips including cuts, choking and CPR and general CPR.
You can also store your pet’s vital records including microchip contacts, medical information, veterinarians and vaccinations. There’s even a journal to keep a record of basic info such as weight maintenance. The cost is only $3.99 and features detailed articles, videos and illustrations to use quickly in an emergency.
Posted on Jan 21, 2012 under Cats |
This lovely Tiffany kitty is called “Miss Kitty”. Kitties love their routines and Miss Kitty is no exception. Our ritual includes sunning and grooming, playtime with her favorite toy, and then of course, TREATS!
“Miss Kitty” is a rare feline breed called a Tiffany or Chantilly cat. She has so much personality!
From Wikipedia ~
“The Chantilly-Tiffany or Chantilly/Tiffany, also known as simply the Chantilly or the Foreign Longhair, is a breed of cat derived mainly from cross-breeding long-haired Asians and Burmese. The breed originated in North America. As the name suggests, it is closely related to, and in some registries considered distinct from, the Tiffany (or Tiffanie, a.k.a. Asian Semi-longhair) breed, the British variant.
It is a cat with a semi-foreign body style and a full semi-long coat. The coat is silky, soft and smooth; the lack of undercoat usually makes grooming simpler than that of cats with an undercoat. Somewhat a late bloomer, the Chantilly-Tiffany is slow to mature and usually does not come into its full stature until about two years old. The eye color of the feline intensifies with age. The head should be a broad, modified wedge with gentle curves. It should have a medium length nose and a strong, broad, short and softly squared muzzle, and defined but not obvious whisker pads.”
Posted on Jan 06, 2012 under Dogs |
There’s no stoppin’ me now!
I was recently at a local dog park and was amazed to see this Labrador Retriever running around the park. He had weak back legs but with the aid of a wheelchair designed to support his lower body he was able to run around without any restrictions. Consider this if your dog has physical limitations. They are still able to get the exercise they need!
Check out DogKarts.com or HandicappedPets.com for Walkin’ Wheels Dog Wheelchair!
“A dog wheelchair can enable your dog to run and play again, get the exercise he (or she) needs, and live a happy, healthy life. Designed to help animals with hip and leg problems including degenerative myelopathy (DM), hip dysplasia, arthritis, paralysis, slipped disc, soreness, spinal and neurological problems, surgical recovery, and more.”
Posted on Oct 24, 2011 under Dogs |
New to the Area!
We are fortunate to add a great list of terrific customers to our client list! There are so many people that have recently moved to San Diego!
Thank you for choosing us as your pet professionals!
Judith, Will & Abby (Washington DC)
Genevieve & Disco (Georgia)
Josh, Rebecca, Jezebel & Jericho (Tennessee)
Krista, Jason, Jack & Rupert (Texas)
Posted on Oct 16, 2011 under Dogs |
Protect Your Pooch!
This photo was taken at Tecolote Canyon Golf Resort in San Diego last week. An English Sheepdog had been left in the car while its owner played golf. We are thankful that the convertible top was down. This was during our heat wave here in San Diego where temperatures were well over 90 degrees.
Thank you to the team of golf professionals at Tecolote Canyon Golf Resort. They took it upon themselves to prop large golf umbrellas up and shield the windows so the dog could stay cooler. Luckily there was plenty of water for the pooch.
About.com has a great article about heat stroke in dogs. Here in San Diego we face hot weather in the Fall and it is our fire season. Please protect your dog from heat stroke and heat stress! http://dogs.about.com/od/dogandpuppyhealth/qt/heatstroke.htm
Posted on Oct 02, 2011 under Cats |
Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants
We came upon an extensive list of plants that are toxic to CATS put out by the ASPCA We were amazed how long the list is and wanted to share it with you.
There are over 390 plants on the list that are toxic and non-toxic.