A common question we receive is “What is a professional pet sitter?” It is a great question, especially these days with many web sites like Angie’s List, Care.com and more popping up on the internet claiming to have pet care experts and professionals. The sad part...read more
Heart conditions exist in many pets, and vary in type similar to heart conditions in people. Sometimes pet owners aren’t aware of the condition, and sometimes there might be symptoms which don’t seem to be related to heart problems, yet the underlying cause is the...read more
We all love to bask in the California sun and rattlesnakes are no exception. Snakebite envenomation is something that is frequently seen in the animal ER. The Western Rattlesnake is the most common in our region. What are the general signs of a snakebite wound?...read more
After being in a home for a year, Hamlet and his lady Bonita were turned into the Lancaster shelter. Bonita was pregnant and Hamlet was doing his best to stay close and care for her. We ended up with seven puppies! The whole family was put into a foster home and we...read more
Did you know there are 22 species of mosquito in the U.S. that carry heartworm? It only takes one bite from one infected mosquito to spread heartworm disease to your pet. Due to the heavy rains earlier this year, the mosquito population is up! Heartworm disease is a...read more
It’s time to start thinking about summer travel plans. Many people are taking trips this summer and I get quite a few questions about vacationing with pets this time of year. There are a few things to think about when globe trotting with Fluffy and Fido. 1. First,...read more
Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol and some other related medications that are used to treat pain and fever in people. Unfortunately, this drug can be extremely poisonous to cats and dogs. Acetaminophen toxicity occurs when a cat or dog swallows enough...read more
The Brittany Foundation’s Annual Chili Cook Off and Memorial Event Join us on Saturday, May 20 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m.
Every year we host a Chili Cook Off and Memorial Event at the sanctuary in Agua Dulce, CA. Join us and honor your beloved pets who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge during our Memorial Event while enjoying delicious food and beverages, tour the sanctuary, and most...read more
Spring has definitely sprung, and with it comes beautiful flowers! We love having gorgeous and sweet smelling blooms to brighten up the home, but if we have pets then we need to be aware that many of our favorite flowers are actually highly toxic to dogs and cats....read more
Your pets were so cute that we couldn’t just choose our top three! Here are plenty of adorable, local pets to fill your day with smiles and laughter. Thank you for all your submissions! ABOUT THE MAGAZINE The Magazine of Santa...read more
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