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How to Become a Foster Pet Parent

You want to foster a dog or cat but don’t know where to start? Well, first of all – that’s great! Fostering a pet is one of the most helpful things you can do for a shelter pet in need (especially in times of natural disasters)! Second, here’s a good list to work off of to ensure that your foster […]
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Helping Animals in the Wake of a Natural Disaster

By: Dr. Abby Huggins Mowinski, DVM It can feel absolutely overwhelming to watch natural disasters unfold in other regions of the country and other parts of the world. So much help is needed on so many levels — it is impossible to know where to start. But the important thing is simply to START. Even seemingly small acts, when done […]
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A Healthy Weight can Help your Pet Live Longer

By: Dr. Abby Huggins Mowinski, DVM Excess weight. Many people think of extra pounds as a cosmetic problem, but it is so much more than that. Obesity is as significant a health crisis in our companion animals as it is in the human population, with over 50% of dogs and cats in the overweight to obese range. Pet obesity is […]
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Forbes and CircleUp25: The 25 Most Innovative Consumer Brands of 2016

Ryan Caldbeck, Contributor It’s rare when one of the biggest sectors of our economy experiences massive change. The change is so pervasive, it can sometimes fly under the radar since it’s constantly happening right under our noses. Consumer and retail is seeing tremendous innovation, and it has once-dominant, big industry players stumbling. CircleUp25 recognizes trailblazers leading this innovation. Previous CircleUp25 […]
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4th of July pet safety tips

The holiday weekend is a time to kick back, relax and enjoy the festivities, but there are some necessary precautions we need to take to make sure our pets are enjoying the holiday with us and staying safe at the same time. Be prepared: Microchip and always have a current ID on your pets – this includes name, address, phone […]
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Keep your pets cool this summer

It’s going to be a hot one. While sweat pours down every inch of our bodies, our pups’ only sweat glands are on their paw pads and nose. They cool down mainly by panting, and in 100-degree weather – that could take a while! It’s up to us to make sure that our furry friends get their exercise in, but […]
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How to prepare and keep your dog healthy for running

There are not many things in this world more natural than seeing your dog run. If you’re a marathoner looking to finish an IRONMAN or just a casual runner looking to stay fit, your dog might be the key to keeping you motivated and on a consistent routine. Just like people, pets need exercise to live a happy and healthy […]
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Pizza, Beer, and a sub 16 minute 5K

Written by IRONMAN champion Kelly Williamson It was April of 2009, while competing at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside, that my husband and I realized we were meant to have an Amico in our lives. Post-race we were hanging out at one of our favorite pizza and beer joints, Pizza Port, in Solana Beach. We found ourselves sitting on the front patio […]
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