Walk With Us in the OB Holiday Parade!

Saturday, December 2nd from 4:30 PM – 7 PM

Walk with Sunset Cliffs Animal Hospital in the 38th Annual OB Holiday Parade!

The parade is on Saturday, December 2nd at 5:05 pm.

We will meet the day of the parade at 4:30pm. We do not know the exact street yet, but we will update our website post and Facebook event page when we do.

We will all be wearing matching sweatshirts. If you have walked with us in the past and still have your sweatshirt, great! If not, we can supply you with one. Just select your color and size options within the signup form below!

We ask that all dogs are on leashes and that you have bags to pick up after your pet. If you have more than one dog, both are welcome as long as each dog has his/her own “walker” who is able to control them. Holiday attire for your dog(s) is always appreciated.

Some of you have walked with us in past years and already know how great it is, especially when you’re walking with your best friend! The Ocean Beach Holiday Parade is great fun and we hope that you will join us!

If you would like to join us, please sign up:

* Please submit a separate form for each participant

Get Smart About Antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems.

 

Antibiotic resistance can cause illnesses that were once easily treatable with antibiotics to become dangerous infections. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are often more difficult to kill and more expensive to treat.

Overuse and misuse of antibiotics can promote the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Every time a person takes antibiotics, sensitive bacteria (bacteria that antibiotics can still attack) are killed, but resistant bacteria are left to grow and multiply.

 How should I use antibiotics to protect myself, my pets, and my community from antibiotic resistance?

  • Take the prescribed antibiotic exactly as your healthcare professional tells you.
  • Discard any leftover medication.
  • Never skip doses.
  • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
  • Never pressure your healthcare professional to prescribe an antibiotic.
  • Never save antibiotics for the next time you get sick.
  • Never take antibiotics prescribed for someone else.

How much do you know about antibiotics?

SPOT Rescue Networking Mixer & Fundraiser

Proceeds from this networking mixer and fundraising event benefit SPOT (Saving Pets One at a Time) Rescue.

There will be local businesses and networkers from Miramar/Sorrento Valley & surrounding areas present, a food truck, vendor booths offering free giveaways, swag & coupons, LOTS of raffle prizes, adoptable dogs, and beer from 32 North Brewing. This event is dog-friendly so you are welcome to bring your buddy.

Entry to this event is FREE, however guests are encouraged to purchase raffle tickets for $1 each (all sales go to SPOT Rescue).

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
at 32 North Brewing Co. in Miramar

Saving Pets One at a Time (SPOT) is an all-volunteer 501c3 tax exempt group who advocates for homeless dogs and cats in San Diego shelters that are at risk for euthanasia. Their goal is to save treatable, trainable, manageable and misdiagnosed animals from San Diego shelters by providing a system of transport, training, fostering and adoption.

November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is reported to affect anywhere between 1 in 100 to 1 in 500 dogs and cats. But experts believe that this disease is on the rise.

Is your dog or cat experiencing any signs or symptoms of diabetes? If so, talk to your veterinarian about getting your pet screened. With proper management and monitoring, a dog or cat with diabetes can lead a healthy, happy, and active life.

October 29th is National Cat Day!

Celebrate Cats and Their Epic Awesomeness!

Reasons Cats Are Awesome

1. Kittens.

Do we need to say more?

2. Boxes and bags are THE BEST. 

You spent hundreds of dollars on cat furniture and toys? We’ll just play with the box, thanks.

3. Sandpaper tongues.

When they lick you with their weird little sandpaper tongues, you know what true love feels like.

4. Boops.

You woke me up at 4:00a, but I’m not even mad.

5. They’re super freaks.

They freak out at inanimate objects and its hilarious.

6. Their sleeping faces are so adorable.

I just want to squeeze their little cheeks.

7. 3 am crazy time.

Because 3 am is the perfect time for exercising, duh!

8. They have no regrets. 

They’ll act like jerks, and have no remorse about it.

9. Their contortionism abilities are mesmerizing.

How the heck do they do that? And how is that even comfortable?

10. They’re so fluffy!

They are the best little pillows of softness to snuggle with.

11. Two word: laser pointer.

Get the dot!!!

12. Despite what the haters say, they really do love you. 

Cats are amazing, quirky companions, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Thank A Veterinary Technician!

October 15-21 is National Veterinary Technician Week!

 

Veterinary technicians are critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practices and play vital roles in preserving animal health and welfare. We take this week to honor their commitment to compassionate, high-quality veterinary care for all animals.

 

We welcome you to stop by the hospital this week to say “Thank You” to one of our awesome technicians!

Our Techs Rock!

Megan G, L.V.T.

Lara, L.V.T.

Amanda

Cerissa

Natasha

Sarah M

Moana

Sam

Megan R

Tawny

Reilly

Adel

Tiziana

Patrick

Puptober Fundraiser

Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue is proud to host its first ever Puptober Fundraiser! This event has games, face painting, bake sales, relay races, eight doggie costume contests, opportunity drawings, a class to learn tips on training your dog, and more!

 

Tickets are $10 before October 15th and $20 after October 15th, and include entry for all costume contests as well as five raffle tickets. Donations are also welcomed! All proceeds from this event go to the Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue.

Sunday, October 22, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Balboa Park

Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue focuses on saving what is known as 11th Hour Dogs, dogs who are scheduled to be euthanized by high-kill shelters that can no longer care for them. Once pulled from the shelters, dogs are placed in foster homes where they are vetted and rehabilitated according to their individual needs. Donations, fosters, and volunteers make these rescues possible.

DogFest Walk ‘n Roll Fundraiser

DogFest Walk ‘n Roll is a fundraising event benefiting Canine Companions for Independence. San Diego’s event will include a scenic, fully accessible, 1.2 mile dog walk followed by a celebration with dog and family-friendly activities including music, games, amazing dog demonstrations, presentations by assistance dog recipients, and more. Tails will be wagging!

 

While there is no registration fee for Canine Companions DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, participants are encouraged to set a personal fundraising goal and ask their friends, family, and colleagues to support them with a donation.

Saturday October 21st at 8:00a
NTC Liberty Station Park, Point Loma

Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Every dollar donated to Canine Companions makes a difference and helps fund the mission of providing highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities free of charge.

Pitties in the Park

Sunday Oct. 15th, 2017 from 12:00 – 5:00PM
NTC Liberty Station Park, Point Loma

The 3rd Annual “Pitties in the Park” is a FREE EVENT! hosted by San Diego Pittie Parents.

In honor of National Pit Bull Awareness Day, this celebration brings together bully lovers, animal advocates, and pittie parents from all walks of life. Fun for the whole family, two and four-legged kids too! Grab a bite to eat at one of the food trucks, browse through vendors for one-of-a-kind items and must-haves, and maybe even find your next best friend from one of the local pit bull rescue groups bringing their adopt-a-bulls.

October 11th is Pet Obesity Awareness Day

An estimated 59% of cats and 54% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. Pets with obesity are at increased risk for developing serious weight related disorders such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, kidney disease, cancer, and more.

 

If your pet is overweight, an effective individualized weight loss program can be achieved with appropriate caloric restriction, diet selection, exercise and behavior modification of both the pet and owner.

 

Not sure if your furry friend is a bit too plump? Use the body condition scale below to find out, and be sure to discuss your findings with your veterinarian at your pet’s next visit.

Hepatitis A Outbreak in San Diego

Many of our clients have asked about how their pets may be affected by the outbreak of hepatitis A here in San Diego. Good news: while this virus is highly contagious in the human population, your furry friends are not at risk! The host range for hepatitis A is limited to humans and several species of primates. Here is a link to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection’s web page on hepatitis A for more information:
https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hav/afaq.htm

Bunnyfest is Coming Up!

Sunday, September 24th at Balboa Park

Bunnyfest is the San Diego House Rabbit Society’s annual fundraiser. This festival is a fun BYOB (bring your own bunny) event for the bunny lover in all of us. There is a suggested $1 donation to the San Diego House Rabbit Society for the event. Proceeds from this event benefit rescue, education, spay/neuter, and adoption of abandoned domestic rabbits in San Diego and Riverside counties.