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When the Shoe Doesn’t Fit

When the Shoe Doesn’t Fit

Pet Me! Magazine - Tuesday, April 04, 2017
By Martha Michael >>> Anyone who has had podiatry issues knows how crucial the health of our feet really is. And walking in shoes that don’t fit properly or aren’t constructed well can cause a world of hurt. The same is true in the equine world – they need the right shoes too. The experts in charge of the trimming and shoeing of horses’ hooves are called farriers. Mikey Rogers of Acton is a farrier serving in and around the Santa Clarita [...] Read More
Equestrian Trails Inc.: Horse Community Advocates

Equestrian Trails Inc.: Horse Community Advocates

Pet Me! Magazine - Monday, April 03, 2017
For more than 70 years, saddle pals in the horseback riding community have joined forces to promote safety, preservation, and simply enjoy trail riding together. The not-for-profit Equestrian Trails Inc., or ETI, was organized in Long Beach in 1944, at the end of World War II. Horsemen in Long Beach had pulled together to patrol power lines and guard property from attack during the war. Trained by the Long Beach Police Department, they were depended on to keep the area safe—all [...] Read More
Kitten Season: When Intervention Does More Harm Than Good

Kitten Season: When Intervention Does More Harm Than Good

Pet Me! Magazine - Sunday, April 02, 2017
By Larissa Barnes >>> Spring has sprung and with it the pitter patter of tiny feet … well, tiny little paws, at least. March marks the official welcome of kitten season, which for many sounds like a cute and fluffy time of the year. To those in animal rescue or others who have seen it first hand, it is a dreaded introduction to months of orphaned kittens and all night bottle feeding. The season, which runs until October in some parts of Southern California, stokes the  [...] Read More
Giving the Gift of Life: A Foster’s Perspective

Giving the Gift of Life: A Foster’s Perspective

Pet Me! Magazine - Saturday, April 01, 2017
By Larissa Barnes >>> As a shelter volunteer, I tend to gravitate toward the sick, the injured, the old and those that are just a little bit more needy. These are the animals that, for one reason or another, are not suitable for immediate adoption. They tend to be overlooked in the shelter and people who have the potential to provide homes for them don’t realize they exist. Over the years I have heard a thousand people say they “couldn’t do it, it would be too h [...] Read More
Saved from Slaughter

Saved from Slaughter

Pet Me! Magazine - Friday, January 06, 2017
By Martha Michael >>> As animal lovers, we spend a lot of time concerning ourselves with the brands we feed our dogs. Is it grain free? What meat is included in this brand or that one? We care about saving dogs from the unhealthy contents in dog food, but do we ever think about delivering dogs from becoming food themselves? There is an active underworld involving a food source that many know nothing about. That is the dog meat industry. Nareenea Muradian is  [...] Read More
Pet Food Particulars

Pet Food Particulars

Pet Me! Magazine - Thursday, January 05, 2017
By Martha Michael >>> If your pet has champagne taste, but you’re on a beer budget, there is no cause for concern. Providing healthy food is the main issue, not cost, according to local veterinarian Evelyn Vega, DVM. “’Specialized’ does not always mean automatically better. Many premium diets are too rich for pets and cause stomach upset,” Dr. Vega says. “Others are surprisingly high in calories, resulting in an overweight pet [...] Read More
Business Spotlight: Guardian Animal Aftercare

Business Spotlight: Guardian Animal Aftercare

Pet Me! Magazine - Wednesday, January 04, 2017
By Martha Michael >>> Many would agree that the hardest day in your life as a pet owner is when your animal dies. One cannot overestimate the significance of it, the fact that a family member is gone. What Steve MacCorkle of Guardian Animal Aftercare offers is more than just pet cremation services. He aims to enable individuals to grieve in the way they choose. “It never gets easier. It’s always a tough go,” MacCorkle says. “People don& [...] Read More
Pet Hospice: A Compassionate Option

Pet Hospice: A Compassionate Option

Pet Me! Magazine - Tuesday, January 03, 2017
By Dr. Gina Johnson, Happy Pets Veterinary Center >>> Recently the veterinary field has expanded to provide more services for pets as they reach the end of their lives. Pet owners may not yet be aware that there are now more options than ever to take care of our furry family members. In the past, owners may have thought their only option was to take their pet to be euthanized at the family vet or at the shelter when they started to show signs of illness or aging. However, [...] Read More
Santa Clarita Area Low Cost Vaccination Clinics

Santa Clarita Area Low Cost Vaccination Clinics

Pet Me! Magazine - Sunday, January 01, 2017
Need to find a low-cost vaccination clinic? Consult the chart above. [...] Read More
Canines in Combat: Dogs Serving in the Military

Canines in Combat: Dogs Serving in the Military

Pet Me! Magazine - Sunday, November 06, 2016
By Martha Michael >>> Does your Yorkie have what it takes to be a war dog? She sure does, says Lynn M. Hayner in an article posted by The United States War Dogs Association, Inc., a non-profit group promoting the work of military service dogs. The support provided by canines for U.S. troops is so wide-ranging, you may be surprised by some of the breeds that partner with men and women in uniform. Some of the best breeds for the business include: Doberman pinschers, bu [...] Read More

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