Useful links, places we recommend, or stuff we just think is great


Loving Hands Veterinary Services – When we are unavailable to perform these services, we recommend these truly caring and gentle veterinarians.

Signature Veterinary Services – They provide regular housecall services as well as euthanasia services. 


These are our top pet insurance recommendations. Not only do the cover injuries and illnesses like most other pet insurance companies (without some of the random exclusions such as exam fees with other companies – we’re looking at you Trupanion), these companies actually consider “dental disease” a REAL disease and include coverage! Please call the company and verify coverage, but from our research, these are the best in the business.


Pet plan 

ASPCA Complete Coverage


MixLab – A great modern, efficient compounding pharmacy


Greenfield Compounding Pharmacy – Located in Vista with same day meds available.

LaVita Compounding Pharmacy – Located in Sorrento Valley.


CareCredit – Short term credit. Typical terms are 6 months no-interest. This is a great option if an emergency occurs – just make sure it can be paid in 6 months or the interest is really high.


Pet Nutrition Alliance: Calorie calculators for Dogs and Cats (especially useful if we recommended weight loss)

Raw Meat Diet: Fact v. Fiction

Home Cooked Diet formulation:

Veterinary Nutrition Consultation 

  • Blue Pearl Pet Hospital in Irvine. Appointments for nutrition can be done in person or via telemedicine.


Dr. Elsey’s cleanprotein Cat Food: High animal protein, low carbohydrate. This is the most similar diet to what feral cats eat. We recommend feeding wet food, if possible.

REPUTABLE INFORMATION – Reliable information on a variety of diseases, drugs, and general health information

ASPCA Poison Control – 888-426-4435

Microchip Number Lookup – Make sure your pet’s info is up to date


APHIS Pet Travel – Reliable information from the USDA on pet travel requirements – international and interstate.

WorldCare Pet Transport – A comprehensive pet travel and relocation service. Great for helping to ensure all pet travel documentation is arranged and endorsed.


PredatorBWare – Protective clothing to prevent small dogs from being attacked by other dogs, coyotes, and rogue owls! Plus, it looks awesome!

SureFlap Microchip Pet Feeder – If you can’t physically separate your cats at mealtime or you need to keep your dogs out of their food, this is a slick way to make sure the food goes to the right pet.

NoBowl Cat Feeder

LitterKwitter – Teach your cat to stop using the litter box and use the toilet like he was always meant to. Litter Kwitter is a 3 step system to total litter box freedom.

Calm Cat Carrier – This slick carrier is a stress minimizing way to get your cat in and out for their exam. No more reaching in and pulling them out or tipping them on to the exam table!


Natural Solutions – We DO NOT recommend the rattlesnake vaccine. Read why on our blog post on the subject. Rattlesnake avoidance classes are a better solution.

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