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Rules were made to be broken, and hundreds of dogs did a fantastic job of that two weeks ago at the annual Pooch Plunge at Cameron Park Lake. The usual “No Dogs” statute was lifted for a day to raise funds for the next local off-leash dog park currently in development in El Dorado Hills. The lagoon at the lake is scheduled for its annual draining and cleaning later this month so the Pooch Plunge was the last public event of the season. The combination of cool water, dogs of all shapes and sizes, and tennis balls was the ideal recipe for both dogs and humans to enjoy a summer weekend!

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Naturally, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a beach day with our patients. We were there with an endless supply of free training treats, water toy giveaways, water bottles to keep human companions cool, and a few raffle prizes. Dr. Prince was on hand with technician Chloe and manager Traci to answer health and training questions, fill any empty tummies, and make sure every participant had a fantastic day.

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We were also launching a brand new tool in the fight against fleas and ticks: Bravecto, a soft and chew-able treat that protects your dog from fleas and ticks for at least 12 weeks! Not only is it much more convenient than monthly pour-on treatments for owners, this new medication is proven to be much more effective against flea/tick infestations over time as well as preventing new infestations. If you missed our booth, stop by our office to learn more about how this new product can help protect your pet!

 

When the pups weren’t raiding our treat stash, they spent most of the morning and afternoon having a BLAST in the water:IMG_5989

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There were definitely some exhausted pooches and owners leaving the lake that day, but what a way to unofficially close out the summer season! Seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and helping to keep the pups happy was a great “Dog Day of Summer” in our books. We are proud to support the El Dorado Dog Owners Guild in their mission to improve the lives of all dogs in our county and look forward to the completion of the new dog park as well as future canine-centric events in the community. Keep in touch with us on Facebook and stay tuned for the next event where we get a chance to spoil your furry kids!