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Chula Vista Holistic Veterinarians

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  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda W.
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It’s such a big world out there for a first time dog owner. You’ve got your vet giving you advice, the neighbor giving you different advice, google, YouTube, word of’s hard to actually know how to teach your dog in the best way for your dog. For an entire year I had created an amazing bond with my dog, and we are inseparable. However, because I didn’t understand training, she had a lot of fear issues that turned into what would look like aggression at first, then an unnatural need to please. She needed help before her issues of barking, being defensive, and being afraid escalated to a level where she would intentionally “go off or after” another human who was a stranger. Paula connected with me and it was just the best possible experience ever. Paula is the type of person you just want to be friends with even after the lesson. She’s understanding and patient. I don’t even know if my dog would’ve done as well, had I gone with a different trainer/teacher. Within 5 weeks Zoey had improved immensely. And not just her, but me as well. I started to understand her behaviors and mannerisms and help her before she could even react negatively. I would tell all of my friends to go to Paula and would 100/100 choose her help with our dogs again.

  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Amy K.
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Kim and Lori were fantastic. Lori came out with Kim (the one who would be staying overnight) to meet my dogs. I was very impressed when they brought toys for them. Kim was great with my dogs as well as taking care of my house. I received daily texts and pictures of the dogs which relieved any anxiety I had about leaving the dogs. My vet is in Orange County but Lori recommended a vet close by which reassured me that if there happened to be an emergency everything would be handled. I also appreciate the fact that they are licensed and bonded, just another reassurance. I am very happy with the services Coco and Boo provided for my fur babies. Kim treated my dogs like they were her own. I could tell how much they liked her when she returned the house key once I got home. I will be using them again when I go out of town.

Peace Love and Walks
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Julie M.
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I always feel safe when Meg is with my dog! I have a dog with special needs (epilepsy) who is 14 years old, and Meg's vet tech background makes me feel at ease. She's reliable, trustworthy, and a truly wonderful person to do business with.

Lisa, the pet lover <3
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Susan M.
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Lisa is amazing! I had issues w/my travel that changed our arrangements and inconvenienced her but she was incredibly gracious and completely stepped up! She is 100% reliable, super kind, sweet and loving with my animals. Plus, big bonus, she works at Vet Clinic so she knows her stuff!

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Angie Y.
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Bill is highly recommended by my family, including our "Old Man Puppy", Apollo. We were blessed when we found Bill. He is experienced as a Vet Clinician/Tech and knew how to handle our rescued dog who needed a lot of TLC. It's been 1yr and Apollo has learned from Bill to trust and obey people. Bill's kind, calm, tender and quiet manner has helped Apollo become the dog we knew was inside waiting to emerge! We trust Bill 100% and you will too!

  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melodie F.
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No only does Glitter Groomer care about your dogby making them look and smell great; she recommends food and nutritional supplements and has tons of holistic advise that Works!!!

Shaunna's Home Services
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen M.
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My sister has a very large, shy dog that was abused by a stranger as a pup. Her name is Daisy. I met Shaunna through that shy dog. Daisy has never in her 10 yrs in our family EVER allowed anyone but my sis, our vet (who makes house calls) or myself touch her...until Shaunna. She just walked right up to Shaunna as Shaunna was walking a someone's dog and acted like she had just found a long lost family member. We were in shock! And have been in awe of Shaunna's talent for working with and walking dogs and relating with any animal! Also, there isn't a more reliable, honest person around. I'm proud to recommend her for whatever job you may have for her as I have found her work ethic impeccable and as far as I have found she is a Jackie-of-all-trades.

Dogs on the Run
from 3 reviews
    Catherine F.
    Verified review

    My dog Greg, my husband and I all love Eric. He is extremely reliable and trustworthy. He has a really special relationship with animals. It is no wonder that he dates a vet. I wish I could better explain how Eric is THE BEST! My husband and I both have very hectic schedules, but Eric is always available to help us out or modify his walks based on our needs. Greg is not always the easiest dog, he can be a handful around people and other dogs, but Eric makes it work. We always get amazing pictures and funny comments that make us feel really thankful that he is there to help us out and that he loves Greg too. I would highly recommend Eric to anyone out there who needs help with their pet and is looking for someone extremely dependable, timely, and great at his job!

    Pet pet le pew
    from 2 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    Mindi J.
    Verified review

    Monica has not only made my dog Max beautiful every two weeks for the last 8 years, she has socialized him. Initially she had to isolate him from the other dogs but now he hangs out right in the mix, completely comfortable. My vet has complimented my dog due to Monica's care. Monica is my Dog Whisperer. I'm so grateful to her for her skill and great care. And Max loves her!

    San Diego Neighborhood Vet
    from 2 reviews
      Rachel H.
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      Dr. Madison was so amazing with our shitzu. We love her and her very personalized service. She is our vet for life!

      Kates Dog Walking
      from 1 review
        Nik N.
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        Kate is a very trustworthy person to have responsible over your dog. Although she spends a lot of time focusing on school, in her spare time she interns at a vet office and loves to take care of all animals. She is a loving dog owner and would love to take care of others!

        Doggy D Tails
        from 1 review
          Kp A.
          Verified review

          Talking about a miracle worker! That's Jenn Cull with Doggy D Tails. My dog was literally deaf and blind. And Jenn performed a miracle task. She trained my deaf and blind dog. When Antler was a puppy, we had no idea of what was coming. She played and seemed very normal, by 6 mos. old she stopped chasing the ball and really didn't respond to my husband and I anymore. We called Jenn in. After close evaluation she recommended we take Antler to the vet. That's where she was diagnosed with a rare disorder, probably genetic. Jenn, asked if she could still work with Antler and we allowed her to. Without much hope, we didn't see what we could loose. Today, if you didn't know it, you cannot tell that Antler is deaf and partially blind. Jenn has taught Antler how to use her sense of smell and vibrations on the floor to respond to our commands. Antler even goes to the doggy park and has turned out to be our most beloved best friend in the whole world, all thanks to Jenn Cull of Doggy D Tails in San Diego.

          Q & A

          Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

          What is included in a dog grooming?

          Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

          Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

          What does a dog walker do?

          We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

          • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
          • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
          • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
          • What are your different walk routes?
          • When will you pick up and drop off?
          • How will we communicate?
          • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
          • What’s your cancellation policy?
          • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
          • How and how often do I pay you?
          • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

          What is a dog groomer?

          A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

          What is a dog groomer?

          Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

          A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

          What vaccines do dogs need to be groomed?

          It’s important to make sure your dog is up to date on its vaccines before taking it to a groomer. Vaccinations keep your dog and the other dogs that use the establishment healthy. Viruses can linger long after a dog is gone, so an unvaccinated dog can infect a number of other dogs days or even months after their visit. Find out about your dog groomer’s vaccination policies, and think carefully about receiving services from a company that does not require vaccinations. Here are the main vaccinations that are generally required for dog grooming:

          • Parvovirus: Parvo is a nasty virus that can kill dogs within 48-72 hours of infection. The virus is incredibly persistent and, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, is resistant to heat, cold, humidity and drying. It’s spread by dog-to-dog contact or contact with contaminated feces, environments (food and water bowls, collars and leashes, etc.,) or people.
          • Adenovirus 2: Dogs receive this vaccination to protect against canine infectious hepatitis. The vaccination can also helps prevent canine cough.
          • Canine distemper virus: Distemper has no known cure and can cause serious pain, illness, and even death, although recovery is possible with medical intervention.  
          • Rabies: This disease attacks the central nervous system and — when untreated — will
          • lead to death. The CDC recommends euthanizing an unvaccinated animal that has been exposed to rabies, although six-month isolation followed by vaccination is also permissible.
          • Para-influenza: Canine para-influenza leads to kennel cough and an unhappy dog.
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