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November 27, 2018 0

For many people, dogs are not seen as just pets, but a part of the entire family. We love taking them everywhere we go and including them in our daily activities. Whether it be to the local coffee shop, outdoor mall, or even running errands. As much as we love taking our dogs everywhere we go, not all places allow it. Here is a list of 5 restaurants in Orange County that welcome you and your furry friend!

 

Lazy Dog Restaurant

With multiple locations in Orange County like Brea, Orange, Irvine, and Huntington Beach, you are likely to find a location that works for you! Lazy Dog Restaurant is well known for it’s a dog-friendly environment and even has a small menu for your pet. They offer brown rice, chicken breast, and grilled hamburger patties to keep your dog in tip-top shape! All that they ask of your pet is that they do not bite, bark, or beg.

The Cliff

577 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651

The city of Laguna Beach is more dog-friendly than most other cities in Orange County, making this the perfect location to spend your day! Unlike many other “ dog-friendly” restaurants, The Cliff takes the prize. They have an entire menu dedicated to dogs with items like Salmon Patties, Liver Bites, Oatmeal, and Prime Rib. All their items are made with fresh, organic ingredients to ensure the best for your dog. If you get there at the right time, they even have “Yappy Hour” for you and your dog to enjoy!

Rock & Brews

7777 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA, 90620

If you love burgers and beers, this spot is for you! It is a great family friendly location and has an amazing selection of rock ‘n roll music as well. They have an outdoor patio area for you and your dog to eat, relax, and enjoy the music. To make you feel even more at home, this restaurant has a menu called “Givin’ The Dog a Bone” including items like hot dogs, bacon, veggie patties, and bacon. Rock & Brews has a wide selection of specialty draft beers and even offers “bowser beers” so your pup can enjoy the experience as well (non-alcoholic of course)!

Haven Gastropub

109 South Glassell St, Orange, CA, 92866

This Old Town Orange restaurant is a crowd favorite, with items like chicken liver toast, skillet cornbread, and blue crab and yellow corn beignets. Haven Gastropub partners with Orange County-based dog food company, JustFoodForDogs. In partnership with them, Haven has five different choices on their menu for your dogs. They offer beef with potatoes, chicken with white rice, lamb, fish, and turkey. Your dog will feel right at home at Haven Gastropub and will enjoy their food just as much as you enjoy yours!

Bluewater Grill

630 Lido Park Ave, Newport Beach, CA, 92663

Located on the Lido Peninsula, Bluewater Grill is right on the water, giving you a perfect view while you enjoy delicious, sustainable seafood. Along with the amazing dishes served to people, they also offer a menu for dogs called Bluewater Bone Appetit. The menu contains items like chicken, salmon, and their specialty, Meat Roaf. This item is made up of beef, rice, and diced zucchini.

We hope you enjoyed our suggestions for dog-friendly restaurants in Orange County. If you get a chance to eat at any of them, let us know what you and your pooch’s favorite dishes were. At Brookhurst Animal Medical Center, we love bringing the pet community together through our favorite thing, food! Our Anaheim veterinarian, Dr. Lopez, loves being able to bring his pets out on foodie adventures with the rest of the family. With that said, it’s also important to keep an eye on what your pets are chewing on. What’s safe for humans may not necessarily be safe for pets. If you ever have a pet food questions or pet emergency, give us a call at our veterinary clinic in Anaheim, CA and we’ll be happy to help.

 

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April 15, 2017 0

Rabbits are some of the cutest and friendliest creatures that you can own as a household pet. Many people who live in Anaheim have opened up their homes to rabbits, primarily because they are a good option for people who don’t have the resources or space to have a dog or cat. Rabbits are known for their fun personalities which makes them great companions.

The furry little guys are extremely entertaining and fun-loving. There are dozens of breeds of rabbits available to adopt. They are very social, so they will want you to spend time with them! On top of that, rabbits can live anywhere between 10-12 years – with the proper care of course. This is especially wonderful, because studies have shown that petting a rabbit can significantly reduce stress levels. Other benefits include small living spaces and fairly low maintenance.

On that note, if you are thinking of adopting a pet bunny, it is important to consider that:

They Are A Financial Responsibility

Owning any kind of pet comes with a financial responsibility. Initial fees include the adoption fee which are usually inexpensive.  Additional costs include housing, food, and supplies to bunny-proof your home.  On-going costs include food, litter, and visits to the veterinarian. It also is very important that you invest in getting your bunny spayed or neutered.

They Are Social Animals

They don’t like to be alone. They love spending time with you, but you will have to make time for them every day. Since they are social creatures, rabbits will tend to get into trouble if they are not entertained.

They Don’t Like Change

Rabbits get stressed out when they travel or are placed in an unfamiliar environment. If you plan to travel often, you may have to consider getting a pet sitter. Airlines do not often allow rabbits to fly in-cabin. If you travel often, getting a rabbit may not be the best option for you.

They Don’t Just Eat Carrots

Contrary to popular belief, rabbits cannot live solely on carrots. These colorful vegetables are very sweet, and should be given to your pet rabbits as an occasional treat. For regular meals, rabbits should be fed fresh hay and salads.

They Will Chew

If you plan to keep your rabbit inside the house, be aware that they will chew on anything that they can get their paws on. Investing the time to bunny-proof your home is necessary to prevent any accidents with electrical wires and furniture.

When you start thinking about adopting a bunny, consider both the benefits of having one as a pet, but be sure that you’re able to take care of one before bringing him or her home. Many rabbits have been abandoned, and are constantly searching for loving homes.

Every year after Easter, animal shelters find themselves with an overwhelming amount of abandoned rabbits that were meant to be gifts. For that reason, the decision to bring any kind of pet into your life is very important. They are delightful little creatures.

For more information on caring for rabbits, contact Dr. Lopez at Brookhurst Animal Medical Center. As a leading veterinarian in Anaheim, Dr. Lopez provides excellent care to all kinds of exotic animals.

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