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Holiday foods we enjoy cooking and eating can be a problem for your pet.
Rich, fatty foods, like gravy or grease, can cause problems ranging from stomach upsets to pancreatitis, which is an inflammation of the pancreas resulting in pain, vomiting, and dehydration. Dogs with this serious condition often require hospitalization for treatment.
Alcohol can cause serious intoxications in pets, and many dogs are attracted to it. Every year hundreds of dogs die after a single bout of alcohol consumption. Clean up glasses after holiday parties. Dogs are often attracted by the sweet taste of drinks, especially eggnog.
Chocolate, coffee, and tea all contain dangerous components called xanthines, which cause nervous system or urinary system damage and heart muscle stimulation. Chocolate, with theobromine, is especially a problem because dogs love its flavor. Problems from ingestion range from diarrhea to seizures and death. Unsweetened baking chocolate and dark chocolate are the worst culprits, but all chocolate, fudge, and other candy should be placed out of your dog's reach.
Uncooked meat, fish, and poultry can contain disease-causing bacteria, such as E. coli, and parasites such as Toxoplasma gondii. These uncooked foods should not be given to your dog. For your own health, as well as your pet's, wash utensils that have been in contact with raw meat, and cook meat thoroughly.
Bones from fish, meat, or poultry can also cause problems if swallowed. Even small bones can splinter causing lacerations (tearing) throughout the intestinal tract. So, no matter how big or how little they are, be sure to keep bones (other than those that are specially sterilized and treated) away from your dog. Rawhides, Kong toys, and hardened, sterilized bones would be better alternatives.
Tobacco products can be fatal to pets, if ingested. Signs of poisoning develop within 15 to 45 minutes and include excitation, salivation, vomiting, and diarrhea. Pets may develop seizures, collapse and die from cardiac arrest. Keep cigarettes, cigars, tobacco, nicotine gum and patches, and ashtrays out of the reach of pets. Empty ashtrays frequently since cigarette butts contain about 25% of the total nicotine in a cigarette.
Uncooked yeast dough can expand and produce gas in the digestive system, causing pain and possible rupture of the stomach or intestines.
Grapes and raisins contain an unknown toxin, which can damage the kidneys.
The artificial sweetner, xylitol, that is present in some gums, breath mints, candy, and other human food can be very toxic to dogs.
Macadamia nuts contain an unknown toxin, which can affect the digestive and nervous systems and muscles of dogs.
Remember, dogs have an exceptional sense of smell – juices on plastic or aluminum foil left on countertops are very tempting. If ingested, plastic or foil wrap (cellophane candy wrappers or food wrap) can cause choking or intestinal obstruction.
Meat-soaked strings from rump roasts are also enticing. Ingestion can cause a surgical emergency called a 'linear string foreign body' in the intestines.
To be safe, put away food immediately, and pet-proof your garbage. Garbage contains all kinds of other hazards for your dog such as plastic wrap and bags, 6-pack beverage holders that could cause strangulation, fat trimmings, bones, and pieces of ribbon or tinsel.
Feed your pet(s) before a party so they will not be so apt to beg or steal food.
We all like making our homes more festive for the holidays. We enjoy the green foliage and colorful flowers of plants. Unfortunately, many of the plants we have in our homes during the holidays can be poisonous to pets. If ingested, holly (leaves and berries) causes stomach upset and can be potentially fatal to both dogs and cats. Mistletoe upsets stomachs and can cause heart collapse, while hibiscus may cause diarrhea. Poinsettias have an irritating sap that can cause blistering in the mouth and stomach upset. So when you brighten up your home, place these plants well out of your dog's reach, or use imitation holiday plants.
All that glitters is not gold – it could be dangerous for your pet.
Ribbons, yarn, and string can cause intestinal obstruction and bunching of the intestine along the length of the string. These conditions require surgery and can be fatal. Ribbons around your dog's neck may be cute, but they can also be dangerous.
Adhesives and glues can be toxic and are often attractive to animals.
Potpourri contains oils that can be toxic to dogs if eaten. We may not think of eating it, but some curious pets may.
Candles can cause burns and fires. Never leave lighted candles unattended or within reach of your pet.
Few things are more tempting to a playful dog than a game of tug. This is not a good game, however, to play with the end of a tablecloth. Try to keep items such as tablecloths, table runners, etc., from hanging too low to the floor, and tempting happy dogs running by to grab an end and pull!
Rawhide or other edible items left under the tree can be very tempting, and remember that companies (even Drs. Foster & Smith!) often package rawhide or other pet gifts wrapped in ribbon. Make sure to remove ribbons or ties before you present gifts to your dog. If played with and swallowed, yarn, ribbon, or string on gifts can cause intestinal obstruction, requiring surgery.
Perfumes and after-shaves contain ethanol (alcohol) and perfume also contains essential oils which can be very toxic to dogs if ingested.
Batteries for toys or other gifts can be toxic and cause intestinal obstruction. Keep in a safe place until they are ready to be inserted in the gift.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, how careful we must be. Christmas trees and their decorations can create hazards for pets.
Place Christmas trees in a stable stand, and attach the tree securely to a window or wall with something like fish line. We have known others who have hung their tree from the ceiling! To keep pets away from the tree, it may help to use a Scat Mat. While most dog owners use an indoor exercise pen to provide a safe place for a pet to play, during the holidays, some people place the pen around the tree. Even though you take precautions, make sure your dog is always supervised when in a room with a tree.
Tree needles can be toxic and cause mouth and stomach irritation. Even needles and the wire of artificial trees could pose a problem. Be sure your dog is not chewing on branches or eating fallen needles.
Tinsel's shininess is attractive. When eaten, it can cause blockages, which often require surgery to remove. Leave it off the tree altogether.
Angel hair, flocking, and artificial snow are mildly toxic. If consumed in larger amounts, however, they could cause blockage of the intestine. Try decorating with something less likely to cause a problem.
Chewing on electrical cords, including cords of lights can cause problems ranging from burned mouths, to electrical shock to death by electrocution. Some larger lights can become quite hot, and could also cause burns. Unplug decorative lights when you are not there, use pet-proof extension cords, and spray cords with a product such as Bitter Apple or Chew Stop.
Dogs will often play with glass ornaments as if they were balls and serious oral lacerations can result. Sharp ornament hooks can also become imbedded in your pet's mouth or esophagus. Place ornaments that are shiny, or could be swallowed or broken high up on your tree. Larger, less intriguing ornaments can go near the bottom.
Decorating trees with food is asking for problems. Candy canes and gingerbread people can be as enticing to your dog as they are to children. We know of one diabetic dog who ran into some problems with regulating her disease because she was stealing candy canes off of the tree. Popcorn, raisin, or cranberry garlands are beautiful, but can cause an obstruction when eaten, requiring surgery.
Because tree preservatives are often sugar-based (and inviting to dogs) and because the water stands so long, the water in the tree stand often harbors potentially harmful bacteria. Fertilizers, insecticides, or flame retardants that were used on the tree may also get into the water. Cover the stand with a tree skirt or use other means to prevent access to the water.
Some pets love visitors and behave very well. Others may be fearful or aggressive. Some puppies may urinate when meeting people. Still, others may be too full of holiday cheer and over-exuberant. Plan for how your dog will react to visitors.
A quiet room, away from the commotion with water and food available will help fearful dogs be more comfortable.
Brushing up on obedience training before the holidays may help a dog who has become a little rusty. Be sure to inform your visitors of any household 'rules' or problem behaviors concerning your pets, e.g., sneaking out the door, jumping up on the couch, getting food from the table, etc.
For dogs who may not behave or could be aggressive, placing them in a separate room, using pet gates, or having them stay at a friend's house during a party, may be necessary. Sometimes, boarding a dog in a kennel may be the safest alternative.
Cleaning products such as disinfectants get a lot of use during the holidays as we spiff up our homes for visitors. Remember, many of these products can be toxic to your pets.
When inviting visitors, make sure they know you have a pet. If these people have allergies, you could help them by using a product such as Allerpet to decrease the dander in the house.
If you are traveling during the holidays, and need to leave your pet(s) at home, start to make accommodations for your pet(s) early. Many boarding facilities fill up very fast. Responsible pet sitters are a good alternative. If they are unfamiliar with your house or pet(s) have them come over and get acquainted before you leave.
New pets are not good holiday gifts. If someone is thinking about getting a new pet, give the new prospective owner a variety of dog toys, food, or books on dog care. You may also wish to give a gift certificate so the person can choose his or her own pet after the holidays.
Similarly, if thinking about getting a new pet for yourself, remember pets need routine and a time to bond with you. With its noise, commotion, and special hazards, the holiday season is anything but routine. Think about getting your new dog after the holidays. We guarantee you will not have an after-holiday let down!
Why not make the holidays more enjoyable for homeless pets? Contact your local animal shelter to see if you can donate food, kitty litter, toys, or time.
When choosing a holiday gift for your special friend, be sure it is safe – no small pieces that could come off and be swallowed. Choose healthy holiday treats for your dog and give them in moderation.
With all of the festivities, do not forget to relax and spend some quality time with your pet. Your dog will think that is the best gift of all.
FixNation wants you to know about an important development in Los Angeles concerning TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release of feral cats). Last week a local judge issued a ruling in response to a lawsuit filed against the City of LA by wild bird groups, ordering that the City of Los Angeles is suspended in supporting and promoting Trap-Neuter-Return as a means to help homeless cats.
TNR is a community-based, humane approach to controlling homeless cat overpopulation. It involves concerned citizens humanely trapping feral cats, getting them spayed and neutered (at clinics like FixNation), and then returning them to their natural environment so they can live out their lives. It is the humane alternative to trapping and killing cats at our city shelters, which is inhumane, consistently does not work, not to mention very costly to taxpayers like us.
While the city isn't stopping private citizens from doing their own TNR, this ruling will suspend the city shelters from distributing our clinic flyers to educate people about TNR or allowing shelter employees to encourage TNR as an alternative to people as they are there dropping off cats at the shelter. It also ceases any city coupon funding that our clinic can use towards homeless cats, which is critical in helping us cover the cost of spay/neuter services to make them free for you.
Without TNR and spay/neuter, the homeless cat populations in this city will explode exponentially, which means many more cats will end up being killed at our city shelters. TNR has been the "unofficial" policy for years, until just last week when this judge forced the city to suspend it. Already our city shelter euthanasia rates are through the roof due to a bad economy and home foreclosures. This will seriously exacerbate the situation.
People need to know this is happening, because we truly believe people will choose the humane approach and will work to get this ruling overturned. But we need your help to do so! Here's what you can do to help:
1) Please take a moment to sign the petition to show your support for TNR, and please share this with your friends and neighbors so they are aware.
2) We want to hear your great stories about how TNR has helped you and your neighborhood! If you have TNR'd homeless cats and have personally witnessed the positive difference this has made in your community, please take time to send us your story.
3) Finally, if you do live in Los Angeles, contact the mayors office, your city council members and city representatives. Make sure they clearly know that you do not support this ruling, you do not support the killing of more homeless cats and that you DO support TNR. Even if you don't live in California, please voice your opinion and support us. Post to Facebook, post to Twitter, please help us to get the word out.
Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Los Angeles City Hall
200 N. Spring Street
LA, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 978-0600
Fax: (213) 978-0750
Carmen A. Trutanich, City Attorney
200 N. Main Street
LA, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 978-8100
Fax: (213) 978-8312
If we all speak up, this ruling can be overturned and overcome. It's not too late, and your voice counts!
With sincere thanks,
From Fixnation Founder and President, Mark Dodge S. Dodge, Esq.
Wild bird groups sued the City of Los Angeles in 2008 to stop its support of Trap-Neuter-Return, the humane, community based method to control feral cat overpopulation. They claimed that under the California Environmental Quality Act, the City of LA could not provide discount spay neuter coupons to feral cat caregivers or promote TNR without an Environmental Study and Impact Report, based upon the utterly false premise that if TNR is promoted by the City, fewer cats will be killed in shelters, meaning more cats left in the environment to kill birds.
Last week, after a summary trial of this action, Judge Thomas McKnew, of the LA Superior Court, bought into this spurious argument and issued an injunction preventing any City support of TNR.
Whether or not this decision is appealed and the injunction stayed, it is time for humane-minded reasonable citizens of Los Angeles to speak out against this decision and do everything possible to show the Judge and the wild bird extremists that we are opposed to anything but wholehearted, enthusiastic government support of TNR in Los Angeles.
The simple fact is that TNR does not produce more cats by "returning" them after surgery, as the wild bird advocates claim, it merely transforms cats already in the environment from being the prolific breeders they are, into sterile community cats, thereby reducing their numbers over time. The consequence is clearly not adverse to the "environment."
Without TNR, we would see more and more cats killed in shelters, while at the same time the homeless population would simply continue to expand. Moreover, the impact of cats on bird populations is miniscule as compared to habitat loss, high rise windows, airplanes, weather and other predators, contrary to the claims made by many wild bird advocacy groups in their blind opposition to TNR.
This decision, if not overcome via legal or administrative means, will not mean an end to TNR in Los Angeles, but as long as it remains in effect, it will produce a loss of City support and discount spay-neuter coupons for feral cats, outcomes which are unacceptable.
TNR brings the community together in a positive way, promotes humanity to be humane, takes the pressure off of municipal budgets and allows society as a whole to work positively toward a long term solution to the problem of pet overpopulation. It deserves to be supported by City of Los Angeles. Until that support can resume, we ask the citizens of Los Angeles to show their support for TNR.
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For more details, read the full article at: http://fixnation.org/2009/12/judges-ruling-impacts-tnr-in-los-angeles
Visit FixNation at http://www.fixnation.orgfor more information on how you can make a difference for homeless cats in your own community.
Celebrity and canine wellness experts will host a series of
activities throughout both event days from 12 – 6pm. Dogs are
welcome both days as are celebrities and VIP members of the media. The
public is welcome to come and bring their canine companions on the
second day – Saturday, January 16th. Only socially well-adjusted,
friendly dogs with shots and papers will be able to attend. Limited tickets priced at $100 if purchased by January 1st
or $150 afterwards. Tickets
include healthy food, beverage, lounge, entertainment, gift bags, fashion show
and Barkie awards show attendance, entrance to wellness showcase and gardens, appointments
based on availability with pet psychics, dog groomers, canine and people
massage, mini facials, cleansing, and blowouts by Chaz Dean Studio. Gift bags
to include Wen hair products, Buddha Balm, Yoga Fit, Daisy Fuentes Pilates
DVD, Gamila, Cookbooks, and
more. Proceeds from ticket sales will
benefit The Best Friends Animal Society.
About the Event Venue:
Located in the heart of Hollywood, this private complex is a Zen-like refuge tucked away in a charming bungalow surrounded by bamboo and filled with the scent of eucalyptus and lavender. Dean chose to have no signage at his studio. Instead you’ll find ivy-covered walls, lush foliage, trickling fountains, calming sitting areas and hanging lanterns. The living room and parlor of this 1921 Craftsman home are filled with overstuffed velvet furniture in jewel tones and exquisite hand wrought iron surrounds the hanging mirrors at the stylist's stations. The salon’s services include hair color and cuts, conditioning treatments and makeup application and lessons. Learn more at http://www.chazdean.com.
About Best Friends Animal Society:
Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit, membership organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets The society's leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country's largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the personal and financial support of a grassroots network of members and community partners across the nation. In 2009, Best Friends celebrated its 25th anniversary. More information at www.bestfriends.org
Limited tickets priced at $100 if purchased by January 1st or $150 afterwards. Tickets include healthy food, beverage, lounge, entertainment, gift bags, fashion show and Barkie awards show attendance, entrance to wellness showcase and gardens, appointments based on availability with pet psychics, dog groomers, canine and people massage, mini facials, cleansing, and blowouts by Chaz Dean Studio. Gift bags to include Wen hair products, Buddha Balm, Yoga Fit, Daisy Fuentes Pilates DVD, Gamila, Cookbooks, and more. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit The Best Friends Animal Society.
About the Event Venue:
When Captain Scott Eberlein and his unit were patrolling in the Diyala Province of Iraq, they came across a yellow puppy not more than three weeks old. He was alone, dirty and starving. The patrol, feeling sorry for the pup, pulled him into their Stryker. With the help of an Army veterinarian and a lot of “TLC” from the guys in the unit, the puppy began to thrive. They named the lucky pup Hammer, which is the company’s nickname, and obtained for him designation as a force protection canine. “He was then one of us,” Captain Eberlein boasted.
In the course of his duty, Hammer sustained an injury to his right front leg. A veterinarian set the leg, but when the cast came off the leg had not healed properly. It was determined there was too much nerve damage to save Hammer’s leg. With the help of a very special veterinarian, Hammer was taken to a combat army surgical hospital at a nearby forward operating base where a team of 12 medical professionals amputated Hammer’s leg. Captain Eberlein was there the whole time to comfort his dog.
Being a four-legged dog in Iraq is tough enough, but the chances for a decent life when a dog has only three legs is pretty unlikely. Therefore, the unit decided there was no way they could leave Hammer behind when it redeployed. This wartime buddy had been a continuous source of hope and now, as he recovered from his injury, he was an even bigger inspiration. Everyone that interacted with Hammer knew this dog deserved a forever home stateside. Captain Eberlein agreed to give Hammer that home in Alaska with his family – a place quite different from Iraq to live.
“I could not imagine leaving this loyal, faithful and joyful friend behind,” Captain Eberlein explained in his initial email to SPCA International. “For me, he was the best thing that came out of this war.”"Operation Baghdad Pups" saves kitties too!
She jumped through an open window at the security
forces armory in Kirkuk, Iraq one evening. Exuding confidence, she
proceeded to march through the building to a couch where she made
herself at home and slept the rest of the night. This young tabby mix
repeated the routine every day around sundown. And then, when the sun
rose, she would jump back out the window and disappear for 12 hours.
While his unit initially referred to her as the heartbreaker, Al Uebel and the other soldiers who worked in the armory began to look forward to Miss Kitty’s nightly visit. She obviously was well-cared for, but they began to feed her anyway. They wondered if maybe another unit also had befriended her and when it came time to redeploy they left her behind.
After several months Al decided that this kitty was not one to leave behind. Al contacted SPCA International to make arrangements to get Miss Kitty to the states; all of his efforts conducted under the radar of the unit command. He shared pictures regularly that showed Miss Kitty hanging out with the guys and loving all the attention. After she arrived at her new home in Minnesota, it was discovered that Miss Kitty was pregnant. The veterinarian decided it was too risky to let Miss Kitty have kittens because she had a serious heart murmur. Al definitely saved Miss Kitty’s life by falling in love with the Iraqi heartbreaker.
Donate to Operation Baghdad Pups
Without Operation Baghdad Pups, a majority of service members could not afford to bring their special companions home from the Middle East.
Your donations will help them provide soldiers with travel crates, vaccinations, transportation for their animal to the Baghdad Airport and transport home. Please, help today!
Operation Baghdad Pups Wish List
This is a list of the items that are used regularly when bringing animals from Iraq to the U.S. Donating these items will help reduce the overall program cost per animal and, in the long run, allow Operation Baghdad Pups to help more service members and their animals.
Fundraise for Operation Baghdad Pups
Join their team and support the troops! You can set up a booth at your local fair, sign up for a run or walk or simply get your friends together for a house party! There are many fun and engaging ways to fundraise for Operation Baghdad Pups. Their fundraising kit has all the tools and advice you may need to be successful.
Tell Your Friends
By telling your family and friends about Operation Baghdad Pups, you will spread the word about how important this program is to our troops – and increase the support we need to continue! You can send an email to your friends and family with a link to www.spcai.org/baghdad-pups.html or you can use the social networking buttons to post information about Operation Baghdad Pups right on your MySpace, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn page.
Dogfighting Hotline to report any illegal dogfighting activity: 1-877-NO2FITE
More Antidotes to Michael Vick:
You can help raise funding and awareness for humane education programs that connect kids with animals to teach kindness, compassion and respect for all living beings.
Here's how it works: Pet lovers visit www.athletesforanimals.com to enter a FREE DRAWING
for autographed items donated by our team of professional athletes.
For each FREE entry, the program sponsors, The PETCO Foundation,
PET-TABS Vitamins and Fetch! Pet Care, donate $1 to charities that
teach kids to value and respect animals.
The program is starting in Washington, D.C. with the Washington Redskins' Chris Cooley, the Washington Capitals' Shaone Morrisonn, DC United's Clyde Simms and the Washington Mystics' Nakia Sanford. The charitable beneficiaries are The Washington Animal Rescue League and The Washington Humane Society. Nationwide expansion is coming soon.
In addition to donating autographed items, participating athletes are visiting schools in underserved areas where kids are more likely to be exposed to, and influenced by, animal abuse.
In The Kind Diet, actor, activist, and committed conservationist Alicia Silverstone shares the insights that encouraged her to swear off meat and dairy forever, and outlines the spectacular benefits of adopting a plant-based diet, from effortless weight loss to clear skin, off-the-chart energy, and smooth digestion. She explains how meat, fish, milk, and cheese- the very foods we've been taught to regard as the cornerstone of good nutrition-are actually the culprits behind escalating rates of disease and the cause of dire, potentially permanent damage to our ecology.
Yet going meat- and dairy-free doesn't mean suffering deprivation; to the contrary, The Kind Diet introduces irresistibly delicious food that satisfies on every level- it even includes amazing desserts to keep the most stubborn sweet tooth happy. Alicia also addresses the nutritional concerns faced by many who are new to a plant-based diet, and shows how to cover every nutritional base, from protein to calcium and beyond.
Alicia knows that changing life-long dietary habits is a process, and that each person progresses at a different pace. For that reason, The Kind Diet encompasses 3 separate levels, from Flirting to Superhero. Flirts learn to dip a toe into the vegan pool, reducing their meat-eating and swapping out a few key foods for plant-based substitutes to see quickly how even small changes can reap big results. Vegans get to experience the life-altering effects of forgoing animal-products entirely, while still enjoying many convenience foods and meat substitutes in addition to the wonderful grains, vegetables and fruits that form the core of that diet. True enlightenment comes with the Superhero program, based on the principles of macrobiotics and built on a foundation of whole grains, vegetables, and other yummy foods that Alicia describes in detail.
Whether your goal is to drop a few pounds, boost your energy and metabolism, or simply save the world, Alicia provides the encouragement, the information, and the tools you need to make the transition to a plant-based diet deliciously empowering.
Alicia Silverstone, perhaps best known for her generation-defining turn in Clueless, continues to work steadily in film, television, and theater. A dynamic fixture in the acting, political, and scientific communities, she is a dedicated advocate on behalf of the planet and its animals, and was voted "Sexiest Vegetarian Alive" in 2004. She lives in
Join Alicia and Get Ready to Kickstart Your Health in 2010 with a 21-Day Vegan Kickstart Diet!
Based on research by Neal Barnard, M.D., one of America's leading health advocates, this program is designed for anyone who wants to explore and experience the health benefits of a vegan diet. The Kickstart will give you an all-access pass to:
The Kickstart begins on Jan. 1, 2010.
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU
Sign up here and see how easy it is to improve your diet in 21 days.
After going vegan, California schoolteacher Patricia Herrera lost weight, got control of her blood sugar, and lowered her cholesterol. This Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine reverse diabetes success story is based on Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes that is shown to be three times more effective than the American Diabetes Association dietary guidelines at controlling blood sugar.
Sir Paul McCartney's Plea for Change
"By making a simple change in the way you eat, you are taking part in a world-changing campaign where what's good for you is also good for the planet," says the former Beatle. "Having one designated meat-free day a week is a meaningful change that everyone can make… Above all, remember that the future begins with the actions we take now."
Registration rates for the symposium have been kept at a modest $259 and special discounts are being offered for:
Early bird registration
Full-time students of veterinary medicine and other disciplines related to the symposium content
Nonprofits based outside the U.S.
The first 50 people to register will also receive a free copy of Tears of the Cheetah, written by symposium keynote speaker Dr. Stephen O'Brien. (They'll have your book for you when you arrive in Dallas and there will be a book signing at the event.)
Just click to visit symposium quick links below:
From 101 South - Take Topanga Cyn. Blvd. Exit,
VSV will be a 1/2 a block down on your left
From 101 North - Take Topanga Cyn. Blvd. SOUTH Exit, Turn right on Ventura Bl.,
VSV will be 1 1/2 blocks down on your right
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