Talk on Pet Health Set for Jan. 18

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A free presentation on pet health and nutrition is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18., at Alameda See Spot Run, 2510 Santa Clara Ave. The speaker will be Cheryl Schwartz, a doctor of veterinary medicine, who specializes in holistic practices.

“2014 will see us usher in our third year in business”, said Cynthia Schorle, owner of See Spot Run.

Schorle says store staff and owners plan to “reward their growing customer base with educational programs aimed at adult pet owners and young people who relish caring for their own animals.”

Several local veterinarians will speak on topics that aim to promote owner awareness and improved pet health.

Dr. Schwartz, for instance, will focus on taking a holistic approach to pet care. She is the author of several books: “Four Paws Five Directions,” “A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs” and “Natural Healing for Cats and Dogs, A-Z.”

Alameda See Spot Run’s first free program for kids this year will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. This is a hands-on program for children of all ages, to learn about pets and animals.

Every child will be given a fact sheet and a drawing to color. The focus at this event will be on hedgehogs.

Janet Levaux