It’s National Dog Day! Here are a few tips to keep our dogs happy!

Does it seem like your fur baby is slowing down?  Well it might be fixable!  It could be joint pain, aging or discomfort.  Try Happy Again!

It works!  Venice Paparazzi’s 10 Year old pit bull Smithers is Happy Again!  View video of Smithers in action.



Check out our interview with Happy Again’s founder and Venice resident Anja Skodda.

Tell us about Happy Again.

Photo courtesy of Anja

Happy Again is an e-commerce pet nutraceutical company selling proprietary, biotech based supplements for dogs to prevent and treat the most common health issues in dogs, joint discomfort, hot spots, intestinal issues, and their immune system, improving quality of life and prolonging youth. We are building a brand that incorporates Quality, Purpose, Health, and innovation in the Pet world.

What is unique about your business?

Our brand is truly purposeful driven, of the 90mn dogs in the U.S., 54mn suffer from pain or discomfort. Treatment for pain and discomfort is expensive and time-consuming, often yielding in mixed results. Happy Again Pet was founded to tackle the most common health issues in a dog’s life, for the purpose of preventing them and support their treatment.  We want our pets to live the best, longest and happiest life they possibly can, by complementing their diet.

How long in business, and how did you get started? Where did the idea or inspiration come from?

Happy Again was created by me for my English Bulldog Tony, who was an avid skateboarder could not skateboard anymore, due to joint discomfort.  I used my research in cartilage tissue engineering to help develop a solution to his condition with an aim to get him back on his board. Tony was back within a week. After this we handed it to friends and family and tried it ourselves, as it is human grate!  Everybody got back to me, telling me they have no more pain in hips, knees or back.  I decided to build a Brand to help all dogs (clearly dogs are more important…), after a woman called me crying as her dog could stand up on her own again because of Happy Again.  The Company was founded in 2018.

Happy Again’s Tony. Photo courtesy of Happy Again

How did you come up with the name of your business?

That was easy, when I saw my Bulldog Tony suffering and being extremely depressed not being able to skateboard, it broke my heart. Once my supplement brought Tony back on his board the only thought that came to my mind was “Happy Again.”

What would you say is the best thing about your organization?

Happy Again Pet solves health issues of our best friends.  It is such a reward, when you see and hear the owners thanking us, for helping their dogs!  We made it easy for dog owners with a subscription-based model, their dog will never have to skip a dose of Happy Again, again.  Our supplements support, healthy joints, shiny coat, moisturized skin, supports the intestinal system and builds a great immune defense. 

Tony. Photo courtesy of Happy Again

What accomplishments are you most proud of?

Our Partnership with Cesar Millan. I always wanted to meet him and when I got a contact in his management I did not stop bothering them until I got a meeting. He promised me to try Happy Again, as Junior could not walk very well anymore getting older…. 3 months later after shipping many other people in his circle the product, he got back to me and said, “This works!”  The first time ever a supplement works for the mobility of my dogs, Junior is back to chasing the ball!  We became business partners.

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And, because we all love our doggies, here are a few friendly reminders to keep our doggies safe during the Heat Wave

Please do not leave you dog unattended in a car on a hot day.

Not even for a minute. Not even with the car running and air conditioner on. On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees. Your pet may suffer irreversible organ damage or die.  See a pet inside a hot car?   Learn how to help! ».


Summer safety tips to keep our pups out of harms way.

  • Make sure dogs have access to fresh drinking water and shade.  
  • Keep you pets off hot sand or asphalt!
  • Dogs get sunburns too!
  • Not only can it burn paws, but it can also increase body temperature and lead to overheating.  Keep your dog’s paws cool.
  • Limit exercise in hot weather!


Large outdoor patio at Brennan’s. ©

Dining in LA? There are no excuses to leave your dog in a hot car!  

Los Angeles County passed a law a few years back, and, you can now bring your dog to a restaurant with an outdoor patio as long as the restaurant meets certain criteria and allows it!


Stay cool at Venice’s  dog park!   

Let your best buddy run free at the Westminster Off-Leash Dog Park  located on Westminster and Pacific. (three blocks from the Venice Beach Boardwalk)


Looking to Adopt? 

Check out NKLAFound Animals FoundationAdopt-a-Pet.comMuch Love Animal Rescue.


View or re-live Venice Dogoween, Venice’s largest doggie mixer of the year!

Click here to view 2011-2019 Dogoween photos by Venice Paparazzi. 

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