Sun worshipers watch out!

If you have a sunbathing canine or feline at home, you need to read this!

By, Abby Foust, DVM, DACVD.
Veterinary Specialty Hospital.

Dogs and cats can develop skin problems from chronic sun exposure, just like humans! Therefore, when you are putting on sunscreen- don’t forget the pets!

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King Wolf Animal Sanctuary

A Safe Haven for All Creatures, Big & Small.

King Wolf Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit animal rescue founded in 2012 by Lauren Freiser in Ramona, California. Lauren had developed a passion for helping animals get a fresh start starting with a horse, Manolo before deciding to open the Sanctuary. Soon followed her experience with Wolfie, a wolf-malamute hybrid who was facing an untimely death due to the threat he presented to the community. Fortunately, Lauren stepped in, as she did with Manolo and many other horses, to save his life and kick-start her dream.

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Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

The 13th Annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer presented by Cardiff 101 Main Street and the City of Encinitas hosted a free event which featured over 100 dog-related vendors, rescue groups, pet adoption agencies and more. Activities included dog contests, live music, kids’ activities, beer & wine garden, food trucks and more.

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Imperial Beach Surf Dog

Tubular! The Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition had fearless surFUR dogs jumped on their boards and hang 18! More than 60 dogs participated in this family friendly event, which raises funds for the San Diego Humane Society.

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Hop To It

Have you been thinking about adopting a rabbit? If you have already adopted one, or you are thinking of doing so, make sure you know their needs and how to take care of them. As rabbits are extremely sociable and like to interact with humans, they can sometimes be misunderstood. Here are somethings you should know about these bounding bundles of joy:

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Southwest Airlines Animal Transport Team

Bringing Veterans & Their Dogs Together.

Southwest Airlines has long been a supporter of many philanthropic endeavors in the community, but often times that endeavor is part of the Southwest Airlines Team! One such program is their Southwest Airlines Animal Transport Team (SWATT) founded by Erica Plowman and Elaine Brown. The group of 900 volunteers, including current employees and retirees, donate their time to help coordinate the process and physically transport pets. While they help rescue pets in a variety of situations make their way to their FURever home, especially those in high kill shelters, they also partner with Freedom Fur for a very special mission.

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Walk for Animals

Walkers and their canine companions had a great time celebrating their love for animals, while raising vital funds for San Diego Humane Society to prevent animal cruelty, care for neonatal kittens, provide specialized veterinary care, rehabilitate native wildlife, keep pets in their homes and out of shelters, respond to natural disasters, and much more.

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The Pet Pass

By Nadia Wenell.

The Pet Pass was born out of my love for all animals, especially for my cat Luna. I love my pets and consider them part of my family. So when I was going to travel to Europe with Luna, I decided to use my talents as a graphic designer and make a Pet Passport for her as well. During that trip many people, including the customs officers, gave me such positive feedback that I knew I had to make this into a product for others to enjoy as well!

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Saving Pets and Helping Families

FACE.

The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) was created to address the tragedy of economic euthanasia – when a pet is euthanized because their owners cannot afford the sudden cost of emergency veterinary care. Marking FACE’s 2,000th life saved is Cleo, a cat who was spared from economic euthanasia earlier this year.

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It’s official!

San Diego Humane Society.

On July 1, 2018 San Diego Humane Society began providing animal services to six more cities: Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, San Diego, Santee and Solana Beach. This is one of the biggest milestones for animal welfare in San Diego. San Diego Humane Society will now be able to offer expanded service hours, advanced veterinary care, behavior modification and intake diversion programs to keep our entire community’s pets with their families and out of the shelters.

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Feline Mammary Tumors

Mairin Miller, DVM.

Practice Limited to Oncology
Veterinary Specialty Hospital – North County

80-95% of mammary tumors in the cat are malignant. While older cats and the Siamese breed are more likely to develop mammary tumors, the most influential factor for the development of mammary cancer in cats is exposure to ovarian hormones. Cats spayed before 6 months of age have a 91% decreased risk and cats spayed prior to 1 year of age have an 86% decreased risk of developing mammary tumors compared to intact female cats.

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Dr. Tracy Nicole Frey

SoftSurg - The Softer Side Of Surgery.

1. Tell us what inspired you to get into the pet industry?

I grew up wanting to be a veterinarian – animals, particularly dogs and horses, were all I could think about since I was a little girl. While all my friends were dreaming about their white wedding dresses, I was imagining a white doctor’s lab coat! Thanks to the support of my parents, in 2002 I graduated from the University of Illinois as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. I then completed small animal surgical training in New York and New Jersey and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2013.

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