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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Pet Day on the Bay

Hornblower Cruises offers the only pet-friendly event of its kind in Southern California! Pet Day on the Bay served up a tail-wagging good time for dogs to cruise with their owners. Guests brought towels and blankets to benefit the homeless animals of the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

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Puppy Love

The 9th Annual Puppy Love 5K was a successful and fun event held at the Embarcadero! It was a beautiful day were vital funds were raised for orphan pets and the life-enhancing programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center.

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Make it a Date Summer 2018

JULY – National Mutt Day

Celebrate the unique individuality of mixed breed dogs on July 31st. On National Mutt Day, you can help raise awareness, adopt, or make a donation to your local shelter. Your participation can help some of the many mixed breed dogs left in shelters every year have a better life.

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Summer Pet Essentials

Summer fun is here and it is time to venture outside and enjoy all the beauty nature has to offer. We share with you the summer essentials to help you be prepared before you take your pets on an outdoor excursion or adventure.

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Travel With Animals

Summer is here and if you are looking to travel with your pet here are some tips from your pet’s favorite airlines, Southwest Airlines. On domestic flights, small vaccinated pet cats and dogs can travel with you in-cabin under the seat in front of you. All pets must be carried in an appropriate carrier. The pet carrier counts as either a carryon item or a personal item. If you do not have your own pet carrier you can purchase an official Southwest Airlines branded pet carrier for $58 (tax included) at any Southwest Airport Ticket Counter or online (tax not included) at Southwest.com.

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Make it a Date Fall 2018

October - Pet Wellness Month

October is National Pet Wellness Month so take this opportunity to make sure your friends are living a full and healthy life. Schedule a visit to the vet, make sure their tags are updated, reevaluate their diet and integrate activities into their lives that keep them active both mentally and physically.

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Non-Shedding Cats

Do you have cat allergies but would really like to adopt a cat? Here is a list of 7 non-shedding cats, but always make sure to spend time with the cat before you adopt to ensure your allergies will not be a problem.

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Rehoming Doesn't Mean Caring Ends

In a perfect world, companion animals would spend their entire lives in one home. San Diego Humane Society strives to provide pet owners with the help and resources they need to resolve any pet issues they may be facing. However, there may be unforeseen circumstances that make it impossible for pets to stay with their families.

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FACE Foundation

We sat down with FACE Foundation’s Board President and founder, Cini Robb, at her Rancho Santa Fe home along with FACE Executive Director Danae Davis and staff members to chat about the organization’s life-saving work.

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