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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Watch Out For Dry Eye!

By Emily Moeller, DVM, DACVO
Veterinary Specialty Hospital

What is dry eye?

The surface of the eye is covered with tears that are produced by glands located around the eye. Tears provide oxygen, sugar, proteins and healing factors to the surface of the eye. Dry eye, or Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, is a disease of low tear production.

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HOW TO……

Happy Pet.

We answer your questions on how to accomplish a task and make sure your pet remains safe and healthy.

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Training Tips from San Diego Humane Society

San Diego Humane Society.

Have you ever wanted to know the secrets to dog training? While the specifics can vary greatly, there’s a basic formula that will help you work toward harmonious living with your pets. Here are four of the “secrets” of dog training from San Diego Humane Society’s Community Training Coordinator Shauna Romero, CPDT-KA:

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Pet Hygiene

While we can clean up after ourselves to maintain a healthy lifestyle, our pets cannot do the same. Surprisingly, dirt, bacteria and germs can build up in many places more quickly than you think which can expose both animals and people within the household to illness.

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Back to School Blues

Back to School may be music to a parent’s ears, but it can be a tough adjustment for pets who have become used to long summer days of constant entertainment while the kids are home.

“When pets get bored they can exhibit destructive, anti-social or anxious behaviors,” San Diego Humane Society’s Community Training Coordinator, Shauna Romero shared with apl magazine. “Though toys can’t replace human contact and socialization, there are many things you can do to help keep your pets happy and entertained while the kids go back to school.”

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Cool Pets

Tips For Keeping Your Pets Cool.

Summer is here and so is the heat! It is not uncommon for pets to be treated for heatstroke as well as other risks, so we want to share a few safety tips to help make summer a fun and carefree season for your furry friends.

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