A Whole Different Animal

12,000 pets saved from abuse

A dog tied up in a backyard without access to food and water. Dozens of birds living in their own filth and feces, hoarded in a tiny apartment. A family cat experiencing prolonged suffering from a lack of veterinary care. 

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Volunteering with Your Pet

Four Ways to Give Back Together 

Giving back and spending time with your pet do not have to be mutually exclusive. Find a rewarding way to volunteer with your pet by choosing a method, or two, that best suit your personalities:

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A Goal You Can Keep

Turning over a New Paw in 2019

With 2019 upon us, people are again looking for new ways to improve themselves and accomplish their goals. One of the easiest resolutions you can cross off your list is helping to save a local pet every month – all you have to do is sign up for a recurring donation with FACE Foundation!

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Heat Stroke in Dogs

A favorite pastime for countless dog owners is enjoying the outdoors with their four-legged companion. From having a partner in crime at the grill to jumping through sprinklers to enjoying a day at the beach, the summertime is full of bonding opportunities for you and your dog.


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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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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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