Posts tagged "cat health"

National Pet Obesity Day

National Pet Obesity Day
There are more overweight pets than ever (and the problem is growing, sort of speak). Today (October 8) is National Pet Obesity Day, according to the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention.  Currently (in America) nearly 60 percent of cats are overweight and just over half of all dogs. Routine check-ups are vital to promoting a long and... Read more »

Dr. Lorie Huston: Help Find Her Cats Homes

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(Here, I present Dr. Huston with the Winn Feline Foundation Media Appreciation Award at this year’s BlogPaws conference. If Dr. Huston seemed surprised, it’s because she was!) Dr. Lorie Huston was there when BlogPaws began, was there for the Cat Writers’ Association (serving as President) at a time when they most desperately needed her. She was there... Read more »

Heart Disease in Cats, Conversation with Dr. Philip Fox

Heart Disease in Cats, Conversation with Dr. Philip Fox
Winn Feline Foundation President Dr. Glenn Olah interviews veterinary cardiologist Dr. Philip Fox of the Animal Medical Center in New York. Listen HERE. The most common type of heart disease in cats, feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), may be tough to detect since so many cats are asymptomatic. That is one good reason why visiting the... Read more »
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Heart Disease in Cats at Winn Feline Symposium

Heart Disease in Cats at Winn Feline Symposium
Heart disease in cats can be more devastating, maybe more so than previously thought. Based on his studies, veterinary cardiologist Dr. Philip Fox, of the Animal Medical Center in New York City, says that cats diagnosed with feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) face an approximately one in five chance of developing either heart failure or blood clots,... Read more »

Diabetes in Cats, and Testosterone

Diabetes in Cats, and Testosterone
Q: Two of my medical patients have taken the liberty of successfully using their own testosterone injectables on their cats to reverse diabetes. I thought you might want to pass this information along. — E.L., via cyberspace A: No, thank you. Instead, I’ll pass along this information: “Don’t do it!” implores feline veterinarian Dr. Susan... Read more »

Why Cats Need to See the Vet, American Association of Feline Practitioners

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American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) have a new series of videos on their YouTube page. Leading the way this video: “Why is it important to take your cat to the veterinarian” With Dr. Colleen Currigan, on behalf of AAFP, we offer tips on how calm anxious cats before and during the veterinary visit. And... Read more »
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Winn Feline New Board President

Winn Feline New Board President
Glenn A. Olah DVM, PhD, DABVP (Feline) is the new President of the Board of Directors of the Winn Feline Foundation.Effective June 25, 2014 Dr. Glenn A Olah will assume the responsibilities as the Winn Feline Foundation Board of Directors President. He succeeds Dr. Vicki Thayer who moves from a board position to become the... Read more »

Winn Feline Foundation Has New Executive Director

Winn Feline Foundation Has New Executive Director
Winn Feline Foundation Board of Directors selects Vicki L. Thayer, DVM, DABVP (Feline) as its new Executive Director. Dr. Thayer, currently in her second term as President of the Winn Board of Directors, will begin her new responsibilities effective July 1st. At that time she will also step down from the Winn Board. The decision by... Read more »

Cat Health, Supporting Knowledge Is What It's About

Cat Health, Supporting Knowledge Is What It's About
Winn Feline Foundation Media Appreciation Award was presented at BlogPaws to Dr. Lorie Huston for her informative blogs and advocacy regarding cat health. As Dr. Huston points out so much of what we know about feline health is a result of studies funded by Winn Feline either very recently or going back over 40 years,... Read more »
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Does Testosterone Reverse Diabetes in Cats?

Does Testosterone Reverse Diabetes in Cats?
Q: Two of my medical patients have taken the liberty of successfully using their own testosterone injectables on their cats to reverse diabetes. I thought you might want to pass this information along. — E.L., via cyberspace A: No, thank you. Instead, I’ll pass along this information: “Don’t do it!” implores feline veterinarian Dr. Susan... Read more »
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