Posts tagged "feline infectious peritonitis"

Heart Disease in Cats, and Feline Infectious Peritonitis Vaccine

Heart Disease in Cats, and Feline Infectious Peritonitis Vaccine
NEW ORLEANS, LA — Feline heart disease (HCM) and a fatal illness called feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) are two of the most devastating diseases in cats. Either diagnosis can spiral a cat owner into a serious funk, as the outcome may not be good. Both were featured topics at the 36th Annual Winn Feline Foundation... Read more »

Cat Health Studies Revealed: Winn Feline Foundation Symposium

Cat Health Studies Revealed: Winn Feline Foundation Symposium
The Winn Feline Foundation has been providing continuing education on cutting edge feline health issues to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, cat fanciers and cat lovers for 36 years in their annual symposium. This year’s is June 26 in New Orleans, from 4 to 6 p.m.and there are still a pawful of spaces remaining if you want... Read more »

Love Cats, Check Out the Winn Feline Foundation Update

Love Cats, Check Out the Winn Feline Foundation Update
Winn Feline Foundation update HERE: Dr. Lorie Huston earning the Winn Feline Foundation Media Award at BlogPaws. BlogPaws added more love with a generous donation to Winn. Interested in heart disease in cats and feline infectious peritonitis, you can learn more at the 36th Annual Winn Feline Foundation Symposium, June 26 from 4 to 6 p.m.  at... Read more »
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Might Understanding SARS Help Researchers to Better Understand FIP in Cats?

Might Understanding SARS Help Researchers to Better Understand FIP in Cats?
A decade after the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) pandemic, scientists have found the strongest evidence to date it originated in Chinese horseshoe bats.The 2002-2003 SARS pandemic was one of the most significant public health events in recent history. This is significant to cats because SARS is a product of a coronavirus. Feline Infectious Peritonitis... Read more »

FIP is Topic on Ask the Doctor

FIP is Topic on Ask the Doctor
FIP or feline infectious peritonitis is the most dire diagnosis a cat owner can hear. Worse of all, it almost always occurs to kittens. I was honored to appear on the live broadcast of Ask the Cat Doctor Blog Talk Radio with Dr. Shelby Neely. After the live broadcast, you can you now can hear the interview, click here. In... Read more »

Knock Out FIP

Knock Out FIP
FIP is the most heartbreaking diagnosis – usually this happens to kittens, and feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is still considered a fatal diagnosis. As a pet owner, FIP is the diagnosis you least want to hear. Thanks to funding from the Winn Feline Foundation, there may be some hope. The Winn Feine Foundation has a very... Read more »
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FIP Awareness on Facebook, Mr. Swanson's Day Honors A Short, Sweet Life

FIP Awareness on Facebook, Mr. Swanson's Day Honors A Short, Sweet Life
FIP or Feline Infectious Peritonitis is considered fatal, the diagnosis no cat owner wants to hear. Tragically, FIP occurs mostly to kittens. Reading about the disease is one thing, hearing a personal experience is another. Chris Biddle of New Windsor, IL tells her story, and also describes how she intends to make a difference.  When I created... Read more »

American Animal Hospital Association Conference

Conference of the American Animal Hospital Association, this year in Phoenix, included an appearance by Mayor Greg Stanton at the opening event and announced that the Phoenix Convention Center has now attracted 1.5 billion dollars to the city, and honored the center’s one-millionth attendee, Dr. Monique Weldon of Aurora, CO.
American Animal Hospital Association Conference includes the very latest in veterinary medicine taught by the best, ultimately all this education helps all pet owners. These images reflect only a pawful of highlights from the conference. Here’s a piece I wrote about the AAHA conference for my Tribune Media Services column.

Questions Answered: Catnip on a Plane; New Drug Can Help FIP Cats; Lyme is a Huge Threat

Questions Answered: Catnip on a Plane; New Drug Can Help FIP Cats;  Lyme is a Huge Threat
Q: We’ll be traveling to the Miami area by plane to see relatives for Thanksgiving. My daughters are both cat crazy, so we bought some really potent catnip at a local cat show and would like to take it to them. We’ve been storing it in the freezer. What happens when we go through airport... Read more »
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Winn Feline Foundation Awards $174,018 In Feline Health Grants

Winn Feline Foundation Awards $174,018 In Feline Health Grants
Hillsborough, NJ: The Winn Feline Foundation has announced the award of ten feline medical research grants. Winn President Vicki Thayer, DVM, commented, “We are excited about the proposals that have received funding. Our team of expert veterinary consultants helped the Foundation select ten projects for funding for a total of $174,018. The Foundation looks forward... Read more »
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