Posts tagged "heart disease in cats"

Winn Feline Foundation Symposium on Heart Disease in Cats

Winn Feline Foundation Symposium on Heart Disease in Cats
this question appears in my national newspaper column (syndicated by Tribune Media Services). Q: We lost our dear Gimli to HCM (feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) in February. He was only 7 years old. We miss him so much. We’ve Googled HCM research and think it’s wonderful that research is being done on how to prevent or... Read more »

Cats with a Legacy, Including One Cat Who Left Millions to Vet School

Cats with a Legacy, Including One Cat Who Left Millions to Vet School
Funny, yesterday I bumped into the one time publisher of Dog World magazine. His first questions, “How’s Ricky?” I didn’t have time to explain that Ricky passed back in 2002 of feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Ricky was a pretty famous cat at that time…appearing on Animal Planet, National Geographic and in all, dozens of TV... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: Saving Your Pets' Hearts, Saving Greyhounds and Pet Adoption Event

Click HERE to listen to this WGN Radio PETCAST (podcast for pet lovers) I was so surprised myself at how often heart disease occurs in dogs, according to Dr. Sonya Gordon, board certified veterinary cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Cardiology at Texas A&M University. In fact, most older and smaller dogs have heart disease. Astounding.... Read more »
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A Cat Lover's Valentine's Day

What no Valentine? Did you forget to buy a card or a gift for the big day? If your Valentine happens to be a cat lover, I have a gift idea from the heart, for the heart. Give to the Ricky Fund. A surprisingly common cause of death among adult cats is called feline hypertrophic... Read more »

Let's End Heart Disease in Cats: I Need Your Help

If ever a journalist was right, About.com blogger Franny Syufy wrote “I deeply loved my cat Ricky.’ Of course, we all love our pets, but every once in a while, there’s that pet who has a special connection with you, who touches your heart as few do. Ricky Ricky was that cat for me – and... Read more »

A Valentine for the Hearts of All Cats

In 2002, I lost a friend…one of my best friends ever – Ricky, my cat. He died of feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). It’s a very common cause of death in cats. Too common. Ricky was quite talented, truly illustrating cats can rock ‘n roll too. He was socialized and went places with me, and enjoyed... Read more »
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