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Heat Stroke in Cats

How easily can a cat go into heat stroke? More easily than you might think even if they stay indoors and windows are open with fans on during a heat wave. Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, the situation can get out of control with a series of circumstances

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Water for Pets, Wildlife—and People—in Extreme Heat

  Hot weather is miserable, no matter the temperature where your own personal heat tolerance ends. Many people think that since some animals live in the wild and seem to survive, all animals can survive the heat “naturally”. Nothing could be further from the truth for either our pets or

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Rescue and Remembrance: Not a Bad Deal on a Pre-owned Cat

Namir trots in anticipation down the length of my desk because a car has pulled up in front of my home and studio. He leans far off the edge and looks out the door at our guest, who is now approaching. Oh, the hopeful expression with ears cupped forward and

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Breast Cancer Awareness for Cats—Spay Early

Go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Above is Mr. Sunshine, and though he’s a boy he’ll gladly speak for his mom and sister and any other girl kitties, and a few male kitties have been known to develop breast cancer as well. Feline breast cancer is the third most

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UC Davis FIP Study Seeks DNA Samples

When I’ve mentioned the black kitten Lucy, half-sister to the Four and one of Mimi’s earlier daughters, I also mention a study of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) in which her DNA, and that of her mother and siblings and the Four, is included. That study is still active, and still

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Winn Feline Foundation: Three New Feline Health Studies, and Resources for Cat Owners and Veterinarians

“I feel like crap. Can’t you do something about it?” was all Peaches could tell us as her chronic kidney failure progressed. New studies of biomarkers for CKD and other conditions funded by Winn will help other cats who suffer from this condition. . . . . . . .

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Beat the Heat With Water for Pets, Wildlife—and People

Hot weather is miserable, no matter the temperature where your own personal heat tolerance ends. Many people think that since some animals live in the wild and seem to survive, all animals can survive the heat “naturally”. Nothing could be further from the truth for either our pets or the

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Winn Feline Foundation: Five Feline Health Studies, and Resources for Cat Owners and Veterinarians

Above, kitten Lucy adored her fur brother Namir and invites him to play, and play they did. Namir had HCM, and Lucy had FIP, both benefited from studies Winn had funded as part of their treatment when each grew ill. . . . . . . . The Winn Feline

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Breast Cancer Awareness for Cats—Spay Early

Go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Above is Mr. Sunshine, and though he’s a boy he’ll gladly speak for his mom and sister and any other girl kitties, and a few male kitties have been known to develop breast cancer as well. Feline breast cancer is the third most

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Beat the Heat With Water for Pets, Wildlife—and People

Hot weather is miserable, no matter the temperature where your own personal heat tolerance ends. Many people think that since some animals live in the wild and seem to survive, all animals can survive the heat “naturally”. Nothing could be further from the truth for either our pets or the

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