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National Cat Day: Celebrate with a Regular Veterinary Exam

Felines first! Today (October 29) is National Cat Day! Of course, according to our 16-year old cat, Roxy – everyday is National Cat Day. Roxy no longer bounds across the house at full speed or herds our dogs; instead she’s settled nicely in retirement. If she so desires, she snuggles with us at night. If…

Dr. Philip Fox Earns AVMA/Winn Feline Foundation Excellence in Feline Research Award

Veterinary cardiologist Dr. Philip Fox, head of cardiology and director of the Caspary Research Institute and Education Outreach at the Animal Medical Center in New York City is this year’s recipient of the AMVA/Winn Feline Foundation Excellence in Feline Research Award. Dr. Fox received the award at the NIH Young Scholars Symposium held at Texas A&M in…

Winn Feline Foundation: Affecting Every Cat Every Day

Nearly all that’s known about cat health has been discovered thanks to research funded by a nonprofit called the Winn Feline Foundation, which is now celebrating 50 years of funding cat health studies. As one example, if your cat eats, thank the Winn Feline Foundation. Back in the late 1970’s, dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a kind of…

Winn Book Celebrating 50 Years, Yours For Free

I am certain that no organization has contributed to the health and welfare of cats for 50 years as the Winn Feline Foundation has. This is the only organization on the planet that exists solely for funding cat health studies. And, Winn is equal opportunity: All cats benefit, from domestic shorthair to pedigreed cats to community…

Drug for Heart Disease in Cats Shows Promise

New drug shows promise for treating heart disease in cats and humans, according to research by a team including veterinarians at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. Feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common heart disease in cats, and is a significant cause of death of cats from about two or…

Heartfelt Connections

Heartfelt Connections, by Anne Beall explores the human/animal bond. What animals can do for us, and what we do for them. I had the honor of authoring the book’s foreword. I point out that most people in America have a pet. We make that choice, despite the cost, the responsibility,  and sometimes inconvenience of having…

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…

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…

Cat Questions Answered at Winn Feline Symposium

NEW ORLEANS, LA. — These cat questions were answered by Winn Feline Foundation board members attending the 36th Annual Winn Feline Foundation Symposium here on June 26. The foundation is a non-profit that supports funding for cat health studies. Much of what veterinarians know today about feline health, from understanding a myriad of feline diseases…

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…

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