Winn Feline, A New Look and Even New Name with the Same Mission


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Dr. Drew Weigner

Biggest news for cats since catnip from Dr. Drew Weigner, president of the Winn Feline Foundation and now the EveryCat Health Foundation on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show.

This is a non-profit, established in 1968, to fund cat health studies, and help to educate veterinary professionals as well as cat parents. It’s not an exaggeration to say, there isn’t a cat on the planet who hasn’t been affected by the work of this organization.

We touch on only a few examples of the impact of this non-profit, which includes how all pet food companies now have the appropriate amount of an amino acid called taurine; and now veterinarians understand diabetes in cats and can treat appropriately. Feline infectious peritonitis is no longer considered fatal because of what is now the EveryCat Health Foundation. Stem cells are now being used to treat Chronic Gingivostomatitis (a painful disease of the mouth).