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October 3 2020

Donald Trump, Thank Cats for Remdesivir

President Donald Trump can thank cats for his treatment of a drug called Remdesivir  for COVID-19. Remdesivir, a drug from Gilead Sciences, was first released to treat Ebola but with only modest success, and sat on a shelf until Dr. Niels Pedersen, legendary feline researcher at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine…

September 11 2020

Cats Saving the Day, Helping Humans to Deal with COVID-19

A new study published last week in the journal Emerging Microbes & Infections (published September 1, 2020) suggests that cats may be catching the novel coronavirus at far higher rates than thought before, which could mean they have unique ways of fighting off the virus. Researchers are now confirming this is indeed the case, and the…

August 31 2020

PURRsuing FIP: Cats Are Now Winning

I had the honor to work on the Winn Feline Foundation Symposium PURRsuing FIP and Winning, and spoke her to one of the participants, Dr. Elizabeth Colleran. This event brought people from the around the world together to discuss and reveal what’s new regarding feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). The Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit…

July 5 2020

Famous Fido Celebration of Life; Cats Have a New Lease on Life

Gloria Lissner has been saving animals for 46 years with Famous Fido Rescue & Adoption Alliance, (3124 West Irving Park Road) which she is the founder.  Listen to my conversation HERE from WGN Radio, Steve Dale’s Pet World. Her stories, her passion and commitment grows with each passing year. Lissner says Famous Fido often takes…

June 25 2020

Drug for FIP for Cats Could Help People

A drug being considered at this moment for approval from the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine for feline infectious peritonitis (FIP occurs as a result of the feline corona virus) is now being investigated to help humans with COVID-19. This drug is known as GC376 and it can successfully treat cats with…

June 13 2020

FIP in Cats Cure Investigated for COVID-19

Here’s an amazing one health story: Legendary investigator Dr. Niels Pedersen, distinguished professor University of California, who responsible for so much of what we have learned regarding infectious disease in cats, including feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). FIP happens as a result of the feline corona virus, and – until now – considered fatal. Dr. Pedersen…

May 8 2020

PURRsuing FIP and WINNing: What We Know Today

Everything you want to know about feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) and have been afraid to ask is answered in this FREE webinar presented by the Winn Feline Foundation. This is a big deal for many, many, many reasons. It was Winn Feline Foundation’s support of a drug nearly identical to Remdesivir for treating FIP that…

April 17 2020

Why Everyone Is Talking Remdesivir: Winn Feline FIP Webinar

Winn Feline Foundation has a long known about the drug called Remdesivir that everyone is now talking about as a possible treatment for SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID19. Winn Feline, a non-profit funder of cat health studies, has a long tradition of bringing together the top experts in feline medical research for educational events that cover…

April 14 2020

Veterinary Drugs Trialed to Treat COVID-19; AMA Update on Potential Therapeutics

Winn Feline Foundation was the first to support the notion and funding for using a drug nearly identical to a drug called Remdesivir  to treat feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), which is currently being trialed around the nation to potentially treat COVID-19. FIP, which has traditionally been considered fatal, occurs as a result of the feline corona…

March 23 2020

Treatment for FIP in Cats, It’s A Corona Virus and It May Help People

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) might just be the worst possible diagnosis, but that’s changing – unfortunately, though, just like the disease itself the story is complicated. And because FIP is a mutation (which occurs inside cats) from the feline corona virus, the medication discovered to treat is now in the news. At the Winn Feline…

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