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Dr. Mary Gardner Helps Out Animals in the Bahamas

Dr. Mary Gardner is doing something to help following the devastation in the Bahamas as a result of Hurricane Dorian this past September. Lots of pets remain missing (and presumed dead), and many street dogs and cats no doubt didn’t survive. Gardner says the shelter she knows best, Humane Society of Grand Bahama Island lost…

Giving Tuesday: Winn Feline Foundation Ricky Fund

If you have a cat – thank the Winn Feline Foundation. Nearly all we know about cat health, physical and even mental well-being, was once funded by the Winn Feline Foundation. Back in 2002 our then famous piano playing cat, named Ricky, died of feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This heart disease, which is often (though…

Lil Bub Passes Away

Lil Bub was only 8-years old when she died unexpectedly Sunday. She and Grumpy Cat, who died in May, define the new stars of the Internet, felines. Imagine, getting your obituary in the New York Times. Most people don’t. Here’s Lil Bub’s obit. According to Lil Bub’s website, she was born with a multitude of…

WSAVA One Health Certification

One Health is an increasingly important topic especially as our world shrinks. One Health refers to more than illnesses we can potentially get from animals (from wildlife to companion animals; one of many examples is monkeypox). That is the most common impression of One Health but there’s so more to One Health than getting sick…

A Lot of Pet Stories to be Thankful For

I am thankful to all of you who read my blogs, hear me on the radio and/or see me on TV and in videos….And thankful if my work has made a difference, both legislatively and to individual pet owners. It really is the reason I do what I do….Here’s a snapshot of how I have…

Susan Gingrich: PURRsuing FIP, Cats Are Now Winning

Susan Gingrich has raised upward nearing a million dollars for FIP or feline infectious peritonitis studies since she launched the Bria Fund with the  non-profit funder of cat health studies, the Winn Feline Foundation. Not only has Gingrich provided pet parents resources for help, she has personally been an empathetic ear for people to lean on…

FIP Symposium Highlight: Actress Aly Miller on her Film Aeris

Imagine having a kitty diagnosed with feline infectious peritonitis or FIP, it’s totally heartbreaking. When young filmmakers Aly Miller and Peter Castro Jr.’s newly acquired kitty, Aeris, was diagnosed only a couple of years ago, FIP was still a death sentence. Miller and Castro made a film, called Aeris, about their experience. The movie opened…

De-Stressing Pets on Thanksgiving, And Keeping them Safe

Thanksgiving is fun family time, or it can be. Here are tips to de-stress pets, to ramp up fun and to keep them safe and out of the pet emergency room. Dumpster diving and counter surfing is dangerous sport for dogs – turkey and chicken bones can be a choking hazard. These bones can easily…

Rare Chance to Chat with Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. Karen Overall on Twitter

Participating in the North American Veterinary Community Institute with boarded veterinary behaviorists Dr. Kersti Seksel (who turned me on to kitten socialization classes) and Dr. Karen Overall was the greatest learning experience I’ve ever had. And Dr. Overall is hand-down the best teacher I’ve ever had. Dr. Overall also participated in the book Decoding Your…

3 Top Highlights of Winn Feline Foundation FIP Symposium

Winn Feline Foundation FIP Symposium was a success on so many levels. Mostly because there have been so many developments in just the past couple of years, all discussed. Not only did the top researchers on the planet studying this disease come together for the first time ever, all was led by Dr. Niels Pedersen,…

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