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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…

March 19 2020

Cat Corona Virus Drug May Save Us Regarding COVID-19

Cats get a corona virus (FCoV) and that feline corona virus is in some ways similar to human SARS COV-2 or COVID-19, the novel corona virus that is causing the worldwide pandemic. In approximately 10 percent of cats their otherwise benign feline corona virus mutates inside the cat to form an immune mediated disease called feline…

March 3 2020

Might Cats Suffer from Effects of Lyme Transmission?

It’s always been assumed that Lyme Disease impacts people and dogs, but not cats. Well, it turns out that Lyme disease may be associated with some cardiac arrhythmias in cats. This report is from the Winn Feline Foundation:  Tørnqvist-Johnsen C, Dickson S-A, Rolph K, Palermo V, Hodgkiss-Geere H, Gilmore P, et al. First report of…

February 21 2020

Lincoln State Cat Show

It’s the most special time of year, the Lincoln State Cat Show is this weekend, February 22 to 23 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.at the Kane County Fairgrounds, Prairie Center 525 S Randall Rd, St. Charles. Listen HERE to my conversation from Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio with show…

February 18 2020

Feline Scholarships from Winn Feline and AAFP

Winn Feline Foundation and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) are pleased to announce two scholarships for third- or fourth-year veterinary students enrolled in accredited veterinary colleges or schools in the United States or Canada. The $2,500 awards are based upon academic achievement, financial need, leadership, and dedication to and excellence in the study…

January 15 2020

It’s Her 98th Birthday But Who’s Counting: A Conversation with Betty White

On January 17 Betty White celebrates her 98th birthday. Here are some fun Betty White facts – I know them, because she’s told me herself. She loves, loves working – but it’s really only so she can advocate for wild and captive animals in zoos, and to fund studies to support animal research. For decades,…

December 22 2019

Good News Purrsuing FIP Symposium; Pets Night Before Christmas, WGN Radio

No doubt the biggest news in the cat world of 2019. If you missed by WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show; listen HERE to my conversation with Dr. Glenn Olah, past president of the Winn Feline Foundation about the FIP Symposium, Purrsuing FIP and Winning at the University of California, Davis and the…

December 4 2019

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…

November 30 2019

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…

November 25 2019

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…

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