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August 8 2020

International Cat Day: Making Cats Happy One Cat at a Time

International Cat Day celebrates happy cats every August 8. The day was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.  The day is truly international in scope, but though cats are the most popular pet on the planet they often remain misunderstood and even those who love them may not provide suitable welfare.…

August 1 2020

Winn Feline Foundation Seeks Director of Development & Marketing

JOB DESCRIPTION: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the health of cats by providing funding for feline specific health research and education. (For nearly 15 years I’ve served on the Winn Feline Foundation Board of Directors). Established in 1968, Winn funded over $7 million…

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…

June 4 2020

HCM is Devastating to Cats and People Who Love Them

In this webinar with Dr. Chris Menges, chief science officer at Basepaws, we talk about what is by far the most common heart disease in cats and one of the most common causes of death, feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). I begin by talking about a cat name Ricky and how it came to be that…

May 30 2020

Discussion on Heart Disease (HCM) in Cats with Dr. Chris Menges of Basepaws and Steve Dale

Dr. Chis Menges, chief veterinary officer at Basepaws and myself are teaming up May 30, 2 p.m  CT  for a free webinar on heart disease in cats, Feline HCM a Silent Killer: And a Piano Playing Cat Named Ricky. For every DNA kit purchased from Basepaws through the end of the May, Basepaws wll donate $5 to the Ricky Fund,…

May 27 2020

HCM Discussed: Genetics and the Ricky Fund with Winn Feline Foundation

Dr. Liz Bales and myself will discuss heart disease in cats (HCM) and Ricky the piano playing cat with Dr. Chris Menges, chief veterinary officer of  Basepaws on Thursday May 28 at noon. Watch – and if you desire, ask questions HERE. This is a free event. I had a cat who changed my life.…

May 25 2020

Latest on Pets and COVID-19; Raising Money to Learn About Heart Disease in Cats on WGN Radio

Dr. Dana Varble, chief veterinary officer of North American Veterinary Community, has been updating her colleagues regarding COVID-19 and pets, on Steve Dale’s Pet World HERE on WGN radio she updates all of you. She answers the big questions: Do pets get COVID-19? Can they give COVID-19 to one another? Can they give COVID-19 to us?…

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…

May 5 2020

Why Cat Lovers Should LOVE the Winn Feline Foundation

If you have a cat – give the Winn Feline Foundation a thank you card. Or better yet, take advantage of the fact that today, May 7, is Giving Tuesday. If you love cats, truly consider that nearly all we know about cat health, physical and even mental well-being, was once funded by the Winn…

April 30 2020

Winn Feline Foundation Funding

Winn Feline Foundation a few years back announced supporting funding for a drug to treat feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) nearly identical to Remdesivir being trialed and soon expected to be FDA approved for treatment of COVID-19 patients. Today, FIP in cats is considered treatable, as a similar compound to Remdesivir for cats to treat FIP…

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