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UC Davis FIP Study Seeks DNA Samples

20 Sep

The study is seeking DNA samples from cats that have been positively diagnosed with FIP, closely related individuals, as well as cats from lines that definitely have not been affected by FIP.

via The Creative Cat – UC Davis FIP Study Seeks DNA Samples.

AVMA AMENDS DECLAW POLICY ‹ The Catnip Times

20 Sep

“… the procedure is a major surgery that should only be performed after alternatives have been sought to prevent destructive clawing.”

via AVMA AMENDS DECLAW POLICY ‹ The Catnip Times.

Research Suggests Low Iodine Diets are Safe for Healthy Cats | petMD

19 Sep

Several years ago, it was found that an iodine deficient diet was just as effective as the traditional treatments for treating hyperthyroidism in cats.

via Research Suggests Low Iodine Diets are Safe for Healthy Cats | petMD.

AAFCO Protein Recommendations for Cat Foods Appear Insufficient | petMD

19 Sep

The minimum daily protein requirement for adult cats appears to be at least 5.2 g/kg 7.8 g/kg0.75 body weight, well in excess of current AAFCO and NRC recommendations.

via AAFCO Protein Recommendations for Cat Foods Appear Insufficient | petMD.

DAVIS FIP STUDIES

15 Sep

Your help is needed for FIP research at U. C. Davis. New tools and technology, coupled with sequencing of the feline genome, have provided an important window of opportunity to study a genetic basis for FIP susceptibility.

via DAVIS FIP STUDIES.

FIV and probiotics | Cat Health News from the Winn Feline Foundation

1 Aug

Uninfected and FIV-infected cats were given Lactobacillus acidophilus orally and various parameters of intestinal structure and function were assessed.

via FIV and probiotics | Cat Health News from the Winn Feline Foundation.

FIV Infection on the Rise: Know the Facts – The Conscious Cat

27 Jun

FIV is a lentivirus, which means it moves very slowly, and it gradually affects a cat’s immune system. It is passed from cat to cat through blood transfusions and serious, penetrating bite wounds. FIV cannot be transmitted to humans.

via FIV Infection on the Rise: Know the Facts – The Conscious Cat.

Evaluating heart function in hyperthyroid cats

11 Jun

The abnormalities of the cardiovascular system in hyperthyroid cats can vary from small subtle effects to clinically severe changes associated with the development of heart failure.

via Evaluating heart function in hyperthyroid cats | Cat Health News from the Winn Feline Foundation.

Understanding scratching behavior in cats

14 May

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Scratching behavior is considered part of the cat’s normal repertoire of behavior patterns. While scratching allows for the removal of the claw sheaths, it is also an important means for visual and chemical communication.

via Understanding scratching behavior in cats | Cat Health News from the Winn Feline Foundation.

New pheromone can modify scratching behavior of cats

14 May

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The authors performed a randomized blinded study on 19 cats, following a crossover design to test the effects of synthetic feline interdigital semiochemical (FIS) on the induction of scratching behavior in cats.

via New pheromone can modify scratching behavior of cats | Cat Health News from the Winn Feline Foundation.

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