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Veterinarians see growing number of fat cats with diabetes, arthritis
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The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 54 percent of cats and dogs in the United States is overweight or obese. "Our goal is to have healthy pets that live long and stay with owners as long as possible," said Dr. Theresa Cavallaro, a veterinarian with Bay Street Animal Hospital, who estimates that one in five dogs and cats she sees in her Rosebank, N.Y., office is overweight. More

FDA salmonella study funding opportunity
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The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine announced a funding opportunity for cooperative agreements up to $60,000 in costs for one year to improve the center's ability to evaluate risks of salmonella-contaminated feeds by testing diagnostic samples from pets. CVM is seeking applications that will provide information on the prevalence of Salmonella in fecal samples from both symptomatic and asymptomatic dogs and cats. More

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The AAFP is on Facebook — — and we want you to connect with us. Be the first to know about new developments in real time, product recalls and industry announcements. You are also welcome to write on our wall and interact with colleagues by sharing relevant resources and providing feedback on programs and events. More

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2011 Winn/AVMF Excellence in Feline Research Award
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Jody L. Gookin is the winner of the 2011 Excellence in Feline Research Award from Winn Feline Foundation and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. Gookin is nationally recognized for her contributions to the field of gastroenterology, particularly infectious causes of feline diarrhea. More

Study: Hydrating cat diet may help owners manage pet's weight
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A moisture-enhanced feline diet, coupled with increased activity, may inhibit the rate of weight gain in cats, according to research published in the June issue of the Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. A string of studies showed cats that consumed a dry diet with approximately 50 percent water moisture gained weight at a slower pace and were more physically active than cats on a dry diet only with 10 percent moisture. More

Howling cat can by symptom of disease
McClatchy Newspapers via The Kansas City Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Excess vocalizing in cats, especially at odd times, can be associated with certain disease processes. This is especially true in older cats. Two of these conditions can be linked and can occur as a result of the other. These conditions are hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and hyperthyroidism. More

epoc Blood Gas Analyzer

The epoc, developed by the founder of the i-STAT, is the first wireless point-of-care analyser to use Smart Card technology. The epoc provides immediate blood gas, electrolyte and critical care biochemistry results to a hand-held pda (included) whilst wirelessly interfacing to an electronic data manager and Bluetooth printer.

Looking at composition provides insight into ways to prevent urethal plugs
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In the past three decades, the composition of uroliths in cats and dogs has been variable. This article evaluates current trends of feline urethral plugs to determine their implications for patients. More

Meta-analysis of studies of treatments for feline urine spraying
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Feline urine spraying inside the home is a common problem behavior that owners seek advice for from veterinarians. Individual trials relating to a variety of interventions produce variable results, and to date, no consensus on the value of different treatments has emerged. This study aimed to meta-analyze current data from appropriate published clinical trials that evaluate treatments for feline urine spraying. More

Diabetic cat marks 1 year of remission
The Tulsa World's Pet Project Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It has officially been one year since Floyd has needed insulin for feline diabetes. At a recent visit to the vet, he checked out great and weighed in at just over 17 pounds — a big difference from the 22 pounds he once weighed, which very likely contributed to his condition. For the last year, Floyd's diabetes has been managed through a high-protein, low-carb diet of wet cat food recommended by a veterinarian. More

Partnership for Food Protection, FDA establish Pet Event Tracking Network
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The Partnership for Food Protection and the Food & Drug Administration recently launched the Pet Event Tracking Network, which is a secure, Web-based information exchange system that will allow FDA and federal and state agencies to share initial information about pet-food related incidents, such as illness associated with the consumption of pet food or pet food product defects. More

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 What Cat Owners Are Reading

Report states pets can improve owners' social lives
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Pet owners have higher self-esteem, are more physically fit and are less lonely than non-pet owners, a new report's findings showed. They also tend to be more extroverted than non-owners, are less fearful and less preoccupied. More

Different cat breeds, different grooming needs
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Cat Channel lists 20 popular cat breeds that require various levels of grooming maintenance. Don't see your favorite here? Have a mixed-breed cat? See if your cat matches up to the coat types of these 20 shorthaired and longhaired cat breeds and learn a few tricks from the locks of your cat's cousins. More

Put together a first-aid kit for your pet
Ft. Collins Coloradoan    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Christie Long, a veterinarian at the VCA Fort Collins Animal Hospital, says it is a good idea for pet owners to have a first-aid kit. In particular, Long recommends a variety of bandage options that can be used to prevent blood loss, cover a wound and be used as an impromptu muzzle. More

'Core' vaccines are a must for cats, dogs
Universal Uclick via The Sacramento Bee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
There's one pet care routine as familiar to generations of dog and cat owners as daffodils in the spring: yearly shots. But it may surprise many that these annual needlings are no longer necessary for most pets. The vaccinations that have prevented millions of deaths in cats, dogs and even people (in the case of rabies) are now governed by guidelines established by groups such as the American Academy of Feline Practitioners. More

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