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Survey: 10 percent of pet owners willing to spend more than $3,000 on vet bills
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Approximately one in 10 pet owners is willing to spend more than $3,000 on medical procedures if it meant that their pet could be saved, according to a survey. While some were willing to spend more than $3,000 on medical procedures to save a pet, 61 percent said they would be willing to spend between $100 and $1,000. Fifteen percent said they are comfortable spending between $1,000 and $3,000 for life-saving medical care for their pet. More

Helping Shelters Help Cats projects
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Through its Helping Shelters Help Cats program, Morris Animal Foundation is funding research projects that address conditions that negatively affect the health of shelter cats. For every dollar MAF raises, an anonymous donor will match it up to $500,000. More

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Online conference registration ends Sept. 6!
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Today (Sept. 6) is the last day to register online for the 1st World Feline Veterinary Conference. Starting Sept. 7, only on-site registrations are welcome. Conference sessions will cover the most current scientific developments and share in best practice recommendations on feline cardiovascular disease. The conference will bring together veterinary practitioners, technicians and students from varied clinical backgrounds from all over the world. More

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. is proud to offer a full range of feline wellness solutions:

Fel-O-Vax® and Fel-O-Guard® feline vaccines, including the market-leading FeLV vaccine
Metacam® (meloxicam), the only FDA-approved NSAID for controlling feline pain
Have we seen your cat lately?™, a nationwide campaign promoting veterinary care for cats

AAFP launches Senior Care Guidelines course
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The AAFP partnered with the VetMedTeam, an online education provider, to develop a course based on the Senior Care Guidelines which were produced back in 2008. The veterinary practice team plays a pivotal role in the health and well-being of cats as they age. It is crucial that every practice sets up feline aging protocols regarding physical examination, diagnostic recommendations, medical management, and client education. This free course was designed to help train every member of the veterinary practice team. More

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Researchers invent sutureless method for joining blood vessels
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Reconnecting severed blood vessels is mostly done the same way today — with sutures — as it was 100 years ago. Now, a team of researchers has developed a sutureless method that appears to be a faster, safer and easier alternative. In animal studies, a team used a poloxamer gel and bioadhesive rather than a needle and thread to join together blood vessels, a procedure called vascular anastomosis. 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.

Michigan lawmakers propose warranty for purchased pets
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Senators in Michigan have proposed a bill that would establish a dog and cat warranty statute. A warranty would cover cats that are "unfit for sale," such as those who come down with infections within 30 days after purchase. More

Mast cell tumors in cats
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Mast cell tumors exhibit a different biologic behavior in cats than in dogs. Most authors believe the majority of tumors are benign in cats. Mastocytemia, large numbers of mast cells in the blood, appears exclusively associated with MCT in cats. In this study, it was found that 43 percent of the cats examined with mast cell disease had mastocytemia. More

Parasite alters rat's fear of cats
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A new study reveals that rats infected with toxoplasmosis are actually attracted to the smell of cat urine, overriding their brain's usual response. Those parasite-infected rodents wear a target on their backs, making themselves as far easier for felines to catch. They seem to actually seek out their enemy. More

RX Biotic

Rx Biotic is a blend of 4 major probiotic bacterial strains along with 2 prebiotics. Rx Biotic is truly a feline-friendly formula as it is delivered in a highly palatable, high-potency powder that contains no flavorings and is easily mixed into the food. Please contact Rx Vitamins to receive a free sample of the Rx Biotic along with a comprehensive Technical Report.
A-CYST Treatment for Feline IC and FLUTD

A-CYST, a new veterinary medical device, is a patented formulation designed for temporary replenishment of the glycosaminoglycan layer in the bladder and contains naturally occurring components of the bladder epithelium. GAG deficiency contributes to clinical symptoms in diseases such as feline IC, FLUTD, and cystitis caused by infections, trauma, urolithiasis, urinary retention and neoplasia
Felimazole™ (methimazole)
Coated Tablets

A treatment as individual as they are - at a price comparable to human generics. Felimazole™ (methimazole) Coated Tablets are FDA approved for veterinary use in the treatment of feline hyperthyroidism. Available in 2.5 and 5 mg sizes. Coated for safety of handling and ease of administration.
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Pet nutritionist shares expertise, answers popular questions
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Pet nutritionist Marcie Campion, who works for Iams, answers some of the most commonly asked questions about pet foods in this podcast. More

You probably aren't washing your cat's food, water dishes enough
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No matter how thoroughly a cat licks its food dish, it's not clean enough to use again without washing. That goes for water dishes, too. More

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• Starts working in 30 minutes

• Kills 98-100% of fleas within 12 hours, before they can lay eggs

• Maintains fast action for a full month

• Topical flea control formulated for cats and kittens 8 weeks and older

Always read, understand and follow label and use directions.

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I’m embarrassed to admit, I had a flea and tick problem. Luckily, my owner bought EasySpot™ with fipronil, the flea and tick treatment made just for cats like me. Now, with 30-day control against fleas, ticks and chewing lice, I can get back to chasing string worry free.   -Mittens
Vétoquinol Helps You Help Cats!

Vétoquinol offers a full range of products geared towards helping feline practitioners provide innovative treatment options for their patients. Our range, which includes renal and feline herpesvirus supplement lines, as well as dental, dermatological and gastrointestinal products, offers comprehensive solutions for cats, owners and vets alike. Ask about Vétoquinol products today!
Kitty Kollar

This collar is designed to protect esophagostomy tubes. The Kitty Kollar is an adjustable collar that fits securely around the patient's neck with a hole for the esophagostomy tube. A Velcro strap holds the tube secure when not in use. The Kitty Kollars are machine washable and are available in a wide range of sizes. Your clients and patients will love this product!!

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