November 1, 2009
This installment of Mouthpieces provides information on the prevalance and relative innocence of upper respiratory infections in shelter cats, and encourages potential adopters to look past the sniffles when seeking their perfect feline companion.
July 1, 2009
Upper respiratory infections in cats are an ongoing challenge for shelter staff seeking to keep their kitties healthy and adoptable. Brenda Griffin, D.V.M., lays the groundwork for an approach to keep cats wheeze-free.
May 1, 2009
There's a growing movement in shelters around the country to provide innovative enrichment programs to their feline residents, putting kitties on par'for the first time, in many cases'with dogs and the quality of care they've long received. Want to get in on the trend? It starts with shelter staff, volunteers, and potential pet adopters changing their overall understanding of cats.
January 1, 2009
Precious Cat is giving away free shelter kits to animal organizations that are part of the Shelter Partners program. The kit contains a litter additive that may help newly adopted cats and pet felines who have developed new potty problems to think inside the box.
September 1, 2008
Feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus are the bad boys of the microbial kitty kingdom, but when is it in your shelter's best interest to test for these diseases? Here's a prescription shelters can use to inoculate the dilemma.
July 1, 2008
Conflicts can crop up in multicat homes, causing the animals undue stress and health problems. But dissension can be minimized without calling the kitty shrink.
May 1, 2008
Last fall, leaders from the animal welfare, veterinary, and pet industries gathered in Denver to discuss how to improve the image and status of cats in our communities.
January 1, 2008
A post-adoption survey helps the Animal Rescue League of Boston figure out how their adopted cats are getting on in their new homes.
November 1, 2007
Shelters are seeing outbreaks of virulent systemic feline calicivirus ??? or are they? Dr. Kate Hurley explains the basics of diagnosing and controlling strains of FCV.
September 1, 2007
Ringworm is one of the easiest zoonotic diseases to contract'and, in the shelter environment, one of the hardest to get rid of. Here's a primer on causes, symptoms, and effective controls.