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Understanding and Defeating Fading Kitten Syndrome

2022-06-15T19:18:48-04:00June 14th, 2022|

Fading Kitten Syndrome (FKS), also known as failure to thrive, is generally associated with kittens between birth and weaning. Kittens, especially newborns, must be monitored closely because FKS may cause them to die suddenly or fade within a few days.

FKS is not a single disease but includes symptoms that are seen in a variety […]

Saving Lives: June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month

2022-06-09T20:40:33-04:00June 7th, 2022|

Any time of year is a good time to adopt, but during spring and summer, known as kitten season, brick-and-mortar animal shelters, home-based rescue organizations and Trap-Neuter-Return groups are flooded with kittens born to outdoor cats. That’s because cats as young as 4 months of age can go into heat when the days get […]

Cleaning and Disinfecting Foster Homes

2022-05-21T19:31:21-04:00May 24th, 2022|

Confining foster kittens in a room that’s easy to clean and disinfect is important. It’s especially important during the first two-week quarantine period if you have pet cats. Confinement, cleaning and disinfecting will help prevent the spread of germs if the kittens get sick.

Before bringing new kittens into a home where other kittens have […]

Critical Care for Kittens–Flea Anemia: Part 4 of 4

2022-05-17T12:19:12-04:00May 17th, 2022|

In parts 1, 2 and 3 of this series on Critical Care for Kittens, we discussed the dangers of hypothermia, hypoglycemia and dehydration. Here in part 4 of this series, we’ll discuss anemia. This condition occurs when a kitten’s body does not have enough healthy red blood cells.

Anemia can be deadly if untreated, especially […]

Critical Care for Kittens–Dehydration: Part 3 of 4

2022-05-12T12:57:21-04:00May 10th, 2022|

In parts 1 and 2 of this series on Critical Care for Kittens, we discussed the dangers of hypothermia and hypoglycemia. Here in part 3 of this series, we’ll discuss dehydration, an excessive loss of water and electrolytes (minerals such as potassium, sodium and chloride) that occurs in kittens with inadequate milk intake or […]

Critical Care for Kittens–Hypothermia: Part 1 of 4

2022-05-09T22:16:47-04:00April 24th, 2022|

Medical emergencies involving pets commonly involve trauma (hit by a car, sustained in a fall), poisoning, heat stroke, choking and seizures. When it comes to kittens, especially orphaned neonates, common emergencies are hypothermia (low body temperature), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), dehydration and anemia.

Hypothermia is a major cause of neonatal kitten death. Adult cats shiver […]

The Role of Feline Coronavirus (FCoV): Part 1 of 5

2022-04-23T20:42:59-04:00April 19th, 2022|

Understanding and Defeating Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) Part 1 of 5

NOTE: FIP treatment is rapidly changing. Please visit Cornell Feline Health Center, EveryCat Health Foundation, FIP Warriors and University of California Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program for the most up-to-date information.

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) was first described in the late […]

The Basics of FIP: Part 2 of 5

2022-04-23T20:43:37-04:00April 12th, 2022|

NOTE: FIP treatment is rapidly changing. Please visit Cornell Feline Health Center, EveryCat Health Foundation, FIP Warriors and University of California Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program for the most up-to-date information.

This is part 2 of a 5-part series on FIP. Please read about the discovery of FIP and the role […]

Ali’s Story —Make a Difference in the World

2022-04-19T16:59:49-04:00April 5th, 2022|

In September of 2013, my world was turned upside down in a way that few could even comprehend. During these months, which turned into years of waiting for solutions and resolution, I experienced chronic anxiety and depression that people before the pandemic could not understand, appreciate, or frankly tolerate. I was isolated, lonely, and […]

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