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Michelle M. Capps, LVT
Surgery Supervisor, Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
An Overview of Kitten Renal Disorders and Feline Renal Transplantation

Elizabeth Colleran DVM

Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, DABVP
Hospital Director, Chico Hospital for Cats
Update on FIP: No Longer a Death Sentence

Pamela Galati DVM

Dr. Pamela Galati, DVM
Internal Medicine Department at VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury, NY
Congenital Hypothyroidism in Kittens: A Comprehensive Look at a Rare but Serious Disease

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Courtney Graham
PhD Candidate, Epidemiology & Companion Animal Behaviour Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
No Kitten Around: Understanding and Mitigating Fear Behaviours in Young kittens

Jacquelyn Lewis LVT portrait

Jacquelyn Lewis, LVT
Internal Medicine Department at VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury, NY
Congenital Hypothyroidism in Kittens: A Comprehensive Look at a Rare but Serious Disease

*This Conference is intended for veterinarians, veterinary technicians/nurses, those currently enrolled in veterinary or veterinary technician schools, veterinary staff members in private practices and shelters, and those involved in veterinary education and research.

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612, 2022

Common Endoparasites of Kittens

A parasite is an organism that lives in a host organism and gets its food from or at the expense of its host. Endoparasites are those that live in the tissues and organs of their host. The most common endoparasites that live in the intestines of kittens include roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms. Coccidia are microscopic, one-celled organisms called protozoa that live within the cells lining the intestines. Intestinal parasites typically cause nonspecific symptoms, including diarrhea, mucousy or bloody feces, vomiting, loss of appetite, coughing, pale mucous membranes, a [...]

2911, 2022

Ectoparasites in Kittens and Cats

A parasite is an organism that lives in a host organism and gets its food from or at the expense of its host. Ectoparasites are those that live on the outside of its host. You may see endoparasites with your naked eye or the signs that they are present. For example, flea dirt, which looks like black pepper, is actually flea excrement. When moistened the specks turn red because they contain blood that the flea sucked from the host’s skin. Another example is the sign of the presence [...]

2711, 2022

Good Kitty: Satisfying Your Kitten’s Need to Scratch and Saving Your Furniture

Scratching is normal cat behavior. Kittens begin to retract their claws at about 28 days of age and to scratch things by day 35. Scratching: conditions their claws by removing old nail sheaths; displays dominance and proclaims territory by scent marking with the glands on their front paws and visually marking with shredded matter as evidence; stretches and exercises their muscles; and provides a pleasurable sensation. Cats also use their claws to scratch and groom and defend themselves. Fosters should accustom kittens to having their paws handled and their [...]

2211, 2022

Hair: The Long and Short of It (Part 3)

In part 3 of this 3-part series, we discuss grooming. In part 1, we discussed what hair is, types of hairs and how hair grows; in part 2 we discussed hair colors, patterns and lengths. Kittens start grooming themselves when they are 4 weeks old. When they reach adulthood, cats will groom themselves 30-50 percent of their waking time. Grooming helps spread natural oils, remove dirt and skin flakes (dandruff), stimulate blood flow to the skin and decrease tangles and mats (which can be painful and makes grooming [...]

1511, 2022

Hair: The Long and Short of It (Part 2)

In part 2 of this 3-part series, we discuss hair colors, patterns and lengths. In part 1, we discussed what hair is, types of hairs and how hair grows. In part 3, we discuss grooming. Coat color is due to pigment in the hair shafts. White hairs lack pigment. Black (eumelanin) and red (pheomelanin) pigments, produced in cells called melanocytes, exist in the epidermis (top layer of the skin), and all cats, no matter what color they appear on the outside, are genetically black or red, or, in [...]

811, 2022

Hair: The Long and Short of It (Part 1)

In part 1 of this 3-part series, we discuss what hair is, hair types and how hair grows. We discuss hair colors, patterns and lengths in part 2 and grooming in part 3. When is a furball not a hairball? When it’s a kitten!  Although people may use the words fur and hair interchangeably, fur more accurately refers to a collection of hairs that protects a cat’s skin from cold, heat and ultraviolet light damage, helps regulate body temperature and conceals the cat from prey and predators. Cat [...]

Comprehensive TNR Websites
Alley Cat Allies
Neighborhood Cats

Webinar Series
Alley Cat Allies TNR-related Webinars
ASPCA Professional TNR Series

Downloadable, Comprehensive TNR Handbooks
Neighborhood Cats –TNR Caretaker Handbook (download under "Books and Guides")
ASPCA/Alley Cat Allies/Mayors Alliance – Guide to Trap-Neuter-Return and Colony Care
HSUS – Managing Community Cats: A Guide for Community Leaders

General Information about Feral and Community Cats
Alley Cat Allies Workshop Video – Helping Community Cats
Alley Cat Allies Fact Sheet – Feral and Stray—An Important Difference
Alley Cat Allies Video – What is a Feral Cat?
Alley Cat Allies – Frequently Asked Questions

Trap-Neuter-Return Basics
Alley Cat Allies Video – What is Trap-Neuter-Return?
Alley Cat Allies – Conduct Trap-Neuter-Return Guide
Alley Cat Allies Booklet – Step-by-Step Guide to Trap-Neuter-Return
Alley Cat Allies – Eartipping

Humane Trapping
Alley Cat Allies – Before You Trap
Alley Cat Allies – Trapping Basics
Neighborhood Cats – Trapping Tips beyond the Basics
Alley Cat Allies Video – How to Trap an Entire Colony
Neighborhood Cats – How to Perform Mass Trapping (includes video)
Alley Cat Allies – Trapping Mom and Kittens
Alley Cat Allies – Kitten and Mom Scenarios and How to Trap
Alley Cat Allies – Tips for Trapping Shy Cats
Neighborhood Cats – Hard to Catch Cats
FixNation Video – Water Bottle Trick for Hard to Catch Cats

Trapping Equipment
Neighborhood Cats – Recommended Traps and Equipment
Neighborhood Cats – How to Use a Drop Trap
Alley Cat Allies – Traps and Humane Animal Equipment

Pre- and Post-Surgery Care
Alley Cat Allies – TNVR and Post-Surgery Care
Neighborhood Cats – Using a Trap as a Cage for Holding Cats (includes video)

Feral Cat Setup for Long-Term Foster Care
Neighborhood Cats – How to Safely Foster a Feral Cat

Cat Colony Management
Alley Cat Allies Guide – Colony Care Guide
Best Friends Animal Welfare Society Video – Community Cat Caretaker Tips
Alley Cat Allies – Testing for FIV/FeLV Positive Cats
Alley Cat Allies – Safe Relocation of Feral Cats
Neighborhood Cats – How to Relocate Safely

Food and Shelter for Colony Cats
Alley Cat Allies – Providing Food and Water
Neighborhood Cats – What, Where and How to Feed Your Ferals
Alley Cat Allies Fact Sheet – Build a Cat Feeding Station
Alley Cat Allies – How to Build an Inexpensive Outside Shelter
Alley Cat Allies – Feral Cat Shelter Gallery
Alley Cat Allies Fact Sheet – Build an Inexpensive Cat Shelter (Insulated wood shelter)
Neighborhood Cats – Feral Cat Winter Shelter Options

TNR Seasonal Tips
Alley Cat Allies – Winter Weather Tips
Neighborhood Cats – Stop Freezing Water
Alley Cat Allies – Summer Weather Tips

Colony Record Keeping
Alley Cat Allies – Colony Tracking System Form (pdf)
Alley Cat Allies – Colony Tracking System Form (Excel)
Feral Cat FOCUS – Colony Medical Record Log

Socializing Feral Kittens
Alley Cat Allies – First Steps When you Find Kittens Outdoors
Alley Cat Allies – Kitten Progression: Week-by-Week
Alley Cat Allies – Socializing Feral Kittens
Best Friends Animal Society – Socializing Very Shy or Fearful Cats
Urban Cat League – Tough Love Video Part 1: How to Socialize Feral Kittens
Urban Cat League – Tough Love Video Part 2: How to Socialize Feral Kittens
Urban Cat League – Tough Love Video Part 3: How to Socialize Feral Kittens

TNR and Public Health
Alley Cat Allies – Feral Cats and the Public—A Healthy Relationship
Alley Cat Allies – Rabies: A Public Health Victory

Community Relations Resources for Colony Caregivers
Alley Cat Allies – Community Relations Information
Alley Cat Allies – Educate Your Neighbors and Community Members
Alley Cat Allies – Preventative Measures
Alley Cat Allies – Troubleshooting with Community Members
Neighborhood Cats – Keeping Cats Out of Gardens and Yards

Local Codes/Animal Laws
Winchester City – Chapter 5: Animals and Fowl
Frederick County – Chapter 48: Animals and Fowl
Clarke County – See page 88 Chapter 61: Animals

Thank you for your 2022 Online Kitten Conference speaking proposal. Your submission has been received, and you will be notified by email in January if your proposal has been accepted. You may submit as many proposals as you like through January 1, 2022.

Thank you again for your interest in speaking at the 2022 Online Kitten Conference and your willingness to share your expertise to help kittens.

Please contact us at WebEvents@KittenCoalition.org if you have any questions.

2022 Online Kitten Conference Team

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