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Are we getting our cats’ temperatures all wrong?

Published: Apr 18th, 2017

Is your cat’s temperature really normal? Maybe not. While the range of healthy feline temperatures considered normal is considered to be between 100.0 and 102.5⁰F, there’s little evidence supporting that range.

Reference interval for rectal temperature in healthy confined adult cats

Published: Apr 16th, 2017

Research Findings The normal rectal temperature range for a cat has long been considered to be between 100.0 and 102.5⁰ F, but there’s little evidence to substantiate that range. A […]

UF shelter medicine research helping save FeLV cats from hoarding case

Published: Feb 21st, 2017

It was one of the most horrifying hoarding cases Pasado’s Safe Haven had ever seen. Its details are too horrible even to include in this post. But the surviving cats […]

What you need to know about FIV-positive and negative cats living together

Published: Feb 15th, 2017

At a recent Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference, Annette Litster described a new study of cats living together in a home setting as well as the kittens of FIV-positive mothers in a shelter.

Video: How (and why) to vaccinate cats in the tail

Published: Sep 19th, 2016

Dr. Julie Levy walks viewers through the steps, and demonstrates that tail vaccinations are easier on both cat and veterinary care provider than you’d have imagined.

Can in-shelter antibody tests protect dogs from parvo and distemper?

Published: Jul 7th, 2016

Can animal shelters protect the dogs in their care from illness and euthanasia even if they’ve been exposed to canine parvovirus (CPV) or canine distemper (CDV)?

Shelter enrichment for dogs and cats

Removing Barriers to Adoption: How Evidence, Innovation and Compassion Grow Pet Adoptions

Published: May 1st, 2015

Register for the next free webcast in the Million Cat Challenge’s Five Key Initiatives series!

Crunching Numbers to Save Lives

Published: Sep 16th, 2014

Shelter Census project aims to improve shelter animal outcomes in Florida.

A community cat hides at the edge of a lot

Targeted TNR is on the mark

Published: Aug 21st, 2014

A recent study supported by Maddie’s Fund shows a significant drop in shelter intake and euthanasia in conjunction with a targeted trap-neuter-release program in Gainesville, Florida.        

Student Lauren Gray with the newest member of her furry family (now named Otis.

UF Shelter Medicine Program unique in country

Published: Oct 3rd, 2012

UF’s shelter medicine program is unique in the country, thanks to ongoing support from Maddie’s Fund.