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Study: High intensity sterilization of free-roaming cats reduces populations with least death of cats

Published: Jul 31st, 2019

The study simulated seven different management strategies for reducing cat populations.

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Are sleepovers and short-term fostering good or bad for shelter dogs?

Published: Jul 25th, 2019

“These programs are a great way to give dogs a break from the daily stressful environment of an institutional setting,” said Dr. Cynda Crawford.

Frightened kitten in the hands of a volunteer in a shelter for homeless animals

Study: Common method of restraining cats causes physical signs of fear, stress

Published: Jan 17th, 2019

A common method of restraining cats both in animal shelters and veterinary settings is far more likely to cause them to experience stress and fear than a less restrictive form of handling.

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Study: Nonprofit clinics may be some pets’ only chance of being spayed or neutered

Published: Sep 16th, 2018

Nonprofit spay-neuter clinics predominantly serve low-income clients and animals lacking regular veterinary care, in addition to animals from shelters and community cats.

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Study: Which shelter cats are likely to survive panleukopenia?

Published: Jul 10th, 2018

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association took a look at factors associated with survival and non-survival in shelter cats.

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Study: Are high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter clinics safe?

Published: Apr 18th, 2018

Are high quality, high volume spay/neuter clinics safe? A six-year study of 113,906 spay/neuter surgeries performed in a Florida spay/neuter clinic found that the canine mortality rate was lower than that reported for hysterectomy in women.

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Hot news on false negative heartworm tests in shelter dogs

Published: Jan 31st, 2018

Have you ever tested a dog in your shelter who you were certain would be heartworm positive, only to have the test come back negative? A new testing technique may reveal that dog is positive after all.

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 […]