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by Doug Hines

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- The CAT NEWS DAILY® - HEALTH NEWS 4 -

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The CAT NEWS DAILY® - All About Cats!

story summaries and links to news published elsewhere

- Essential Oils -

Essential Oils... can be harmful to cats and dogs

12/4/2019  "Essential oils and diffusing devices are becoming increasingly popular, and as the holidays approach, it’s likely that many people will be giving or getting them as gifts — but those soothing oils could be harmful to pets in the home if not used correctly." - Fox10Phoenix

Your essential oil diffuser could be poisoning your cat or dog

11/23/2019  "There’s a current story doing the rounds that acts as a genuine word of caution. One woman called Marianna told a story about her own dog, who was acting strangely and unresponsive to his own name. When she turned off her essential oil diffuser, however, her dog got better. Marianna didn’t realise the connection until another day when the pup had to be taken to the vet, where they told her just how common these issues are." - METRO

- Hyperthyroidism -

This story relates to both hyperthyroidism and cancer

11/10/2019  "My mother and I seek your thoughts on one of our cats, a 10-year-old neutered male. Two years ago, he was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and treated with radioactive iodine. He has done well in that regard. About six weeks ago, we noticed that his breathing sounded very nasal and gurgling so we had him examined. They flushed the nasal cavity and told us that even though the diagnosis was that of nasal carcinoma, the flush had opened things up some. Since then he has done very well." - Boston Herald

- Urinary Tract Infection -

Despite litter box smell, there may be no problem

11/9/2019  [Doug's Note: In this story the vet has ruled out urinary tract infection. I include the story here because sometimes we can learn from associated subjects.]

"Q. We have three cats that have always used the litter box, and we have had zero issues for at least five years. But the past couple of months, I have noticed there is a really strong ammonia smell to their three litter boxes. My veterinarian wanted to know if any of the cats was in the litter box more often than the others or when in it, did it take the cat longer to go and get out." - Quad City Times

Feline Coronavirus Infection ( FCoV ) and Feline Infectious Peritonitis ( FIP )

What is FIP and FCoV?

FIP - Feline Infectious Peritonitis - is a devastating viral disease of cats that occurs worldwide and can affect many systems of the body. It is a progressive disease and almost always fatal. FIP affects domestic cats, especially purebred kittens: 70% of FIP cases are in pedigree kittens and cats. It is also a plague in rescue shelters and can be a danger to big cats kept in zoo environments. FIP occurs when the cat mounts an overly inflammatory immune response to feline coronavirus infection.


FCoV -  feline coronavirus infection -  FCoV is the virus that causes FIP.    We want to impart worldwide awareness and understanding of FCoV and respect for the seriousness of FCoV infection. It is ubiquitous and extremely common in multi-cat environments.EndFIP® efforts are focused on research into FCoV eradication which would end FIP, without the use of laboratory cats. Fundraising is essential to the pursuit of this endeavor.

EndFIP®

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EndFIP.com is a website created by and for individuals who believe in, and want to actively support research into FCoV eradication and ending Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), without the use of laboratory cats. It was created with the purpose of promoting knowledge amongst cat lovers, breeders and rescuers and is a place where people can come to learn the latest news on FIP prevention and most importantly progress in the goal of eradicating FCoV, the virus that causes FIP. 

EndFIP® Vision:

Every cat a healthy cat. Our ultimate goal is that one day no one will have to go through the pain of losing their beloved cat to a disease that has claimed so many for so long.

 - EndFIP

The Luca Fund for FIP Research

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The Luca Fund for FIP research is a special fund of the American Alumni of the University of Glasgow established in 2018 to accept tax-deductible donations for Feline Infectious Peritonitis research. AAGU has been recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c) (3) charitable organization. All donations to AAGU are deductible as charitable contributions to the full extent permitted by law. The Luca Fund for FIP Research is committed to exclusively support research that does not use laboratory cats and does not conduct experimental infection of healthy cats with a deadly virus. Help us end FIP!

 Luca Fund for FIP

The Latest News

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Some of the important stories:

  • Ehics, Morality, and Integrity
  • Where do we go from here?
  • Worried about your cat's liver and kidney values?
  • Compassion and civility, please
  • Crafting the (near perfect) infomercial
  • Anatomy of a black market drug
  • GRASE, Right to Try & the FDA
  • Who has the legal right to GS-441524?

FIP Treatment News


The EndFIP® Facebook Group

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The EndFIP® Facebook group is part of the EndFIP® global initiative. The focus of the group is to educate, inform and inspire people to create lasting solutions to prevent feline coronavirus (FCoV) infection in multi-cat environments, such as breeding and rescue catteries. FCoV is the virus that causes FIP.    We want to impart worldwide awareness and understanding of FCoV and respect for the seriousness of FCoV infection.We are a global community which truly believes in the concept: PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.

Facebook

FIP Advisory and Care Group

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EASY ACCESS TO OUR

FACEBOOK GROUP SUPPORT FILES

Welcome to our Library of Files from our Facebook support group for parents of FIP Cats. Whether your cat is suspected of or has been diagnosed with Feline Infectious Peritonitis, the files and articles you'll find here contain valuable information to help you cope with this challenging situation. Diagnostics tools, recommended tests, treatment options, recommended supplements, and more are just a click away. If you have not yet joined our Facebook group, please do so now. FIP has no cure, but there are treatment options.

FIP Care Group

EndFIP® Invictus Grief Support Group

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EndFIP® Invictus Group was created by 

Maria S. Bonino and Aurora Lambrecht for individuals who want to honor their FIP Angels as well as for those who need help coping with the loss of a FIP cat. We aim to provide support, inspire hope and work in partnership to help alleviate the human suffering and deep grieving caused by Feline Infectious Peritonitis.
EndFIP® Invictus is the newest venture of the EndFIP® global initiative.

 EndFIP® Invictus grief support group

- Cancer -

Growing number of pets diagnosed with cancer every year

11/24/2019  "A growing number of cats and dogs are diagnosed with cancer every year according to BluePearl Pet Hospitals. Dr. Nick Szigetvari is a veterinary oncologist at BluePearl Speciality and Emergency Pet Hospital in Cool Springs. He said when you can't communicate with your cat, it's hard to know if they're in pain, so it's important to pay attention to minor changes." - NewsChannel5 - Nashville

Beloved cat faces cancer diagnosis

11/10/2019  "My mother and I seek your thoughts on one of our cats, a 10-year-old neutered male. Two years ago, he was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and treated with radioactive iodine. He has done well in that regard. About six weeks ago, we noticed that his breathing sounded very nasal and gurgling so we had him examined. They flushed the nasal cavity and told us that even though the diagnosis was that of nasal carcinoma, the flush had opened things up some. Since then he has done very well." - Boston Herald

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