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Trusted Veterinary Information Sources whose articles are linked below:

The organizations, their authors and their websites included on this page are not associated with in any way. Inclusion of their information in does not imply a recommendation or endorsement of any content contained within said websites. Information is presented here purely as a service to cat caregivers to enable people to find reliable information in addition to current news articles.

For veterinarians, by veterinarians – VIN unites more than 67,000 veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary industry partners in a truly interactive worldwide online community. VIN extends its commitment to the well-being of companion animals by providing the finest in online pet health information and resources in its client education website.

VCA has over 1,000 neighborhood hospitals and over 6,000 Veterinarians. At VCA, your pet’s health is our top priority, and excellent service to you is our goal. We’re a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Our technicians and support team members are all animal lovers who treat pets with the compassion and respect that they deserve.

For more than 100 years, the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) has been improving animal, human, and environmental health through teaching, research, veterinary care, service, and outreach. Pet Talk is a service of the CVM.

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) are trusted leaders in feline health and welfare for the veterinary community and cat caregivers. They support their members in improving the health and welfare of cats through high standards of practice, continuing education, and evidence-based medicine.

The AAFP created Cat Friendly Homes to help you learn more about your cat’s natural behaviors, the importance of routine veterinary care, and providing care of your cat, as well as answer many common questions.

All About Cats’ expert-written, expert-reviewed guides bring you the facts on cat products, behavior, health, and more. Whether you want to choose the best food or find out why your cat wakes you up in the middle of the night, we’re here to arm you with the knowledge you need. Our editorial team is made of dedicated cat lovers and experts, including over a dozen veterinarians, a cat behavior specialist, and several seasoned pet writers.

International Cat Care is a charity founded in 1958 by a small group of very passionate cat lovers, who were compelled to do something about the dismal lack of information about cat health and welfare. Over 60 years later, we are still working hard to improve the health and wellbeing of all cats everywhere, working towards a world where each cat’s life experience will be as good as it can be.

Pet Health Network is for pets and their people. We’re dedicated to providing you with comprehensive and trustworthy information to ensure your four-legged family members enjoy the longest, healthiest, and happiest lives possible.

The American College of Veterinary Behaviorist is the certifying board for veterinarians who are specialty trained to advance the behavioral health of animals through clinical practice, research, and science-based behavior education.

Veterinary behaviorists are trained to address the relationships between an animal’s health, environment, experiences and its behavior.

They have extensive knowledge of psychotropic medications, their uses, potential side effects and interactions with other medications, and are licensed to prescribe them when indicated.

The AVMA is the nation’s leading advocate for the veterinary profession. Representing more than 97,000 members, they protect, promote and advance the needs of all veterinarians and those they serve.

The Companion Animal Parasite Council is an independent, non-profit organization that is dedicated to increasing awareness of the threat parasites present to pets and family members. By generating and disseminating credible, accurate and timely information for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections, CAPC works to educate pet owners and veterinary professionals.See disclaimer above.


The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) Animal Poison Control Center® (APCC®) is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A consultation fee may apply.  

If you suspect your pet has eaten toxic foods, household products, human medications and/or cosmetics or toxic plants & flowers please note the amount ingested and contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435. includes veterinarian-written, veterinarian-approved articles for your cat.

Cattime’s mission is to keep pets out of shelters and get them adopted to good homes by providing novice and experienced owners alike with the important information needed to make them, and their pets, very happy and healthy.

Widely Recognized Individuals whose articles are linked below:

The individual author contributors, the organizations, their authors and their websites included on this page are not associated with in any way. Inclusion of their information in does not imply a recommendation or endorsement of or any content contained within the website.

Additional note: The individual authors whose work is presented here may not support or endorse any of the information from ‘Trusted Veterinary Information Organizations’ either. Often, their own information stands in stark contrast to anything supported by vets or vet information sources.

Information is presented here purely as a service to cat caregivers to enable people to find reliable information in addition to current news articles.

Mary knows everything there is to know about the physiology of dogs and cats. For over 40 years she has studied and observed almost every single wild cat on the planet and knows the anatomy and physiology of wolves, all wild cats, and all domestic dogs and cats as well.

Mary is a Certified Pet Nutritionist – she became certified in the early 1990’s.

She is also a Certified Homeopath — a pet expert knowledgeable in proper, complete raw food feeding of both dogs and cats. She knows how to raise animals/pets Naturally without horrible vaccines; toxic heart worm pills; chemical flea, tick & mosquito products or de-wormers.

Madeleine’s training as a homeopath was with the Australasian College of Hahnemannian Homoeopathy in Victoria, Australia. She graduated with a Diploma in Homoeopathy in 2000. This was the highest level of training at the time.

She has  been in full time practice ever since, as a consultant homoeopath. She treats both people and other animals, as “we are really all the same. We just look a bit different. And speak different languages.”

Madeleine has also authored an important book for cat-caregivers. “Naturally Healthy Cats – Complete Health for Your Cat“. Madeleine’s website is Natural Cat Health .com

And there are hundreds of links to News Articles about cats on this website too!

Feline Coronavirus Infection:  FCoV and

Feline Infectious Peritonitis:  FIP

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.


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.

Please learn the true facts about feline coronavirus and FIP:

1/18/2020 posted by Aurora Lambrecht:  Shared with kind permission of EndFIP® and Maria Bonino   A word about feline coronavirus (FCoV)

Earlier this week I was made aware some of our members had been contacted by individuals pushing them to consider certain treatments, using scare tactics to convince them without taking into consideration the specifics of their case nor their financial position.

It is extremely concerning when people are targeted and are led to believe that if their cat is infected with FCoV, most likely will develop FIP and use that completely false statement to push them to buy what they are offering as intermediaries to the sellers. Sadly, the FIP field has become a battlefield of truth and falsehood. Well documented facts are being ignored, cats are being administered experimental/unproven drugs and pet guardians are spending large amounts of money which in some cases, it is a decision made out of desperation, lack of knowledge and beyond their financial means.

Please make sure to learn the true facts about feline coronavirus and FIP. Protect yourself and your feline family member. Your cat’s well-being is in your hands. Below is some basic information to keep in mind.

  1. The presence of FCoV antibodies indicates ONLY that the cat has been infected with FCoV, the cause of feline infectious peritonitis, NOT that the cat has FIP nor that for certain the cat will develop FIP 
  2. Most cats infected with FCoV – DO NOT develop FIP 
  3. About 70% of FCoV infection is transient 
  4. About 13% of FCoV infection is persistent, meaning these cats are chronically infected 
  5. Unfortunately, an estimated 5% – 10% of infected cats at one point in their lives will develop FIP 
  6. About 1% – 3% of cats are resistant to feline coronavirus


All of us at EndFIP® are dedicated to keeping cats healthy and happy. |

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EndFIP® 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.


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 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:




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


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Feline Leukemia Virus:  FeLV and

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus:  FIV

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Feline Idiopathic Cystitis:  FIC and

Feline Urinary Tract Infection/Disease:  FLUTD

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Misc. Diseases & Conditions

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Feline Foamy Virus:  FFV or FeFV

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Feline Chronic Kidney Disease:  CKD

Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats: A Vet Explains

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Prognosis for chronic kidney disease in cats.    

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and acute decompensation of chronic kidney disease (ACKD) are common in cats. Researchers evaluated the medical records of 100 cats with confirmed acute decompensation kidney disease.  

Common clinical signs included:  • anorexia (85%). • lethargy (60%). • weight loss (39%), and. • vomiting (27%). 

Suspected etiologies included:  • ureteral obstruction (11%). • renal ischemia (9%). • pyelonephritis (8%). • others (6%), or. • unknown (66%).” – My Vet Candy

Kidney Disease: Important:

Specific to Feline Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), the website is the foremost authority on the subject. The site also includes information about other related diseases. Here are some of the subject summary categories, and there are many articles within each category:

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Degenerative Joint Disease (Feline Arthritis):  DJD

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Feline Herpes Virus type 1:  FHV-1


Feline herpesvirus is one of the main causes of upper-repiratory disease in cats and kittens.

News Articles

Feline Calicivirus – Upper Respiratory Infection:  FCV

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Toxoplasmosis:  IBD

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Paneukopenia (Feline Distemper)

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