Below you will find a list of links that may be helpful for your feline.
American Association of Feline Practitioners
The American Association of Feline Practitioners improves the health and well-being of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education, and scientific investigation. Feline Practitioners are veterinary professionals who belong to this association because the are “passionate about the care of cats!”
American Heartworm Society
Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the right side of the heart of dogs, cats and other species of mammals, including wolves, foxes, ferrets, sea lions and (in rare instances) humans.
Companion Animal Parasite Council
The mission of CAPC is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human-animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections. Initially convened in 2002, CAPC was formed with the express purpose of changing the way veterinary professionals and pet owners approach parasite management, via best practices that better protect pets from parasitic infections while reducing the risk of zoonotic parasite transmission.
The CATalyst Purpose addresses our desire to change society’s image of cats as aloof and not needing human contact or care.
Their vision is to raise the level of care and welfare of cats by cat owners – one that any owner will embrace through the human-animal bond and can achieve – supported by the highest quality veterinary care, preventative medicine, and cat specific products.
Researchers and veterinarians have discovered that signs such as heavy or fast breathing, which are often diagnosed as feline asthma or allergic bronchitis, may actually be caused by the presence of heartworms in either larval or adult stages. The term “HARD,” for Heartworm Associated Respiratory Disease, is the new acronym for this clinical presentation.
The Paw Project
The Paw Project exists to increase public awareness of animal welfare issues related to the crippling efects of feline declawing, to rehabilitate big cats that have been declawed, and to abolish the practice of declaw surgery.