Our Work With Cats

Some of Our Studies

From Tip to Tail

Feline Studies

Veterinary Advances for Cats

Since 1950, we have invested almost $17 million in more than 420 feline health studies. We’ve contributed to the development of the first vaccine for feline leukemia, pioneered cat genetic research and improved the health and welfare of shelter cats around the world. We also were among the first to recognize and invest in better pain management for cats. It’s just a small part of our dedication and commitment to help cats live their best lives.

Diagnosing and Preventing Feline Infectious Peritonitis

Researchers are developing two novel ways to combat FIP, through better diagnostics and by designing a FECV vaccine to help stop FIP before it has a chance to develop. If successful, this test could help veterinarians accurately determine if a cat has FIP or another more treatable disease.

Cats are the most popular four-legged pets in America (sorry, dogs!), with loving families that want to help them live the longest, healthiest lives possible. And that means an investment in research will improve our understanding of the diseases and health conditions that impact cats, and teach us how to better diagnose, treat, care for and even cure these threats to our beloved feline companions.

feline studies funded
42.7 million
cats helped in the United States alone

Assessing Antiviral Drugs for Treating Feline Herpesvirus

Researchers will determine the best medication for FHV-1 in shelter cats. Identification of an appropriate treatment strategy for cats affected by FHV-1 eye disease will help veterinarians better treat this extremely common, painful and potentially blinding condition in the cat population.

Help Cats Live Long and Healthy Lives (All 9 of Them)

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