Our Work With Cats

Some of Our Studies

From Tip to Tail

Feline Studies

Veterinary Advances for Cats

Since 1950, we have invested almost $16 million in more than 360 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.

Innovative Housing for Shelter Cats Improves Health and Well-being

Each year in the United States, nearly 3.4 million cats enter animal shelters. While many cats are reunited with their families, many more are awaiting their forever homes. Keeping those cats healthy and happy is critical to increasing their odds of adoption.

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.

368
feline studies funded
94 million
cats helped in the United States alone

Better Pain Relief During Surgery

The treatment of pain in cats has long been challenging, not only because cats tend to hide their pain (a throwback to their not-so-distant wild ancestry), but because many common pain-relieving drugs used in veterinary medicine are dangerous to cats.

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

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