Our Work With Cats


Some of Our Studies

From Tip to Tail

Feline Studies

Veterinary Advances for Cats

Since 1950, we have invested almost $19 million in more than 450 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.

Evaluating Opioid-free Anesthesia for Spay Surgery

Researchers will investigate the anesthetic and analgesic effects of an opioid-free or an opioid-sparing protocol in cats undergoing spay surgery.

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
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58 million
cats helped in the United States alone

Assessing a Novel Nonsurgical Sterilization Method in Female Cats

Researchers will assess the effectiveness of a novel single-injection, nonsurgical sterilization technique in female cats.

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

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