Cleo’s Story of Survival

Cleo’s Story of Survival

Cleo was diagnosed with a brain tumor less than a year ago and has made a remarkable recovery thanks to the support of her cat mom Ginger and advances in veterinary neurology made possible thanks to animal research

Canine and feline Alzheimer’s: What we can learn from each other

Canine and feline Alzheimer’s: What we can learn from each other

Did you know that your furry companions can develop a degenerative brain disease called CDS (cognitive dysfunction syndrome) that is similar to Alzheimer’s in humans? Because of similarities between these diseases, research can benefit both humans and animals. The processes aren’t that different between dogs and humans. Both experience tissue degeneration, dopamine depletion, and amyloid […]

Amur leopards: Good news for the species!

Amur leopards: Good news for the species!

Amur leopards are one of the rarest- and most endangered- big cats in the world. In 2007, a census showed 30 individual animals in Land of the Leopard National Park in Russia. A recent census, gathered from carefully placed cameras, shows that the population has almost doubled- they counted 57! With the large number of […]

“There is Only One Medicine” – curing cancer in dogs, cats and humans

“There is Only One Medicine” – curing cancer in dogs, cats and humans

Have you ever doubted the use of animals in research? Do you know what the term translational research means? Do you ever wonder how animal patients can benefit human patients? If you answered no to any of these…..or even yes to all, I STRONGLY encourage you to read this article¬†on Dr. Susan LaRue with Colorado […]

University of Wisconsin, cats and protesters- who’s right?

University of Wisconsin, cats and protesters- who’s right?

If you haven’t already heard of this controversy, let me give you a very brief overview. Since 2009, PETA has been targeting a research lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for controversial research involving cats.¬†Recently, PETA purchased ads on the sides of Madison buses, showing pictures of a lab cat named Double Trouble and asking […]