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  • Are we getting our cats’ temperatures all wrong?
    Is your cat’s temperature really normal? Maybe not. While the range of healthy feline temperatures considered normal is considered to be between 100.0 and 102.5⁰F, there’s little evidence supporting that range. In a recent study, UF Shelter Medicine Program researchers led by Dr. Julie Levy checked temperatures on 200 healthy adult... Read more »
  • Defining ‘good quality of life’ for pets in shelters
    When we talk about a shelter pet’s “quality of life,” what do we mean? In a recent presentation by our Dr. Cynda Crawford and Aimee Sandler of the Playing for Life program, Dr. Crawford tackled the definition this way: Regardless of our shelter model and our resources at hand, whether we’re resource-rich... Read more »
  • How is running an animal shelter like having a checking account?
    Money in, money out, money in the bank. That’s how it works with finances, and the same can be true for animals, said Million Cat Challenge co-founder Dr. Kate Hurley at the 2014 Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference. Here’s how she explained it: When we have totally uncontrolled intake, it’s like spending... Read more »
  • April 3 deadline to enroll for online Masters in shelter medicine!
    The April 3 deadline to enroll for an online Master of Science in Veterinary Medical Sciences with a Concentration in Shelter Medicine is almost here! This program is open to both veterinarians and non-veterinarians who work in, or would like to work in, the animal shelter field. There has never been a... Read more »
  • Giving ringworm a ‘clean break’ in your animal shelter
    How do you stop the cycle of ringworm transmission in an animal shelter? By giving it a clean break, said Dr. Sandra Newbury at the University of Florida’s Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program track at the 2013 No More Homeless Pets National Conference. Ringworm can present massive challenges in an animal shelter... Read more »

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