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  • Are we getting our cats’ temperatures all wrong?
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    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
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    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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