Center for Companion Animal Health’s Research With Cats

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Center for Companion Animal Health
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As the managing director of JP Morgan, Gary Fournier has won recognition as a top broker in California by Barron’s. Gary Fournier also donates to the Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH).

Part of the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, the CCAH’s mission involves teaching and researching the needs of cats, dogs, and other small animals. In particular, the CCAH supports these initiatives for cats:

Genetic study of feline meningioma: this condition produces brain tumors in cats and affects the central nervous system. Usually found in older cats, this illness impacts all breeds.

Probiotics in obese cats: human studies suggest that these drugs may affect appetite and eating for cats too, and possibly change hormones that cause obesity.

Feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: This is the most common heart condition for cats; it is often suddenly fatal. CCAH scientists are developing ways to detect this disease.

– Cone-beam computed tomography and dental radiography: scientists are assessing these two treatments for teeth problems in cats.

Stress and urolithiasis: this feline disease causes stones in the bladder or urinary tract. Cats with this condition might not show signs, but some exhibit urinary problems, elevated thirst, or an enlarged abdomen.

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