Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Recent FAQs

August 25, 2014
 I need your help! I am looking for research regarding testing for feral cats (or the lack of). My shelter veterinarian isn’t comfortable with sending cats out without testing, but my training tells me otherwise. Do you have any of your research handy that you could share?
August 29, 2014
I have watched one of your videos on reducing stress in shelter animals and the speaker mentioned how moving animals to a new cage every day  during cleaning can increase their stress.  Our staff is debating on whether  or not it is wise to move the animals to a new cage everyday to facilitate  cleaning.  If we don't, then while one student is walking the dog, the other  student can clean the run so it's ready when the dog comes back.  If we do it  that way, then the last dog to be walked waits...maybe up to an hour just to  be walked, which is less than ideal especially in the AM when they've been  locked up since 6pm the night before.  What is the best way to clean but minimize stress? Thank you.
August 25, 2014
 I need your help! I am looking for research regarding testing for feral cats (or the lack of). My shelter veterinarian isn’t comfortable with sending cats out without testing, but my training...
August 29, 2014
I have watched one of your videos on reducing stress in shelter animals and the speaker mentioned how moving animals to a new cage every day  during cleaning can increase their stress.  Our...
June 18, 2014
Our rescue partner is advising us to use only 1/2 a dose of the SQ FVRCP   vaccine for the 6 week old kittens (Splitting 1 vial between 2 kittens).  I   have found the...
April 21, 2014
 We’ve  had an out break of “non-responsive to treatment” feline diarrhea in ages 6mo and older cats. Our usual protocol after  fecal analysis: 1.      ...
January 29, 2014
 Could pool shock rather than bleach be used for cleaning?  The hope is that it could be less corrosive, still sanitize, save space in storage, and be less expensive once the correct ration...
January 29, 2014
Do you recommend using  Griseofulvin and Fluconazole to treat for ringworm and if so how long does the treatment period need to be. It is my understanding that a treatment period need to be at...
January 29, 2014
 We are in the position right now to be able to purchase this drug, and I know it is the one you recommend on your Ringworm info sheet. However, the research I have done has yielded a common...
January 29, 2014
We are looking for a way to conserve water as California is in a major drought. We currently power wash using Accel but use a ton of water. My ED was asking about cleaning with steam as this is how...
January 7, 2014
 I recently learned that some shelters test young kittens for FeLV only, and test older kittens (for example 4 months/4 pounds) & cats for FELV and FIV. This greatly reduces the number of...
October 31, 2013
With Doxycycline on back order our shelter is starting to look at using Minocycline.  None of our veterinarians are very familiar with this antibiotic and so we are wondering what dose we should...