Feline Health Information
Cat Health Literature
For important information on feline health care, infectious diseases, and medical disorders, please see our online Client Information Brochures.
The Cornell Book of Cats, written by the faculty, staff, and associates of the Cornell Feline Health Center, is an in-depth medical reference and invaluable resource for cat owners who want to take an active role in ensuring the greatest quality of life for their cats.
Pet Loss Support
Each year, the Center receives many calls from people grieving the loss of a beloved feline companion. With a staff comprised of cat lovers and owners devoted to improving feline health, we understand that sharing life with a pet is one of life's greatest joys. In addition to being unique creatures, cats are endearing, loyal, and affectionate companions who quickly become true family members. The anguish we feel when a beloved pet dies, or becomes seriously ill and forces us to consider the humane choice of euthanasia, can be excruciatingly painful. At times like this, the emotional support and empathy of others can be deeply comforting.
If you are grieving the loss of your pet or know someone else who is,
the following resources may be of interest:
Cornell's Pet Loss Support Line
Other Veterinary Affiliated Hotlines
The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
The Delta Society
For some of us, a deliberate action to help keep the pet's memory alive helps us cope and gives us a sense of satisfaction to know that our pet's life was not in vain. The Cornell Feline Health Center offers a way to pay tribute to the memory of a special pet, either personally or for the pet of a friend or loved one. By expressing your love through a meaningful memorial contribution to the Center, you can help ensure healthier lives for future generations of cats through continued feline health studies.