Saturday, August 13, 2005

UC Davis Study


9:30 am-noon at Bear Valley Animal Clinic, 2021 11th St, Los Osos


1-3:30pm at Coast Veterinary Clinic. 1825 Quintana Road, Morro Bay


The University of California School of Veterinary Medicine at Davis is conducting a research study about cats living in the greater Morro Bay area.


Benefits to you and your cat for participating in the study:

         Free parasite check of feces for worms and protozoan parasites Toxoplasma, Giardia and Cryptosporidium

         Free blood test for the parasite Toxoplasma

         Free educational pamphlet about Toxoplasma

         Free cat goodie bag for all participants (1 per cat)

         Results provided direct to you


Who can participate?

         You and your cat(s) must be a resident of Cayucos, Los Osos or Morro Bay.

         All cats in your household are eligible to be tested.


How do you participate?

         Bring your cat(s) and a fresh sample of feces in a clean, throwaway container or Ziploc baggie.   Please collect the fecal sample within 24 hours of defecation.

         If you have more than one cat, please mark which cat the feces are from on the bag or container, if known.


At the clinic you will:

         Complete a consent form to be in the study.

         Fill out a short questionnaire about your cat’s diet and lifestyle. 

         Allow us to collect a small sample of blood from your cat for serum testing.


If you have questions about this study, please contact Haydee Dabritz at 707-446-6800 or email hadabritz@[remove]