Kathryn Hopper passes away at age 47. There
is a wonderful
radio show recording
with Deb Wolfe interviewing Kari Winters of Shelter
Pets Ink about Kathryn's life and advocacy and
education on feline asthma and feline health.
James will continue to update this site,
although it will take him a few more weeks to get
Fritz passes away at thirteen years of age,
seven years after being adopted by Kathryn and
Added stethoscope breathing sounds to
Paws for Education Award is
granted to FritztheBrave.com
for outstanding education of feline
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Site fully updated so that all
data are current. Photographs
of the new product version of AeroKat™
with FlowVu are added to the gallery.
Just discovered! Review the
amazing videos that Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine has made available. They cover caring for your diabetic cat; giving your cat a pill, capsule and liquid medications; trimming your cat's claws; taking your cat's temperature; and brushing your cat's teeth.
Dale of Pet
World Radio interviewed
Kathryn on Chicago's WGN
about Feline Asthma and this
website. Listen to the high-quality
or the low-quality
(fast download) audio. This
material is © 2006
Steve Dale's Pet World Radio.
All Rights Reserved.
Do not copy without written
permission from Steve Dale!
Added a valuable link (content since removed - Feb-2008)
to breathing sounds that the
VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
use to instruct. Added several
other links of interest under
Finished second in the "Non-fiction Publication"
category for the Preditors & Editors 2005 Reader's
Poll, sponsored by Critters, an online
workshop/critique group for dedicated writers.
Kathryn and James attended the
Cat Writer's Association's
For her work on this website, Kathryn was presented two awards:
The Cornell Feline Health Center Veterinary Issues Award was
presented by James R. Richards, DVM, Director of the
Cornell Feline Health Center, Cornell University.
The entries were judged by Dr. Philip Bergman, and his comments included:
""This web site is VERY well done with lots of information that is
thoroughly researched and well referenced, and most importantly it is
personalized; it looks like it is from Fritz the Brave himself. Bravo!"
The second award was the CWA
award in the category of Online Article - Health and General Care,
and presented for the
section of this website.
Kathryn and James, with the help of Trudell
Medical International, who produced
the professional voice-over,
of Fritz in classic asthmatic
cough symptoms. We hope this short
clip will be helpful in
understanding the disease.
Kathryn was accepted as a member
of the The Cat Writers' Association, Inc. (CWA) is an organization of professionals writing, publishing and broadcasting about cats.
Betty Marcucci wrote two educational
articles in December issue of
Technician journal. The
technician handout for clients,
plus the articles, illustrates
using inhaled medications and
features Fritz the Brave.
discussion group has been
formed in German. A volunteer
from that group has kindly offered
to translate Fritzthebrave.com
and will be available this year.
Animal Hospital Association
is creating a poster for veterinarian
use educating on feline asthma
and featuring some photos from
Fritz the Brave.
Fritz the Brave and
at the AeroKat® booth with Daphne and Zoe of the FAIM
Yahoo Group during The
North American Veterinary Conference
in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Philip Padrid, a keynote presenter, offered
two Masters Classes for veterinarians: one on Feline
Asthma and one on the use of
Inhaled Medications. Fritz and
Kathryn assisted for
demonstration purposes. It was
a wonderful trip and opportunity.
The AeroDawg® is now available.
This is a
step forward in the successful
of chronic bronchitis in dogs. For more
information, contact the folks
April 3, 2004
Complete Site makeover. New content, look,
inhaled medication protocol, and testimonials.
Language translation by Babelfish, full text
search, and unified image galleries. Kathryn is
also completing a book on this topic - notice of publication
date available via this
website. Keep an eye for the announcement in