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Inside a Facebook ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ for Cat Drugs

Desperate pet owners must either buy illegal medications or watch their cats die

Carrie Arnold
OneZero
Published in
12 min readJul 15, 2020

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A single glance at the foster kitten told veterinarian Jessica Thompson all she needed to know. Harper’s once-velvety gray coat was greasy and dull. She was still small — just five pounds — but her abdomen swelled like she had a baseball in…

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Carrie Arnold
OneZero
Writer for

Just your friendly neighborhood public health reporter, covering the intersection of health and environment. Lover of coffee, knitting, cycling, and cats.