Feline Snuffels

Feline respiratory disease complex, also known as Feline Snuffels, includes those illnesses typified by runny noses, teary eyes, inflamed eyes, salivation, and oral ulcerations. It will look like your cat suffers from a cold. This may be caused by various viruses and sometimes even bacteria. The most common culprits are Feline Herpes Virus and Feline…

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Feline Leukemia Virus

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is one of the most important infectious diseases of cats worldwide. According to Webmd FeLV is second, only to trauma as the leading cause of death in cats. How did my cat get infected? Cat leukemia is usually contracted from cat-to-cat transmission. This will include close contact, grooming, bites, sharing litter…

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Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) ,also known as Feline aids, has risen in numbers in recent years.  FIV has a lot of similarities compared to HIV in humans. However the disease is species specific and can not be transmitted to other species. HIV is a lentevirus. A lentevirus is a type of retrovirus, with a long…

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Parvovirus

Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious disease and causes primarily gastrointestinal disease. The unfortunate thing about this disease is that it can be prevented with adequate vaccination. Because of the virus’ hardiness, it is able to survive on inanimate objects eg shoes, clothes and anything else that has touched infected substances. Therefor the virus is…

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