Category Archives: Infections

Feline Conjunctivitis

It is quite common for cats to develop conjunctivitis. The conjunctiva is the membrane that lines the eyelids and encompasses a portion of the eyeball surface. The condition develops whenever it becomes inflamed. It is important to get this inflammation treated as soon as possible. Failure to do so could open the door to more serious eye problems developing. Corneal

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Feline Parvovirus

The feline parvovirus causes a devastating disease known as distemper or panleukopenia. Although the feline version shares the same name as the one that affects their canine counterparts, the two conditions aren’t the same. They aren’t caused by the same virus and can’t be passed between the two types of pets. Parvo is a virus that can easily be kept

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Feline Enteritis

Enteritis in cats is a very serious disease. It’s often referred to as distemper, which is a disease that dogs commonly get. However, feline enteritis isn’t the same. A common other name for the condition is panleukopenia. This disease normally strikes kittens younger than six months old. However, older cats also have a relatively increased risk of developing it. Older

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Feline Ringworm

Many people take the name feline ringworm literally and believe that the disease is brought on by a worm. The truth is that it’s caused by a fungus. This fungus mainly infects the hair and skin, but can also make its way to the nails. Ringworm in cats is very, very contagious. If you have multiple cats, then one can

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Feline Rhinotracheitis

The herpes virus causes many problems for your cat, with one of them being the development of rhinotracheitis. This condition mainly causes upper respiratory infections in your cat, and can also lead to eye problems like conjunctivitis. Feline rhinotracheitis is mainly a problem for young kittens. However, young ones can harbor the virus for years without showing an outward signs

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Feline Rabies

As far as viruses go, the one that causes feline rabies is one of the most well-known. There is no way to treat rabid cats or any type of animal, so they’ll eventually pass away after the disease progresses. Many different types of animals can harbor the virus that causes rabies in cats like foxes, bats, and raccoons. If one

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Feline Chlamydia

Both bacteria and viruses can cause conjunctivitis in cats. This condition is known as pink eye, the same thing that can affect dogs, humans, and other animals. Feline chlamydia results from a bacterial infection. Cats are usually infected with other viruses along with this disease like herpes virus and calicivirus. Chlamydia in cats usually affects those at the younger or

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Feline Aids

Aids in cats is commonly referred to as HIV or immunodeficiency virus. Whatever it’s called, the disease is one of the most serious since cats die from it. Infected cats spread feline aids through their saliva whenever they bite another cat. Although it’s very rare, a mother may also pass the disease to her kittens during birth. Feline aids, or

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Feline Bordetella

Dog owners are likely familiar with kennel cough. Cats can also develop a version of the disease known as feline bordetella although it is much less common. The bacteria responsible for this illness is closely related to bacteria that causes the disease in dogs and humans. The bacteria responsible for bordetella in cats is known as Bordetella bronchiseptica. If the

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Feline Panleukopenia

Feline panleukopenia, commonly referred to as distemper, is caused by a highly contagious virus. The disease, which can easily be fatal, destroys the white blood cells and damages the lining of the intestines and stomach. Since white blood cells help fight infections, this disease leaves your cat at risk for various other conditions. Transmission The virus that causes panleukopenia in

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