Category Archives: Respiratory

Feline Heartworm Disease

Fortunately for cat owners, feline heartworm disease isn’t as prevalent a problem for them to deal with as dog owners. The feline heart is smaller than its canine counterpart. That’s why these invasive worms prefer canine hosts since they’ll have much more room. However, cats can still become infected, just not as often. The disease is quite serious as it

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Feline Pneumonia

If it isn’t treated, feline pneumonia can turn into a serious problem. It occurs when the lungs become inflamed due to a foreign substance or organism of some sort. When inflamed, the lungs won’t be able to perform properly which causes breathing difficulty. Fortunately, this condition doesn’t affect cats frequently. Cause Pneumonia in cats usually occurs whenever they’re suffering from

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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 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 Asthma

Asthma is a condition that affects your cat’s upper respiratory tract. It normally affects felines between two and eight years old, with females developing the condition more often than their male counterparts. Like humans who suffer from asthma, cats too will start coughing and wheezing. Causes Feline asthma occurs due to chronic inflammation of tissues in the lungs. These tissues

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