Category Archives: Viruses

Feline Herpes Virus

Feline herpes is also known as feline viral rhinotracheitis or FVR for short. It is a disease that affects your cat’s upper respiratory tract. Caused by the feline herpes virus type 1 (FHV-1), it can affect a cat of any age or breed. Transmission The feline herpes virus is shed in bodily secretions from the nose, mouth, and eyes. Cats

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Feline Infectious Peritonitis

Feline infectious peritonitis is a viral disease that is mostly always fatal. The conditions develop gradually over time, so the condition is usually advanced before signs are noticeable. There are two forms of the disease, namely wet and dry. Here is everything you need to know about this health condition. Causes Younger and older cats are more at risk for

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Feline Distemper

Feline distemper is commonly called panleukopenia. It is a very serious disease that is usually fatal. Most cats are vaccinated against this disease. Cause The virus that causes distemper in cats is commonly found in the wild. The virus can be transmitted through infected feces or urine. Cats infected with the virus can shed it in their urine and stool

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Feline Calicivirus

Feline calicivirus is also known as FCV. This disease is brought on by a viral infection and usually causes mild flu-like symptoms which rarely cause serious problems. Most cats are vaccinated against this illness, but the virus that causes it is still prevalent. Cause Calicivirus in felines is caused by a virus spread through contact with eye discharge, nose discharge,

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