• Some consider feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) to be the cat equivalent of HIV in humans. (pethealthnetwork.com)
  • The feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) has also been linked to the development of squamous cell carcinoma in cats, although it is unclear what role the virus plays in the development of these tumors. (petplace.com)
  • Cat-scratch disease (CSD) or felinosis is an infectious disease that most often results from a scratch or bite of a cat. (wikipedia.org)
  • Different tests must be chosen by your veterinarian to rule out infectious disease, parasites, obstructions and cancer. (felineinstincts.com)
  • Using the feline infectious disease map below, you can quickly learn what infectious diseases may be lurking in your neighborhood. (pethealthnetwork.com)
  • Drug Therapy for Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat PDF provides fast access to all the information needed to effectively and responsibly treat infectious disease in dogs and cats, with easy searching by either drug or organism. (vet-ebooks.com)
  • Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds caused by type A strains of the influenza virus. (who.int)
  • Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is linked to most forms of LSA except for the gastrointestinal (GI) form. (aspca.org)
  • Like FIV, feline leukemia virus (FeLV) causes a highly contagious and potentially fatal retroviral infection that weakens a cat's immune system. (pethealthnetwork.com)
  • Further there is a deeper understanding of both the canine and feline genome. (wshs-dg.org)
  • Veterinary medicine is moving in the direction of understanding canine and feline diseases on a genetic basis, in fact this is the future for pet health care. (wshs-dg.org)
  • Liver Disease Holistic Protocol for Dogs and Cats has been developed by a certified Master Herbalist and certified Canine Nutritionist with The Pet Health and Nutrition Center . (pethealthandnutritioncenter.com)
  • In fact, you may not notice anything different in your canine or feline because bodily functions are not being affected. (pethealthandnutritioncenter.com)
  • The answer is an unequivocal yes but the feline situation is vastly different from the canine situation. (tickleblagg.com)
  • While it is true that the feline infection is not as common as the canine infection, the feline infection has recently been found to be a much more widespread problem than previously believed. (tickleblagg.com)
  • Whereas worms found in the canine heart can reach lengths up to 14 inches, the average length of worms found in feline hearts is only 5 to 8 inches long. (tickleblagg.com)
  • Some patients with chronic kidney disease benefit from being fed a prescription diet designed for pets with kidney disease. (moderndogmagazine.com)
  • Kidney failure can occur in both acute and chronic kidney disease, depending on the severity of the case. (moderndogmagazine.com)
  • Some patients with chronic kidney disease live for many years, while for other patients, decisions about quality of life have to be made. (moderndogmagazine.com)
  • Acute kidney disease occurs more suddenly while chronic kidney disease is a more smoldering or insidious process. (metro-vet.com)
  • In other cases, there is persistent damage that leads to secondary chronic kidney disease. (metro-vet.com)
  • Chronic kidney disease occurs when there is irreversible damage to the tissues of the kidneys. (metro-vet.com)
  • Chronic kidney disease can be initiated by congenital or acquired conditions. (metro-vet.com)
  • For example, developmental abnormalities, such as renal dysplasia (when the kidneys do not develop normally in the body) can be a cause of chronic kidney disease. (metro-vet.com)
  • In older cats, chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis is the most common cause of chronic kidney disease. (metro-vet.com)
  • When are cats more likely to develop chronic kidney disease (age, certain breeds, etc. (metro-vet.com)
  • Although frequently considered a condition affecting older animals, chronic kidney disease occurs with varying frequency in cats of all ages. (metro-vet.com)
  • Cats can range in age from less than one year to geriatric (over ten years of age) with over 50 percent of cats with chronic kidney disease described in one study being over seven years of age. (metro-vet.com)
  • Polycystic kidney disease is a condition that can lead to chronic kidney disease, and this is more common in Persian and Himalayan cats. (metro-vet.com)
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the no. 1 medical condition in cats today. (barkandwhiskers.com)
  • Cat-scratch disease is an infection with bartonella bacteria. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a bacterial infection spread by cats. (cdc.gov)
  • Contact your doctor if you develop any symptoms of cat scratch disease or infection. (cdc.gov)
  • Up to 30% of cats carry B. henselae in their blood, although most cats with this infection show NO signs of illness. (cdc.gov)
  • Most cats with B. henselae infection show NO signs of illness, but on rare occasions this disease can cause inflammation of the heart-making cats very sick with labored breathing. (cdc.gov)
  • Cat scratch disease (CSD), also known as cat scratch fever or subacute regional lymphadenitis, is a bacterial infection affecting lymph nodes that drain the sites of inoculation. (medscape.com)
  • Infection of immunocompromised patients with the same organism leads to a very different disease, bacillary angiomatosis-peliosis. (medscape.com)
  • FIV causes a highly contagious and potentially fatal retroviral infection that weakens a cat's immune system, making the cat susceptible to illness and secondary infection. (pethealthnetwork.com)
  • B. henselae infection in cats is asymptomatic. (cdc.gov)
  • These are the number of infected red blood cells, degree of parasitic infection, and health of the cat. (petshed.com)
  • Your cat can give you this bacterial infection with a scratch, bite, or if they lick an open wound. (webmd.com)
  • Children are more affected than adults by the infection because they tend to play more with young cats. (tipsforwomens.org)
  • Whereas a moderate heartworm infection in a dog would involve 25 to 50 adult heartworms, infected cats typically have less than six adult worms. (tickleblagg.com)
  • In a cat, a single worm could easily represent a lethal infection. (tickleblagg.com)
  • The good news is that feline heartworm infection is 100% preventable and there are currently products on the market that are reliably effective. (tickleblagg.com)
  • The dose of ivermectin (active ingredient of Heartgard) needed to prevent heartworm infection in cats is about 4 times higher than that in dogs. (tickleblagg.com)
  • People become infected by a cat bite or scratch, which does not need to be severe for infection to occur. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Common coronavirus infection of cats caused by the feline infectious peritonitis virus (CORONAVIRUS, FELINE). (bvsalud.org)
  • 4,5 Risk factors for poor clinical outcomes for pandemic A(H1N1) 2009 infection in Australia warrant further investigation to help clinicians identify patients at high risk of severe disease. (who.int)
  • Should your cat receive a diagnosis of cancer, you may wish to consult a veterinary oncologist, often employed by specialty veterinary practices and teaching hospitals. (aspca.org)
  • The most common form of inflammatory bowel disease in felines is the presence of lymphocytes and plasma cells, which produce a diagnosis of lymphocytic-plasmacytic enteritis (LPE). (felineinstincts.com)
  • The best diagnosis of feline LPE can only be made by examining biopsy samples from the intestinal tract. (felineinstincts.com)
  • Most cats with Cushing's disease have diabetes , so the presence of this disorder can help your veterinarian narrow in on a proper diagnosis. (aspcapetinsurance.com)
  • To diagnosis Cushing's disease, your veterinarian will review your cat's medical history, ask you about the start, type, and severity of their symptoms, and exam them from nose to tail. (aspcapetinsurance.com)
  • In some cases, especially if there is some doubt about the diagnosis, or it appears more complicated than usual, the veterinarian might recommend or perform an echocardiogram to better determine the disease process. (vin.com)
  • Regarding diagnosis in humans, it is not necessary to identify benign disease by performing a serological test. (tipsforwomens.org)
  • Treatment for skin cancer depends on the type of tumor that is present and how advanced the disease is at the time of diagnosis. (petplace.com)
  • Diagnosis of chronic small bowel disease in cats: 100 cases (2008-2012). (bvsalud.org)
  • To determine whether a diagnosis of chronic small bowel disease could be established in a subset of cats that had clinical signs of chronic vomiting , chronic small bowel diarrhea , weight loss , or a combination of these, combined with ultrasonographically determined thickening of the small bowel. (bvsalud.org)
  • The most consistent clinical signs associated with feline lymphocytic-plasmacytic enteritis are those consistent with a small-bowel diarrhea syndrome. (felineinstincts.com)
  • Feline coronaviruses are the cause of viral enteritis, which is typically harmless. (k-state.edu)
  • Cat-scratch disease is characterized by granulomatous inflammation on histological examination of the lymph nodes. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is also important that your feline is screened for the viral infections feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency because both diseases can be associated with IBD. (felineinstincts.com)
  • Causes of acute (sudden onset) kidney injury include toxins (like lilies in cats and grapes in dogs), certain infections (such as bacterial urinary tract infections that spread to the kidneys or leptospirosis), and underlying health problems (like high blood calcium levels or shock)," Heseltine said. (moderndogmagazine.com)
  • Causes of acute kidney disease can include infections, toxic insults, vascular compromise (blood clot formation or reduced blood flow to the kidneys), and cancer, as some examples. (metro-vet.com)
  • It is a very itchy disease and can lead to secondary skin infections. (petshed.com)
  • The use of anti-cat monoclonals in the study of Brugia pahangi infections in cats / by Udeni Nimal Premaratne. (who.int)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (cdc.gov)
  • Prior to joining the VA in 2006, Dr. Valdiserri served as the deputy director of the National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (cdc.gov)
  • The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. (cdc.gov)
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cannot attest to the accuracy of a non-federal website. (cdc.gov)
  • Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (medscape.com)
  • This refers to cats with stomatitis or inflammatory bowel disease. (wshs-dg.org)
  • In felines, inflammatory bowel disease IBD is the most common cause of chronic vomiting and diarrhea. (felineinstincts.com)
  • The feline inflammatory bowel disease term refers to a group of diseases that are characterized by the invasion of inflammatory cells into your pet's intestinal wall. (felineinstincts.com)
  • In severe cases of feline inflammatory bowel disease , weight loss can be extreme. (felineinstincts.com)
  • LPE can occur in felines of any age. (felineinstincts.com)
  • Simply enter your zip code to find out which of the 3 major infectious diseases occur with the greatest frequency near you. (pethealthnetwork.com)
  • In acute kidney disease, signs can occur quickly and can be very severe, while chronic renal issues include non-specific signs and the disease develops slowly. (moderndogmagazine.com)
  • It is a condition that can occur if too many fleas feed on the cat. (petshed.com)
  • Skin cancer frequently occurs in cats that are middle-aged to older (six to 14 years of age), although there are several types of skin cancers that occur in young cats. (petplace.com)
  • Cat-scratch disease is caused by the bacterium Bartonella henselae which is believed to be spread by the cat's saliva. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cat-scratch disease is caused by the bacteria Bartonella henselae . (medlineplus.gov)
  • Bartonella , including cat-scratch disease. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Around 40% of European cats carry Bartonella henselae at some point in their lives. (tipsforwomens.org)
  • Under the claws of some cats and in their mouths is the bacteria Bartonella Henselae . (tipsforwomens.org)
  • Bartonella henselae and transmitted by a scratch or bite from an infected cat, often causing a crusted bump and swollen lymph nodes. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Fleas transmit the Bartonella bacteria from one cat to another. (msdmanuals.com)
  • It is important to take your cat to your veterinarian if any evidence of disease is noted. (aspca.org)
  • Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat shows any of the clinical signs mentioned on the list above. (aspca.org)
  • Check with your veterinarian before applying ANY flea product to make sure it is safe for your cat and your family. (cdc.gov)
  • A veterinarian examines a cat. (cdc.gov)
  • Talk to your veterinarian about testing and treatments for your cat. (cdc.gov)
  • Your veterinarian can tell you whether your cat requires testing or treatment. (cdc.gov)
  • If your cat is on this kind of medication, be sure to talk to your veterinarian about what you should do if you notice signs of this disorder. (aspcapetinsurance.com)
  • When sonograms became available to the veterinarian world, specialty veterinarians began offering kidney ultrasounds to cat owner clients. (donegalhimalayans.com)
  • If there is any concern that a family cat is not feeling well, for example, he or she is not eating well, is showing signs of nausea, or has a recent increase in thirst or urination, an owner should bring the cat to their family veterinarian for a physical exam as well as lab work including a complete blood count, biochemistry panel to assess organ function, and urinalysis. (metro-vet.com)
  • Therefore, your veterinarian should be able to determine the severity of the disease by assessing left atrial size, either from the X-rays, or from the echocardiogram. (vin.com)
  • "An adult cat is usually infected for 2 to 3 weeks maximum," explains Barbara Dufour, veterinarian and Emeritus Professor of infectious diseases and epidemiology at the Alfort national veterinary school. (tipsforwomens.org)
  • If you have a white cat that likes to sit in windowsills, ask your veterinarian whether you should consider placing a sunscreen on her ear tips. (petplace.com)
  • However, fleas serve as a vector for transmission of B. henselae among cats, and viable B. henselae are excreted in the feces of Ctenocephalides felis, the cat flea. (wikipedia.org)
  • The disease is spread through contact with an infected cat (a bite or scratch) or exposure to cat fleas. (medlineplus.gov)
  • By scratching and biting at the fleas, cats pick up the infected flea dirt under their nails and between their teeth. (cdc.gov)
  • Check for fleas by using a flea comb on your cat to inspect for flea dirt. (cdc.gov)
  • Fleas cause many diseases that afflict cats. (petshed.com)
  • Fleas are one of the underlying cause of this disease. (petshed.com)
  • Fleas and ticks are also known to spread the disease. (petshed.com)
  • Cats with this allergy react severely to saliva injected whenever fleas bite. (petshed.com)
  • Vets should be consulted to treat the presence of fleas and to prevent secondary skin diseases. (petshed.com)
  • Since the best way for the allergy not to be triggered is to prevent the cat from being bitten by fleas, ask the vet to recommend the best flea preventive medications for your cat. (petshed.com)
  • A cat, while grooming itself, gets this parasitic tapeworm when it ingests fleas. (petshed.com)
  • This bacteria gets there through a complex cycle linked to cat fleas. (tipsforwomens.org)
  • The cat is contaminated by the bites and excrement of fleas carrying the bacteria (recovered from another infected cat). (tipsforwomens.org)
  • They are the ones who are most at risk of transmitting the disease to healthy fleas (during their blood meal) but also to humans because young cats scratch and bite more often than adults, particularly during play. (tipsforwomens.org)
  • Plague, a zoonotic disease caused by the gram-negative bacterium Yersinia pestis , is transmitted to humans by the bites of infected fleas (eg, Xenopsylla cheopis ), scratches from infected animals, inhalation of aerosols, or consumption of food contaminated with Y pestis . (medscape.com)
  • felines that are affected with LPE may have a defective intestinal wall barrier. (felineinstincts.com)
  • In severe cases of LPE, felines may have one or more abnormal test results that indicate advanced intestinal wall damage. (felineinstincts.com)
  • In these cases, protein leaks into the intestinal tract and subsequently, felines can have abnormally low serum protein levels. (felineinstincts.com)
  • Effective dietary therapy involves feeding the feline a diet that is unlikely to trigger an immune response within the intestinal tract. (felineinstincts.com)
  • The present study examined the efficacy of dietary selenium-enriched spirulina (SeE-SP) on growth performance, antioxidant response, liver and intestinal health, immunity and disease resistance of Asian seabass, Lates calcarifer. (mdpi.com)
  • This makes detecting any ailment in cats more difficult. (aspcapetinsurance.com)
  • It is not entirely clear what triggers this condition but it is a common ailment of aging cats. (metro-vet.com)
  • It is advisable to immediately consult your vet if you suspect that your cat has this ailment. (petshed.com)
  • Antibiotics speed healing and are recommended in those with severe disease or immune problems. (wikipedia.org)
  • In people with HIV/AIDS and others, who have a weak immune system, cat-scratch disease can be more serious. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Wash your hands with soap and running water after playing with your cat, especially if you live with young children or people with weakened immune systems. (cdc.gov)
  • Since cats less than one year of age are more likely to have CSD and spread it to people, persons with a weakened immune system should adopt cats older than one year of age. (cdc.gov)
  • Its immune system will allow it to get rid of the bacteria fairly quickly (more slowly in young cats). (tipsforwomens.org)
  • Most of the larvae that actually make it to the pulmonary artery die soon afterwards due to the massive immune attack from the feline body. (tickleblagg.com)
  • While an adult heartworm can expect to live 5 years in a dog, it will only live 2 to 3 years in a cat, probably due to the cat's strong immune reaction. (tickleblagg.com)
  • are proteins produced by the immune system to help defend the body against a particular attacker, such as the bacteria that cause cat-scratch disease. (msdmanuals.com)
  • As a cat parent, it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of common illnesses so you can seek veterinary help for your feline friend in a timely manner if necessary. (aspca.org)
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease is the most common single-gene feline disorder seen in veterinary practice. (wshs-dg.org)
  • College of Veterinary Medicine virologists Yunjeong Kim, front, and Kyeong-Ok "KC" Chang are part of a collaboration working on commercial development of an antiviral compound for the deadly cat disease feline infectious peritonitis. (k-state.edu)
  • Even though it does require veterinary authorization, and may be right for your cat. (25magazine.com)
  • Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Br, Div of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC. (cdc.gov)
  • MANHATTAN - For many cat owners, help is on the horizon with a viral cat disease that can be deadly. (k-state.edu)
  • There are many viral diseases that affect human and animals, but antiviral drugs are available for only a number of viruses, and none has been approved specifically for animals," Chang said. (k-state.edu)
  • For example, clinical signs in some felines can appear suddenly, while in others, the signs can be more subtle and intermittent. (felineinstincts.com)
  • In the early stages of kidney disease there are often no clinical signs. (moderndogmagazine.com)
  • The earliest clinical signs of kidney disease are non-specific and often include increased thirst and urination, decreased appetite, and decreased energy levels," she said. (moderndogmagazine.com)
  • And that's true, most dogs with MMVD have no clinical signs, especially while the disease is mild. (vin.com)
  • PROCEDURES Medical records of cats with clinical signs of chronic vomiting , chronic small bowel diarrhea , weight loss , or a combination of these, combined with ultrasonographically determined small bowel thickening, that underwent laparotomy and multiple small bowel biopsies between 2008 and 2012 were examined. (bvsalud.org)
  • CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE Results suggested that cats with clinical signs of chronic small bowel disease should undergo detailed diagnostic testing because they are likely to have clinically important, diagnosable, treatable disease . (bvsalud.org)
  • Clinical signs of small bowel disease , especially weight loss and chronic or recurrent vomiting , are extremely common in cats . (bvsalud.org)
  • Epidemiology, and the findings should be factored into clinical decision making and program design for disease prevention, screening, and treatment. (who.int)
  • Did you know: dogs and cats at any age are susceptible to renal issues? (moderndogmagazine.com)
  • One of the most common ailments in dogs and cats is kidney (renal) disease, a broad term that applies to any disease process that leaves the kidneys unable to effectively filter toxins out of the blood and maintain water balance in the body. (moderndogmagazine.com)
  • Although older pets are especially affected by kidney disease, dogs and cats at any age are susceptible to renal issues. (moderndogmagazine.com)
  • Though kidney disease is fairly common in dogs and cats, there are ways pet owners can help prevent renal issues. (moderndogmagazine.com)
  • Cushing's disease in dogs is seen much more often than in cats. (aspcapetinsurance.com)
  • While there are medications that can treat Cushing's disease, they aren't usually as effective in cats as they are in dogs. (aspcapetinsurance.com)
  • 1. What is Liver Disease in Dogs and Cats? (pethealthandnutritioncenter.com)
  • What is Hepatitis in Dogs and Cats? (pethealthandnutritioncenter.com)
  • Although we often determine the causes to be quite clear - dogs and cats are frequently diagnosed with hepatitis after a vaccination, the use of flea and tick chemicals and various medications that place stress on the liver to detoxify the body. (pethealthandnutritioncenter.com)
  • What are High Liver Enzymes in Dogs and Cats? (pethealthandnutritioncenter.com)
  • Myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD, also called chronic mitral valve disease, degenerative mitral valve disease, mitral insufficiency, and endocardiosis) is the most common cardiac condition seen in dogs. (vin.com)
  • It is mostly, but not exclusively, a disease of smaller breed dogs, and is seen in middle-age or geriatric dogs. (vin.com)
  • The good news is that although the disease is common, approximately 75 percent of dogs that develop MMVD will ultimately die of something else because the disease progresses slowly in many dogs. (vin.com)
  • However, that still leaves plenty of older dogs in which the disease does become clinically important. (vin.com)
  • Dogs with MMVD that develop CHF can also develop pulmonary hypertension because of the valve disease. (vin.com)
  • Cats and dogs can't give it to you directly, but they may carry deer ticks infected with the bacteria. (webmd.com)
  • In dogs, heartworm disease is mostly about the obstruction of blood flow from the physical size of the worms. (tickleblagg.com)
  • Many households in the United States have dogs, cats, or in some cases, both. (catdiseases.biz)
  • Skin tumors in cats are more likely to be malignant than those in dogs. (petplace.com)
  • People are only tested for CSD when the disease is severe and the doctor suspects CSD based on the patient's symptoms. (cdc.gov)
  • A small percentage of immunocompetent patients develop severe systemic disease or other atypical manifestations. (medscape.com)
  • However, hair loss may be aggravated by a skin disease called flea allergy dermatitis (FAD), a severe reaction to flea bites. (petshed.com)
  • Ultrasound of the kidneys is useful but no longer the standard of care in screening for Polycystic Kidney Disease. (wshs-dg.org)
  • People with cat-scratch disease have a red, painless bump at the site of the scratch, and some have a fever, headache, poor appetite, or swollen lymph nodes. (msdmanuals.com)
  • symptoms of these diseases include fever, Around 80% of the infected cases have oc- cough and shortness of breath. (who.int)
  • Unfortunately most of the cats develop kidney failure around the age of 7 years. (wshs-dg.org)
  • So what exactly causes kidney disease? (moderndogmagazine.com)
  • In many patients with chronic (long-standing) kidney disease, the underlying cause cannot be determined. (moderndogmagazine.com)
  • It is important that patients with kidney disease stay well-hydrated, so some patients require IV fluids. (moderndogmagazine.com)
  • So without treatment for kidney disease, can a dog or cat suffer from complete kidney failure? (moderndogmagazine.com)
  • Patient outcome depends on how high the lab values are, how sick the pet is, whether the underlying kidney disease can be treated, and how quickly the kidney damage is progressing," she continued. (moderndogmagazine.com)
  • Since many acute kidney disease cases are caused by toxic substances, be sure to keep poisons and pesticides away from your furry friends, as well as any specific foods or plants that can cause harm. (moderndogmagazine.com)
  • Feeding a balanced diet is always important, but consider looking into specialized pet food that aids in preventing kidney disease. (moderndogmagazine.com)
  • Although pets of all ages are susceptible to kidney disease, older pets are at an even higher risk. (moderndogmagazine.com)
  • For decades, the two most common diseases that cats died from were kidney disease and cancer. (donegalhimalayans.com)
  • Kidney failure is one of the leading causes of death in cats, so as an owner it's important to recognize the onset of kidney problems before they can cause permanent damage. (metro-vet.com)
  • Dr. Leslie Kuczynski, VMD, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) answered all of our questions regarding feline kidney disease to help identify symptoms of kidney disease and know when a cat needs treatment. (metro-vet.com)
  • What are signs of feline kidney disease? (metro-vet.com)
  • Common symptoms of kidney disease in cats include increased thirst (polydipsia) and increased urination (polyuria). (metro-vet.com)
  • Increased thirst and urination are often the first symptoms noted in cats with kidney disease. (metro-vet.com)
  • There are two categories of kidney disease, acute and chronic. (metro-vet.com)
  • Acute kidney disease occurs when there is a sudden insult to the kidneys - this could include the blood vessels supplying the kidneys or any of the intrinsic parts of the kidneys themselves. (metro-vet.com)
  • Protracted urinary tract obstruction (from stones, mucus plugs, blood clots or tumors) can also result in kidney damage and acute kidney disease. (metro-vet.com)
  • In some cases, acute kidney disease can be entirely reversible. (metro-vet.com)
  • When should someone take their cat to the vet if they suspect kidney failure? (metro-vet.com)
  • What's the right amount of protein for a cat with kidney disease? (barkandwhiskers.com)
  • It is transmitted by cat scratches, cat bites, or flea bites. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Don't allow a cat to lick your skin, eyes, mouth, or open wounds or scratches. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The disease spreads when an infected cat licks a person's open wound, or bites or scratches a person hard enough to break the surface of the skin. (cdc.gov)
  • Wash cat bites and scratches well with soap and running water. (cdc.gov)
  • This patient had contact with cats and had multiple scratches. (medscape.com)
  • This 9-year-old boy developed cat scratch disease (CSD) encephalitis and a papular pruritic dermatitis after sustaining cat scratches and developing regional lymphadenitis. (medscape.com)
  • In 1931, Dr. Robert Debré and his colleague Georges Semelaigne observed an unusual case of suppurating epitrochlear adenitis in a 10-year-old boy at the University of Paris and noted a number of cat scratches on the affected side. (medscape.com)
  • While bacteriologic investigations yielded no clues, the physicians continued to observe similar cases of spontaneously remitting regional lymphadenitis associated with cat scratches in their pediatric population. (medscape.com)
  • In humans, cat scratches can cause lymphadenitis , i.e. an increase in volume of the lymph nodes near the injury (regional lymphadenopathy). (tipsforwomens.org)
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases , 14 (4), 694. (cdc.gov)
  • Cat-scratch disease commonly presents as tender, swollen lymph nodes near the site of the inoculating bite or scratch or on the neck, and is usually limited to one side. (wikipedia.org)
  • The germ spreads to people when infected cats bite or scratch a person hard enough to break their skin. (cdc.gov)
  • If the infected cat begins to bite or scratch a human on an area of ​​skin, it will contaminate the person with the bacteria contained under its claws or in its mouth. (tipsforwomens.org)
  • At the site of a cat bite or scratch, a red, painless bump develops within about 3 to 10 days. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Lymphosarcoma or lymphoma (LSA), is one of the most common type of cancer in cats. (aspca.org)
  • Breast cancer is a common cancer for cats , but it can be avoided by having your cat spayed before her first heat cycle. (aspca.org)
  • Number five in the top five most common inherited feline diseases is the all to common Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). (wshs-dg.org)
  • The most common cause of Cushing's disease in cats is a tumor or growth in the pituitary gland that causes overproduction of ACTH. (aspcapetinsurance.com)
  • The most common treatment for Cushing's disease in cats is surgery to remove one or both of the affected adrenal glands. (aspcapetinsurance.com)
  • So in the cat world those breeds, which include but are not limited to British Shorthair, Persians (including Himalayans), Exotics, and Scottish Folds, share a common genetic marker for the disease referred to as PKD1 and they can be tested genetically for this disease. (donegalhimalayans.com)
  • Cat scratch disease is a mild but fairly common bacterial disease contracted by humans following a cat scratch or bite. (tipsforwomens.org)
  • The skin is the second most common site of cancer in the cat. (petplace.com)
  • In cats the most common tumors are basal cell tumors, squamous cell carcinoma, mast cell tumors and fibrosarcoma. (petplace.com)
  • These signs should not be considered a normal condition and should not be ignored, regardless of common explanations given by owners, and cats with these signs should undergo appropriate diagnostic testing . (bvsalud.org)
  • This study aimed to characterize the common chronic respiratory diseases, along with their lung function and possible determinants in symptomatic patients attending clinics at Bishoftu General Hospital, Ethiopia. (who.int)
  • This cat food has been designed to reduce urinary pH, keeping your cat's kidneys healthy. (25magazine.com)
  • There are also certain household items that can be damaging to cats' kidneys. (metro-vet.com)
  • Certain household items can lead to acute insult to the kidneys in cats. (metro-vet.com)
  • Feline-focused practitioner Dr. Lisa Pierson answers this question and more, and shares her amazingly simple do-it-yourself technique for checking the health of your cat's kidneys. (barkandwhiskers.com)
  • Chronic small bowel disease was diagnosed in 99 of the 100 cats . (bvsalud.org)
  • Regnery R, Tappero J. Unraveling mysteries associated with cat-scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, and related syndromes . (cdc.gov)
  • Peliosis and bacillary angiomatosis are serious but very rare diseases. (tipsforwomens.org)
  • Through collaborative work with Niels Pedersen at the University of California, Davis - including a field trial on feline patients - we became increasingly hopeful that antiviral treatment may one day substantially benefit cats with FIP. (k-state.edu)
  • Admission to an intensive care unit or special care unit (ICU/SCU) or death was significantly associated with increased age, lack of timeliness of antiviral treatment, chronic renal disease and morbid obesity. (who.int)
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). (who.int)
  • Kittens are more likely to carry the bacteria in their blood, so may be more likely to transmit the disease than adult cats. (wikipedia.org)
  • This interviewing protocol consisted of the questions in the Adult Core Respiratory Disease Questionnaire along with some suggested probes that were added by QDRL staff. (cdc.gov)
  • As a consequence, a likely means of transmission of B. henselae from cats to humans may be inoculation with flea feces containing B. henselae through a contaminated cat scratch wound or by cat saliva transmitted in a bite. (wikipedia.org)
  • It also can be spread through contact with cat saliva on broken skin or mucosal surfaces like those in the nose, mouth, and eyes. (medlineplus.gov)
  • It isn't always easy to know if you have been infected with Lyme disease, which is caused by the deer tick. (webmd.com)
  • If you catch Lyme disease early, the right antibiotics should lead to a full recovery. (webmd.com)
  • HCM also occurs in random-bred cats and individual cats of other breeds. (wshs-dg.org)
  • According to UC Davis: The heritable form of PKD1 may not have initially occurred in Persians as a new mutation, but perhaps in random bred cats. (donegalhimalayans.com)
  • Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) is the most frequent hereditary predisposition observed in practice affecting up to 2% of all cats. (wshs-dg.org)
  • however, if you have a cat that has a history of urinary problems, this could be the best choice. (25magazine.com)
  • Heartgard was the first FDA-approved heartworm prevention medication available for cats. (tickleblagg.com)
  • An incidence of 2% to 14% of all cats has been reported for endemic areas, making heartworm a concern for any cat living where there are mosquitoes. (tickleblagg.com)
  • The cat is not a natural host for the heartworm, which means the migrating larval heartworm is not likely to complete its life cycle. (tickleblagg.com)
  • Heartworm disease in cats is caused by the inflammatory reaction generated by the worm's presence. (tickleblagg.com)
  • Feline heartworm disease is often misdiagnosed as feline asthma. (tickleblagg.com)
  • Heartworm disease is primarily a lung disease in cats, not a heart disease. (tickleblagg.com)
  • The American Heartworm Society currently recommends using both an antigen test and an antibody test for screening apparently healthy cats. (tickleblagg.com)
  • If a cat is sick and heartworm disease is suspected, both these tests are recommended, plus chest radiographs and/or echocardiography to assess heart and lung disease. (tickleblagg.com)
  • Cats develop more of a lung disease, complete with respiratory distress, and chronic coughing or vomiting. (tickleblagg.com)
  • One third of the participants were identified as having respiratory problems or diseases prior to being interviewed and two thirds of the participants were from dusty work environments. (cdc.gov)
  • Introduction: Chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs) are diseases of the airways and lung parenchyma. (who.int)
  • Although they are leading causes of morbidity and mortality globally, chronic respiratory diseases have received relatively little public attention. (who.int)
  • Chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs) are diseases of such as age above 50years, being a smoker, being the respiratory airways and lung parenchyma. (who.int)
  • The disease usually resolves spontaneously, with or without treatment, in one month. (wikipedia.org)
  • LSA is not curable, however, most cats respond well to treatment. (aspca.org)
  • Some cat owners opt for no treatment of the cancer, in which case palliative care, including pain relief, should be considered. (aspca.org)
  • Cat scratch disease usually gets better without treatment, but sometimes antibiotics are prescribed. (akronchildrens.org)
  • In time, treatment methods will be aimed at diseases on a genetic level. (wshs-dg.org)
  • Understanding genetic mechanisms will open the door to greatly positive change in the treatment of these diseases. (wshs-dg.org)
  • A new collaboration at Kansas State University is promoting the commercial development of GC376, an antiviral compound for feline infectious peritonitis, or FIP, which previously has had no effective treatment or cure. (k-state.edu)
  • Here are some flea-caused diseases and their symptoms which can help owners determine if their cats need treatment. (petshed.com)
  • If you have more than one cat, they should also be included in the treatment even if they do not manifest the symptoms because the tapeworm can spread from cat to cat. (petshed.com)
  • If you have swollen lymph nodes and a scratch or bite from a cat, your health care provider may suspect cat-scratch disease. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Cat scratch disease is usually a mild illness that causes swollen lymph nodes. (akronchildrens.org)
  • Someone who has been bitten or scratched by an infected kitten or cat may develop a bump or blister, then swollen and tender lymph nodes. (akronchildrens.org)
  • Keeping your cat indoors will protect her from certain skin cancers caused by repeated sun exposure and sunburn. (aspca.org)
  • CSD is associated with exposure to cats infected with B. henselae. (cdc.gov)
  • Owners can protect their cats by being meticulous with storage of personal medications, avoiding use of pesticides or herbicides in the presence of their cats, and avoiding exposure to lilies. (metro-vet.com)
  • Avoid prolonged exposure of your cat to sunlight. (petplace.com)
  • White, or light colored, cats are more susceptible to squamous cell carcinoma. (aspca.org)
  • Certain breeds are prone to specific cancers, but cats with white ears and heads are particularly susceptible to skin cancer . (aspca.org)
  • In addition, cats who are taking oral or intravenous (IV) steroid medications for other ailments are susceptible to Cushing's disease. (aspcapetinsurance.com)
  • To diagnose cat-scratch disease, doctors measure antibodies to the bacteria in the blood. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Young cats pose a greater risk than older cats. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because this cat food comes in a gel form, it is great for cats that are older who may have dental problems. (25magazine.com)
  • This is a cat food that has been specifically designed for older feline friends. (25magazine.com)
  • Accuracy of the ultrasounds was considered to be approximately 95% in cats that were 10 months of age or older. (donegalhimalayans.com)
  • Cats can get infected with B. henselae from flea bites and flea dirt (droppings) getting into their wounds. (cdc.gov)
  • In most patients, the disease resolves spontaneously within 2-4 months. (medscape.com)
  • FIP is a progressive and fatal disease caused by a feline coronavirus that can affect both domestic and wild cats. (k-state.edu)
  • Patients with CSD usually have a history of sustaining a scratch or bite from a cat (typically a kitten). (medscape.com)
  • Serologic results for cat scratch disease encephalitis patients. (cdc.gov)
  • On August 14, 1994, the Broward County Public Health Unit of the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services was notified of three children from Pompano Beach who were hospitalized with encephalitis attributed to cat scratch disease (CSD). (cdc.gov)
  • Unlike the genetic marker for HCM which appears to be breed specific, PKD is genetically similar in several breeds of cats. (donegalhimalayans.com)
  • There are no breeds of cats that are more commonly affected with skin tumors than others. (petplace.com)
  • Cushing's disease or hyperadrenocorticism occurs when the adrenal gland produces too much cortisone, which is also known as cortisol. (aspcapetinsurance.com)