Diseases of the domestic cat (Felis catus or F. domesticus). This term does not include diseases of the so-called big cats such as CHEETAHS; LIONS; tigers, cougars, panthers, leopards, and other Felidae for which the heading CARNIVORA is used.
The domestic cat, Felis catus, of the carnivore family FELIDAE, comprising over 30 different breeds. The domestic cat is descended primarily from the wild cat of Africa and extreme southwestern Asia. Though probably present in towns in Palestine as long ago as 7000 years, actual domestication occurred in Egypt about 4000 years ago. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed, p801)
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Individuals with a degree in veterinary medicine that provides them with training and qualifications to treat diseases and injuries of animals.
Fungal infection of keratinized tissues such as hair, skin and nails. The main causative fungi include MICROSPORUM; TRICHOPHYTON; and EPIDERMOPHYTON.
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Heat and stain resistant, metabolically inactive bodies formed within the vegetative cells of bacteria of the genera Bacillus and Clostridium.
A self-limiting bacterial infection of the regional lymph nodes caused by AFIPIA felis, a gram-negative bacterium recently identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and by BARTONELLA HENSELAE. It usually arises one or more weeks following a feline scratch, with raised inflammatory nodules at the site of the scratch being the primary symptom.
A species of gram-negative bacteria that is the etiologic agent of bacillary angiomatosis (ANGIOMATOSIS, BACILLARY). This organism can also be a cause of CAT-SCRATCH DISEASE in immunocompetent patients.
A genus of gram-negative bacteria characteristically appearing in chains of several segmenting organisms. It occurs in man and arthropod vectors and is found only in the Andes region of South America. This genus is the etiologic agent of human bartonellosis. The genus Rochalimaea, once considered a separate genus, has recently been combined with the genus Bartonella as a result of high levels of relatedness in 16S rRNA sequence data and DNA hybridization data.
Infections by the genus BARTONELLA. Bartonella bacilliformis can cause acute febrile anemia, designated Oroya fever, and a benign skin eruption, called verruga peruana. BARTONELLA QUINTANA causes TRENCH FEVER, while BARTONELLA HENSELAE is the etiologic agent of bacillary angiomatosis (ANGIOMATOSIS, BACILLARY) and is also one of the causes of CAT-SCRATCH DISEASE in immunocompetent patients.
Inflammation of the RETINA. It is rarely limited to the retina, but is commonly associated with diseases of the choroid (CHORIORETINITIS) and of the OPTIC DISK (neuroretinitis).
Pathological processes of the LIVER.
Liver diseases associated with ALCOHOLISM. It usually refers to the coexistence of two or more subentities, i.e., ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER; ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS; and ALCOHOLIC CIRRHOSIS.
Liver disease in which the normal microcirculation, the gross vascular anatomy, and the hepatic architecture have been variably destroyed and altered with fibrous septa surrounding regenerated or regenerating parenchymal nodules.
Lipid infiltration of the hepatic parenchymal cells resulting in a yellow-colored liver. The abnormal lipid accumulation is usually in the form of TRIGLYCERIDES, either as a single large droplet or multiple small droplets. Fatty liver is caused by an imbalance in the metabolism of FATTY ACIDS.
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A reactive vascular proliferation that is characterized by the multiple tumor-like lesions in skin, bone, brain, and other organs. Bacillary angiomatosis is caused by infection with gram-negative Bartonella bacilli (such as BARTONELLA HENSELAE), and is often seen in AIDS patients and other IMMUNOCOMPROMISED HOSTS.
A species of gram-negative bacteria in which man is the primary host and the human body louse, Pediculus humanus, the principal vector. It is the etiological agent of TRENCH FEVER.
Pathological processes of the KIDNEY or its component tissues.
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Conditions in which the KIDNEYS perform below the normal level for more than three months. Chronic kidney insufficiency is classified by five stages according to the decline in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE and the degree of kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA). The most severe form is the end-stage renal disease (CHRONIC KIDNEY FAILURE). (Kidney Foundation: Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative, 2002)
A genus of the family Lorisidae having four species which inhabit the forests and bush regions of Africa south of the Sahara and some nearby islands. The four species are G. alleni, G. crassicaudatus, G. demidovii, and G. senegalensis. There is another genus, Euoticus, containing two species which some authors have included in the Galago genus.
A plant genus of the family ZYGOPHYLLACEAE. It is sometimes called chaparral but that is a generic word which is used with a number of other plants. Members contain NORDIHYDROGUAIARETIC ACID.
A silver metallic element that exists as a liquid at room temperature. It has the atomic symbol Hg (from hydrargyrum, liquid silver), atomic number 80, and atomic weight 200.59. Mercury is used in many industrial applications and its salts have been employed therapeutically as purgatives, antisyphilitics, disinfectants, and astringents. It can be absorbed through the skin and mucous membranes which leads to MERCURY POISONING. Because of its toxicity, the clinical use of mercury and mercurials is diminishing.
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Lower motor neuron disease with accumulation of neurofilaments in a cat. (1/1459)

A young cat had signs of tetraparesis that progressed to tetraplegia within a few weeks. Clinically, there was lower motor neuron disease with areflexia and muscle atrophy in all limbs. Degeneration of the motor neurons in the spinal cord was seen on histological examination. Ultrastructurally, the degeneration of nerve cells was characterized by abnormal proliferation of neurofilaments. These findings were compared to other motor neuron diseases and neurofibrillary accumulations in man and animals.  (+info)

Bartonella koehlerae sp. nov., isolated from cats. (2/1459)

Two of the 25 Bartonella isolates recovered during a prevalence study of Bartonella henselae bacteremia in domestic cats from the greater San Francisco Bay region were found to differ phenotypically and genotypically from all prior B. henselae isolates. These isolates, C-29 and C-30, which were recovered from the blood of two pet cats belonging to the same household, grew on chocolate agar as pinpoint colonies following 14 days of incubation at 35 degrees C in a candle jar but failed to grow on heart infusion agar supplemented with 5% rabbit blood. Additional phenotypic characteristics distinguished the isolates C-29 and C-30 from other feline B. henselae isolates. The restriction patterns obtained for C-29 and C-30 by citrate synthase PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis as well as by genomic RFLP could not be distinguished from each other but were distinctly different from that of the B. henselae type strain. In reciprocal reactions, DNAs from strains C-29 and C-30 were 97 to 100% related under optimal and stringent DNA reassociation conditions, with 0 to 0.5% divergence within related sequences. Labeled DNA from the type strain of B. henselae was 61 to 65% related to unlabeled DNAs from strains C-29 and C-30 in 55 degrees C reactions, with 5.0 to 5.5% divergence within the related sequences, and 31 to 41% related in stringent, 70 degrees C reactions. In reciprocal reactions, labeled DNAs from strains C-29 and C-30 were 68 to 92% related to those of the B. henselae type strain and other B. henselae strains, with 5 to 7% divergence. The 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain C-29 was 99.54% homologous to that of the type strain of B. henselae. On the basis of these findings, the two isolates C-29 and C-30 are designated a new species of Bartonella, for which we propose the name Bartonella koehlerae. The type strain of Bartonella koehlerae is strain C-29 (ATCC 700693).  (+info)

Chronic intermittent vomiting in a cat: a case of chronic lymphocytic-plasmacytic gastritis. (3/1459)

A 3-year-old cat presented for chronic intermittent vomiting was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic-plasmacytic gastritis via histological examination of an endoscopic gastric biopsy. The condition was effectively managed with prednisone. The author cautions against missing a diagnosis of alimentary lymphosarcoma without a full-thickness gastric biopsy.  (+info)

Recombinant feline leukemia virus (FeLV) variants establish a limited infection with altered cell tropism in specific-pathogen-free cats in the absence of FeLV subgroup A helper virus. (4/1459)

Feline leukemia virus subgroup B (FeLV-B) is commonly associated with feline lymphosarcoma and arises through recombination between endogenous retroviral elements inherited in the cat genome and corresponding regions of the envelope (env) gene from FeLV subgroup A (FeLV-A). In vivo infectivity for FeLV-B is thought to be inefficient in the absence of FeLV-A. Proposed FeLV-A helper functions include enhanced replication efficiency, immune evasion, and replication rescue for defective FeLV-B virions. In vitro analysis of the recombinant FeLV-B-like viruses (rFeLVs) employed in this study confirmed these viruses were replication competent prior to their use in an in vivo study without FeLV-A helper virus. Eight specific-pathogen-free kittens were inoculated with the rFeLVs alone. Subsequent hematology and histology results were within normal limits, however, in the absence of detectable viremia, virus expression, or significant seroconversion, rFeLV proviral DNA was detected in bone marrow tissue of 4/4 (100%) cats at 45 weeks postinoculation (pi), indicating these rFeLVs established a limited but persistent infection in the absence of FeLV-A. Altered cell tropism was also noted. Focal infection was seen in T-cell areas of the splenic follicles in 3/4 (75%) rFeLV-infected cats analyzed, while an FeLV-A-infected cat showed focal infection in B-cell areas of the splenic follicles. Nucleotide sequence analysis of the surface glycoprotein portion of the rFeLV env gene amplified from bone marrow tissue collected at 45 weeks pi showed no sequence alterations from the original rFeLV inocula.  (+info)

Overexpression of c-Ras in hyperplasia and adenomas of the feline thyroid gland: an immunohistochemical analysis of 34 cases. (5/1459)

Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded thyroid glands from 18 cats diagnosed with hyperthyroidism were evaluated immunohistochemically for overexpression of the products of oncogenes c-ras and bcl2 and the tumor suppressor gene p53. Fourteen thyroid glands from euthyroid cats without histologically detectable thyroid lesions were examined similarly as controls. Results from these investigations showed that all cases of nodular follicular hyperplasia/adenomas stained positively for overexpression of c-Ras protein using a mouse monoclonal anti-human pan-Ras antibody. The most intensely positively staining regions were in luminal cells surrounding abortive follicles. Subjacent thyroid and parathyroid glands from euthyroid cats did not stain immunohistochemically for pan-Ras. There was no detectable staining for either Bc12 or p53 in any of the cats. These results indicated that overexpression of c-ras was highly associated with areas of nodular follicular hyperplasia/adenomas of feline thyroid glands, and mutations in this oncogene may play a role in the etiopathogenesis of hyperthyroidism in cats.  (+info)

Salinomycin-induced polyneuropathy in cats: morphologic and epidemiologic data. (6/1459)

In April 1996, an outbreak of toxic polyneuropathy in cats occurred in the Netherlands. All cats had been fed one of two brands of dry cat food from one manufacturer. Chemical analyses of these foods, stomach contents, and liver and kidney of affected cats revealed contamination with the ionophor salinomycin. Epidemiologic and clinical data were collected from 823 cats, or about 1% of the cats at risk. In 21 affected cats, postmortem examination was performed. The affected cats had acute onset of lameness and paralysis of the hindlimbs followed by the forelimbs. Clinical and pathologic examination indicated a distal polyneuropathy involving both the sensory and motor nerves.  (+info)

Inflammatory pseudotumor in a cat with cutaneous mycobacteriosis. (7/1459)

A 5-year-old, castrated male, domestic Shorthair Cat had an ulcerated mass with fistulous tracts on the left hind paw. Homogeneous tan tissue diffusely infiltrated the dermis and subcutis of the paw and extended proximally so that, short of amputation, complete excision was not feasible. Biopsy specimens consisted of granulation tissue with marked proliferation of spindle cells. Neutrophils and histiocytic cells were scattered among the spindle cells. The histiocytic cells had abundant foamy or vacuolated cytoplasm, but features of granulomatous inflammation, such as epithelioid macrophages or granuloma formation, were not observed. The initial impression was inflammatory granulation tissue, but the degree of fibroplasia prompted inclusion of fibrosarcoma in the differential diagnosis. Cutaneous mycobacteriosis was diagnosed when numerous acid-fast bacteria were identified with Kinyoun's stain; Mycobacterium avium was subsequently cultured. The cat was euthanatized because of lack of response to enrofloxacin therapy. At necropsy, lesions were localized to the hind limb. Not only is mycobacteriosis an uncommon cause of cutaneous masses in cats, but this case was unusual because of the lack of granuloma formation and the similarity of the mass to a spindle cell tumor.  (+info)

Lymphangiosarcomas in cats: a retrospective study of 12 cases. (8/1459)

Clinical, macroscopic, and histologic features of 12 lymphangiosarcomas in cats are described. Nine tumors were located in the subcutaneous tissue at the caudoventral abdominal wall (eight cats) or in the neck (one cat). The remaining three cats had lymphangiosarcomas around the cranial mesenteric artery (two cats) or precardial in the mediastinum (one cat). Macroscopically, the tumors were noncircumscribed, white, edematous, and intermixed with fat tissue. Histologic features varied from cleft-forming and cavernous growth to papilliform and solid patterns. Follow-up data were available for seven cats with subcutaneous lymphangiosarcomas. All these cats died or were euthanatized within 6 months after surgery because of poor wound healing, local recurrence, or distant metastases. The cats with abdominal or thoracic masses were either euthanatized at surgery or within 6 months after the first surgery because of recurrent chylothorax, chyloperitoneum, or distant metastases.  (+info)

Cat guide for American Shorthair Cat, cat breed information, description and cat colors, cat behaviors, and cat care for keeping this domestic shorthair cat
Objective: Sarcomas are neoplasms of mesenchymal (stem cell) origin and are rare skin diseases of cats and may occur anywhere on the cat body.The main etiologies of soft tissue sarcomas are Feline sarcoma virus induced sarcomas, vaccine site sarcomas, trauma, inflammation and radiation. Methods: In March 2014, a three years old male domestic shorthair cat were referred to a private veterinary clinic in Tehran, Iran with a tumor-like bump on the plantar surface of his left pelvic limb. As a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure, surgical excision was recommended.Results: It seems that, due to the location of the fibrosarcoma in this cat it was a result of a prior wound or foreign body insertion to plantar surface of the affected limb. The development of a sarcoma at a site of previous trauma or inflammation has been documented in animals and people, although rarely.
Define feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD). feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) synonyms, feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) pronunciation, feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) translation, English dictionary definition of feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD). adj. 1. Of or belonging to the family Felidae, which includes the lions, tigers, jaguars, and wild and domestic cats; felid. 2. Suggestive of a cat, as in...
Some cat organizations also recognize exotic point colours such as caramel and apricot.. Colourpoint Shorthair Cat History. The Colourpoint Shorthair was developed by British and American breeders in the 1940s by outcrossing purebred Siamese cats with Abyssinians, American Shorthairs, and domestic shorthairs to introduce a broader spectrum of patterns and colours.. The breed gained official recognition from the Cat Fanciers Association in 1964. However, there are some who continue to argue that the Colourpoint Shorthair is a Siamese hybrid rather than a separate breed. The British Governing Council of the Cat Fancy lists the Colourpoint Shorthair as a Siamese, though with its own breed classification.. Colourpoint Shorthair Personality. The Colourpoint Shorthair is a good choice for those who appreciate a clever, interesting, highly interactive cat, but a bad fit for anyone seeking a docile or independent feline companion.. Like the Siamese, the Colourpoint Shorthair is a chatty, affectionate, ...
British ShortHair Personality The British shorthair cats are big and masculine cats with thick bodies and cute looks. Cats are different in many ways in terms of physical looks, general characteristics, and personality and so you need to be familiar with the cat youd wish to own. British shorthair cats are nice cats generally but ...
It is believed that the history of the American Shorthair cat breed begins on the ships that crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to America. The ships cats would have been on board to kill any vermin on the ship but it is likely that some of these cats stayed in America after making the crossing. These cats had to be strong and tough to survive such a voyage and provided great breeding stock from which the American Shorthair developed. |/p| |p|In America these cats were originally called Domestic Shorthairs and were shown at cat exhibitions in the early 1900s. As more breeds of short hair cats reached America the Domestic Shorthair found itself in the hands of dedicated breeders who developed the breed to the specific type we know today. In 1966 it was renamed the American Shorthair and began to gain recognition in the show ring.|/p| |p|The breed is now recognised by TICA (The International Cat Association) and must follow a strict breed standard. The breed is a very popular choice in America
The British Shorthair - a noble cat! Its generous shapely body adorned with an incredibly dense short coat gives it the irresistible charm of a teddy bear. The breed is loved for its quiet patient nature. A great hunter the British Shorthair cat is affectionate and has a calming presence. Care for a big body the strong shapely body of the British Shorthair cat places much higher demands on its muscles and joints than those of lighter breeds Heart size control British Shorthairs can suffer from a serious cardiac disease hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. It is diagnosed through cardiac ultrasound Royal Canin British Shorthair 34 cat food is a dry cat food exclusively adapted to the requirements of British Shorthair cats (from 12 months) Strengthening muscle tone and joint health Maintains muscle mass and protects joints through an optimally balanced protein content (34%) and high contents of L-carnitine chondroitin glucosamine and omega-3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA) Improves mouth and tooth hygiene added ...
We also have Registered British shorthair kittens for adoption, As a British shorthair kitten breeder, We proud ourselves in maintaining a high standard of pet care and training in our British shorthair cattery. As British shorthair Breeders, we equally facilitate the adaptation of our kittens for adoptions to their new owners. Looking for well trained and groomed British shorthair kittens for sale? Look no further. Because here at our kittens for sale cattery we have different marked or colored British shorthair kittens for adoption such A Grey British shorthair cat stalking. Frequently asked questions include, are British shorthair kittens Hypoallergenic?, Hypoallergenic kittens for sale, Hypoallergenic kittens for adoption near me.The shorthair statue of british shorthair kittens makes them shed less hair and hence considered as hypoallergenic kittens.So adopt a kitten that shed less hair if you have Kitten allergies ...
A complete guide to the Exotic Shorthair cat breed. Everything you want to know about Exotic Shorthair kittens and cats, from personality and care to price.
Affectionate cats like me enjoy close interactions and snuggling. I might be a little shy or bashful as I adapt to a new environment, but that should be easy in a home with moderate activity.. Id be a great addition to just about any home. Ill adapt quickly to new environments and change, so if youre in a busier, active household, I might be right for you. Easygoing cats like me often get along well with other pets, too.. ...
My family moved and could not take me with them, so I came to Animal Humane Society to find a new home. People describe me as independent. Independent cats love to explore their surroundings and...
Castro Lopez J., Lloret A., Ravera I., et al. J Feline Med Surg, 2014. 16(6): p.527-31. An 11-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair cat was presented for
Case Description- A 1-year-old female Domestic Shorthair cat weighing 2.5 kg with one week history of protruding mass from the vulva was admitted. Clinical Findings- The prolapse was complete involving both horns protruding from the vulva and a soft bulging mass was palpable inside the prolapsed uterus. Treatment and Outcome- The prolapsed organ was irrigated with warm saline solution and the debris was cleaned. A ventral midline celiotomy was performed for reduction of the mass and sterilization of the cat. The urinary bladder was incarcerated in the right horn of the uterus. The left ovary was inside the mass beside the bladder. Ovarian pedicles were intact but broad ligament was torn. An ovariohysterectomy was performed. Clinical Relevance- Complete uterine prolapse is an emergency case of surgery. If the prolapse includes abdominal contents, amputation of the mass may be avoided and reduction of the uterus and abdominal contents through celiotomy should be prioritized. It seems that this case is
Enteric duplication is a rare developmental malformation in people, dogs and cats. The purpose of the present report is to describe the first case of a rectal duplication cyst in a 7-year-old domestic shorthair cat presenting for acute constipation and tenesmus. On rectal palpation a spherical mass compressing the lumen of the rectum could be felt in the dorsal wall of the rectum. A computed tomography (CT) scan confirmed the presence of a well demarcated cystic lesion in the pelvic canal, dorsal to the rectum. The cyst was surgically removed via a perineal approach. No communication with the rectal lumen could be demonstrated. Histopathological examination was consistent with a rectal duplication cyst. Clinical signs resolved completely after excision of this conjoined non-communicating cystic rectal duplicate. ...
The American Shorthair The American Shorthair is believed to have arrived on the Mayflower at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620. Their skills as rat
A novel swine-origin H1N1 influenza A virus has been identified as the cause of the 2009 influenza pandemic in humans. Since then, infections with the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza virus have been documented in a number of animal species. The first known cases of lethal respiratory disease associated with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza virus infection in house pets occurred in domestic cats in Oregon. A 10-year-old neutered domestic shorthair and an 8-year-old spayed domestic shorthair died shortly after developing severe respiratory disease. Grossly, lung lobes of both cats were diffusely firm and incompletely collapsed. Histologically, moderate to severe necrotizing to pyonecrotizing bronchointerstitial pneumonia was accompanied by serofibrinous exudation and hyaline membranes in the alveolar spaces. Influenza A virus was isolated from nasal secretions of the male cat and from lung homogenate of the female cat. Both isolates were confirmed as pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza virus by real-time ...
Royal Canin British Shorthair Adult Cat Food is a complete and balanced diet developed for the unique physiology of adult British Shorthair cats over 12 months old. Made with a specially designed larger-than-normal kibble that is easier to pick up...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Eosinophilia in a cat with acute leukemia. AU - Gilroy, Cornelia. AU - Forzan, Maria. AU - Drew, Anne. AU - Vernau, William. PY - 2011/9. Y1 - 2011/9. N2 - A 4-year-old castrated male domestic shorthaired cat with a history of vomiting and anorexia was diagnosed with leukemia with marked hepatic and splenic infiltration and concurrent eosinophilia with marked tissue infiltration. Despite thorough immunocytochemical and immunohistochemical immunophenotyping, the cell lineage of the leukemia was not identified.. AB - A 4-year-old castrated male domestic shorthaired cat with a history of vomiting and anorexia was diagnosed with leukemia with marked hepatic and splenic infiltration and concurrent eosinophilia with marked tissue infiltration. Despite thorough immunocytochemical and immunohistochemical immunophenotyping, the cell lineage of the leukemia was not identified.. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=80052705848&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - ...
A 15-year-old castrated male domestic shorthair cat presented for evaluation of polyuria/polydipsia and weight loss despite a good appetite. He weighed 9 pounds (4.1 kg) with a body condition score of 4/9. Moderate atrophy of the epaxial muscles was noted. Physical examination was otherwise unremarkable. A CBC revealed a mild, non-regenerative anemia (Hct, 25%; reference range, 31-46%).The biochemistry profile revealed hyperglycemia (glucose, 583 mg/dl; reference range, 70-120 mg/dl) and azotemia (BUN, 99 mg/dl; reference range, 15-33 mg/dl; creatinine, 3.2 mg/dl; reference range, 0.9-2.1 mg/dl). Urinalysis revealed a specific gravity of 1.015 with 4+ glucose and no proteinuria. T4 was within the reference range. A complete diet history revealed that the cat was eating ½ cup over-the-counter (OTC) dry adult maintenance cat food plus two 3 oz. cans of cat food per day (both made by good quality major manufacturers - specific varieties and flavors were included in the diet history). The cat did ...
Is your cat urinating outside the litter box? Dont get mad-get him to the vet! Feline lower urinary tract disease, also known as feline urologic syndrome (FUS) or feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC), is a general term for a variety of conditions affecting the bladder and urethra. This condition affects the bladder rather than the kidneys, resulting in the production of tiny
The American Shorthair is the pedigreed version of a loved and well-known domestic shorthair cat. Learn what separates them and learn if this laid-back cat might be perfect for you. ...
View Notes - Urinary system--FLUTD from VS 441 at Becker College. Urinary system-FLUTD Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease Includes signs such as hematuria, stranguria, pollakiuria,inappropriate
The American Shorthair is gentle, affectionate, playful, and adaptable, fitting in well with families that have children and dogs. Learn more...
Lower urinary tract disease (bladder and urethra) is common in cats and may be due to a combination of factors. Symptoms include urinating outside the litter box, frequent or painful urination, blood in the urine. Treatment includes medication.
British Shorthair kittens and cats. Specialising in colourpointed and golden british shorthair. Based on the Devon /Somerset border in the South West.
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The Sphynx was not the first hairless domestic cat. Some were seen in other places around the world for at least 90 years.[2] The Sphynx breed began in 1966, in Toronto, when a hairless kitten, named Prune, was born to a black and white shorthair cat, named Elizabeth, in Ontario, Canada. The kitten was mated with its mother, so one more naked kitten was born. Along with a few naked kittens found later, the hairless breed began.[3] A natural birth of a Sphynx cat happened on a Minnesota farm. The owners found hairless kittens in several litters of their domestic shorthair barn cats in the mid-1970s. Two hairless female kittens born in 1975 and 1976, named Epidermis and Dermis, were also an important part of developing the breed. More hairless cats were found in Texas, Arkansas, and Minnesota. So, the modern Sphynx breed began with the Canadian cats and the Minnesota cats. [3] The first breeders did not know much about cat genetics and they had some problems. The gene pool was small and many ...
If someone was in the boundary and was bitten, scratched, or exposed to the saliva of a cat fitting the description or any wild animal, they are encouraged to contact DOH-Hillsborough on (813) 307-8059 and visit their preferred health care provider. The second, more recent case involved a rabid brown and black tabby, domestic shorthair cat (see photo below) in Gibsonton.. The cat attacked a man near Nundy Avenue in Gibsonton. The victim told DOH-Hillsborough the cat jumped out of the bushes as he was walking and grabbed onto his foot. He then shot and killed the cat.. The victim is now undergoing rabies post-exposure prophylaxis.. ...
Claire Laurence was incredulous when her veterinarian told her that her 16-pound DSH - thats domestic shorthair cat, for you motley mortals - needed to lose some weight because he was in danger of diabetes and high blood pressure.. Cats get diabetes? she gasped.. Yes, maam. Dogs can, too.. Our beloved animals can also get cataracts and brain tumors. Spinal cord abnormalities, heart disease and hepatitis, too.. Vets today can offer treatments for all of these ailments and many more, using diagnostic tools such as MRIs and CAT scans, thus bringing animal care up to a level once reserved for humans.. More is on the way.. Take the cavitation ultrasonic scalpel - CUSA, for short - used for treating brain tumors. It promises to be a boon for dogs. They generally have to opt for radiation therapy because they dont handle brain surgery as well as cats, because of the way their heads are designed. In the coming year, hopefully, we can install the device to enhance our ability to do good brain ...
My cat has started so breath really shallow more rapid breaths rather than his normal breathing rate and depth. The only thing I can think of that has occurred in the last couple of hours is that my fiancé fed him along with our other two male cats some beef tendon which she has done before. The other two cats are just fine. Kingston however seems to be having a hard time taking a full breath and breathing at a normal rate. I checked his mouth and did not see anything. He isnt active like normal and will only sit in one spot and not move. I picked him up and held him in front of his back legs and behind his front legs and he let out a slight meow as to not like that. I am not sure what to do for him. We have some allergy medicine but I do not know if that would help in any way. I couldnt even get him to take a treat which he never turns down. Please help. ...
The British Shorthair cat is normally a fairly relaxed, inactive breed prone to laziness; they shouldnt need daily brushing due to their coat length unless it is moulting season.
The British Shorthair is a very social breed and usually, prefers the company of at least one other cat. Therefore dogs and children are not a problem.. It is crucial that the breeder of the newborn kitten provides plenty of social contact with other animals and people.. If you have a dog it is beneficial that the breeder gives social interactions between the newborn kitten and dogs.. If this social interaction was done in the early development phase of the kittens life, it would provide better social interaction abilities for your kitten. Thus, the kitten will also know the correct interaction with fellow-species, as well as their behavior traits.. It is advisable to have two young cats together. Although this will cause increased costs of care and upkeep required, it will be priceless for your cat.. If you want to bring animals of different breeds together with your short hair, pay attention to the characteristics and age differences. For example; it is not advisable to pair a young kitten ...
Persian cats are not usually aggressive and are likely to lose in confrontations with other animals. Also, their long, fluffy coats can pick up debris and toxic substances. For these reasons, Persian cats should live indoors only.. Persian Cat Grooming and Special Care Requirements. The Persians long, flowing coat is its most appealing feature, but also the one that creates a lot of work its owner. These cats should be groomed daily with a large-toothed metal comb to prevent tangles. Small mats can be removed by holding the fur close to the skin and working from the area furthest from the skin inwards to avoid hurting the cat. Using a de-shedding tool from time to time is also a good idea.. Occasional bathing is also necessary. Use only shampoos specifically formulated for cats (most products made for humans are toxic to cats). Trimming the fur near the cats anus to prevent feces from sticking is also recommended.. Because the Persian has a flat face and atypical tear ducts, the eyes tend to ...
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In the final progress summary for this study, the investigators report on the exciting discovery of a genetic locus that is associated with severe, chronic ringworm in Persian cats. In addition, they report their findings on the fungal microbiome of Persians with ringworm compared with healthy Persians and domestic longhair cats.. The first aim of the study was to search for a genetic mutation contributing to ringworm susceptibility in Persians. DNA from 34 Persian cats was analyzed, and the results indicate that a particular region of DNA appears different in Persian cats with severe dermatophytosis. This region of DNA contains a cluster of genes called S100 genes. S100 genes allow for the creation of S100 proteins that have been shown to exhibit antifungal properties in other species and are present in feline skin; therefore, this gene cluster represent an exciting target for additional investigation. Manuscript preparation is underway, and additional studies are being planned to test the ...
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Frequent health checkups; Regular training and activities; Well-balanced diet; Back to Index . For those who are interested in really taking control of their pets health and extending their life expectancy there is a widely known e book all about this. Chatons Maine coon au loof … Obesity is something to avoid with Maine Coons. This kind of disease causes arthritis and is not very critical for most cats. Embrace all of the years that you are able to have with your COonie and treasure each day that youre able to share with him. These cats can live on average up to 15 years, but if proper care is provided to them, their life expectancy can even exceed three more years. Maine Coon cats have a relatively long lifespan and live 10 to 13 years. It is the subtle things like this that make them one of the cat species with an impressive lifespan - especially when they are being taken good care of. By the end of year two, most Maine coon cats will have already stopped growing most of their adult hair, ...
Persian Cat Triplets contains cute and tiny triplet figures. The figures heads can move. A set of Persian Cat Triplets and a cradle. Persian Cat Triplets have fluffy fur. You can have all three triplets sleep in the included cradle. The girl in the yellow outfit is mischievous and likes to pull on plants and the ribbo
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Amyloidosis is found in Oriental shorthair, domestic shorthair, Siamese, Burmese and Abyssinian breeds. The disease develops when the abnormal protein amyloid, a fibrous substance, collects for unknown reasons in tissues and organs. The disease can become fatal if amyloid is deposited in the tissue of critical organs, such as the kidneys, liver or heart. The disease also affects humans.
Cytauxzoonosis is an emerging tick-borne disease of domestic and wild felids. Cytauxzoon felis induces severe and often fatal disease in domestic cats. In Europe, clinical and subclinical infections caused by Cytauxzoon sp. are described. We report the first cases of Cytauxzoon sp. infection in domestic cats in Switzerland. Clinical and laboratory data and results of PCR analyses were collected from Cytauxzoon sp. PCR-positive cats and the cats followed for up to 851 days. The cases were three two-month old kittens from the same litter (Cases 1-3) and two adult domestic shorthair cats (Cases 4 and 5). The cats originated from the north-west and west of Switzerland. Cases 1-3 presented with moderate to severe regenerative anaemia and intraerythrocytic inclusions. Cytauxzoon sp. was confirmed by PCR and sequencing. The kittens made a clinical and haematological recovery after blood transfusion and/or treatment with azithromycin and atovaquone, but erythroparasitaemia persisted. Case 4 presented with
A cat is a small mammal that can be kept in a house because its not considered as a wild animal. The cat is either a house cat, feral cat, or a farm cat. The cats require care and protection as a living being, and there is a variety of products for them in the market to take care of home pet cats. You can consider choosing antihistamine for cat allergy for your cat. If you are considering to keep cats at your home. The cats usually live from 2 to 16 years of their lives, and the average of their age is 5,6 years. The most friendly cat breeds for any family to keep are the Cornish rex, Abyssinian cat, exotic shorthair, Himalayan cat, ragdoll cat, Maine coon, Manx cat. If we talk about all the cat breeds then there is a huge number of cat breeds in the world in which the common, well-known cats are; the Abyssinian cat, American bobtail, curl cut, American shorthair cat, wirehair cat, Balinese Javanese, Bengal cat, Birman cat, Bombay cat, British shorthair cat, Burmese cat, Chartreux cat, devon ...
How much should a German Shorthaired Pointer Eat?. A German Shorthaired Pointer is a medium to large sized dog but its an active hunting breed with lean muscle. An adult would eat 2-3 cups of high quality food per day, which provides it good amount of nutrition but it may need 4-5 cups if the dog food has more filler in it.. Are German Shorthaired Pointers Prone to Digestive Issues?. GSP generally have sensitive tummies but they are also prone to other diseases of the digestive tract. Dogs with a deep narrow chest like German shorthaired Pointers may also suffer from gastric dilatation or bloating which may lead to twisting of the stomach on itself and gas.. What I should I feed my German Shorthaired Pointers puppy?. A puppy German Shorthaired Pointer needs a minimum of 22% protein and 8% fat since it is in a growing stage. Protein should come from animal sources. Three meals per day is well enough for a German Shorthaired Pointer pup until it reaches the adult stage.. Which meat do German ...
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2009 Jan 15;234(2):236-9. Use of a balloon-expandable metallic stent to relieve malignant urethral obstruction in a cat. Newman RG, Mehler SJ, Kitchell BE, Beal MW. Abstract CASE DESCRIPTION: A 19-year-old neutered male domestic shorthair cat was evaluated because of signs of urinary tract obstruction. CLINICAL FINDINGS: Physical examination findings were…
A link between lipid metabolism and disease has been recognized in cats. Since hepatic lipidosis is a frequent disorder in cats, the aim of the current study was to evaluate liver and plasma lipid dimorphism in healthy cats and the effects of gonadectomy on lipid profiling. From six female and six male cats plasma and liver lipid profiles before and after spaying/neutering were assessed and compared to five cats (three neutered male and two spayed female) diagnosed with hepatic lipidosis. Intact female cats had a significantly lower level of plasma triacylglycerides (TAG) and a higher liver level of the long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid arachidonic acid (AA) compared to their neutered state. Both male and female cats with lipidosis had a higher liver, but not plasma TAG level and an increased level of plasma and liver sphingomyelin compared to the healthy cats. Although lipid dimorphism in healthy cats resembles that of other species, intact female cats show differences in
Proliferative and necrotizing feline otitis externa is a rare disorder of unknown aetiology. This condition was diagnosed by skin biopsy in three adult domestic shorthair cats (3-5 years old) and one kitten (6 months old). The affected cats had large tan to dark brown-black coalescing plaques covering the concave surface of the pinnae and external ear canals. Friable material from the plaques and ...
By Alan. I could do with some advice please, I have a female cat 11 months old, when she was about 5 months old she went to the Vet for a blood test prior to having her spayed, the test came back with a liver infection which was then treated.. After finishing her treatment I decided to wait for her first season to come and go before going back to the Vet for the operation as the Vet didnt want to operate on a cat in season and I thought she must be about due (I have never had a female cat before), in short I am still waiting.. I have seen no signs of her coming into season yet, my friend has a female cat and I know how they act in season. I dont really want to put her through an operation if she doesnt have seasons for some reason. Can they be so mild that I am missing them? She is an indoor cat and I am with her pretty much 24/7. She has no contact with other cats, nor will she. ...
A deficiency in the enzyme Pyruvate Kinase impairs the red blood cells ability to metabolize, which in turn may cause anemia and other blood-related issues. Breeds more prone to this deficiency include the Abyssinian, Somali, and domestic shorthair cats. Learn more about the causes and treatment of this condition in cats on PetMD.com.
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Facilitation by estrogen of sexual reflexes in female cats. AU - Hart, Benjamin. PY - 1971/1/1. Y1 - 1971/1/1. N2 - Nine adult, ovariectomized, female cats administered an exogenous estrogen displayed sexual responses, including the spinal reflexes of lateral tail deviation and treading of the back legs with sexually active male cats. Some of the animals displayed the same reflexes to perineal stimulation by the experimenter. A spinal transection was performed and 60 days later, when neurological spinal shock had subsided and strength of somatic reflexes had stabilized for several weeks, animals were tested for sexual reflexes before and after estrogen administration. Two spinal animals displayed partial sexual reflexes before the estrogen administration. Following estrogen administration facilitation of tail deviation and treading occurred in these two as well as five of the other 7 animals. These and other observations suggest that the display of these sexual reflexes in intact ...
To prevent allergies in cats, you need to build your cats immunity. Today the Persian is the most popular cat … The dignified and docile Persian cat is known for being quiet and sweet. The Persian cat (Persian: گربهٔ ایرانی ‎, romanized: Gorbe-ye irāni ‚Iranian cat) is a long-haired breed of cat characterized by its round face and short muzzle. Allergies, flea attack,s and hormone imbalance can be a possible reason behind hair loss in clumps in a Persian cat. Viral Respiratory Infections. Environmental allergies, like pollen or mildew, are much more common in cats than allergies caused by food. These will probably be similar to those you may have witnessed in humans with an allergy. Also, allergies tend to be more common among outdoor cats because they are exposed to a wider range of potential allergens, especially from plants and organic matter. If a cat has an allergy, they will usually show quite obvious allergic symptoms. Traditional Persians do not have as short a face as ...
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There is no way to know for certain, by some experts estimate that the feral cat population in North America may equal or even exceed that of the owned cat population. Feral cats are not socialized to humans and avoid contact with people whenever possible. In contrast, stray cats are often those cats that have left a home or have been abandoned by their owners. These strays may have been socialized to humans at one time and will often approach people and may even allow petting. All cats, feral, stray and owned cats that simply roam the neighborhood are all members of the domestic species, Felis catus.. Traditionally, feral and stray cats are trapped whenever possible and then are taken to local animal shelters. Once at a shelter, if they are socialized to humans and have a calm disposition, some cats may be adopted out. However, the vast majority of these feral cats may be harboring diseases, such as Feline Leukemia, or they are totally wild and cannot be adopted out. These cats will often ...
There is no way to know for certain, by some experts estimate that the feral cat population in North America may equal or even exceed that of the owned cat population. Feral cats are not socialized to humans and avoid contact with people whenever possible. In contrast, stray cats are often those cats that have left a home or have been abandoned by their owners. These strays may have been socialized to humans at one time and will often approach people and may even allow petting. All cats, feral, stray and owned cats that simply roam the neighborhood are all members of the domestic species, Felis catus.. Traditionally, feral and stray cats are trapped whenever possible and then are taken to local animal shelters. Once at a shelter, if they are socialized to humans and have a calm disposition, some cats may be adopted out. However, the vast majority of these feral cats may be harboring diseases, such as Feline Leukemia, or they are totally wild and cannot be adopted out. These cats will often ...
Several surveys have been reported on the seroprevalence or B1 gene detection of T. gondii infection in stray cats in Korea [3-5,7,8]. In 1999, 13.1% (26/198) of stray cats captured from a southern area (around Jinju City) showed positive western blot patterns for T. gondii [3]. In 2008, of 174 stray cats captured from Gyeonggi Province, serum specific antibodies were positive in 14 cats (8.0%) by latex agglutination test, 28 cats (16.1%) by ELISA, and 23 cats (13.2%) by PCR detection of the B1 gene in blood samples [4]. However, in the same year, a strikingly high prevalence (47.2%) in blood of stray cats by nested-PCR was reported from Gyeonggi Province [5]. Subsequently, the seroprevalence of stray cats from Metropolitan Seoul was reported as 15.3% (11/72) by ELISA, with the B1 gene positive rate in blood of 30.6% (22/72) by nested PCR in 2010 [7]. In another survey, the seroprevalence of stray cats from Metropolitan Seoul was 15.8% (69/456) by ELISA, and the B1 gene positive rate in blood ...
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Good morning everyone...Today Id like to talk about a study conducted in 2002 concerning feline lymphoma and secondhand cigarette smoke. The information gathered back then by scientists at Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Massachusetts in a study called Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Risk of Malignant Lymphoma in Pet Cats showed a direct link to secondhand smoke and pet cats developing the cancer.. The findings of this study was published in the August, 2002 issue of American Journal of Epidemiology, show that cats who live with secondhand smoke are twice as susceptible. Increased feline lymphoma rates may even be as much as 65% greater than a cat living in a smoke-free environment. Figures for a cat living for 5 years in a tobacco smoking home increased to 3x the risk for developing lymphoma. When there are two smokers in a home the rate rises to 4x as likely.. Dogs living in a smoking home have a 60% risk of developing lung cancer.. The study was conducted at the ...
Feline Enteritis (or Parvovirus) causes the same fever, loss of appetite, and vomiting & bloody diarrhoea in cats and is much worse in kittens. Without intensive treatment of intravenous fluids and antibiotics, affected cats often rapidly die from dehydration and secondary bacterial infection. The disease is very contagious and affected cats can continue to shed the virus for at least six weeks after infection. Even indoor cats are at risk as the virus can be carried on clothing and footwear. Pregnant cats can transmit the virus to their unborn kittens causing brain damage.. I have not seen Parvovirus in cats since my early years working as a vet because there is has been an excellent vaccine available for many years which will effectively prevent this disease. It is part of the usual kitten and cat vaccination program available at veterinary clinics. The recent outbreak has, as far as we know, been confined to Melbourne, with a small number of cases in Werribee, but that is too close to Geelong ...
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Therapeutic goals for otherwise healthy diabetic cats. The principle goals of treating diabetes in cats are to correct the major clinical signs of diabetes (weight loss, polydipsia / polyuria, and polyphagia or inappetence), and to prevent diabetic ketoacidosis. Additional goals are to minimize the risk of hypoglycaemia by appropriate dose adjustment of insulin or oral hypoglycaemic agents. Appropriate therapy of cats may also lead to diabetic remission, although currently it is not possible at diagnosis to predict which cats are more likely to go into remission. Treatment that is most effective in correcting hyperglycaemia is more likely to lead to remission by facilitating the recovery of the pancreatic cells from glucose toxicity.. Treatment modalities. Diet. General considerations. In cats, post-prandial hyperglycaemia is very prolonged (up to 18-24h) in cats fed typical cat foods. Therefore there does not seem any need to match the timing of the insulin dose to meals, which is important in ...
Mating calls (or mating cries) are usually defined as the long sequences of trills, trill-meows and meows used by female cats in heat when they want to attract a male partner, and also by male cats (unneutered as well as some neutered males) who respond to the signals (vocal and/or olfactory) of a female cat in heat ...
Lancefield group G Streptococcus canis is a component of the normal urogenital and pharyngeal flora of the cat. It is also frequently implicated in epizootics of severe disease in closed cat colonies and animal shelters. Given the importance of S canis as a feline pathogen and relative lack of published information on characteristics potentially associated with virulence, the authors have compared isolates from healthy and diseased cats in New York and California using fermentation profiles (biotype) and ScM sequences. With few exceptions, isolates associated with disease were biotype 1. Four alleles of scm were identified of which type 1 dominated in diseased cats. Type 4 allelic variants were found only in healthy cats and all but one were biotype 2. Type 2 and 3 alleles showed extensive N-terminal variation suggesting a plasminogen-binding site as found on the type 1 allele was absent. Cat antisera to ScM were opsonobactericidal, and these potentially protective antibodies increased during ...
Neutering a male cat is an excellent step in helping your young man grow into a loving well adapted household citizen. The main reason to neuter a male cat is to reduce the incidence of objectionable behaviors that are normal in the feline world but unacceptable in the human world.
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BACKGROUND Remission occurs in 10-50% of cats with diabetes mellitus (DM). It is assumed that intensive treatment improves β-cell function and increases remission rates. HYPOTHESIS Initial intravenous infusion of insulin that achieves tight glycemic control decreases subsequent insulin requirements and increases remission rate in diabetic cats. ANIMALS Thirty cats with newly diagnosed DM. METHODS Prospective study. Cats were randomly assigned to one of 2 groups. Cats in group 1 (n = 15) received intravenous infusion of insulin with the goal of maintaining blood glucose concentrations at 90-180 mg/dL, for 6 days. Cats in group 2 (n = 15) received subcutaneous injections of insulin glargine (cats ≤4 kg: 0.5-1.0 IU, q12h; ,4 kg 1.5-2.0 IU, q12h), for 6 days. Thereafter, all cats were treated with subcutaneous injections of insulin glargine and followed up for 6 months. Cats were considered in remission when euglycemia occurred for ≥4 weeks without the administration of insulin. Nonparametric ...
An adult cat needs to consume five to eight percent of its body weight in food per day and females with kittens require 20%. Cats can have two litters a year, averaging four kittens a litter. Kittens are weaned at 8 weeks, become sexually mature at approximately 6-8 months and can produce a litter during the same year of their birth.. An unspayed cat is a menace in our community, with male cats spraying and females producing many young. One cat and its offspring can produce 2905 kittens at 7 years and 49,000 at 10 years. When you consider the implications of the uncontrolled exponential growth of a cat population, it is quite frightening. Uncontrolled domestic cat populations do contribute to increasing the feral cat population and cats are having a huge impact on native animals, reptiles and birds.. Many cat owners choose to allow their cats to wander well beyond their property boundaries. Whilst out and about, their cats are at risk of experiencing car accidents, injuries in fights with other ...
Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease is common among many cats. Know the warning signs and how nutrition can play a pivotal role in preventing FLUTD.
Treatment consists primarily of modifying the environment to help reduce stress levels, dietary modifications, medications for pain, and other pharmaceuticals that may alter your cats mental state.. Multi-modal environmental modifications (MEMO) is the term that is used to describe altering the cats environment in an attempt to reduce the cats stress level. See the Living and Management section below for more information about MEMO.. Pain medications are often used in treating interstitial cystitis to relieve the discomfort caused by the inflammation within the bladder and urinary tract and make your cat more comfortable while urinating.. Dietary modifications are often necessary and you should follow your veterinarians directions if a special diet is recommended. Increasing water consumption is an important part of treatment and feeding canned food, when possible, will help increase the moisture content in your cats diet.. Pheromones such as Feliway are often recommended to help reduce ...
A stray is a cat who has been abandoned or who has strayed from home and become lost. Stray cats can usually be re-socialized and adopted. A feral cat is an unsocialized cat.. Either he was born outside and never lived with humans, or he is a house cat who has strayed from home and over time has thrown off the effects of domestication and reverted to a wild state. Feral cats should not be taken to local shelters to be adopted.. Feral cats are not pet cats, and they will be killed at most shelters. Because they’re unadoptable, they sometimes don’t even make it to the shelter, but are killed in the animal control truck. Even no-kill shelters are not able to place feral cats in homes. Feral kittens can be adopted.. Feral kittens can often be tamed and placed in homes, but they must be socialized in their first weeks of life. This is a critical window and if they aren’t handled in time, they will remain feral and therefore unadoptable. Feral cats have about the same lifespan as ...
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The mutation that gives male cats a ginger-colored coat and females ginger, tortoiseshell, or calico coats produced a particularly telling map. The orange mutant gene is found only on the X, or female, chromosome. As with humans, female cats have paired sex chromosomes, XX, and male cats have XY sex chromosomes. The female cat, therefore, can have the orange mutant gene on one X chromosome and the gene for a black coat on the other. The piebald gene is on a different chromosome. If expressed, this gene codes for white, or no color, and is dominant over the alleles that code for a certain color (i.e. orange or black), making the white spots on calico cats. If that is the case, those several genes will be expressed in a blotchy coat of the tortoiseshell or calico kind. But the male, with his single X chromosome, has only one of that particular coat-color gene: he can be not-ginger or he can be ginger (although some modifier genes can add a bit of white here and there), but unless he has a ...
I have made some homework. Yes, cats are not perfect and may show some not-so-bright side. No, accidental scrach on furniture or the fact this nice pot flew down because cat accidentaly dropped it, is not a problem. No, I wont declaw cat, I wont beat or otherwise torture her. Yes, I know cat needs to play and if I do not play at daytime, cat may play at nigh - and I cannot complain. Yes, cat requires special food, not leftovers from table. Yes, cat may be hiding for a month after she arrives to home, and cat is not to be disturbed, she is adapting. Yes, cat is independent creature, she may not be willing to play when i want and I must be patient. No, cant must not follow me everywhere or enjoy every single step of mine, cat is not dog. No, I do not want to play lottery, like pick a cat that matches your physical criteria and grow it up - if its tabby and short-haired, take it, no matter anything else. Yes, i know cat may change after brought home, yet somehow I do not believe cats tend to ...
You have seen the Sphynx cat Mr. Bigglesworth in the Austin Powers motion pictures and you wish to adopt one for your self? It was solely in 1999, that a breeder called Colleen Freymuth, obtained two Khao Manees despatched to her from the breeds native homeland of Thailand, She then began a breeding programme from her two cats which introduced the breed to the rest of the world.. Like all cats, their hair follicles produce oil, and since they dont have sufficient hair on their our bodies to absorb it, sphynx cats must be rubbed down repeatedly with a mushy cloth to keep their skin in good situation, and bathed frequently too.. The Pixie-bob is a home cat breed that is heavily constructed with. Many people have an peculiar old domestic shorthair, however if you are on the lookout for something somewhat completely different, listed here are just a few of the more uncommon and strange breeds on the market.. Extremely smart and playful, Kurilians reportedly bond to their people fairly ...
The cavernous sinus (CS) is a paired venous sinus that runs along either side of the pituitary gland on the floor of the calvarium. Cavernous sinus syndrome (CSS) refers to deficits in more than one of the cranial nerves III, IV, V, and VI, as they are in close association in this region. The purpose of this study was to identify the presenting complaints, neurologic findings, diagnosis, and outcomes in dogs and cats with confirmed cavernous sinus syndrome (CSS). Medical records between 2002 and 2015 were reviewed. Inclusion criteria were neurologic signs consistent with CSS and advanced imaging and/or post-mortem examination. Thirteen dogs and 2 cats were included. Twelve dogs received advanced imaging. Post-mortem examination was performed on 2 cats and 3 dogs. Dogs were 6 -13 years (mean= 10.8 years) of age and comprised of several different breeds. Both cats were male neutered domestic shorthair, ages 3 and 14 years. Presenting complaints included mydriasis (N=4), behavior changes (N=3), ...
Female cats come into heat cycles every three to four weeks during certain times of the year. Many female cats will become nervous during these heat cycles and exhibit unusual behaviors such as rolling on the floor, furtively hiding, or wanting constant attention. Female cats often become quite vocal, too, meowing plaintively through their cycle.. Surgical neutering (spay) of female dogs and cats called ovariohysterectomy, completely eliminates all heat cycles and the accompanying unwanted bleeding cycle, nervousness, and desire to mate. Neutering your female dog or cat will also protect your pet from uterine infections and other diseases as well as difficult or dangerous pregnancies. Studies show that by neutering your female dog before her first heat cycle, you can greatly reduce her chances of developing mammary cancer later in life. The surgery includes the removal of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus.. Most male dogs and cats are ready and willing to reproduce by the time they are ...
At puberty, these adhesions dissolve under the influence of testosterone and the penis can be fully extended. The onset of puberty will be most recognizable in your male dog. For males, neutering a male rabbit is a relatively simple operation which involces the removal of the testicles. Symptoms puberty in male cats include spraying surfaces to mark their territory. I am wondering if it is possible for him to undergo dramatic change before then. Heres a list of cat pregnancy symptoms: Pink and enlarged nipples - this usually happens between 15 days to 18 days after ovulation and is one of the earliest ways to detect pregnancy in cats.It is easier to recognize for first-time cat mums since prior to pregnancy, they usually have very flat white nipples. It also reduces his desire to escape and fight with other cats, something that is good for his health in the long run since he wont have frequent fight-related injuries or possibly be injured by a car while outdoors. This period is different for ...
Past studies characterizing the feline intestinal microflora have used traditional bacterial culture techniques. However, in recent years it has been recognized that the majority of intestinal bacteria are non cultivable. Therefore, the aim of this study was to describe the microflora along the intestinal tract in healthy cats using comparative 16S ribosomal DNA (16S rDNA) analysis. Intestinal content from the stomach, duodenum, jejunum, ileum, and colon was collected from 4 healthy cats and one specific pathogen free cat (SPF) and the bacterial composition was identified by direct sequencing of bacterial 16S rDNA amplicons. A predominant anaerobic microflora was observed in all evaluated segments of the intestine. Fourteen different bacterial orders were identified with the majority of all sequences classified in the class Clostridiales. Six different Clostridium clusters were identified with the majority of sequences affiliated with Clostridium cluster I. Comparative 16S rDNA analysis was also ...
Tommy and Angelica are 6 year old male and female Tabby Domestic Short-Haired Cats. Two adorable Rugrats who love each other and cant wait to get back into a home where we can explore and build our confidence. We are a ...
Domestic cat. Cat scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, peliosis hepatis, endocarditis, bacteremia with fever, ... Mosbacher M, Elliott SP, Shehab Z, Pinnas JL, Klotz JH, Klotz SA (Sep-Oct 2010). "Cat scratch disease and arthropod vectors: ... Bartonella bacteria are associated with cat-scratch disease, but a study in 2010 concluded, "Clinicians should be aware that ... Causes Carrion's disease (Oroya fever, Verruga peruana). Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia B. quintana. Reservoir. Causes trench ...
Jembrana disease virus. Equine lentivirus group. Equine infectious anemia virus. Feline lentivirus group. ... Feline immunodeficiency virus. Puma lentivirus. Lion lentivirus (FIV-PLe). Colugo lentivirus group. ... and feline lentiviruses). Antibodies to gag antigens in lions and other large felines indicate the existence of another yet to ... Lentivirus (lente-, Latin for "slow") is a genus of retroviruses that cause chronic and deadly diseases characterized by long ...
Gross, Thelma Lee (2005). Skin diseases of the dog and cat. Ames, IO: Blackwell Science. pp. 146-148. ISBN 978-0-632-06452-6.. ... a disease also known as "lion jaw", and is sometimes also referred to as "westie jaw". The disease is an autosomal recessive ... It is a neurological disease where the dog lacks an enzyme called galactosylceramidase. The symptoms are noticeable as the ...
"Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in cat and owner". Emerging Infectious Diseases. 12 (12): 1998-2000. doi:10.3201/ ... "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. April 8, 2011.. *^ a b "Outcomes in EHCI 2015" (PDF). Health Consumer Powerhouse. ... Emerging Infectious Diseases journal - CDC". Emerging Infectious Diseases. 26 (3). doi:10.3201/eid2603.191408. PMC 7045815. ... "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved December 18, 2007.. *^ Banach DB, Bearman G, Barnden M, Hanrahan JA, ...
Shaw, Susan E.; Day, Michael J. (11 April 2005). Arthropod-borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat. Manson Publishing. p. ... Babesiosis /bəbiːzɪˈoʊsɪs/, also known as babesiasis /bæbɪˈzaɪəsɪs/, is a malaria-like parasitic disease caused by infection ... This disease is found in eastern and northern Australia.[29] Isolated cases[edit]. A table of isolated cases of babesiosis, ... In nonhuman animals, Babesia canis rossi, Babesia bigemina, and Babesia bovis cause particularly severe forms of the disease, ...
... a small number of these cats may be cured of their disease. Untreated, most cats with lymphoma die within 4-6 weeks. Most cats ... Younger cats tend to have T-cell lymphoma and older cats tend to have B-cell lymphoma. Older cats tend to have gastrointestinal ... Withrow,2001 "Feline Leukemia Virus and Related Diseases: Introduction". The Merck Veterinary Manual. 2006. Retrieved 2007-01- ... Cats with FeLV are 62 times more likely to develop lymphoma, and cats with both FeLV and FIV are 77 times more likely. ...
Diseases and ailments. See also: Poultry disease. Chickens are susceptible to several parasites, including lice, mites, ticks, ... "Forget dogs and cats. The most pampered pets of the moment might be our backyard chickens". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2019-04-03.. ... "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved 2019-04-03.. *^ "Overview of Omphalitis in Poultry". Merck Veterinary ... In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise against bringing them indoors or letting small ...
Cat-scratch diseaseEdit. Cat-scratch disease is an infection caused by the bacterial organism Bartonella henselae, typically ... blastomycosis and cat scratch disease. Examples of non-infectious granulomatous diseases are sarcoidosis, Crohn's disease, ... Crohn's diseaseEdit. Crohn's disease is an inflammatory condition of uncertain cause characterized by severe inflammation in ... aspiration pneumonia or cat-scratch disease. In terms of the underlying cause, the difference between granulomas and other ...
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy Avian Influenza (Bird Flu): Implications for Human Disease - An overview of ... November 5, 2009 "The Cat Who Got Swine Flu." ''New York Times.''". Well.blogs.nytimes.com. Archived from the original on ... "Emerging Infectious Diseases. 12 (4): 700-1. doi:10.3201/eid1204.051427. PMC 3294708 . PMID 16715581.. ... "Emerging Infectious Diseases. 11 (10): 1515-21. doi:10.3201/eid1110.050644. PMC 3366754 . PMID 16318689. Archived from the ...
doi:10.1007/1-4020-3227-7_1. Guilford, Grant (1994). Nutritional Management of Gastrointestinal Tract Diseases of Dogs and Cats ... The usual combination vaccination protects against feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR), feline calicivirus (C), and feline ... A kitten, also known as a kitty or kitty cat, is a juvenile cat. After being born, kittens are totally dependent on their ... Such early neutering does not appear to have any long-term health risks to cats, and may even be beneficial in male cats. ...
Weight loss is seen with long-term disease. Biopsy of the small intestine shows dilation of the lacteals of the villi and ... Willard, Michael (2005). "Protein-Losing Enteropathy in Dogs and Cats". Proceedings of the 30th World Congress of the World ... Inflammatory bowel disease can also lead to inflammation of the lymphatics and lymphangiectasia through migration of ... When it occurs in the intestines of dogs, and more rarely humans, it causes a disease known as "intestinal lymphangiectasia." ...
"Histiocytic Proliferative Diseases in Dogs and Cats". Proceedings of the 29th World Congress of the World Small Animal ... Other histiocytic diseases in Bernese Mountain Dogs[edit]. A similar disease is diffuse histiocytic sarcoma, a term used to ... 2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.. ... Malignant histiocytosis (also known as "Histiocytic medullary reticulosis"[1]:744) is a rare hereditary disease found in the ...
The disease can infect and be transmitted by domestic animals such as cats and dogs, wildlife such as deer and farm livestock ... Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 45 (4): 1104-1120. doi:10.7589/0090-3558-45.4.1104. PMID 19901384. "Pet cats infect two people ... The disease affects cattle and other farm animals (including pigs, goats, deer, sheep, alpacas and llamas), and some species of ... The vaccine is only effective on animals that do not already have the disease and it can only be delivered by injection. It is ...
Infectious diseases - Parasitic disease: protozoan infection: Excavata (A06-A07, B55-B57, 007, 085-086) ... ingestion of material contaminated with infected dog or cat feces (humans: dead-end host) ... Infectious diseases - Parasitic disease: protozoan infection: Excavata (A06-A07, B55-B57, 007, 085-086) ... Chagas disease Trypanosoma cruzi colon, esophagus, heart, nerves, muscle and blood Giemsa stain - blood Mexico, Central America ...
Ettinger, Stephen J.; Feldman, Edward C. (1 June 2000). Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Diseases of the Dog and Cat. ... of 62 months for stage-1 disease, 45 months for stage-2 disease, and 29 months for stage-3 disease.[56] The median age at ... EBV-positive disease is more common in the plasmacytoma rather than multiple myeloma form of plasma cell cancer.[29] Tissues ... "WHO Disease and injury country estimates". World Health Organization. 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-11-11. Retrieved ...
Gross, Thelma Lee; Peter J. Ihrke; Emily J. Walder; Verena K. Affolter (2005). Skin diseases of the dog and cat: clinical and ... Sebaceous adenitis in an uncommon skin disease found in some breeds of dog, and more rarely in cats, rabbits and horses. ... Sebaceous adenitis also occurs in cats, rabbits and horses. Sebaceous refers to the gland which is affected by the disease. ... Paterson, Sue (2009). "Chapter 17: Keratinisation defects". Manual of Skin Diseases of the Dog and Cat (2nd ed.). Chichester: ...
Ulcerative skin disease in a cat with Sporotrichosis; a cat with this disease must be handled with caution as this form can be ... Because roses can spread the disease, it is one of a few diseases referred to as rose-thorn or rose-gardeners' disease.[3] ... Sporotrichosis (also known as "rose gardener's disease"[1]) is a disease caused by the infection of the fungus Sporothrix ... Sporotrichosis can also be acquired from handling cats with the disease; it is an occupational hazard for veterinarians. ...
Watson, Tim D. G. (1998). "Diet and Skin Disease in Dogs and Cats". The Journal of Nutrition. 128 (12): 2783-2789.. ... Dog Health Guide, Disease and Conditions Canine Skin 2011 *^ a b c "Autoimmune Skin Disease in Dogs". vca_corporate. Retrieved ... Autoimmune skin diseases[edit]. Pemphigus foliaceus is the most common autoimmune disease of the dog.[2] Blisters in the ... Cutaneous manifestations of internal diseases[edit]. Some systemic diseases can become symptomatic as a skin disorder. These ...
Author, UTHSCSA Dental School CATs. "UTCAT2409, Found CAT view, CRITICALLY APPRAISED TOPICs". cats.uthscsa.edu. Retrieved 2017- ... If the disease is stabilised, the treatment progresses on to the maintenance stage. In the case where the disease is not ... Given the high susceptibility for disease progression of the individual with AgP, there is a higher risk of disease recurrence. ... Periodontal treatment may help to stabilise the disease, but it does not change one's susceptibility to the disease. ...
"Diseases of the Lens in Dogs and Cats". Proceedings of the 29th World Congress of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association ... Ectopia lentis in dogs and cats[edit]. Although observed in humans and cats, ectopia lentis is most commonly seen in dogs. ... List of systemic diseases with ocular manifestations. References[edit]. *^ Ketring, Kerry I. (2006). "Emergency Treatment for ... Lens luxation in cats can occur secondary to anterior uveitis (inflammation of the inside of the eye). ...
The disease is bilateral. Ocular GME is considered to be an extension of CNS disease. The blood vessels of the posterior ... cats. It is a form of meningoencephalitis. GME is likely second only to encephalitis caused by canine distemper virus as the ... The disease is more common in female toy dogs of young and middle age. It has a rapid onset. The lesions of GME exist mainly in ... The disease may be inherited in Pugs and Maltese and has been diagnosed in other breeds as well (Yorkies, Chihuahuas). It ...
ISBN 978-0-7566-4978-4. Gough, Alex; Thomas, Alison (2004). Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats. Blackwell ... Bone diseases and joint problems are also an issue. The most common causes of death in Giant Schnauzers are lymphoma and liver ... They are also prone to skin diseases, such as seasonal flank alopecia, vitiligo, and follicular cysts. Cancer of the skin is ...
"Diet and skin disease in dogs and cats". The Journal of Nutrition. 128 (12 Suppl): 2783S-89S. doi:10.1093/jn/128.12.2783S. PMID ... Case LP, Daristotle L, Hayek MG, Raasch MF (2010). Canine and Feline Nutrition-E-Book: A Resource for Companion Animal ... In animals such as dogs and cats, protein maintains the health and quality of the skin by promoting hair follicle growth and ... "An Introduction to Proteins" from HOPES (Huntington's Disease Outreach Project for Education at Stanford) ...
Watson, Tim D. G. (1998-12-01). "Diet and Skin Disease in Dogs and Cats". The Journal of Nutrition. 128 (12): 2783S-2789S. ISSN ... Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a group of diseases that affect a dog's eyesight and can lead to blindness. It has been ... PRCD is the most widespread hereditary retinal disease which may lead to blindness in dogs. Another leading cause of blindness ... Their Breeding, Training, and Management in Health and Disease. New York: Orange Judd Company. "The Cocker Spaniel: Fine ...
C. Brown Company Publishers, ISBN 0-697-04757-1. Paterson, S. (2008) Manual of Skin Diseases of the Dog and Cat. Oxford: ... Cheyletiella blakei, the cat fur mite is typical. These mites live within the fur of cats and dogs, feeding on sloughed scales ... Mites that infest and parasitize domestic animals cause disease and loss of production. Mites are small invertebrates, most of ... These mites aggregate in nodules within the lung but signs of clinical disease are not obvious. Pneumonyssus caninum infests ...
Greene, Craig E (2006). "6". Infectious Diseases in Dogs and Cats (third ed.). St Louis.. ... Kennel cough, also known as canine infectious respiratory disease, formerly canine infectious tracheobronchitis, is an upper ... In one study it was found that 43.3% of all dogs in the study population with respiratory disease had in fact been vaccinated.[ ... These bacteria have the potential to cause pneumonia or sepsis, which drastically increase the severity of the disease. These ...
Diseases associated with this family include: feline calicivirus: respiratory disease; rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus: often- ... Feline calicivirus (FCV)-a member of the Vesivirus-represents an important pathogen of cats. Sapovirus, Norovirus and Vesivirus ... Rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) is a pathogen of rabbits that causes major problems throughout the world where rabbits ... Feline calicivirus "Viral Zone". ExPASy. Retrieved 15 June 2015. ICTV. "Virus Taxonomy: 2014 Release". Retrieved 15 June 2015. ...
1985). "Cerebellar Disease in Arabian Horses". Proceedings of the 21st annual convention of the American Association of Equine ... Cerebellar abiotrophy in cats[edit]. *. Barone G, Foureman P, deLahunta A (2002). "Adult-onset cerebellar cortical abiotrophy ... Adams, Ragan (M.A., D.V.M.); Mayhew, Ian G. (B.V.Sc.) (April 1985). "Neurologic Diseases". Veterinary Clinics of North America ... There are other diseases that lead to cerebellar degeneration, but the loss of Purkinje cells is a clear way to diagnose ...
Toxoplasma gondii - cat-carried protozoan that causes the disease toxoplasmosis. *Vibrio vulnificus - warm saltwater infectious ... "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Retrieved 2015-12-14.. *^ a b Fowler, M.; Carter, R. F. (September 1965). " ... "Clinical Infectious Diseases. 55 (9): e79-e85. doi:10.1093/cid/cis626. ISSN 1058-4838.. ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Archived from the original on May 13, 2020. Retrieved May 17, 2020. 30 people ...
Polyneuropathy in dogs and cats for tick paralysis in dogs. *Tick-borne disease ... The disease can present as acute ataxia without muscle weakness. Patients may report minor sensory symptoms, such as local ... Tick paralysis is the only tick-borne disease that is not caused by an infectious organism. The illness is caused by a ... Unlike Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, and babesiosis, which are caused by the systemic proliferation and expansion of parasites in ...
Adaszewski S1, Dukart J, Kherif F, Frackowiak R, Draganski B; Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (2013). "How early ... "Receptive fields, binocular interaction and functional architecture in the cat's visual cortex". J. Physiol. 160 (1): 106-54. ... can we predict Alzheimer's disease using computational anatomy?". Neurobiol Aging. 34 (12): 2815-26. doi:10.1016/j. ... sciences and computational modeling to quantitatively define and investigate problems in neurological and psychiatric diseases ...
Pussy Cats, 1974), Stevie Wonder (Fulfillingness' First Finale, 1974 and Songs in the Key of Life, 1976), Fleetwood Mac (Heroes ... Suffering from Alzheimer's disease, he had been living at the facility since 2006.[4] ...
Ohr, HD; Coffer MD & McMillan RT (2003-08-04). "Common Names of Plant Diseases". American Phytopathological Society. பார்த்த ... "AvoDerm Natural Premium Cat Food". பார்த்த நாள் 2009-01-13. *↑ "Dog Food Containing Avocado". ...
They used to have some pretty heavy cats, some heavy guitar players." In fact, Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys only performed ... Infectious disease deaths in Texas. *Songwriters from Texas. *Songwriters from Oklahoma. *Singers from Oklahoma ...
Diseases and symptoms[edit]. Pneumonia is the most common of the S. pneumoniae diseases which include symptoms such as fever ... 16: Pneumococcal Disease". In Atkinson W; Wolfe S; Hamborsky J. Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases ( ... "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.. *^ "Pneumococcal vaccines WHO position paper--2012" (PDF). Wkly Epidemiol Rec. 87 ... These invasive pneumococcal diseases include bronchitis, rhinitis, acute sinusitis, otitis media, conjunctivitis, meningitis, ...
... coronary heart disease, and cerebrovascular disease, because they ate mostly lean meats and plants and frequently engaged in ... this hypothesis fails to explain the existence of animals such as saber-toothed cats and lions, which were not hunted for food ... caused by other factors such as disease and overhunting by humans.[16][17] New research suggests that the extinction of the ... It is also unlikely that Paleolithic hunter-gatherers were affected by modern diseases of affluence such as type 2 diabetes, ...
This article is about a skin disease common during adolescence. For other acneiform skin diseases, see Acne (disambiguation). ... Acne can occur on cats,[198] dogs,[199] and horses.[200][201] ... Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, is a long-term skin disease ... Disease Primers. 1: 15033. doi:10.1038/nrdp.2015.33. PMID 27227877.. *^ a b "Frequently Asked Questions: Acne" (PDF). U.S. ... Infectious Diseases (Systematic Review). 16 (3): e23-33. doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(15)00527-7. PMID 26852728. Archived (PDF) from ...
Manuel Bandeira, Brazilian poet, had TB in 1904 and expressed the effects of the disease in his life in many of his poems. ... Cat Stevens (now Yusuf Islam) §, British singer-songwriter. *Christiaan Van Vuuren. § still living. References[edit]. *Rothman ... He was rumored to have discovered his disease when he coughed blood and fainted during the Ikedaya Affair. ... and ultimately died of the disease days after a New York City recording session. ...
November 11 - Carol Ann Susi, 62, American actress (The Big Bang Theory, Cats & Dogs, Death Becomes Her), cancer.[45] ... November 6 - Rick Rosas, 65, American session musician (Etta James, Joe Walsh, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), lung disease.[23] ... November 3 - Tinus Linee, 45, South African rugby player, motor neurone disease.[11] ... November 9 - M. V. Raghavan, 81, Indian Communist politician, Parkinson's disease.[37] ...
Dymond NL, Swift IM (June 2008). "Permethrin toxicity in cats: a retrospective study of 20 cases". Aust Vet J. 86 (6): 219-23. ... "Lyme disease rashes and look-alikes". Lyme Disease. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 21 December 2018. Archived from ... "Lyme Disease Data and surveillance". Lyme Disease. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 5 February 2019. Archived from ... Treatment regimens for Lyme disease range from 14 days in early localized disease, to 14-21 days in early disseminated disease ...
Significant diseases. Cancer, bone fractures. Significant tests. screening tests, X-ray, CT, MRI, PET, bone scan, ... Computed tomography or CT scan (previously known as CAT scan, the "A" standing for "axial") uses ionizing radiation (x-ray ...
Disease has to be very virulent to kill off all the individuals in a genus or species, and even such a virulent disease as West ... a b Lions, tigers, big cats may face extinction in 20 years by Dan Vergano, USA Today. October 28, 2011. ... DiseaseEdit. The hyperdisease hypothesis, proposed by Ross MacPhee in 1997, states that the megafaunal die-off was due to an ... DiseaseEdit. See also: Decline in amphibian populations, White nose syndrome, Colony collapse disorder, and Pesticide toxicity ...
The procedure in dogs and cats is similar to humans. For the horse, the patient stands in a stock and may be sedated. The ... Colorectal Disease. 10 (8): 789-792. doi:10.1111/j.1463-1318.2007.01381.x. PMID 17868406.. ... which may be useful in case of fecal incontinence or neurologic diseases, including traumatic spinal cord injuries; ... acute abdominal symptoms indicating a serious underlying disease). Although a Journal of Emergency Medicine paper concludes: " ...
Other efforts to control the spread of disease include having a cat to hunt vermin, and storing food in sealed containers.[1] ... "PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 6 (9): e1839. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001839. PMC 3459880 . PMID 23029594.. ... Descriptions of the disease date from the 1950s.[1] The virus was first described in 1969 from a case in the town of Lassa, in ... The disease is usually initially spread to people via contact with the urine or feces of an infected multimammate rat.[1] ...
"Polycystic kidney disease , International Cat Care". icatcare.org. Retrieved 2016-07-08.. ... Hereditary polycystic kidney disease is prevalent in the Persian cat breed, affecting almost half the population in some ... "Polycystic Kidney Disease". www.vet.cornell.edu. Retrieved 2016-07-08.. *^ a b c Tave D (1999). Inbreeding and brood stock ... Small animals such as cats and dogs may be sterilized, but in the case of large agricultural animals, such as cattle, culling ...
Bahman Ghobadi at the presentation of his film Nobody Knows About Persian Cats in San Sebastián, 2009 ... It is estimated that close to 20,000 Kurds succumbed to death due to exhaustion, lack of food, exposure to cold and disease. On ...
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Cats (Felidae). Within the Felidae, male felids can urinate backwards by curving the tip of the glans penis backward.[132][133] ... When the sacral dorsal roots are cut in experimental animals or interrupted by diseases of the dorsal roots such as tabes ... Case, Linda P. (2010). Canine and Feline Behavior and Training: A Complete Guide to Understanding our Two Best Friends: A ... John W. S. Bradshaw; Rachel A. Casey; Sarah L. Brown (31 January 2013). The Behaviour of the Domestic Cat. CABI. pp. 104-. ISBN ...
Pauling, L. y Zuckerkandl, E. (1962). "Molecular disease, evolution, and genic heterogeneity". Horizons in Biochemistry. ... "Domestic Cat Genome Sequenced" (en inglés). ScienceDaily. Consultado o 13 de setembro de 2008 ... "Metabolic fingerprinting in disease diagnosis: biomedical applications of infrared and Raman spectroscopy". The Analyst 131 ...
It was estimated to grow larger than a house cat.. Hyraxes (Hyracoidea)[edit]. *The largest species of hyrax seems to be the ... "Life-history change in disease-ravaged Tasmanian devil populations". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 105 (29 ... Brakefield, Tom (1993). Big Cats: Kingdom of Might. Voyageur Press. p. 44. ISBN 978-0-89658-329-0. . Archived from the original ... The largest mustelid to ever exist was likely the odd cat-like Ekorus from Africa, about the size of a leopard and filling a ...
Invasive exotic diseasesEdit. History is rife with the spread of exotic diseases, such as the introduction of smallpox into the ... Feral cats and dogs which were originally brought as pets are also known to kill large numbers of birds. A recent (2006) study ... Diseases may also be vectored by invasive insects such as the Asian citrus psyllid and the bacterial disease citrus greening.[ ... Another example is the Dutch elm disease, which has severely reduced the American elm trees in forests and cities.[citation ...
Stargardt's disease. *Uveitis: is a group of 30 intraocular inflammatory diseases[44] caused by infections, systemic diseases, ... then taught to blend sounds together with three-letter consonant-vowel-consonant words such as cat, red, sit, hot, sun. Hands- ... GBD 2015 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence, Collaborators. (8 October 2016). "Global, regional, and national ... Glaucoma is a congenital and pediatric eye disease characterized by increased pressure within the eye or intraocular pressure ( ...
Partial crystal structures for VPgs of foot and mouth disease virus and coxsackie virus B3 suggest that there may be two sites ... "Structures of the Compact Helical Core Domains of Feline Calicivirus and Murine Norovirus VPg Proteins". J. Virol. 87 (10): ... In 1897, foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV), the first animal virus, was discovered. FMDV is the prototypic member of the ... The viruses in this family can cause a range of diseases including paralysis, meningitis, hepatitis and poliomyelitis. ...
A.M.A. Recognizes Obesity as a Disease. New York Times. 2013-06-18 [2015-11-19]. (原始内容存档于2013-06-23).. ... Overweight in dogs, but not in cats, is related to overweight in their owners. Public Health Nutr. 2009-06, 13 (1): 1-5. PMID ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2007-05-22 [2007-09-05]. (原始内容存档于2007-10-09).. ... Center for disease control and prevention. [2009-04-06]. (原始内容存
"Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2005-10-13. Archived from the original on 2008-11-14. Retrieved 2008-10-20.. ... "feral cats, rodents, skunks, opossums, wild birds, and other wildlife" were seen near the free-range hens' feeding areas, and ... A 2004 study of California egg farms in the journal Avian Diseases finds comparatively low Salmonella prevalence in indoor ... Their claim about salmonella cases linked to California eggs is supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...
"The Cat and the Parrot". Fairy Tales and Other Traditional Stories. 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2016.. ... it may originate from the disease of psittacosis, which can be passed to humans.[121][122] The first occurrence of a related ... Many parrots occur only on islands and are vulnerable to introduced species such as rats and feral cat, as they lack the ... Due to an increasing number of homeless parrots, they are being euthanised like dogs and cats, and parrot adoption centres and ...
Some diseases associated with mutations in the TATA box include gastric cancer, spinocerebellar ataxia, Huntington's disease, ... A CAAT box (also CAT box) is a region of nucleotides with the following consensus sequence: 5' GGCCAATCT 3'. The CAAT box is ... Diseases[edit]. Mutations in the TATA box region affects the binding of the TATA-binding protein (TBP) for transcription ... "The American Review of Respiratory Disease. 118 (3): 635-6. doi:10.1128/mcb.10.8.3859. PMC 360896. PMID 2196437.. ...
Hartmann K, Addie D, Belák S, Boucraut-Baralon C, et al «Toxoplasma gondii infection in cats: ABCD guidelines on prevention and ... Hinze-Selch, D «Toxoplasma gondii infection and neuropsychiatric disease: current insight» (en anglès). Reports in Parasitolog ... Must K, Hytönen MK, Orro T, Lohi H, Jokelainen P «Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence varies by cat breed» (en anglès). PLoS One, ... Wallon M, Peyron F «Congenital Toxoplasmosis: A Plea for a Neglected Disease» (en anglès). Pathogens, 2018 Feb 23; 7 (1), pii: ...
Read on for information about diseases and other medical inflictions that frequently impact cats. ... it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of common illnesses so you can seek veterinary help for your feline friend ... If a diabetic cat is not treated, he can develop kidney disease, neurological disorders or other metabolic diseases. Cats with ... Once a cat is determined to be FIV-positive, that cat is capable of transmitting the disease to other cats. ...
However, some animals can also pass diseases to people. These diseases are called zoonoses. ... Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is a bacterial infection spread by cats. The disease spreads when an infected cat licks a persons ... Do not allow cats to lick your wounds. Contact your doctor if you develop any symptoms of cat-scratch disease or infection. ... Cats. Most cats with B. henselae infection show NO signs of illness, but on rare occasions this disease can cause inflammation ...
... you may have cat scratch disease, also called cat scratch fever. Find out more. ... If you feel sick after a you have been scratched or bitten by a cat, ... Cat-Scratch Disease (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also in Spanish * Cat-Scratch Disease (Centers for Disease Control ... Cat scratch disease (CSD) is an illness caused by the bacterium Bartonella henselae. Almost half of all cats carry the ...
The three most common are cat scratch disease, caused by B. henselae; trench fever, caused by B. quintana; and Carrións ... p>Bartonella bacteria cause several diseases in humans. ... What is cat scratch disease (CSD)?. Cat scratch disease is a ... "cat scratch disease." How worried should we be?. Most cat scratches do not result in cat scratch disease, and short of cleaning ... the bacteria that cause cat scratch disease) through flea bites or, less commonly, fights with other infected cats or feline ...
Feline Acne. Feline acne presents itself as a series of blackheads on a cats chin. The causes behind this cat skin disease are ... Abscesses affect many cats, particularly outdoor cats. Cat saliva is riddled with bacteria and during a fight, a simple cat ... These skin conditions can affect any cat at any age. Theyre not simply something that hits an elderly cat or a disease that is ... By understanding the symptoms and treatments of the 4 most common cat skin diseases, youll be prepared to handle them if they ...
... are those that can be spread to other cats. The spread of many communicable diseases can be prevented ... Feline Calcivirus. Feline calcivirus is a respiratory disease with symptoms similar to feline herpes, such as fever, runny nose ... Feline Herpes Virus. Feline herpes virus is a respiratory disease that exhibits symptoms similar to a cold, such as runny nose ... Some cats are asymptomatic while the disease lives in the bone marrow. It is often discovered because the cat contracts another ...
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  • Cat scratch disease (CSD) is an illness caused by the bacterium Bartonella henselae. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Cat scratch disease is a bacterial infection caused by Bartonella henselae bacteria. (cdc.gov)
  • Cats become infected with Bartonella (the bacteria that cause cat scratch disease) through flea bites or, less commonly, fights with other infected cats or feline blood transfusions. (cdc.gov)
  • Some studies have found the Bartonella bacteria in the blood of up to 1/3 of healthy cats, particularly kittens. (cdc.gov)
  • It's not necessary to test or treat a healthy cat for Bartonella . (cdc.gov)
  • Bartonella is a respiratory disease in cats that can cause nasal and eye discharge, difficulty breathing and enlarged lymph nodes on the body that can burst and cause severe pain and itching. (vetinfo.com)
  • Bartonella can be easily treated with antibiotics, but it's best to keep cats isolated until the symptoms are gone. (vetinfo.com)
  • Cat-scratch disease (also called cat-scratch fever) is caused by the Bartonella henselae bacterium, which is found in cats around the world and is transmitted from cat to cat by fleas. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Bartonella henselae is uncommon or absent in cold climates, which fleas have difficulty tolerating, but prevalent in warm, humid places such as Memphis , Tennessee , where antibodies were found in 71 percent of the cats tested. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Bartonella henselae can infect people who are scratched or (more rarely) bitten or licked by a cat. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Bartonella henselae bacteria cause cat scratch disease. (kidshealth.org)
  • Cat-scratch disease is an infection with bartonella bacteria that is believed to be transmitted by cat scratches, cat bites, or flea bites. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Bartonella , including cat-scratch disease. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Ticks may also spread Bartonella henselae to cats, but it is not clearly documented that ticks can spread CSD to people. (bphc.org)
  • Not every cat or kitten will carry Bartonella henselae . (bphc.org)
  • It is the result of the bacteria Bartonella henselae and is spread by a cat either biting or scratching, or by licking an open wound. (wikihow.com)
  • A single treatment for all Bartonella -related diseases has not been identified, so treatment must be tailored to specific situations. (medscape.com)
  • Commonly abbreviated as CSD, Cat Scratch Disease is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Bartonella henselae. (medic8.com)
  • Cats do have the capacity to spread Bartonella henselae to humans. (medic8.com)
  • At some point in their lifetimes, approximately forty percent of cats become carriers of the Bartonella henselae. (medic8.com)
  • Asymptomatic, bacteremic cats with Bartonella henselae in their saliva serve as vectors by biting and clawing the skin. (aafp.org)
  • Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is the most common human infection caused by Bartonella species. (aafp.org)
  • Then, doctors tested the bone marrow and lymph nodes from biopsy for Bartonella henselae, a type of bacteria that cats can harbor. (menshealth.com)
  • Cats often become infected with Bartonella henselae through flea bites, and most can carry the bacteria without getting sick from it. (menshealth.com)
  • Feline contact by a scratch or bite causes Bartonella henselae infection. (medscape.com)
  • Cat scratch disease (CSD) is typically a subacute, regional lymphadenitis caused by Bartonella henselae that is seen in children and young adults. (aappublications.org)
  • Cat scratch disease (CSD) is caused by Bartonella henselae, a gram-negative bacterium. (maxshouse.com)
  • Cat-scratch disease is caused by the bacterium Bartonella henselae which is believed to be spread by the cat's saliva. (wikipedia.org)
  • The disease is actually called cat scratch disease, and it is caused by infection with the bacterium Bartonella henselae . (gopetplan.com)
  • The disease process goes like this: A cat (let's call him Max) carries Bartonella henselae and is also unlucky enough to have a case of terrible fleas. (gopetplan.com)
  • For instance, plasma cell stomatitis, an oral disease, has been linked to Bartonella infection, but questions remain as to whether this is because there is such a high incidence of infection or not. (gopetplan.com)
  • In warm climates where fleas are prevalent, up to 40 percent of cats may test positive for Bartonella , making it difficult to prove if there are associations between it and other concurrent diseases. (gopetplan.com)
  • All people infected by Bartonella had a history of cat scratch or bite. (gopetsamerica.com)
  • From cat scratch disease to endocarditis, the possible natural history of Bartonella henselaeinfection. (gopetsamerica.com)
  • We recovered Bartonella quintana DNA from dental pulp of a domestic cat. (cdc.gov)
  • In this study, by using dental pulp of domestic cats to detect Bartonella spp. (cdc.gov)
  • We collected 32 cuspid teeth from these cats ( Table 1 ), although only 1 tooth from each cat was tested for Bartonella DNA. (cdc.gov)
  • Benign lymphoreticulosis (cat scratch disease, CSD) is a zoonotic disease from Bartonella henselae, which usually manifests as a localized granulomatous lymphadenopathy near the site of inoculation after a cat scratch or other pet's one. (hindawi.com)
  • Feline acne presents itself as a series of blackheads on a cat's chin. (vetinfo.com)
  • Cat-scratch disease is an uncommon infection that typically results from a cat's scratch or bite. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The bacterium, which remains in a cat's bloodstream for several months after infection, seems to be harmless to most cats, and normally an infected cat will not display any symptoms. (encyclopedia.com)
  • nevertheless, vaccinations should be given only for diseases present in a particular cat's environment . (britannica.com)
  • Vaccines are available to protect your cat from some of them (see Vaccinating Your Cat Against Infectious Diseases ), and management of your cat's environment and exposure to other cats can significantly reduce the risk of others. (familyeducation.com)
  • Surprisingly, your cat's purr-fect coat may be hiding skin allergies or diseases that may be more irritating to your cat than you are. (petsbest.com)
  • Even if your cat doesn't have food allergies, proper nutrition is very important for overall well-being as well as your cat's skin. (petsbest.com)
  • Infected flea droppings on the cat's fur are the source of human infections, which are spread from the cat to a person by a cat bite, scratch or lick. (kingcounty.gov)
  • Would you recommend a Hill's® Prescription Diet® cat food for my cat's thyroid health? (hillspet.com)
  • To get an overview of how sick the cat is, the veterinarian may ask to watch the cat as it rests in a basket or box before the exam, which allows the vet to observe the cat's breathing before the stress of an exam. (wikihow.com)
  • Also known as degenerative joint disease, it can be a source of chronic pain and negatively affect your cat's quality of life. (hillspet.com)
  • While most cat parents are tuned in to the little details and quirks of their cat's personality - like their ability to open a door or proclivity for attacking feet at night - it can be difficult to determine when behaviors that seem unusual are signs of a deeper health concern. (hillspet.com)
  • Would you recommend a Hill's® Prescription Diet® brand cat food for my cat's arthritis or joint problems? (hillspet.com)
  • A viral disease that attacks the immune system and increases the cat's susceptibility to other diseases. (revivalanimal.com)
  • It is transmitted to cats by flea droppings in a cat's fur or claws. (bphc.org)
  • Because changes in food can also result in recurrence of FIC in some cats, the cat's diet and feeding schedule should remain consistent. (cornell.edu)
  • 1] It can significantly reduce a cat's quality of life and is a leading cause of death in older cats. (prnewswire.com)
  • Renalzin(R) is specifically formulated for cats and is simply added to a cat's usual food. (prnewswire.com)
  • The disease is harbored in cats but spread by fleas, so now you have one more reason to be vigilant about your cat's flea and tick control. (gopetplan.com)
  • Cardiomyopathy is a group of diseases that occur when a cat's heart muscle is abnormal, interfering with its ability to pump blood throughout the body. (gopetsamerica.com)
  • Here's another hopeful story for cat lovers and pet owners: a true "back to life" story of an 18-year-old cat: "My cat Maggie was diagnosed with cat's kidney disease in 2012 and I started taking her to the vet for fluids every three days. (petwellbeing.com)
  • The disease damages the cat's image in the eyes of people and provides people who do not like the domestic cat with ammunition to criticise it. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • This isn't really a disease you get from the cat, just that you have an open wound and bacteria live in the cat's mouth. (fleascontrol.com)
  • The behavior of the feline leukemia virus in the cat's body is not so black or white. (ctvsh.com)
  • Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is linked to most forms of LSA except for the gastrointestinal (GI) form. (aspca.org)
  • Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) can be contracted through saliva, blood, mucus, urine or feces and is one of the leading causes of death in cats, because it suppresses the immune system like FIV. (vetinfo.com)
  • Read Feline Leukemia Virus for more information. (revivalanimal.com)
  • Other viruses, such as feline immunodeficiency virus and feline coronavirus, can cause uveitis, while feline leukemia virus can induce ocular lymphosarcoma. (nih.gov)
  • Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) does cause leukemia. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Feline leukemia virus (FeLV). (ktre.com)
  • These cats should be tested for concurrent immunodeficiency diseases, including feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus. (maxshouse.com)
  • Chronic viral infection, including upper respiratory viruses such as Herpesvirus and Calicivirus, and immune system suppressing viruses such as Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) or Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) may play a role in and complicate response to stomatitis treatment(s). (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • Feline leukemia virus infection was, until recently, the most common fatal disease of cats. (ctvsh.com)
  • Because we can now protect cats with a leukemia virus vaccine, we are seeing fewer cases of the disease. (ctvsh.com)
  • This was the first disease associated with the feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and, thus, the source of its name. (ctvsh.com)
  • What diseases are caused by the Feline Leukemia Virus? (ctvsh.com)
  • How is Feline Leukemia Virus transmitted? (ctvsh.com)
  • What can happen if a cat is infected with Feline Leukemia Virus? (ctvsh.com)
  • 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)
  • About 40% of cats carry B. henselae at some time in their lives, 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)
  • Almost half of all cats carry the infection at some point. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The infection does not make cats sick. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Cat saliva is riddled with bacteria and during a fight, a simple cat bite turns into a major infection in little time. (vetinfo.com)
  • Cat-scratch disease is an infection you can get after a cat scratches, bites, or licks you. (familydoctor.org)
  • Some parts of North America have much higher rates of cat infection than others, however. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Kittens (cats younger than one year old) are more likely than adult cats to be carrying the infection. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Although cats are popular pets found in about 30 percent of American households, human infection appears to be rare. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The first sign of a cat scratch infection is a blister or a small bump several days after the scratch or bite. (kidshealth.org)
  • FIP is thought to be caused by mutation of the Feline Enteric Coronavirus (FECV), which causes a common flulike infection of the intestines in cats and most commonly in kittens. (familyeducation.com)
  • But in cats whose immune systems aren't functioning properly, the FECV virus can mutate into the more dangerous FIP form and cause widespread, systemic infection. (familyeducation.com)
  • If your cat is diagnosed with a communicable disease, keeping her indoors will not only protect her from additional infection or injury, but will also keep her from spreading the disease to other cats. (familyeducation.com)
  • If you believe your cat is at risk of infection from other cats, speak to your vet about the vaccine and then make an informed decision. (familyeducation.com)
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) impairs the immune system, leaving the cat vulnerable to disease and infection. (familyeducation.com)
  • Cat bites have a higher rate of infection than dog bites. (kingcounty.gov)
  • Young cats and kittens are most likely to be the source of human infection. (kingcounty.gov)
  • The infection, which does not cause disease in cats, is transmitted between cats by fleas. (kingcounty.gov)
  • Cats with heartworm infection can be found in all areas where cases of canine heartworm disease occur. (petplace.com)
  • The clinical importance of heartworm infection in cats has to do with the fact that even light infections are capable of producing severe disease with potentially life threatening consequences. (petplace.com)
  • The symptoms of CSD generally include fever, enlarged lymph nodes, and swelling near the site of infection (cat bite, scratch, or where a cat licked an open wound). (bphc.org)
  • If you develop an infection where you were scratched or bitten by a cat, or develop symptoms such as a fever, headache, swollen lymph nodes, or fatigue, you should contact your doctor. (bphc.org)
  • Humans catch the infection by eating undercooked meat from animals that harbor toxoplasma or from coming into contact with cat liter or contaminated soil. (redorbit.com)
  • The disease works similar to chicken pox, in that once a person becomes infected, they are immune from further infection for life. (redorbit.com)
  • Individuals with weak immune systems, cancer patients, recipients of organ transplants, and individuals with HIV infection or AIDS should be extra cautious around cats because they are more vulnerable to CSD. (medic8.com)
  • Cat-scratch disease is a common infection that usually presents as tender lymphadenopathy. (aafp.org)
  • Kidney disease in pets can be due to a variety of factors ranging from toxin exposure (such as antifreeze), trauma, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs ), infection (i.e. leptospirosis, Lyme Disease ), and immune-mediated causes. (1800petmeds.com)
  • Avoiding contact with cats, or washing hands thoroughly after playing with cats, can lessen the risk of infection. (medindia.net)
  • AIDS is an epidemic disease, a potentially preventable, deadly infection for which there is no cure, no vaccine, and it is not under control. (medindia.net)
  • All dogs are vaccinated against the canine distemper virus, because the dog morbillivirus can cause very severe disease in dogs with fever, pneumonia, brain infection, immunosuppression and rash," study researcher Kwok-Yung Yuen told LiveScience. (livescience.com)
  • They found tubulointerstitial nephritis in seven of the 12 stray cats with evidence of feline morbillivirus infection. (livescience.com)
  • Cat scratches and bites can cause cat scratch disease, a bacterial infection carried in cat saliva. (rochester.edu)
  • What Are the Signs of B. henselae Infection in Cats? (maxshouse.com)
  • B. henselae infection in cats produces a prolonged and often intense bacteremia, but most animals develop few, if any, clinical signs. (maxshouse.com)
  • Occasionally, cats may show a transient lymphadenopathy and low-grade fever when the infection is first acquired, but there seem to be no lasting ill effects associated with infection, despite the long duration of bacteremia. (maxshouse.com)
  • If not taken care of properly, this can lead to gum inflammation and infection (gingivitis), tooth loss, dental disease, and possibly further health complications. (revivalanimal.com)
  • There is no specific cure for periodontal disease, so the goal of treatment is to control the infection and stop the progression of the disease. (revivalanimal.com)
  • Cats who are infected with the disease generally don't show any symptoms, but several illnesses seem to be correlated with infection. (gopetplan.com)
  • The cat, which is a carrier of the infection, is able to transmit the disease to humans during a two or three week period. (gopetsamerica.com)
  • Feline infectious peritonitis and pleuritis typically causes a more generalized condition but may cause signs of mild upper respiratory tract infection. (maxshouse.com)
  • Sepsis, an infection of the blood, is a possible outcome of advanced periodontal disease and can lead to kidney, liver, and heart valve infections. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • The most common route of infection involves one of its primary reservoirs, the domestic cat. (cosmosmagazine.com)
  • Segments of human microRNA associated with infection, and proteins expressed by the parasite, were found not only in children with severe toxoplasmosis, but also in adults with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. (cosmosmagazine.com)
  • At the core is alignment of characteristics of the parasite itself, the genes it expresses in the infected brain, susceptibility genes that could limit the host's ability to prevent infection, and genes that control susceptibility to other diseases present in the human host. (cosmosmagazine.com)
  • In a report published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery , a group of veterinary scientists studied 21 cats exhibiting peculiar symptoms after being diagnosed with an infection of the central nervous system (CNS). (healthmap.org)
  • The mean age of disease onset was 9 years old, which is much older than previous known cases of CNS infection. (healthmap.org)
  • This study, the first to detect B. quintana in a nonhuman mammal, changes our understanding of the epidemiology of this infection and proposes that cats may be an emerging source of human infection. (cdc.gov)
  • What is missing from these puzzling cases of B. quintana infection, however, is documentation of B. quintana in a cat. (cdc.gov)
  • This is true especially for those cats without pre-existing immune system compromise (viral infection) or excess bumpy (proliferative) tissues. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • Many cats have a mild infection but become carriers. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • This disease is caused by a bacterial infection. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • Infection - Cat scratches, but especially bites, can cause infections. (fleascontrol.com)
  • If a cat demonstrates persistent proteinuria (too much protein in the urine), repeatable on multiple tests over the course of a few weeks, a battery of tests is typically recommended to rule out non-glomerular causes such as urinary tract inflammation, infection, stones or bleeding. (pethealthnetwork.com)
  • Once positive, the IFA test usually means that the cat has a permanent infection. (ctvsh.com)
  • therefore, it may yield a false negative result in cats who are in the early stage of FeLV infection. (ctvsh.com)
  • 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)
  • CSD occurs wherever cats and fleas are found. (cdc.gov)
  • If you are getting a cat, make sure it's at least a year old, in good health, and free of fleas. (cdc.gov)
  • Cats likely get the bacteria from fleas. (familydoctor.org)
  • Control fleas to decrease the chance that your cat will contract the bacteria. (familydoctor.org)
  • Fleas spread the bacteria between cats. (kidshealth.org)
  • The disease is spread through contact with an infected cat (a bite or scratch) or exposure to cat fleas. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Fleas and ticks can sometimes cause an allergic reaction or more serious medical condition in cats as well. (petsbest.com)
  • Remember fleas can be found year-round and are easily transmitted to cats from other animals. (petsbest.com)
  • Plus, they can provide instructions on how to rid your pet and household of fleas if your cat is found to have fleas. (petsbest.com)
  • Wild animals in Washington state do not carry plague germs, but people and domestic animals like dogs and cats could be bitten by infected fleas while traveling to other areas of the country. (kingcounty.gov)
  • It is particularly prevalent among young cats and cats with fleas. (wikihow.com)
  • Cat fleas are responsible for horizontal transmission of the disease from cat to cat, and on occasion, arthropod vectors (fleas or ticks) may transmit the disease to humans. (aafp.org)
  • It is found in feline erythrocytes and fleas, which can contaminate saliva and then be introduced into humans through biting and clawing by cats. (aafp.org)
  • Fleas are so tiny that a single bite is barely noticeable (unless you or your cat are allergic , in which case it itches like crazy). (howstuffworks.com)
  • Fortunately for us, fleas prefer the warmer body temperature of cats and dogs to our 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. (howstuffworks.com)
  • There's some concern that diseases carried in the blood could be passed through fleas but that would mean the flea that bites you would have to have bitten another person with a blood-borne disease, which is possible but highly unlikely. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Like fleas, ticks aren't as likely to abandon your cat for you, but it can happen. (howstuffworks.com)
  • As for prevention, keep your cat free of fleas with spot treatments using fipronil like Frontline , and avoid playing rough with your pet, which can encourage him to scratch. (menshealth.com)
  • Research suggests a cat may get these bacteria from fleas. (rochester.edu)
  • Kittens appear to have the highest prevalence of bacteremia, and epidemiologically, kittens, especially if they have fleas, are most commonly associated with disease transmission. (maxshouse.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)
  • If your cat does not have fleas, he cannot transmit the disease, even if he has it. (gopetplan.com)
  • Another investigation found a 4.5% prevalence of B. quintana in cat fleas collected in France ( 6 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Feline panleukopenia is similar to distemper in dogs, which means it is very contagious, especially to young kittens. (vetinfo.com)
  • Feline panleukopenia can easily be prevented with an annual vaccination, especially before boarding your pet. (vetinfo.com)
  • Read Feline Panleukopenia (Feline Distemper) for more information. (revivalanimal.com)
  • Parvoviruses: canine parvovirus and feline panleukopenia virus. (routledge.com)
  • Also known as feline infectious enteritis, cat plague, feline distemper and feline ataxia, feline panleukopenia is a severe and highly infectious disease caused by a virus from the Parvovirus family. (cat-world.com.au)
  • The name panleukopenia is derived from the very low white blood cell count in infected cats. (cat-world.com.au)
  • Most cats are exposed to panleukopenia during their lifetime. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • There's no danger that an FeLV-positive cat is going to make her owner sick. (howstuffworks.com)
  • FeLV is a fatal infectious virus that affects the immune system and can cause several forms of cancer and other associated diseases. (ktre.com)
  • Because large quantities of the FeLV are shed in cat saliva, puncture wounds associated with fighting result in injection of the virus into other cats. (ctvsh.com)
  • Instead of the two possible outcomes described above (i.e., we get sick or we get well), there are four possible outcomes for cats with FeLV. (ctvsh.com)
  • Caused by a coronavirus and is spread by direct cat-to-cat contact or by contact with contaminated surfaces. (revivalanimal.com)
  • Read Feline Coronavirus and FIP in Cats for more information. (revivalanimal.com)
  • The Cornell Feline Health Center is closely monitoring the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. (cornell.edu)
  • Feline infectious peritonitis is caused by a mutated coronavirus, and targets kittens and young cats under 2 years of age. (eurasiareview.com)
  • Commonly known as feline distemper, this is a highly contagious viral disease that can be transmitted through contact with humans, infected cats, clothing, hair, paws, food bowls, and even cat carriers. (ktre.com)
  • This disease is also called feline distemper and is caused by a virus. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (cdc.gov)
  • Saving Lives, Protecting People Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (cdc.gov)
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cannot attest to the accuracy of a non-federal website. (cdc.gov)
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 40% of cats carry the bacteria at some time in their lives. (bphc.org)
  • Some people don't get sick at all, but if you do, you'll generally just experience a low-grade fever and enlarged lymph nodes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says . (menshealth.com)
  • 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)
  • Most infections usually occur after scratches from domestic or feral cats, especially kittens. (cdc.gov)
  • In fact, kittens or cats may carry the bacteria for months. (kidshealth.org)
  • Dogs and cats, especially kittens, can have ringworm and spread it to people by direct contact with the pet's fur. (kingcounty.gov)
  • Kittens are more likely to be carriers than older cats. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Highly contagious so all kittens and cats are at risk, but the death rate is much higher for kittens. (revivalanimal.com)
  • Kittens and feral cats are the most likely to spread the disease because they are more likely to bite or scratch. (bphc.org)
  • Avoid "rough play" with cats, especially kittens. (bphc.org)
  • Kittens pose a greater risk than cats and pass the bacterium onto their owners more often than adult cats. (medic8.com)
  • To prevent CSD, cat owners should be careful not to get scratched and bitten by cats, especially when they are still kittens. (medic8.com)
  • It should be suspected in patients with tender regional unilateral lymphadenopathy, especially if there is a history of exposure to kittens or cats. (aafp.org)
  • Avoid being scratched or bitten by cats or kittens. (rochester.edu)
  • 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)
  • Owners of kittens younger than 12 months were 15 times more likely to develop CSD than owners of adult cats. (gopetsamerica.com)
  • Generally, the mortality is low and prognosis good except for young kittens and aged cats. (maxshouse.com)
  • they did have close contacts with cats and flea-infested kittens, however. (cdc.gov)
  • Other less frequent routes of viral spread include sharing food and water bowls, cats grooming each other, and transmission from mother to kittens before birth. (ctvsh.com)
  • 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)
  • Your veterinarian may also need to perform tests for these diseases to ensure an accurate diagnosis. (hillspet.com)
  • Historically, heartworm disease in cats has been given less consideration than in dogs because the incidence is so much lower compared to dogs and the diagnosis is more difficult. (petplace.com)
  • Below is an overview of Heartworm Disease in Cats followed by in-depth detailed information about the heartworm life cycle as well as diagnosis and treatment of this serious disease. (petplace.com)
  • Making the diagnosis of heartworm disease in the cat is tricky. (petplace.com)
  • The true incidence of the disease is unknown and is probably underestimated, because diagnosis is often difficult, and because some cats either spontaneously eliminate the parasite and never get diagnosed. (petplace.com)
  • Other cats may die acutely from the disease, again with no diagnosis ever being established. (petplace.com)
  • Cat-scratch disease should be included in the differential diagnosis in any patient with lymphadenopathy. (aafp.org)
  • Although a history of exposure to cats is important, it is not absolutely necessary to make the diagnosis. (aafp.org)
  • The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. (medindia.net)
  • The diagnosis of periodontal disease involves a number of procedures. (petmd.com)
  • Diagnosis is based on a complete history, including a history of being scratched by a cat or kitten, a physical exam, and sometimes blood tests. (rochester.edu)
  • Arthropod-borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat is an invaluable resource for information on the clinical presentation, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of the major arthropod-borne diseases of dogs and cats. (routledge.com)
  • Status Epilepticus Due to Cat Scratch Disease: Recognition, Diagnosis, and Thoughts on Pathogenesis. (gopetsamerica.com)
  • Since that time, most commercial cat foods have been supplemented with taurine, making dilated cardiomyopathy a rare diagnosis in cats. (gopetsamerica.com)
  • Approximately 70% of cats diagnosed with heart failure die within 1 year of diagnosis. (gopetsamerica.com)
  • The idea behind the diagnosis of IBD is that veterinarians attempt to exclude parasitism, dietary sensitivity (in the form of a true food allergy or dietary intolerance), infectious diseases, digestive tract cancers (like lymphosarcoma) and other systemic diseases that may cause the same clinical signs. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • The cost of diagnosis can be high, especially because many tests must be undertaken to rule out other diseases, and also because the cost of endoscopy and/or colonoscopy can be quite high ($500 to $1,000 or more, depending on the facility and geographic location). (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • If you suspect your cat may be sick do not delay diagnosis and treatment. (thecatsite.com)
  • A clear-cut diagnosis of glomerular disease requires a kidney biopsy. (pethealthnetwork.com)
  • A cat with any of the signs of vestibular disease should be assessed by a veterinarian promptly, and if idiopathic vestibular disease is confirmed, it is a better diagnosis than many others that produce these sorts of signs. (cathealth.com)
  • 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)
  • If you're HIV-positive, are being treated for cancer, or have any other condition that might disrupt your immune system, you can keep your cat. (cdc.gov)
  • Because it affects the immune system, the biggest risk of FIV is the susceptibility to all other diseases, which can lead to death. (vetinfo.com)
  • Cats usually contract the disease through bite wounds from an infected cat, and symptoms include fever, depression and symptoms of other diseases contracted when the immune system is weakened. (vetinfo.com)
  • It is often discovered because the cat contracts another illness or type of cancer, because of a weakened immune system. (vetinfo.com)
  • In people with HIV/AIDS and others, who have a weakened immune system, cat-scratch disease is more serious. (medlineplus.gov)
  • It raises blood pressure, thins the skin, causes hair to fall out, and makes the immune system less effective at fighting disease. (1800petmeds.com)
  • Therefore I always do something to support the immune system, and I make sure the pet is not suffering from allergies or adrenal or thyroid disease. (timesunion.com)
  • HIV/AIDS and others, who have a weakened immune system, cat-scratch disease is more serious. (floridahealthfinder.gov)
  • Unlike the situation with humans, the problem is not a result of clogged arteries," says Robert Goldstein, D.V.M. "Heart disease in pets has other causes, such as an infectious agent (bacterial or viral), a run-down or stressed immune system, a genetic defect, or poor quality nutrition. (gopetsamerica.com)
  • In this poorly understood disease (the cause of which is currently unknown), the lining of the intestines (particularly of the colon) become inflamed through a process mediated by the patient's immune system. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Nonetheless, administering foods with a reduced ability to stimulate the immune system is a fundamental approach to the disease. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Regardless of the inciting causes, none of which have been well proven, the affected cats' immune system overreacts to plaque bacteria, and/or the tooth or tooth's supportive tissues, leading to severe and often debilitating inflammation (stomatitis). (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • The feline leukaemia virus accounts for about half of all internal cancers most of which are lymphomas, which is cancer of the lymph system which is part of the immune system. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • The feline leukaemia virus depresses the immune system which contributes to a higher incidence of secondary diseases. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • When the immune system is suppressed, the cat becomes susceptible to many diseases it would ordinarily resist and mild diseases, such as respiratoryinfections, may become fatal. (ctvsh.com)
  • Although affected cats rarely die from FIV itself, they usually succumb to bacterial, fungal, and viral infections. (familyeducation.com)
  • Formerly known as feline urologic syndrome (FUS), a number of factors acting alone or in combination, including crystals in the urine, bladder stones, urinary tract tumors, bacterial or viral infections, trauma, and congenital malformations can bring on the disease. (familyeducation.com)
  • This includes feline acne, bacterial or yeast infections, ringworm and other fungal skin disease, alopecia or hair loss, and dry skin or dermatitis. (petsbest.com)
  • 4. Bacterial Skin Disease. (wiley.com)
  • Pathogen-specific information enables rational choice of diagnostics, therapy, and prognostication for a complete list of small animal infectious diseases, that includes bacterial, viral, parasitic/protozoal and fungal pathogens. (routledge.com)
  • Lyme disease and Epstein-Barr virus studies were negative, as were blood and cerebrospinal bacterial cultures. (aappublications.org)
  • 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. (chron.com)
  • regular vet checkups, proper parasite control, feeding a high-quality diet, limiting exposure to disease, anti-bacterial and or anti-fungal drugs, maintaining a proper vaccination regime, blood transfusions where necessary, high-calorie supplements. (cat-world.com.au)
  • Finally, the cat enters the chronic stage, becoming highly susceptible to other infections and usually surviving less than 2 years. (familyeducation.com)
  • Read Upper Respiratory Infections in Cats for more information. (revivalanimal.com)
  • Rare Arthropod-Borne Infections of Dogs and Cats. (routledge.com)
  • In cats, LUTS often have more than one cause and may be brought on by infections, inflammation, diet , and behavioral issues. (cornell.edu)
  • The principal diseases, Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR) and Feline Calicivirus (FCV) infections, affect exotic as well as ~domestic species. (maxshouse.com)
  • Feline Pneurnonitis ( Chlamydia psittac i) and Mycoplasmal infections ,appear to be of lesser importance. (maxshouse.com)
  • In most pets, ear disease takes the form of infections. (timesunion.com)
  • Some pets are more prone to ear diseases, particularly infections. (timesunion.com)
  • Understand how to develop and implement protocols to prevent transmission of feline or zoonotic infections during the emergency response and when transferring rescued cats to other shelters or to adopters. (maddiesfund.org)
  • Feline disease are those infections or diseases that infect cats. (wikipedia.org)
  • Liver damage or disease can be the result of a birth defect, infections, poisoning, or other conditions such as heart disease. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Secondary infections develop which can also kill the cat. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • Arthropod Vectors of Infectious Disease: Biology and Control. (routledge.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)
  • Identify infectious disease prevalence rates in cats from hoarding investigations. (maddiesfund.org)
  • Learn how to prepare for the mass treatment of infectious disease in a temporary shelter. (maddiesfund.org)
  • We now have to insert infectious disease into the equation of neurodegenerative diseases, epilepsy and neural cancers. (cosmosmagazine.com)
  • Commentary: Thoughtful insight on the infectious disease scene. (healthmap.org)
  • Series: In depth looks at infectious disease topics. (healthmap.org)
  • Research & Policy: Intelligible summaries of current infectious disease research and health policies. (healthmap.org)
  • Outbreak: Daily coverage on breaking infectious disease news from all over the world. (healthmap.org)
  • A common infectious disease that can ultimately cause renal disease in cats is pyelonephritis. (bestfriends.org)
  • Known as FIV or cat AIDS, FIV is an infectious disease caused by a retrovirus belonging to the lentivirus family. (cat-world.com.au)
  • Babesiosis is an infectious disease caused by a parasitic single-celled microorganism. (bigcatrescue.org)
  • Ocular disease associated with viral pathogens is not unusual, particularly with viruses causing upper respiratory tract disease in cats, such as feline herpesvirus type 1 and feline calicivirus. (nih.gov)
  • Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is an immune-deficiency disorder like human HIV. (vetinfo.com)
  • Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) sounds a lot like the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus associated with AIDS . (howstuffworks.com)
  • It is caused by bacteria in cat saliva. (familydoctor.org)
  • Cat-scratch disease is caused by bacteria that cats carry in their saliva. (familydoctor.org)
  • They live in infected cats' saliva (spit), but don't make the animals sick. (kidshealth.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)
  • Cat scratch disease is caused by a bacterium carried in the cat saliva. (rochester.edu)
  • 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)
  • 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. (chron.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. (chron.com)
  • Although older pets are especially affected by kidney disease, dogs and cats at any age are susceptible to renal issues. (chron.com)
  • Though kidney disease is fairly common in dogs and cats, there are ways pet owners can help prevent renal issues. (chron.com)
  • Would it be okay to give my cat who has renal disease Rehmannia 8 liquid? (medhelp.org)
  • We believe that this will provide veterinarians with new opportunities to offer their clients both valuable advice and treatment options - including Renalzin as a supplementary feed for the support of renal function in case of renal insufficiency in cats - to help them to protect the kidney health of their cats. (prnewswire.com)
  • But usually animals with early renal disease are not showing any signs of illness, or if they are, the signs are minimal. (bestfriends.org)
  • The goal of this study is to isolate and analyze genes that influence renal disease and hypertension (the two diseases often go hand in hand). (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Thanks to the funding provided by Foundation For Feline Renal Research, we are now in a position to use newly developed cutting edge technology to look for gene associations in almost 1000 cats. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • They're testing a drug that could treat hypertension associated with feline renal disease, a serious condition that's often difficult to diagnose. (oregonlive.com)
  • Chronic renal (kidney) failure (CRF) is the progressive deterioration of the kidneys, which happens over a period of time and is one of the leading causes of death in senior cats. (cat-world.com.au)
  • And although that may not have been enough to steer them away from giving her a home, what did deter them was her older age and the possibility that she was in the early stages of renal disease. (bestfriends.org)
  • Chronic renal failure is a major cause of death in the domestic cat. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • For cats that do become sick, the illness usually consists of fever for 2-3 days, with the cat recovering on its own. (cdc.gov)
  • Feline herpes virus is a respiratory disease that exhibits symptoms similar to a cold, such as runny nose, sneezing, diarrhea, vomiting and fever. (vetinfo.com)
  • Feline calcivirus is a respiratory disease with symptoms similar to feline herpes, such as fever, runny nose, sneezing and diarrhea, and more serious symptoms such as gum disease, joint pain and oral ulcers. (vetinfo.com)
  • Fever that lasts for several days after a cat scratch or bite. (familydoctor.org)
  • For otherwise healthy people, rest and over-the-counter medications for reducing fever and discomfort (such as acetaminophen ) while waiting for the disease to run its course are usually all that is necessary. (encyclopedia.com)
  • If your child has already been diagnosed with cat scratch disease, call the doctor if your child has a high fever , lots of pain in a lymph node, seems very sick, or has new symptoms. (kidshealth.org)
  • Cat scratch disease, also known as cat scratch fever, is the most common disease spread by cats. (wikihow.com)
  • Visit a doctor if you believe that you have cat scratch fever. (wikihow.com)
  • However, ticks can carry two serious diseases: Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease . (howstuffworks.com)
  • What are the complications of cat scratch fever? (rochester.edu)
  • Most healthy people don't have complications from cat scratch fever. (rochester.edu)
  • If a cat scratch or bite becomes red or swollen and you develop flu-like symptoms, including headache, decreased appetite, fatigue, joint pain, or fever, contact your healthcare provider. (rochester.edu)
  • Instead, we'll be talking about the condition known as cat scratch fever (but feel free to play your old Nugent record while reading it)! (gopetplan.com)
  • Many infected cats do not show signs of illness, but some develop fever, lethargy, swollen lymph glands, inflamed eyes and gums, and neurological disease, requiring treatment by a veterinarian. (gopetsamerica.com)
  • Fever may occur as the disease progresses beyond serous lacrimal discharge to mucopurulent conjunctivitis, lymphoid infiltration, and epithelial hyperplasia. (maxshouse.com)
  • There is also really a disease called cat scratch fever, a specific bacteria that you can get sometimes from the scratches if you don't treat them. (fleascontrol.com)
  • While some cats become ill, most simply carry the bacteria in their blood without getting sick. (cdc.gov)
  • You can also get the bacteria in your eyes if you rub them after petting a cat that has the bacteria on its fur. (familydoctor.org)
  • Young cats are more likely to carry the bacteria than older cats. (familydoctor.org)
  • Most cats with the bacteria do not get sick or need treatment. (familydoctor.org)
  • If you are worried that your cat may be experiencing symptoms from the bacteria, contact your vet. (familydoctor.org)
  • Is there any way to know whether my cat carries the bacteria that causes cat-scratch disease? (familydoctor.org)
  • Rubbing one's eyes after handling the cat then transmits the bacteria to the conjunctiva. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Cat scratch disease is caused by bacteria (a type of germ). (kidshealth.org)
  • The bacteria spreads to people when an infected cat bites or scratches, or licks someone's open wound. (bphc.org)
  • He/she will ask you about your history of cat bites and scratches, or whether you have had any interactions with a cat that may have been carrying the bacteria. (bphc.org)
  • Periodontal disease can be caused by a variety of factors, such as the bacteria Peptostreptococcus, Actinomyces, and Porphyromonas. (petmd.com)
  • The bacteria are passed from an infected cat to a human after the cat licks an open wound or bites or scratches human skin hard enough to break the surface of the skin. (rochester.edu)
  • This disease can be serious as studies have shown that bacteria from dental disease can possibly move into vital organs, causing heart and kidney disease. (revivalanimal.com)
  • Periodontal disease occurs when a thin layer of bacteria-containing film coats the structures surrounding the teeth. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • The goal of this study is to determine the types of ticks that are attaching to cats, how many ticks are infected with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, and where these ticks are located around the country. (cornell.edu)
  • Periodontal disease is an inflammation of some or all of a tooth's deep supporting structures. (petmd.com)
  • Periodontal disease generally begins with the inflammation of one tooth, which may progress if not treated during different stages of the condition. (petmd.com)
  • Gingivitis is considered the earliest stage of periodontal disease and it is indicated by inflammation of the gingiva, or gums. (petmd.com)
  • Cat-scratch disease is characterized by granulomatous inflammation on histological examination of the lymph nodes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Anyway, what are your thoughts on newly developed fecal impaction and constipation throughout the colon in the setting of prior rectal/left-sided disease and otherwise not much active inflammation? (healingwell.com)
  • Gingivitis develops into periodontal disease --inflammation of the bone and ligaments that support the teeth. (petassure.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)
  • THE discovery of a cat with the feline equivalent of mad cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) is unlikely to herald an epidemic of demented pets, according to the British Veterinary Association. (newscientist.com)
  • When the cat did not respond to treatment for more common nervous disorders, such as a brain tumour or thyroid disorder, it was referred to the Bristol Veterinary School for further investigation. (newscientist.com)
  • The good news is, this disease is highly manageable and can be controlled with proper veterinary care. (hillspet.com)
  • The American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association recommend that every cat should have or receive immunizations with core vaccines. (revivalanimal.com)
  • Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, March 2009)"Approximately 500 excellent color photographs illustrate the diseases in each chapter. (wiley.com)
  • The field of infectious diseases in veterinary medicine is both rewarding and challenging, and this book offers small animal veterinarians a lifeline by balancing relevant background, guidance and optimizing efficiency. (routledge.com)
  • WILTON, Conn., Aug. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) annual convention in San Antonio, Blue Buffalo Company (Nasdaq:BUFF) announced the launch of KS Kidney Support for Dogs and KM Kidney + Mobility Support for Cats. (cnbc.com)
  • Our new Kidney Support for dogs and Kidney + Mobility for cats are important additions to our line of veterinary-exclusive natural therapeutic diets. (cnbc.com)
  • BLUE GI Gastrointestinal Support Formula for CATS wet - A clinical study has shown that BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet GI improves stool quality in cats with chronic diarrhea. (cnbc.com)
  • New KS for Dogs and KM for Cats are formulated to help manage kidney disease, and KM also provides mobility health benefits," said Victoria Carmella, DVM, Director of Veterinary Services at Blue Buffalo. (cnbc.com)
  • Blue Buffalo, based in Wilton, CT, is the nation's leading natural pet food company, and provides natural foods and treats for dogs and cats under its BLUE Life Protection Formula, BLUE Wilderness, BLUE Basics, BLUE Freedom and BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet lines. (cnbc.com)
  • Surveys suggest that is the number one reason cats visit veterinary practices. (cornell.edu)
  • According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3. (hillspet.co.uk)
  • This humorous campaign is designed to educate cat owners about the unseen risk of kidney disease as cats age and to encourage them to speak to their veterinarian about kidney function testing,' said Dr Joy Olsen , Global Veterinary Services Manager, Bayer Animal Health. (prnewswire.com)
  • A new clinical trial funded in part by Morris Animal Foundation has resulted in a critical veterinary breakthrough - cats with feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) in remission following treatment with a novel antiviral drug. (eurasiareview.com)
  • This research is the first attempt to use modern antiviral strategies to cure a fatal, systemic viral disease of any veterinary species," said Dr. Pedersen. (eurasiareview.com)
  • Routine annual or semi-annual cleanings give veterinary professionals an excellent opportunity to examine a patient's periodontal disease status. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • The team describes their medical findings after closely examining cats brought to the Strathbogie Veterinary Centre and the Morven Veterinary Practice, both in Scotland, between 2001 and 2010. (healthmap.org)
  • Browse our veterinary-reviewed Dog and Cat Illness Guide to learn more about pet health. (petassure.com)
  • If you take care to give your cat proper veterinary oral care and continue the care at home, they will have healthy teeth and gums, and avoid dental disease. (petassure.com)
  • This humane study utilizes DNA from blood samples obtained for diagnostic purposes from companion cats during the course of their regularly scheduled veterinary visits. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Burhenn says her clinic, one of the first feline-only veterinary clinics in the country, was selected by a pharmaceutical company several years ago to test a variety of products for cats. (oregonlive.com)
  • In the last 50 years or so, the number of cats affected by these lesions has apparently increased, likely secondary to improved veterinary education and more veterinary dental units in use in veterinary clinics. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • The indicators of liver disease in cats can be a bit ambiguous because they are similar to symptoms of many other diseases and illnesses. (petfinder.com)
  • Learn the signs and symptoms of illnesses that frequently impact cats. (aspca.org)
  • Due to the fact that many of the common diseases have similar cat illnesses symptoms, tests must be performed to diagnose and rule out other diseases. (petsbest.com)
  • Treating cat illnesses quickly often allows the cat to recover more quickly. (petsbest.com)
  • F eline respiratory disease complex includes those illnesses typified by rhinitis, conjunctivitis, lacrimation, salivation, and oral ulcerations . (maxshouse.com)
  • Since the clinical signs of a cat with liver problems are the same as several other illnesses it can be difficult to determine what's wrong with your cat. (howstuffworks.com)
  • This is a list of the ten worst cat diseases or illnesses together with some detail and links to more information. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • Cats with chronic FIV suffer from a variety of illnesses some serious. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • 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)
  • Treat the cat with a flea control product recommended by your veterinarian. (cdc.gov)
  • Your veterinarian will also be able to conduct skin or blood tests to properly diagnose your cat. (petsbest.com)
  • It's important to be vigilant in identifying any health issues in your cat and to bring your cat to the veterinarian as early as possible. (wikihow.com)
  • If you notice any of the above-mentioned symptoms, then get your cat checked out by a veterinarian. (wikihow.com)
  • Ask your veterinarian about the best flea treatment for your cat. (bphc.org)
  • But if your cat does come down with cold-like symptoms, contact your veterinarian right away. (ktre.com)
  • Annual check-ups will allow your veterinarian to keep track of the health of your cat. (petsbest.com)
  • If your cat exhibits any cat illness symptoms, he should be checked out by your veterinarian as soon as possible. (petsbest.com)
  • Based on the findings on the exam and any symptoms that the cat exhibits, the veterinarian will determine which diagnostic tests need to be performed on the cat. (petsbest.com)
  • With the right food and advice from your veterinarian, your cat can continue to enjoy a happy, active life. (hillspet.co.uk)
  • Your veterinarian may check for heart disease using some of the following methods. (hillspet.co.uk)
  • You must provide your cat with good dental care (at home and by your veterinarian) for it to have good dental health. (petassure.com)
  • When Vancouver resident Geneva Fraser took her 15-year-old cat, Oscar, for his annual exam, she was surprised to receive a follow-up call from the clinic's veterinarian. (oregonlive.com)
  • Veterinarian-written / veterinarian-approved articles for your cat. (cathealth.com)
  • If your cat develops any or all of the above signs, your veterinarian will do a thorough examination to determine whether vestibular disease is to blame. (cathealth.com)
  • Your veterinarian may prescribe anti-nausea medications or anti-motion sickness drugs to help your cat be more comfortable. (cathealth.com)
  • Do not give your cat any medications without speaking with your veterinarian first. (cathealth.com)
  • The germ spreads to people when infected cats bite or scratch a person hard enough to break their skin. (cdc.gov)
  • A cat scratch or bite that is not healing. (familydoctor.org)
  • A red area around a cat scratch or bite that continues to get bigger for more than 2 days after the injury. (familydoctor.org)
  • Play gently with your cat so they don't scratch or bite you. (familydoctor.org)
  • The first sign of cat-scratch disease may be a small blister at the site of a scratch or bite three to ten days after injury. (encyclopedia.com)
  • When cat-scratch disease is suspected, the doctor will ask about a history of exposure to cats and look for evidence of a cat scratch or bite and swollen lymph nodes. (encyclopedia.com)
  • During the exam, the doctor will look for signs of a cat scratch or bite and swollen lymph nodes. (kidshealth.org)
  • The bite or scratch was from a cat and the wound does not seem to be healing. (kidshealth.org)
  • 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)
  • Play gently with cats so they don't scratch and bite. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Cats, dogs and ferrets that bite people are placed under rabies quarantine for 10 days. (kingcounty.gov)
  • Dear B.C.: Some cats carry a bacterium that does not make cats sick but does make humans sick when it enters the skin through a scratch or bite. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • From three to 10 days after a germ-carrying cat scratches or bites a person, a large, pimplelike eruption surfaces at the site of the scratch or bite. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Since the disease is spread by the bite of a mosquito, outdoor cats are more susceptible, although cat owners should be aware that up to 33 percent of reported cases are in cats described by their owners as being "strictly indoors. (petplace.com)
  • The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis , is the vector responsible for horizontal transmission of the disease from cat to cat, and its bite can also infect humans. (aafp.org)
  • Cats can bite you and slash you with all four feet. (howstuffworks.com)
  • The disease causes redness and swelling at the site of a cat scratch or bite, and flu-like symptoms. (rochester.edu)
  • As the name suggests, it is carried by cats and is usually associated with catinflicted trauma, e.g., a scratch (in most cases) or a bite. (maxshouse.com)
  • From there the organism could be transmitted to a human by a bite, or it could be transferred to claws when the cat grooms itself, and then transmitted by a scratch. (maxshouse.com)
  • 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)
  • Affected lymph nodes usually are proximal to the site of a cat scratch or bite, frequently are tender, and may suppurate. (cdc.gov)
  • Find information on diseases that commonly affect cats. (familyeducation.com)
  • Cats from 1 to 4 years old are most commonly affected, al-though FLUTD can occur at any age. (familyeducation.com)
  • Although in most esophageal diseases there are no sex, breed or age predilections, some esophageal diseases are congenital and seen more commonly in younger animals. (petplace.com)
  • Cat-scratch disease is commonly diagnosed in children, but adults can present with it as well. (aafp.org)
  • CSD is commonly diagnosed in children, but adults may also present with the disease. (aafp.org)
  • All cats, even indoor cats, should be vaccinated against rabies, which is now seen more commonly in cats than in any other domestic animal. (ktre.com)
  • Cat-scratch disease lymphadenitis commonly develops in children. (medscape.com)
  • most commonly contracted from cats. (cosmosmagazine.com)
  • In cats , TR lesions are most commonly seen at or above the gumline in teeth other than the canines/fang teeth (these teeth usually have lesions at or below the gumline only detectable on X-ray). (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • Called ringworm because of the ring-shaped lesions, these skin diseases are infectious, even to humans. (vetinfo.com)
  • Cats, like humans, can have allergic reactions to many things including food and items in the home. (petsbest.com)
  • Never give your cat medication that is intended for dogs, humans or other animals without your veterinarian's approval. (petsbest.com)
  • Yuen and his colleagues went looking for this elusive cat morbillivirus, figuring that if viruses in this family could infect dogs and humans, they'd likely show up in cats. (livescience.com)
  • Veterinarians often are consulted by the public, and occasionally by physicians and other veterinarians, for information regarding zoonoses (diseases that are transmitted to humans from animals). (maxshouse.com)
  • Swollen abdomen and coughing are very uncommon in cats, unlike humans and dogs. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • The virus that causes FIP also is similar to the coronaviruses responsible for Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), often fatal diseases in humans. (eurasiareview.com)
  • Ticks can carry disease-causing pathogens, such as Lyme disease, which can infect many different species, including humans. (cornell.edu)
  • Unfortunately, cats can develop diseases that are also common in humans, such as heart disease. (hillspet.co.uk)
  • Parasite eggs find their way into humans - and many other animals - via contact with cat faeces. (cosmosmagazine.com)
  • Here's a fact that won't surprise crazy cat ladies: Cats and humans share about 90 percent of their DNA-and because of that, we're susceptible to many of the same diseases. (mentalfloss.com)
  • Understanding how a gene goes wrong in a cat will help us understand how it works in humans as well. (mentalfloss.com)
  • PKD, which affects some 500,000 people in the United States, is "one of the most prominent inherited diseases in humans," Lyons says. (mentalfloss.com)
  • What we want to do is we correct the blindness in the cats, and if it works well in the cats, then it's going to work well in humans too. (mentalfloss.com)
  • In fact, some substances, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) may be far more toxic to cats than they are for humans. (thecatsite.com)
  • In the past, heartworm disease has been considered a medical curiosity rather than the distinct, clinical disease that it is. (petplace.com)
  • A complete history is especially important in these cases, as regurgitation, a common clinical sign seen with esophageal disease, is often referred to as vomiting by the pet owner. (petplace.com)
  • Feline viral diseases are common and cats can be presented with a variety of clinical manifestations. (nih.gov)
  • Each chapter looks at a different type of skin disease with descriptions of clinical presentations and a guide for diagnostic tests for each. (wiley.com)
  • When these structures are destroyed, toxic by-products may build up in your pet's bloodstream, leading to clinical signs of kidney disease. (1800petmeds.com)
  • In the early stages of kidney disease there are often no clinical signs. (chron.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. (chron.com)
  • Periodontal disease is a common clinical condition in both dogs and cats, but it is easily preventable. (revivalanimal.com)
  • To further complicate matters, cats seem to know their own capabilities and limitations and tend to restrict their level of activity, which can further mask clinical signs. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • Controlled protein levels: Research has shown that reduced protein levels help control the clinical signs of uremia in dogs and cats. (cnbc.com)
  • Clinical studies in cats have demonstrated the beneficial effects of Renalzin(R). Over two months, cats given Renalzin(R) together with a standard diet demonstrated: decrease in serum phosphate levels, maintained or increased appetite and improvement in clinical examination scores. (prnewswire.com)
  • One of these studies, launched in March 2016 by Dr. Yunjeong Kim at Kansas State University and Dr. Niels Pedersen at University of California, Davis, was a small clinical trial to investigate whether a novel antiviral drug could cure or greatly extend the lifespan and quality of life for cats with FIP. (eurasiareview.com)
  • The team conducted a clinical trial with 20 client-owned cats that presented with various forms and stages of FIP, treating them with the antiviral drug. (eurasiareview.com)
  • We found that most of cats, except for those with neurological disease, can be put into clinical remission quickly with antiviral treatment, but achieving long-term remission is challenging with chronic cases. (eurasiareview.com)
  • In fact, a majority of pets age three display clinical signs of periodontal disease. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Her research and clinical interests focus on the health and welfare of animals in shelters, disaster response, international trap/neuter/return programs and feline infectious diseases. (maddiesfund.org)
  • Content reflects the expert insight and vast clinical experience of a panel of trusted authorities on small animal infectious diseases. (ebooks.com)
  • In some cats, the only early clinical sign is partial paralysis of hindend 5 . (gopetsamerica.com)
  • The most representative clinical symptom of the disease is a rigid and extended tail, coupled with a spastic and uncoordinated gait. (healthmap.org)
  • There are also special prescription diets formulated for animals with kidney disease that have demonstrated some clinical benefit, and studies have shown benefit from supplementation with essential fatty acids. (bestfriends.org)
  • As it turned out, Oscar was a good candidate for a unique clinical trial for cats with kidney disease that also suffer from hypertension at Feline Medical Clinic in Vancouver. (oregonlive.com)
  • At the time, Fraser didn't even know cats could have high blood pressure, and she was a bit nervous about the risks of a clinical trial. (oregonlive.com)
  • Benign lymphoreticulosis (cat scratch disease, CSD) may have a clinical course that varies from the most common lymphadenitis localized in the site of inoculation, preceded by the typical "primary lesion," to a context of severe systemic involvement. (hindawi.com)
  • Cats can get infected with B. henselae from flea bites and flea dirt (droppings) getting into their wounds. (cdc.gov)
  • Over-the-counter flea products may not be safe for cats. (cdc.gov)
  • Avoid stray cats and cats with flea infestations. (cdc.gov)
  • Use flea control measures to lower the risk your cat develops the disease. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Flea and tick prevention products are always recommended for cats. (petsbest.com)
  • But a hungry flea will take any port in a storm, and a flea will jump from an infected cat to carpets, drapes, furniture, and later onto you for a quick snack. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Cats could be infected with B. henselae through intradermal inoculation using flea feces containing B. henselae. (wikipedia.org)
  • During the process, Max scratches his owner, thereby transmitting the disease to him through the infected flea dirt. (gopetplan.com)
  • Cat owners should use a good flea control, keep cats' claws trimmed short, and discourage rough play to prevent scratches and bites. (gopetsamerica.com)
  • In most kids, swollen lymph nodes are the main symptom of the disease, and the illness often is mild. (kidshealth.org)
  • Cats that carry this disease do not show any signs of illness, so you cannot tell which cats can spread the disease to you. (bphc.org)
  • Ticks are very hardy, so drop it in a small bottle of rubbing alcohol to make sure it's dead (and to preserve it for your vet, if your cat shows any signs of illness). (howstuffworks.com)
  • Kidney disease often results in biochemical changes in your pet's body that lead to general symptoms of illness and malaise. (1800petmeds.com)
  • Heart disease is a common cause of illness in domestic cats. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • This is especially true in feline medicine due to the lack of early signs of disease and the tendency for cats to hide illness. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • Scottish veterinarians are perplexed by a mysterious new illness that is causing their feline patients to walk like robots. (healthmap.org)
  • Though AIHA is not a sexually-transmitted disease like its human counterpart, it behaves in much the same manner, causing bodily deterioration and susceptibility to illness. (bigcatrescue.org)
  • I have listed them in order of nastiness so the top disease is the worst of the worst and the bottom listed disease or illness is the least worst of the worst. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • Because urinary tract diseases and kidney disease is commonplace amongst the domestic cat population and because many domestic cats die of kidney failure, I have rated this feline illness as one of the worst. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • Although lumps can occur at injection sites in many animals, progression to a highly invasive sarcoma appears to occur only in cats. (britannica.com)
  • This can occur anywhere from three to 14 days after coming in contact with a cat. (wikihow.com)
  • Isolated foci of retinitis or choroiditis were the most common ocular manifestation of cat scratch disease in the authors' patient population, but an array of posterior segment findings may occur. (nih.gov)
  • Kidney disease may occur in any age or breed of pet, but the incidence is increased in middle-aged and senior pets. (1800petmeds.com)
  • Kidney failure can occur in both acute and chronic kidney disease, depending on the severity of the case. (chron.com)
  • More severe disease that requires hospitalization does occur. (maxshouse.com)
  • There are two primary forms of HCM - a genetically linked form that is often early onset and occurs in some breeds (Maine Coons, Ragdolls, Rexes, Sphynxes, and others) and a sporadic form that may occur in any cat at any age. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • DCM may still occur for other reasons, or in cats fed homemade or poorly formulated diets deficient in taurine. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • Two main acute syndromes occur in cats - Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) or Feline Aortic Thromboembolism (FATE). (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • Age: Heart conditions in cats occur more frequently with increasing age. (hillspet.co.uk)
  • It can occur in domestic cats of all ages. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • Grooming is a necessary and natural behavior for cats. (petsbest.com)
  • Find out more about common cat behavior issues. (aspca.org)
  • In this book, the authors gather and present current research in the study of the behavior, classification and diseases relating to the feline species. (novapublishers.com)
  • To reduce environmental stress, cats should be provided a safe, clean area in which to urinate , as well as opportunities to express natural predatory behavior. (cornell.edu)
  • People are only tested for CSD when the disease is severe and the doctor suspects CSD based on the patient's symptoms. (cdc.gov)
  • Sadly, as feline heart disease progresses the signs and symptoms become more severe. (wikihow.com)
  • Although most animals with esophageal disease are treated as outpatients, certain individuals with extremely severe cases do warrant hospitalization for intensive therapy and support. (petplace.com)
  • For most, the disease is not severe and should clear up without medical treatment. (wikihow.com)
  • and severe systemic disease. (medscape.com)
  • Antibiotics speed healing and are recommended in those with severe disease or immune problems. (wikipedia.org)
  • The occurrence of severe viral upper respiratory disease is rare in adult, properly vaccinated cats. (maxshouse.com)
  • Severe disease with more than 50% loss of attachment to roots and highly visible furcations. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Some cats may cough and produce clear and, in severe cases, bloody fluid. (gopetsamerica.com)
  • Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is a common, serious problem in which some part of the urinary tract becomes partially or completely blocked. (familyeducation.com)
  • Lower urinary tract disease (LUTD) covers a range of disorders from mild to serious. (cornell.edu)
  • Signs of lower urinary tract disease in cats with FIC often resolve within a couple of weeks regardless of treatment, so most veterinarians treat the condition in order to prevent the signs from recurring. (cornell.edu)
  • Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) and kidney disease (I will bundle the two together because they are linked). (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • Cats with chronic kidney disease and diabetes mellitus exhibit some signs similar to hyperthyroidism. (hillspet.com)
  • Kidney disease is one of the most common chronic diseases in aging dogs and cats. (1800petmeds.com)
  • In many patients with chronic (long-standing) kidney disease, the underlying cause cannot be determined. (chron.com)
  • Some patients with chronic kidney disease benefit from being fed a prescription diet designed for pets with kidney disease. (chron.com)
  • Some patients with chronic kidney disease live for many years, while for other patients, decisions about quality of life have to be made. (chron.com)
  • A new campaign launched today will educate cat owners about the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) that their pets may face as they grow older and urge them to seek kidney function tests for cats over the age of seven. (prnewswire.com)
  • Most importantly, the underlying cause must be addressed in pets with chronic ear disease. (timesunion.com)
  • Chronic Valvular Disease: A leaking heart valve reduces the quantity of blood that can be pumped around the body. (hillspet.co.uk)
  • Cats with chronic kidney disease tend to tolerate the disease and live much longer than dogs. (bestfriends.org)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a relatively common chronic disease that affects the intestines of both dogs and cats. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Estimates vary, but about 20 to 60 percent of cats with chronic kidney disease may also be hypertensive. (oregonlive.com)
  • Kidney failure can be acute, meaning happening quickly and severely, or it can be chronic meaning on-going and gradually over a long period of time which is typical in older cats. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • Glomerular disease (chronic kidney disease ) is relatively uncommon in cats . (pethealthnetwork.com)
  • Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a contagious virus similar to canine parvovirus. (vetinfo.com)
  • Feline tubulointerstitial nephritis, a mysterious kidney disease in cats, may be caused by a newly discovered virus. (livescience.com)
  • Garfield's mid-life crisis can be viewed here http://www.youtube.com/user/RenalzinGarfield and cat owners can log on to http://www.renalzin.com/garfield.htm to find out more about kidney disease in cats and the steps that they can take to prevent and manage it. (prnewswire.com)
  • Certain breeds are prone to specific cancers, but cats with white ears and heads are particularly susceptible to skin cancer . (aspca.org)
  • They're not simply something that hits an elderly cat or a disease that is particular to one or two breeds. (vetinfo.com)
  • Certain cat breeds are more prone to arthritis and decreased mobility. (hillspet.com)
  • These cat breeds include Himalayan, Persian and Siamese. (hillspet.com)
  • Some cat breeds may have congenital or hereditary conditions that make them more prone to developing arthritis later in life. (hillspet.com)
  • Among the dog breeds genetically predisposed to develop Cushing's disease are poodles, dachshunds, and terriers. (1800petmeds.com)
  • Here are seven dog breeds at risk for heart disease. (petmd.com)
  • All cats are at risk of developing heart disease, however some breeds are at higher risk. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • However, there are some large breeds who also suffer periodontal disease. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Breed: In cats, Persian, Maine coon and American shorthair breeds seem more likely to suffer from myocardial disease. (hillspet.co.uk)
  • 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)
  • The best way to avoid CSD is to avoid rough play with cats that could lead to scratches or bites. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Promptly wash any cat scratches or bites with soap and water. (cdc.gov)
  • People can get it if an infected cat or kitten scratches or bites them or licks an open wound. (kidshealth.org)
  • FIV enters the body through open wounds, particularly bites from affected cats, and evolves through three stages. (familyeducation.com)
  • Dog and cat bites account for $30 million in annual health care costs nationwide and 1% of ER visits. (kingcounty.gov)
  • Transmission occurs when a mosquito bites an infected dog or cat and ingests heartworm larvae (baby heartworms), which live in the bloodstream. (petplace.com)
  • When the insect bites another dog or cat, some of the larvae are injected under the skin. (petplace.com)
  • This includes any activity that may lead to cat scratches and bites. (bphc.org)
  • As the name suggests, CSD is often caused by scratches and bites from cats that become infected. (medic8.com)
  • If your cat bites anyone, you may need to show proof of rabies vaccination. (ktre.com)
  • The disease is transmitted by the bites of ticks that have picked up the parasite from infected animals such as rodents and horses. (bigcatrescue.org)
  • Our ASPCA veterinarians and behaviorists offer up tips, solutions and answers to some of your most frequently asked feline questions to keep your kitty happy and healthy. (aspca.org)
  • Also discussed is an array of diagnostic techniques routinely available to veterinarians presented with these diseases. (routledge.com)
  • BLUE HF Hydrolyzed Formulas offers veterinarians a natural alternative to ease the signs of food intolerance in dogs and cats. (cnbc.com)
  • Veterinarians have held that periodontal disease is the consequence of poor oral hygiene. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • For this reason, veterinarians recommend feeding cats a low-sodium food that will help reduce fluid build-up and make it easier for their heart to work effectively. (hillspet.co.uk)
  • Veterinarians Guide to Natural Remedies for Cats : Safe and Effective Alternative Treatments and Healing Techniques from the Nations Top Holistic Veterinarians. (gopetsamerica.com)
  • Although the disease does not cause death, the quality of life decreases to a point where veterinarians suggest putting the cats to sleep, as a humane alternative. (healthmap.org)
  • As veterinarians, we also pay attention to blood electrolytes in our kidney disease patients. (bestfriends.org)
  • Animals with kidney disease need ongoing regular visits with their veterinarians so we can fine-tune and individualize therapy. (bestfriends.org)
  • Currently, there aren't any medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration specifically for high blood pressure in cats, so veterinarians currently treat it with off-label drugs. (oregonlive.com)
  • While there aren't any visible signs of high blood pressure in its early stages and veterinarians don't always check blood pressure unless the cat shows signs of kidney disease, it can have serious consequences. (oregonlive.com)
  • Veterinarians use a number of different terms interchangeably when describing "glomerular disease. (pethealthnetwork.com)
  • Read Rabies in Dogs and Cats for more information. (revivalanimal.com)
  • Cushing's disease in dogs and cats is an excess of cortisol, the hormone normally released by the adrenal glands when pets are stressed. (1800petmeds.com)
  • Kidney disease in dogs and cats occurs when there is progressive damage to various structures of the kidney that remove and filter waste products from the body. (1800petmeds.com)
  • Evidence shows that over 80% of dogs and cats exhibit some level of periodontal disease by age three. (revivalanimal.com)
  • The common signs of periodontal disease in dogs and cats include bad breath, red and swollen gums, loose teeth, irritability, drooling, and gums that bleed easily. (revivalanimal.com)
  • BLUE WU Weight Management + Urinary Care for Dogs and Cats (dry and wet) supports weight management and urinary health with one formula. (cnbc.com)
  • In most cases, dogs and cats will hide any signs of pain. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • A large number of medical problems can cause kidney disease in dogs and cats. (bestfriends.org)
  • Unfortunately, several feline diseases have been labeled "like AIDS. (familyeducation.com)
  • The fact is, you cannot catch AIDS from a cat. (familyeducation.com)
  • Infrequently, cat-scratch disease may present in a more disseminated form with hepatosplenomegaly or meningoencephalitis, or with bacillary angiomatosis in patients with AIDS. (aafp.org)
  • Some folks -- and even some vets -- call FIV 'feline AIDS' as a quick way of describing what the virus does. (howstuffworks.com)
  • AIDS is a human disease, and FIV is a cat disease. (howstuffworks.com)
  • This form of the disease affects mainly immunocompromised individuals, particularly AIDS patients. (maxshouse.com)
  • There are also a lot of diseases that are deadly for cats and scary sounding to owners, such as Feline AIDS or Feline Leukemia - but those particular diseases you cannot get from your cat. (fleascontrol.com)
  • As the disease progresses, neurological symptoms worsen. (healthmap.org)
  • As the disease progresses, your cat will have tooth loss. (petassure.com)
  • White, or light colored, cats are more susceptible to squamous cell carcinoma. (aspca.org)
  • Cats can be more susceptible to allergies depending on the season and climate. (petsbest.com)
  • Cats of any age and any breed are susceptible. (petplace.com)
  • Cats are susceptible to heartworm disease, but they do not make good hosts for the worms, as do dogs. (petplace.com)
  • Natural transmission of these agents occurs via aerosol droplets and fornites, which can be carried to a susceptible cat by a handler. (maxshouse.com)
  • While it is still unclear whether or not cats are susceptible to Lyme disease from ticks in the wild, it has been proven that they can be infected under laboratory conditions, and some have even responded to treatment. (cornell.edu)
  • The precise mode of transmission and incubation time are unknown, but infected cats can transmit the disease to other cats. (familyeducation.com)
  • Occasionally, the symptoms of cat-scratch disease take the form of what is called Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome. (encyclopedia.com)
  • What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Cat Scratch Disease? (kidshealth.org)
  • Recognizing the symptoms of cat scratch disease can ensure that those who are infected receive the medical care they need. (wikihow.com)
  • The symptoms of cat scratch disease may look like other conditions or medical problems. (rochester.edu)
  • Is Cat Scratch Disease Contagious? (kidshealth.org)
  • Cat scratch disease is not contagious from person to person. (kidshealth.org)
  • This is the most widespread disease of cats and is extremely contagious. (revivalanimal.com)
  • But since none of these diseases are contagious, there's no way you can catch them from your cat. (howstuffworks.com)
  • So this disease is common, is contagious and is fatal when fully developed. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • Signs of periodontal disease include red swollen gums, receding or overgrown gumline, supra-erupted ('snaggle') teeth, purulent discharge (pus) and bad breath (halitosis). (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • At this stage there is no evidence that the disease could infect other animals. (newscientist.com)
  • The viruses that usually cause sneezing, coughing, and runny nose and eyes in cats don't infect people. (howstuffworks.com)
  • The disease was described in 1991, but its low incidence (about 5 cases in 10,000 vaccinated cats) has limited evaluation of the problem. (britannica.com)
  • Siamese cats also seem to have a higher incidence of kidney disease. (1800petmeds.com)
  • Some 22,000 people reportedly have this disease each year, but its incidence is probably much higher because most cases are, asymptornatic. (maxshouse.com)
  • While these foods may reduce the likelihood that cats with FIC will develop a urethral obstruction, there is no evidence that they have reduced the incidence of feline LUTS themselves. (cornell.edu)
  • Special focus on disease incidence and susceptibility in traveling animals helps you alert animal owners to potential risks associated with pet travel. (ebooks.com)
  • cats claw for lyme disease? (medhelp.org)
  • There are also herbal protocols for treating Lyme disease, Jernigan and Buhner are two more popular plans, try searching their names to learn more about their methods/treatment plans. (medhelp.org)
  • The most frequent nontrauma-related etiologies in otherwise neurologically intact patients are idiopathic (Bell's palsy) and infectious, which includes otitis media, herpes zoster, Lyme disease, herpes simplex virus, Epstein-Barr virus, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae . (aappublications.org)
  • Lyme Disease - You can get this from ticks from your cat. (fleascontrol.com)
  • Signs of hyperthyroidism can vary in severity depending on how long a cat has been ill. (hillspet.com)
  • However, cats are adept at hiding the early warning signs. (wikihow.com)
  • Some signs of arthritis in cats are similar to those of other serious conditions. (hillspet.com)
  • While other species may exhibit early signs such as coughing or exercise intolerance, cats are often subclinical (without signs) until the disease has become advanced. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • Early signs of heart disease in cats are easy to miss as they are either non-existent, or so subtle and non-specific that they are rarely noticed by owners. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • Other signs of heart disease are less specific and may include weight loss, loss of appetite, lethargy, or collapse. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • Cats with heart failure may develop slow and progressive signs, or may present acutely ill. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • It can be difficult to tell if your cat has a heart condition because the signs can be similar to those of other disorders. (hillspet.co.uk)
  • Cats with acute form of the disease may have no signs or suddenly become lethargic and weak 3 . (gopetsamerica.com)
  • The affected cats displayed signs of disorientation and a dulled mental status. (healthmap.org)
  • In later stages of the disease, gastrointestinal signs such as bad breath, vomiting, poor appetite and diarrhea may appear. (bestfriends.org)
  • Some animals show no signs at all, and their disease is picked up, as stated above, during routine physical examination and screening tests of blood and urine. (bestfriends.org)
  • As responsible owners, we have to learn about liver disease in cats, so we can recognize the telltale signs early on and get Kitty to the vet in time. (thecatsite.com)
  • Signs progressively worsen as periodontal disease advances from gingivitis to periodontitis. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • Supragingival (above the gumline) TRs are very painful, though cats will rarely show their caregiver signs of pain. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • Given how rarely affected cats exhibit signs of pain, and the fact that these lesions do not cause periodontal or endodontic disease, these TR lesions can go undetected without a detailed oral examination and full mouth dental X-rays. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • The signs of vestibular disease in cats can be quite alarming to owners, who often believe their feline friend is having a stroke. (cathealth.com)
  • Excellent improvement in the signs of vestibular disease is usually seen in 2-3 days. (cathealth.com)
  • Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a potentially fatal disease that appears in two forms. (familyeducation.com)
  • Heartworm disease is a serious and fatal disease of the heart and lungs caused by a parasite, Dirofilaria immitis , that is transmitted by mosquitoes. (petplace.com)
  • There is no cure and the disease is fatal. (revivalanimal.com)
  • The most feared disease and is almost always fatal. (revivalanimal.com)
  • This fatal viral disease previously had no effective treatment or cure. (eurasiareview.com)
  • Morris Animal Foundation, as one of its animal health initiatives, launched its Feline Infectious Peritonitis Initiative in 2015, dedicating more than $1 million to improve diagnostics for and treatments of this fatal disease. (eurasiareview.com)
  • FIP is challenging to diagnose as early symptoms can resemble other diseases and, while there are supportive treatments if caught early, FIP is 100 percent fatal. (eurasiareview.com)
  • Liver disease is usually fatal if not treated, and some forms are fatal no matter what. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Rabies is a fatal disease. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • Not only is it fatal the symptoms are nasty and the disease stigmatises the cat because when the cat has this disease he or she is a danger to people. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • Less than 1% of infected cats develop the secondary fatal disease. (pictures-of-cats.org)
  • Keeping your cat indoors will protect her from certain skin cancers caused by repeated sun exposure and sunburn. (aspca.org)
  • Keep the cat indoors. (cdc.gov)
  • Keeping an FIV-positive cat indoors and away from other cats is essential, both to prevent spreading the disease and to shield the cat from contracting other diseases. (familyeducation.com)
  • Other steps include keeping your cat indoors, particularly during allergy season. (petsbest.com)
  • However, up to 33 percent of reported cases are in cats who are described by their owners as "strictly indoors. (petplace.com)
  • Keep your cats indoors and away from stray cats. (bphc.org)
  • Many diseases common to cats can be prevented in two ways: by keeping your cat indoors, and by having your cat vaccinated according to your veterinarian's advice. (ktre.com)
  • Cats suffer from heart disease just like any other species. (wikihow.com)
  • Additionally, the symptoms of heart disease are very similar to lung disease. (wikihow.com)
  • Another early warning sign of heart disease is if the cat breathes more quickly, even at rest. (wikihow.com)
  • Many cats with heart disease have poor appetites. (wikihow.com)
  • One late-stage symptom of heart disease is fainting. (wikihow.com)
  • Heart disease refers to any dysfunction of the heart and is different from heart failure. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • Many types of heart disease exist in cats, but the most common are called "cardiomyopathies" (diseases of the heart muscle). (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • Other types of heart disease may include valve disease (such as mitral insufficiency), birth defects (such as holes or strictures), or other conditions. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • The most common heart disease in cats is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • It is important to note that taurine supplementation is likely not helpful in cats with other forms of heart disease. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • Heart murmurs may be present in cats with heart disease. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • Approximately half of adult cats with heart murmurs will develop heart disease, while the other half will be healthy. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • Aging is the most common reason cats develop a heart condition, but other factors like heartworms can also lead to heart disease. (hillspet.co.uk)
  • Body condition: Overweight cats are more likely to develop heart disease. (hillspet.co.uk)
  • Although treatments cannot reverse heart disease, your cat can live a relatively normal life. (hillspet.co.uk)
  • Can you provide me with written instructions on heart disease for my cat? (hillspet.co.uk)
  • Hyperthyroidism is a common feline endocrine disorder, most often diagnosed in older cats over age 10. (hillspet.com)
  • If your cat has hyperthyroidism, her thyroid gland will be enlarged and produce excessive amounts of thyroid hormone. (hillspet.com)
  • Heart failure in cats can be caused by value issues, heart muscle problems, electrical conduction problems, hyperthyroidism, and congenital problems. (wikihow.com)
  • Heart murmurs in older cats are generally caused by hyperthyroidism or hypertension rather than HCM. (petmd.com)
  • And though not a direct cause of the condition, hypertension and/or hyperthyroidism can further complicate HCM in cats. (petmd.com)
  • If your cat has hyperthyroidism, the thyroid gland will be enlarged and produce excessive amounts of thyroid hormone. (hillspet.co.uk)
  • 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)
  • In most people, cat-scratch disease clears up without treatment. (familydoctor.org)
  • Most cases of cat scratch disease do not need any special treatment. (kidshealth.org)
  • Treatment there also failed and the cat was put down in April. (newscientist.com)
  • Although arthritis is not curable, early treatment is key - without it, your cat will continue to lose cartilage resulting in the need for more aggressive treatments like surgery. (hillspet.com)
  • In general, treatment beyond analgesia and recommendation for warm compresses is unnecessary for patients with cat scratch disease (CSD) because the condition spontaneously resolves without sequelae in most cases. (medscape.com)
  • Most cases of cat-scratch disease are self-limited and do not require antibiotic treatment. (aafp.org)
  • It offers color photos of common skin diseases in both the dog and cat, offering insights on testing, treatment options, and life cycles of diseases. (wiley.com)
  • Cushing's disease generally requires lifelong treatment. (1800petmeds.com)
  • Catching cat health care issues early is crucial in ensuring that your cat gets the treatment he needs. (petsbest.com)
  • Symptoms and treatment for kidney disease vary depending the specifics of the case, but oftentimes, a diet change can help. (petmd.com)
  • Currently, there is no good prevention or treatment for feline tubulointerstitial nephritis, he said. (livescience.com)
  • So without treatment for kidney disease, can a dog or cat suffer from complete kidney failure? (chron.com)
  • In more than 90 per cent of cases the disease is mild and self-limited, and symptoms resolve without treatment within a few weeks to a few months. (maxshouse.com)
  • Treatment starts with removing the plaque from the teeth in order to determine the severity of the disease and the course of treatment. (revivalanimal.com)
  • If the disease is in an early stage, treatment is focused on controlling plaque buildup. (revivalanimal.com)
  • If the disease has progressed to a later stage, the next steps of treatment may include the complete cleaning of the gums or the removal of teeth. (revivalanimal.com)
  • The disease usually resolves spontaneously, with or without treatment, in one month. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is greatly rewarding to see that our investment, and the hard work of the research team, is paying off in the promise of a life-saving treatment for our feline companions," said Dr. John Reddington, President and CEO of Morris Animal Foundation. (eurasiareview.com)
  • Animals with kidney disease can be stable for long periods with good treatment, but ultimately the disease will progress. (bestfriends.org)
  • The cost of treatment, however, is considered relatively manageable, primarily because the drugs used to treat this disease are typically relatively inexpensive. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • With proper treatment, your cat may still have many months or years of life ahead. (cat-world.com.au)
  • Periodontal or dental disease may also cause secondary kidney damage. (1800petmeds.com)
  • Gingivitis, which is evidenced by a reddening of the gums directly bordering the teeth, is considered to be an early stage of periodontal disease. (petmd.com)
  • Once this happens, the cat has irreversible periodontal disease. (petmd.com)
  • Periodontal disease affects both cats and dogs of all ages, though it is more common in older animals. (petmd.com)
  • A cat with stage 1 periodontal disease in one or more of its teeth, for example, will exhibit gingivitis without any separation of the gum and tooth. (petmd.com)
  • If periodontal probing reveals more than one millimeter of distance between the gingivitis-affected gum and tooth, a cat is considered to have some form of periodontal abnormality. (petmd.com)
  • X-rays are extremely important in diagnosing periodontal disease because up to 60 percent of the symptoms are hidden beneath the gum line. (petmd.com)
  • Because periodontal disease is irreversible, prevention is key to protecting your pet's oral and overall health. (revivalanimal.com)
  • Periodontal disease (also referred to as periodontitis) is regarded as the most prevalent disease in pets. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • However, we now understand that periodontal disease occurs regardless of hygiene for most pets. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Periodontal disease is a progressive process by which the structures that surround the teeth become inflamed. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Since periodontal disease is a progressive process, older pets tend to suffer disproportionally from more advanced stages of the disease. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • The trouble with classifying periodontal disease is that the mouth is impossible to fully assess without examination under anesthesia. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • A significant genetic component has been noted for periodontal disease. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Greyounds and other sighthounds, for example, are also highly predisposed to periodontal disease. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • Disease of the gums and periodontal structures is a known to accompany tooth resorption, but is not always its cause. (canadianveterinarians.net)
  • Hepatitis, pneumonia , and other dangerous complications can arise, but the likelihood of cat-scratch disease posing a serious threat to health is very small. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The food your cat eats plays an important role in her overall health and well-being. (hillspet.com)
  • What does the thyroid gland do and how can it impact the health of my cat? (hillspet.com)
  • What are the different therapy options if my cat has thyroid health problems? (hillspet.com)
  • What if my cat has other health issues? (hillspet.com)
  • Knowing how to care for an overweight cat, including what type of cat food and activities are the most beneficial, will help avoid future health issues. (hillspet.com)
  • Expert Cat Health and Wellness Info. (petplace.com)
  • Dental disease is a problem for cats of all ages, especially older ones, and ven lead to much greater health problems than a cavity to fill here and there. (ktre.com)
  • If you would like to learn how this disease affects dogs, please visit this page in the PetMD health library. (petmd.com)
  • The virus should not pose a threat to human health, Yuen said, but the findings could be important for cats no just in Hong Kong but also the United Kingdom and the United States. (livescience.com)
  • Supporting Cat Health with Information and Health Studies. (cornell.edu)
  • The food your cat eats plays an important role in overall health and well-being. (hillspet.co.uk)
  • The Foundation is committed to saving cats from FIP by funding a cluster of studies that has the potential to help animal health scientists better understand, treat and even develop cures for the disease. (eurasiareview.com)
  • Research done in coronaviruses to advance feline health may have the added benefit of helping people, too. (eurasiareview.com)
  • Health-related issues in cat become more common as they age. (hillspet.co.uk)
  • Here are 6 senior feline health concerns you need to know about. (hillspet.co.uk)
  • Learn the importance of feline dental health, and how you can help keep their teeth and gums healthy with these cat oral healthcare home tips. (hillspet.co.uk)
  • 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)
  • Yet with so few resources spent on feline health, all the drugs currently prescribed for cats with hypertension haven't been approved by the FDA for use in cats. (oregonlive.com)
  • @fatcat5 I copied your question into a thread in the cat health forum. (thecatsite.com)
  • Lower urinary tract problems are by far the major health concern of a cat owner. (pictures-of-cats.org)