• FeLV
  • This retrospective study investigated survival times and effects of selected predictor factors on survival time in a population of owned pet cats in Northern Italy testing positive for the presence of FIV antibodies and FeLV antigen. (readbyqxmd.com)
  • One hundred and three retrovirus-seropositive cats, 53 FIV-seropositive cats, 40 FeLV-seropositive cats, and 10 FIV+FeLV-seropositive cats were included in the study. (readbyqxmd.com)
  • Symptoms
  • As a result of immunodeficiency, most infected cats do not show symptoms and have normal life expectancy, however they are prone to developing other infections and certain types of cancer. (petmd.com)
  • Separate any new cat from your other cats for at least three weeks until you are sure your newcomer doesn't have any symptoms of a URI. (ktre.com)
  • But if your cat does come down with cold-like symptoms, contact your veterinarian right away. (ktre.com)
  • organization
  • Due to marked similarity in genomic organization, virus structure, virus replication and disease pathogenesis of FIV and HIV, infection of cats with FIV is a useful tool to study and develop novel drugs and vaccines for HIV. (mdpi.com)
  • Click here to learn more about the O'Malley Alley Cat Organization in Lufkin. (ktre.com)
  • The American Association of Feline Practitioners (an organization in the United States), as well as many feral cat organizations, recommends against euthanizing FIV-positive cats, or even spending funds to test for the virus, as spaying or neutering cats seems to effectively control transmission (spayed/neutered cats are less likely to engage in territorial fights). (wikipedia.org)
  • vaccine
  • False positive results may occur if a cat has been vaccinated against FIV, since the antibody test does not differentiate between antibodies produced by the disease and vaccine-induced antibodies. (northstarvetclinic.com)
  • Approaches
  • In this article we review current pharmacological approaches and novel targets for anti-lentiviral therapy, and critically assess potentially suitable applications against FIV infection in cats. (mdpi.com)
  • rabies
  • In the United States, cats make up 4.6% of reported cases of rabies infected animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • If your cat bites anyone, you may need to show proof of rabies vaccination. (ktre.com)
  • Prevent rabies through vaccination and by keeping your cat inside. (ktre.com)
  • hosts
  • Cats are definitive hosts and reservoirs for several parasites, some of which are responsible for serious zoonotic diseases. (readbyqxmd.com)
  • Disease
  • Heartworm Roundworm Toxoplasmosis Cytauxzoonosis Domestic cats are affected by over 250 naturally occurring hereditary disorders, many of which are similar to those in humans, such as diabetes, hemophilia and Tay-Sachs disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Familial renal disease is inherited in Abyssinians and Persians Feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Heart valve dysplasia Heterochromia Luxating patella Portosystemic shunt. (wikipedia.org)
  • Feline asthma Flat-chested kitten syndrome Feline hepatic lipidosis also known as Feline Fatty Liver Syndrome, is one of the most common forms of liver disease of cats. (wikipedia.org)
  • The disease begins when the cat stops eating from a loss of appetite, forcing the liver to convert body fat into usable energy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Feline lower urinary tract disease is a term that is used to cover many problems of the feline urinary tract, including stones and cystitis. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is a common disease in adult cats, though it can strike in young cats too. (wikipedia.org)
  • Feline odontoclastic resorptive lesion Feline spongiform encephalopathy IBD - Intestinal Bowel Disease causes frequent vomiting and weight loss in cats. (wikipedia.org)
  • Despite much success of anti-retroviral therapy slowing disease progression in people, similar therapy has not been thoroughly investigated in cats. (mdpi.com)
  • To assess the prevalence of thrombocytopenia in a referral population of cats in the UK, to identify disease processes associated with thrombocytopenia and to assess the proportion of thrombocytopenic cats that tested positive for feline leukaemia virus or feline immunodeficiency virus. (readbyqxmd.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)
  • FIV+ cats can share water bowls, pellet bowls, eat from the same bowl of wet food, and use the same litter box without the danger of transmitting the disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • infections
  • FIV was first isolated in 1986 by Dr. Smith at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in a colony of cats that had a high prevalence of opportunistic infections and degenerative conditions and was originally called Feline T-lymphotropic Virus (FTLV). (wikipedia.org)
  • A vigilant pet owner who treats secondary infections can allow an infected cat to live a reasonably long life. (wikipedia.org)
  • humans
  • The most important fact to bear in mind is that cats with FIV can live a healthy and full life, and pose no danger to humans. (hubpages.com)
  • It is completely odorless, does not affect humans, but may improve cat owners lives by making stressed cats more relaxed and happy. (hubpages.com)
  • However, humans cannot be infected by FIV, nor can cats be infected by HIV. (wikipedia.org)
  • bites
  • Unless a FIV+ cat has bleeding gums and bites a FIV- cat so deeply, that the skin is severed and the blood stream reached by a drop of blood, there is no chance of transmission. (wikipedia.org)
  • antibodies
  • If this test is positive it means that the cat has produced antibodies to the virus, and it is likely that your cat has been and still is infected by the virus. (northstarvetclinic.com)
  • Kittens born to an infected queen or female cat may receive "maternal antibodies" or antibodies to the virus that pass through the milk, giving a false positive test result. (northstarvetclinic.com)
  • It can take up to eight weeks for a cat to develop antibodies to FIV, so a cat that has been recently infected with this virus may falsely test negative. (northstarvetclinic.com)
  • dogs
  • Feline acne Feline eosinophilic granuloma Flea allergy dermatitis Hyperthyroidism Miliary dermatitis (feline eczema) Mange Nutritional skin disorders Bladder cancer Bone cancer Intestinal cancer Liver cancer Lymphoma in animals Mammary tumor Mast cell tumor Nose cancer Skin cancer Soft tissue sarcoma Stomach cancer Anal sacs impaction Cerebellar hypoplasia is a disorder found in cats and dogs in which the cerebellum is not completely mature at birth. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is very common in dogs and is sometimes seen in cats. (wikipedia.org)
  • common
  • We've compiled a list of common cat tail injuries so you can best prevent and treat them, and keep that expressive appendage in optimal health. (petmd.com)
  • 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)
  • prevalence
  • We conducted a case-control study of data from a trap-neuter-return (TNR) programme (years 2014-2017) designed to examine the prevalence of zoonotic parasites in free-roaming cats living in urban areas of central Spain. (readbyqxmd.com)
  • Antibody
  • Jarrett, W., L. Mackey, O. Jarrett, H. Laird, and C. Hood (1974) Antibody response and virus survival in cats vaccinated against leukemia. (springer.com)
  • spread
  • Most of these diseases can spread from cat to cat via airborne pathogens or through direct or indirect contact, while others require a vector such as a tick or mosquito. (wikipedia.org)
  • See: Global spread of H5N1#Felidae (cats) Ringworm Cryptococcus Veterinary parasitology studies both external and internal parasites in animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Spread between cats through normal social contact such as grooming is unlikely so the majority of your cats may be FIV-negative when tested. (northstarvetclinic.com)