• AIDS
  • This form of the disease affects mainly immunocompromised individuals, particularly AIDS patients. (maxshouse.com)
  • Some North American veterinarians hold the position that people with compromised immune systems, due to conditions such as AIDS, should have their cats declawed to prevent health risks to themselves. (wikipedia.org)
  • adult cats
  • Behavior of adult cats between them is determined by strong tensions created by territory defense, rejection of opponents, rivalry or sexuality. (kittycathouses.com)
  • Kittens pose a greater risk than cats and pass the bacterium onto their owners more often than adult cats. (medic8.com)
  • Kittens are more likely to carry the bacteria in their blood, and therefore may be more likely to transmit the disease than adult cats. (wikipedia.org)
  • Common
  • 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. (kcbd.com)
  • Here are just a few of the more common anomalies seen in cats. (petmd.com)
  • I'm here to talk to you about some common health problems of cats which includes broken bones and some skin conditions. (cathabits.com)
  • Flee allergies are very common, and your veterinarian may diagnose your cat with this. (cathabits.com)
  • The most common way to treat flee allergies in cats is actually to control the flees themselves. (cathabits.com)
  • Other conditions that can contribute to this disease include physical trauma, tumors of the urinary tract, intentional urinary retention (a common behavior seen in cats not given a suitable place to void (e.g., no litterbox or dirty litterbox)), congenital abnormalities and neurological problems. (wikipedia.org)
  • The breed is mostly free from common feline diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • FCoV is common in places where large groups of cats are housed together indoors (e.g. breeding catteries, animal shelters, etc. (wikipedia.org)
  • Feline leukemia used to be one of the most common killers of cats and about 85% died within three years of their diagnosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lymph node enlargement is recognized as a common sign of infectious, autoimmune, or malignant disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bites from certain venomous snakes such as the pit viper Unknown: Kikuchi disease, progressive transformation of germinal centers, sarcoidosis, hyaline-vascular variant of Castleman's disease, Rosai-Dorfman disease, Kawasaki disease, Kimura disease Benign lymphadenopathy is a common biopsy finding, and may often be confused with malignant lymphoma. (wikipedia.org)
  • veterinarian
  • Fortunately, you can help your cat recover with treatment from your veterinarian and the right nutrition. (hillspet.com)
  • To have a proper diagnosis, one must take their cat to a veterinarian who will perform multiple blood tests to look for the antibodies for FeFV. (wikipedia.org)
  • retrovirus
  • Feline foamy virus or Feline syncytial virus (FeFV or FFV) is a retrovirus and belongs to the family Retroviridae and the subfamily Spumaretroviridae There has been controversy on whether FeFV is nonpathogenic as the virus is generally asymptomatic in affected cats and does not cause disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • herpes
  • He's had issues with allergies and feline herpes since he was 1 year old, which manifest in sneezing and runny eyes with discolored discharge. (askariel.com)
  • The herpes virus is usually transmitted from the mother or father cat, or other cats that were around when they were born. (cathabits.com)
  • Vaccinate
  • The decision to vaccinate against a certain disease should be based on an individual risk assessment, taking into account the lifestyle, age, health status, and vaccination history of the cat, as well as the local disease incidence. (vetweb.cz)
  • bacterial
  • GP-51, a specific glycosaminoglycan, lines healthy bladders of felines, where it prevents bacterial adherence and protects the bladder from the toxic properties of urine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Signs
  • This easy-to-use reference for cat owners is divided into two sections: the first lists signs of diseases and health problems alphabetically, and the second provides details of the signs, causes and treatments of the health problems diagnosed with the help of the first section. (alibris.com)
  • Hi I'm here today to tell you a few signs you might start to see if your cat has liver problems. (cathabits.com)
  • Sometimes cats show no signs at all that they have liver problems though. (cathabits.com)
  • The older term, Feline urologic syndrome (FUS) was renamed to discourage the perception that the clinical signs seen represent one disease with one cause. (wikipedia.org)
  • urine
  • An abundance of certain minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium --- often found in grocery store brand cat food --- can cause crystals to form in the urine, which sometimes leads to urinary stones. (hillspet.com)
  • Commercial feline diets now limit the amount of magnesium and add acidifiers in the food to increase urine acidity, thereby reducing the likelihood of struvite formation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Oxalate uroliths are not dissolvable in cat urine and have to be removed surgically, barring those small enough to pass out the urinary tract. (wikipedia.org)
  • Urine acidification has been induced in felines by using ethylenediamine dihydrochloride, DL- methonine, ascorbic acid, ammonium chloride, calcium chloride phosphoric acid, and sodium bisulphate. (wikipedia.org)
  • A syringe can be used to suck up the urine from the floor when a cat urinates inappropriately and then squirted onto the test strip. (wikipedia.org)
  • Breeds
  • Here are seven dog breeds at risk for heart disease. (petmd.com)
  • They're not simply something that hits an elderly cat or a disease that is particular to one or two breeds. (vetinfo.com)
  • For example, in regions where formal cat fancy is in its infancy, naturally occurring native varieties - landraces - can be classified as minority breeds when attempts at selective breeding have begun to produce a formal natural breed with consistent traits, as is ongoing with the Aegean and Van cats. (wikipedia.org)
  • stray
  • Since there is no cure, it is important to keep your cat indoors (and away from contact with stray cats) and vaccinated. (kcbd.com)
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinarians do recognize that there are components that may contribute to the prevalence of the disease. (hillspet.com)
  • Veterinarians believe feeding a bladder health cat food with restricted amounts of these minerals can assist in the dissolution of some types of stones that have formed in a cat's urinary tract. (hillspet.com)
  • Throughout the years, veterinarians and cat owners alike have noticed weird and interesting genetic variations in their patients and pets. (petmd.com)
  • The European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases is an independent panel of 17 leading veterinarians from ten European countries, with an expertise in immunology, vaccinology and/or feline medicine. (vetweb.cz)
  • viruses
  • A blood test is available to determine if your cat has been exposed to this family of viruses, but this is an antibody test and does not provide a definitive diagnosis. (kcbd.com)
  • diagnosis
  • It is also looking into means of contributing to veterinary education in the field of feline medicine and of setting up a quality control system for laboratories for the diagnosis of feline pathogens. (vetweb.cz)
  • Non-effusive FIP diagnosis should be considered when the following criteria are met: History: the cat is young (under 2 years old) and purebred: over 70% of cases of FIP are in pedigree kittens. (wikipedia.org)
  • Non-effusive FIP can be ruled out as a diagnosis if the cat is seronegative, provided the antibody test has excellent sensitivity. (wikipedia.org)
  • include
  • Smaller registries include the Rare and Exotic Feline Registry (REFR), The Dwarf Cat Association (TDCA), and others. (wikipedia.org)
  • all of these genera include species that are challenging to control and have long been recognised as effective vectors of various important human and animal diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • Upper
  • Diseases of the stomach and upper intestinal tract are the primary cause for this type of vomiting. (petmd.com)
  • prevalence
  • Prevalence of antibodies to B. henselae in cats varies widely in different geographic regions, with highest rates occurring in warm, humid areas. (maxshouse.com)
  • Serology: the cat has a high antibody titre to FCoV: this parameter should be used with caution, because of the high prevalence of FCoV in breeding and rescue catteries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Despite the prevalence of elective onychectomy in North America, no standard practices exist regarding the surgical techniques or surgical tools used, the administration of post-operative analgesics or other follow-up care, or the optimal age or other attributes of cats undergoing the procedure. (wikipedia.org)
  • inflammation
  • Cats with interstitial cystitis (internal link), or inflammation of the bladder, excrete lower amounts of GP-51 along with other glycosaminoglycans, leaving the lining of the bladder exposed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Centers
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control affirms declawing as an option, but acknowledges the controversy and offers the alternative of avoiding situations where scratching might occur. (wikipedia.org)
  • vaccines
  • The best prevention is to keep your cat indoors, up-to-date on vaccines, and away from strange animals. (kcbd.com)
  • We are proud to be associated with this very practical tool and hope it will contribute to the health and welfare of cats and to enhancing the importance of the annual vaccination interview, added Pascal Fayard, Marketing Director for pet and equine vaccines EMEA* for Merial, the company committed to supporting the ongoing activities of the ABCD. (vetweb.cz)
  • cases
  • In most cases, foul feline smells are a sign that something is seriously wrong. (petmd.com)
  • The liver is prone to damage from a variety of systems within the body, but most cases of liver disease in cats are treatable. (petfinder.com)
  • In rare cases, the hyperthyroid disease is a secondary disease and may be caused by tumors in the thyroid area. (vetinfo.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)
  • veterinary
  • One licensed veterinary technician describes the side effects of declawing cats-and they're not pretty. (petmd.com)
  • Although no precise figures are available, peer-reviewed veterinary journal articles estimate that approximately 25% of domestic cats in North America have been declawed. (wikipedia.org)
  • North America
  • the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) in the UK, the Fédération Internationale Féline (FiFE) in continental Europe, the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) in North America, or the more recent World Cat Federation based in Germany. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] In North America, declawing is commonly performed on cats to prevent damage to household possessions by scratching and to prevent scratching of people. (wikipedia.org)