• viral
  • Viral diseases in cats can be serious, especially in catteries and kennels. (wikipedia.org)
  • Feline panleukopenia (also called feline infectious enteritis , feline 'distemper ,' and feline ataxia or incoordination ) is a highly contagious viral disease of cats characterized by its sudden onset, fever, inappetence (loss of appetite), dehydration, depression, vomiting, decreased numbers of circulating white blood cells (leukopenia), and often a high mortality rate. (maxshouse.com)
  • FIV is an enveloped virus and, similar to other lentiviruses, has a virion diameter of 105-125 nm and includes a host cell-acquired membrane with viral glycoproteins protruding as spike-like projections [ 1 , 3 ]. (mdpi.com)
  • Other epidemics of viral diseases that depend on large concentrations of people, such as mumps, rubella and polio, also first occurred at this time. (wikipedia.org)
  • Transmission
  • Transmission of FPV occurs most commonly by direct contact with infected cats or their excretions. (maxshouse.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Felidae
  • See: Global spread of H5N1#Felidae (cats) Ringworm Cryptococcus Veterinary parasitology studies both external and internal parasites in animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cats, and possibly other Felidae, are the only hosts that can shed the environmentally resistant oocysts of T gondii . (aasv.org)
  • Flea
  • 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)
  • bite
  • B. henselae is most often transmitted through a cat scratch or bite, though ticks and fleas may also act as vectors. (wikipedia.org)
  • immunity
  • This acquired immunity is only passed down to offspring temporarily, by antibodies in breast milk and other antibodies that cross the placenta from the mother's blood to the unborn child's. (wikipedia.org)
  • diseases
  • Indoor cats are not exposed to a lot of diseases and cat fights, and will have a higher life expectancy. (vetinfo.com)
  • 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)
  • Beyond the neonatal period, chorioretinitis can be diagnosed in diverse clinical conditions and can reflect newly acquired diseases or reactivation. (medscape.com)