• 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)
  • disease
  • FIV is a transmissible disease that occurs more often in males because of their tendency to be more aggressive, and because they are more likely to roam, thereby increasing their exposure to the virus. (petmd.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)
  • Researchers have discovered that large numbers of North American cats carry antibodies for the disease (meaning that the cats have been infected at some point in their lives). (encyclopedia.com)
  • One study estimated that for every 100,000 Americans there are only 2.5 cases of cat-scratch disease each year. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Children and teenagers appear to be the most likely victims of cat-scratch disease, although the possibility exists that the disease may be more common among adults than previously thought. (encyclopedia.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Most people recover completely from a bout of cat-scratch disease. (encyclopedia.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Severe, progressive and disseminated disease may occur in HIV patients. (wikipedia.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)
  • Bartonella
  • 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)
  • Felidae
  • See: Global spread of H5N1#Felidae (cats) Ringworm Cryptococcus Veterinary parasitology studies both external and internal parasites in animals. (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)
  • antibiotics
  • Antibiotics are prescribed in some cases, particularly when complications occur or the lymph nodes remain swollen and painful for more than two or three months, but there is no agreement among doctors about when and how they should be used. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Treatment
  • A telephone survey of U.S. households conducted in 1994 led researchers to estimate that 3,737,000 dog bites not requiring medical attention occurred in the United States that year, versus 757,000 that required medical treatment. (encyclopedia.com)