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Cat Neuters and Spays: The Basics
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Cat Neuters and Spays: The Basics

Having your pet spayed (ovariohysterectomy) or neutered (castrated) is an inexpensive and realistic method of pet population control. The number of unwanted adult and young animals that are euthanized each year in the United States...

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September 14, 2017
Feline Infectious Peritonitis: Cat FIP
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Feline Infectious Peritonitis: Cat FIP

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a contagious viral disease of cats. Young and old cats appear to be most susceptible; however, cats of all ages can become infected. The disease is worldwide and affects exotic...

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September 14, 2017
Feline Leukemia
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Feline Leukemia

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is one of the major causes of illness and death in domestic cats. The virus is contagious and spreads primarily through intimate nose-to-nose contact with infected saliva. This very often occurs...

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September 14, 2017
Feline Viral Respiratory Disease
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Feline Viral Respiratory Disease

Most infectious upper respiratory diseases of cats are due to two highly contagious viruses: feline herpesvirus (also known as feline viral rhinotracheitis – FVR) and feline calicivirus (FCV). Both viruses cause similar clinical symptoms in...

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September 14, 2017
Feline Distemper (Feline Panleukopenia)
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Feline Distemper (Feline Panleukopenia)

Feline distemper (feline panleukopenia virus, or FPV) is a severe, highly contagious viral disease of cats. It occurs most frequently in kittens, where the mortality rate is high. Protection from vaccines is very effective; therefore,...

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September 14, 2017
Whipworms (Trichuriasis)
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Whipworms (Trichuriasis)

Whipworms are small thread-like parasites that embed deep within the lining of the colon (large intestine) and cecum. Trichuris vulpis, the canine whipworm, is a common parasite and is a major cause of diarrhea in the...

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September 14, 2017