Feline Leukemia

Feline leukemia is a high-mortality disease caused by the feline leukemia virus (FeLV). FeLV produces immunosuppression, meaning the body is unable to fight off disease, which can then lead to other disease or infections such as respiratory or gastro-intestinal disease. Cats that survive these initial diseases may later develop some form of cancer, hence the [...]

Feline Respiratory Disease

The great majority of feline respiratory diseases result from two easily transmitted infections, feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR), caused by a herpes-virus, and feline calicivirus (FCV), pronounced (kah-LEE-see virus).  FVR and FCV infections result in similar illnesses, characterized by nasal and ocular discharge, conjunctivitis, ulcers of the oral cavity, anorexia, depression and inflammation of the upper [...]

Rabies

What is Rabies? Rabies is an acute viral infection that can affect all warm-blooded animals - including dogs and cats.  The disease is almost always caused by the bite of an infected animal that has rabies virus in its saliva.  Younger animals are usually more susceptible to rabies infection.  And it's always fatal once clinical [...]

Vaccinations for Your Indoor Cat…Why???

Why do I have to vaccinate my indoor cat? “We were carrying groceries in and the cat ran out.” “The realtor showed our house and our cat escaped through an open door.” “We wanted an indoor cat but this kitten was definitely an outdoor cat.” Vaccines provide our pets with the opportunity to live longer, [...]