Oral/nasal exposure, aerosolized droplets
|Fever, nasal and ocular discharge, anorexia, oral ulcers|| |
Clinical presentation; titer can be run
|Supportive care including antibiotics, cage rest and fluids|| |
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
Bites are the primary route, shed in saliva of positive cats
Stomatitis, gingivitis, periodontal disease, respiratory issues, intestinal problems, skin problems recurrent urinary tract infections
ELISA; Western Blot test
No specific treatment; treat each condition as it is presented
|Feline Infectious Peritonitis||Feline Enteric Corona Virus||Mother-kitten is main form of transmission, virus is also secreted via oral and respiratory systems, can be transmitted by feces||Fever, anorexia, dehydration, anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, distended abdomen, jaundice||Clinical presentation||Supportive care; once clinical illness develops it is always fatal||Feline Infectious Peritonitis|
|Feline Leukemia Virus||Retrovirus||Cat to cat bites, grooming, oronasal contact with infectious saliva, transplacental and transmammary||Upper respiratory issues, persistent diarrhea, gingivitis, fever, chronic infection; many symptoms can point to Feline Leukemia Virus infection||ELISA, IFA, PCR||Supportive care of the symptoms patient presents with||Feline Leukemia Virus|
|Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis||Feline Herpes Virus||Aerosol exposure, contact with contaminated fomite||Sneezing, nasal and ocular discharge, fever, anorexia||Clinical presentation||Antibiotics to treat secondary infections; ophthalmic ointments||Feline Upper Respiratory Infection|
|Panleukopenia||Feline Parvovirus||Direct contact with animal or secretions, oropharyngeal contact with contaminated fomite (such as hands, tables, clothes)||Sudden onset diarrhea, vomiting, severe dehydration||ELISA, CBC||Supportive care including fluids to restore electrolyte balance, antibiotics to treat secondary infection||Feline Distemper (Panleukopenia)|
|Viral encephalitis||Animal bites, transplacental, transmammary, eating a dead rabid animal||Altered behavior, aggressiveness, progressive paralysis, death||Immunofluorescence Antibody Technique||None||Rabies|
Vaccinations are one of the key components to your cats health. Vaccinations keep your cat and your family safe from preventable diseases. Our veterinarians will design a customized vaccine schedule for your kitten, adult cat and senior cat based on his or her lifestyle and needs. Our vaccine recommendations are always based on up-to-date research and the incidence of disease in our area to maximize protection against the diseases your cat is likely to be exposed to.
Vaccines are divided into two classes, “core” vaccines and “non-core” vaccines. Core vaccines are recommended for all cats, and non-core vaccines are recommended for cats depending on their lifestyle.
Core cat vaccines include:
- Feline panleukopenia (distemper)
- Feline viral rhinotracheitis
- Feline calicivirus,
Non-core cat vaccines include:
- Feline leukemia (FeLV)
- Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)
The vaccination requirements and schedule varies for kittens, adult cats, and senior cats. Please call us today to schedule a wellness exam and vaccinations for your cat.
A cat's health is at risk if not treated monthly for internal and external parasites. There are many options to choose from to keep your pet healthy. Our staff would be glad to give recommendations for your pet.