Feline leukemia virus (FeLV)

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV)

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) is second only to trauma as the leading cause of death in cats, killing 85% of persistently infected felines within three years of diagnosis. The virus commonly causes anemia or lymphoma, but because it suppresses the immune system, it can also predispose cats to deadly infections.

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Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)

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In infected cats, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) attacks the immune system, leaving the cat vulnerable to many other infections. Although cats infected with FIV may appear normal for years, they eventually suffer from this immune deficiency, which allows normally harmless bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi found in the everyday environment to potentially cause severe illnesses. The median survival time for a cat diagnosed with FIV is approximately five years.

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Feline Coronavirus (FCoV)

Feline Coronavirus (FCoV)

What are Coronavirus?

Coronavirus is most often found in young cats or multi-cat households where it is spread through feces and airborne contaminants. Fatalities most often occur in cats who are young or have a weakened immune system. Coronavirus in cats, or Feline Infectious Peritonitis, is a viral disease caused by certain strains of feline Coronavirus. Though most strains of feline Coronavirus do not cause the disease to occur, some strains can cause symptoms that range from mild to severe. These strains may also mutate in the cat's body, becoming Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus (FIPV). This virus attacks the immune system and vital organs, resulting in the death of the cat. 

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Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIPV)

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What is Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)?

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is a fatal viral disease caused by a strain of virus called Feline Coronavirus (FCoV). Many cats carry this worldwide virus. FIP is much more prevalent in multi-cat households, shelters, and breeding colonies. Most cats carry the Feline Enteric Coronavirus (FECV) which, rarely causes disease in itself. When the feline Coronavirus mutates into a strain of the virus that has the ability to cause disease it is referred to as the FIP virus. It is fortunate that the mutation only occurs rarely.

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Food for Scottish Fold / Stright Cats

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Nutritional Recommendations for Scottish Fold / Stright Cats and kittens.

Proper nutrition is essential for your furry pet to maintain good health and a beautiful appearance. The easiest way to feed you cat is to purchase premium commercial cat food. However, those who are willing to spend more time and effort taking care of their cats may choose a more complicated and expensive, yet more healthy, way to feed their animals by creating a menu based on natural products. A cat is a predator; therefore, its nutrition should consist mainly of meat.

However, the opinions of feline owners differ on which meat to use and how it should be prepared. Some give their cats raw meat, some boil it and some cook it in a microwave. So, which is best?

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Spay / Neuter Your Pet

By spaying or neutering your pet, you’ll help control the pet homelessness crisis, which results in millions of healthy dogs and cats being euthanized in the United States each year simply because there aren’t enough homes to go around. There are also medical and behavioral benefits to spaying (female pets) and neutering (male pets) your animals.

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