Feline: symptoms and course of the disease
Feline is a highly contagious and dangerous cats disease (FeLV) is triggered by an infection with feline leukemia virus. After the outbreak it is incurable and ends unfortunately fatal.
Feline: shelter cats and outdoor cats are particularly at risk.
Feline is transmitted from cat to cat. The risk of infection is especially great for animals that are not vaccinated and have frequent contact with other cats. In animal shelter Cats, Freigängern or cats that come from breeders, an appropriate vaccination should therefore not be neglected. How to recognize the symptoms of the disease:
Symptoms of Feline
Feline is – like so many cat diseases – associated with symptoms that are not always clear. Most stir forth by the heavily weakened immune system of the cat. The diseased animal looks tired, listless and is prone to colds and more serious diseases such as cat flu and feline distemper.
loss of appetite, breathlessness, indigestion and frequent fever may be added as symptoms. Through their anemia affected animals have pale mucous membranes, suddenly lose weight and often have gingivitis. Your wounds heal poorly and they can get tumors.
Diagnostics By the veterinarian
Feline not actually breaks out at each infected cat. Some animals have a strong immune system so that they can defeat the pathogen itself. Therefore, the vet every few weeks should repeatedly perform a blood test, because it alone can bring certainty whether an animal is ill.
As long as the causative agent of the disease can be detected in the blood, affected animals are of course still contagious to other cats, even if they do not fall ill. If there are multiple cats in a household, all animals should always for suspected feline therefore be tested.
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History of the Feline
Unfortunately, it is already too late for a cure when symptoms of the disease have occurred and the cat has not defeated the pathogen itself. A drug against the virus does not exist. Nevertheless, a veterinarian help to alleviate the symptoms, to prolong the life expectancy of the cat.
At the outbreak of the disease affected animals over time are becoming weaker and are delivered by the reduced defenses dangerous diseases that can be fatal. Is the cat scratch disease already well advanced discovery, the vet will probably advise you to euthanize the animal.