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FIP Virus in Cats (Feline infectious peritonitis)

Paul Manktelow.  Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a very rare fatal viral disease of cats caused by infection with feline coronavirus (FCoV).  Many cats throughout the world are infected with FCoV but only show mild transient disease such as diarrhoea, some show no disease at all.   Occasionally the viral infection will develop into FIP; it […]

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Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV)

Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV)

Paul Manktelow.  Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV) is a retrovirus with many similarities to Feline Immunodeficiency virus (FIV).  Infection with FeLV is serious and can lead to severe anaemia, neoplasia (cancer) and suppression of the immune system.  Infection can very often be fatal. This articles gives you some detailed information on this very serious disease in […]

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Ear Disease in Cats (Otitis Externa)

Paul Manktelow.  Ear disease, or Otitis Externa, is one of the most common problems seen in animals at a veterinary consultation.  Any breed of dog or cat can suffer from ear problems. This article gives you information on how to recognise signs of ear disease in cats, come causes, how your vet may treat and […]

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Diarrhoea in Cats

Paul Manktelow.  Diarrhoea is an increase in the volume or fluidity of faeces due to an increase in faecal water content.  It is not a disease itself but a sign of many different diseases.  The severity of diarrhoea ranges from mild cases which resolve spontaneously to severe cases which can progress to fatal outcomes. This […]

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Dental Problems in Cats

Paul Manktelow.  Dental disease is one of the most common conditions seen in veterinary medicine and cats are often presented with very decayed teeth.  Many dental problems are picked up during routine check up and owners are often not aware of them until the late stages when the teeth are very decayed. some tell tale […]

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Bladder Problems in Cats (Blocked Bladders)

Bladder problems in cats are a relatively common occurrence in veterinary medicine and range from simple uncomplicated cystitis to more serious instances of obstruction and blocked bladder.  The latter disease seems to primarily affect male cats whose narrow urethras are more easily blocked. Severe cases are considered life threatening veterinary emergencies and cats with blocked […]

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