Feline Leukemia Treatment

Giving a cat medicine

A cat that is infected with the feline leukemia virus (FeLV) should not necessarily be euthanized.  There are some options that pet owners can consider for feline leukemia treatment. They develop the same diseases that affect non-infected cats and can respond favorably to … [Read more...]

Feline Leukemia Vaccine

vaccinating a cat

Keeping cats confined indoors in a feline leukemia virus (FeLV) free household is the simplest form of protection against FeLV infection.  For cats allowed to wander outside, the feline leukemia vaccine (FeLV) provides the best means of protection, however they are not 100% … [Read more...]

Feline Leukemia Testing

cat and kitten

Susceptibility to feline leukemia virus (FeLV) infection is highest in young kittens.  Although the risk of infection is reported in cats of all ages, the rate of infection declines steadily as cats age.  The first vaccine for FeLV was produced in 1985, but there appeared to … [Read more...]

Leukemia Virus in Cats

cat

Leukemia virus in cats (FeLV) is a retrovirus that was first discovered in 1964 in a cat with leukemia.  The virus is associated with a number of different types of illnesses in addition to cancer, including anemia and immunodeficiency.  Although it is called the feline … [Read more...]

Rabies in Dogs and Cats

dog and skunk

What is Rabies in Dogs and Cats? Rabies is a viral disease capable of infecting ANY mammal, including humans, dogs, cats, wildlife, and production animals. It is not carried by, nor does it affect, birds, reptiles, fish, or any other non-mammals. Insects, ticks, and other … [Read more...]

Canine Distemper

Vaccinating your dog is key to preventing canine distemper.

Canine distemper is a virus that causes serious illness.  There is no known cure and the virus affects dogs and certain species of wildlife, such as raccoons, wolves, foxes, and skunks.  The virus is spread through the air and by direct contact with an infected animal.  The … [Read more...]

Parvo Infection in Dogs

Golden Retriever puppy

Canine parvo virus has been around since the 1970s.  It is highly contagious and is passed directly from dog to dog, or indirectly through ingestion of parvo infected dog feces.  Puppies are especially prone to becoming infected with the parvo virus.  When they are first … [Read more...]

Cat Viral Infectious Diseases that are Commonly Vaccinated For

Chocolat the cat

There are various types of cat diseases that are infectious in nature.   This article describes common types of viral infectious diseases that exist in cats for which they are routinely vaccinated. Examples of viruses that cause cat diseases and are commonly vaccinated … [Read more...]

Cat Viral Infectious Diseases that are NOT Commonly Vaccinated For

Over the shoulder stare

Examples of infectious agents that cause diseases in cats and vaccines exist, but are not commonly vaccinated for. These include: Feline Coronavirus:  There are two types of coronaviruses that affect cats.  Testing for the presence of coronaviruses does not differentiate … [Read more...]

Infectious diseases are common types of dog diseases

There are various types of dog diseases that are infectious in nature and this article attempts to describe in general terms common types of viral infectious diseases that exist in dogs. Viruses are a common type of infectious dog diseases Viruses that cause dog diseases … [Read more...]