Feline Enteritis, also named as Feline Panleucopenia, which is considered to be the most dangerous virus to affect cats. This virus is of high rate of contagious and causing death among ages under 12 months. Pregnant cats with this illness are much likely to lose their young or give birth to cats with abnormalities. The symptoms include depression, inappetance plus uncontrollable vomiting and diarrhoea, etc. In addition, the virus spreads =so easily that those severely contaminated areas may need special disinfectant to have a cleaning. Those cats that have been confirmed to recover may continue to deliver the virus for certain time and infect other animals.
Feline Respiratory Disease (Cat Flu)
Feline Respiratory Disease, commly known as ‘Cat Flu’. About 90% of the illnesses with feline respiratory was caused by Feline Herpesvirus and/or Feline Calicivirus. Cats in all ages especially young cats are much likely to be affected. It is of high infectivity, the symptoms of ot include sneezing, coughing, runny eyes, nasal discharge, inappetence, etc. The death rate of this virus remains rather low expect young kittens. However, the contagious cycle is rather long that those cats recovered may still continue to carry the virus and infect to other cats in a long time period.
Feline AIDS is caused by infection with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), which would affect the cat’s immune system. other diseases may be heavily affected with their natural defense against attack, which is much similar to human HIV. Fortunately, this disease is not transmittable to humans.
FIV is always caused by infected cats biting, and the symptom of the disease often reflects in saliva. However, some infected cats have no sign of the disease while others may demonstrate initial symptoms including fever, inappetence, diarrhoea, lethargy and swollen lymph nodes. As the disease gets serious, there would be different symptoms such as weight loss, sores in and around the mouth, eye lesions, poor coat and chronic infections until the immune system becomes too weak to fight with other illness and disease. Finally the cat may die from one of these subsequent infections. Australia, unfortunately, there are a lot of cats infected with this disease.