Infection

Coronavirus causing cat FIP and coronavirus causing human Covid-19 distinguished

Currently, there is tendency, because of the plethora of information and news online about the coronavirus pandemic, to blur the…

3 months ago

Protecting cats from Triple E

Early warning: My research on this indicates a danger for cats. The byword is that caution is required when spraying…

9 months ago

Identifying Carrier States of Disease in Shelter Cats

It is important for a shelter worker to understand the common carrier states of disease so they can best recognize…

11 months ago

What percentage of cats have herpes?

The question in the title is online and appears to be asking for the percentage of cats that are suffering…

2 years ago

Women who have a cat and have just become pregnant should read this

In the UK, 1 in 12 pregnant women get rid of their cat because of the fear that the cat…

2 years ago

What is vertical transmission of pathogens in cats?

Whereas horizontal transmission of pathogens (germs) is between one cat to another both of whom are are not in a…

2 years ago

Can I catch a cold from my cat?

Can I catch a cold from my cat? No, you can't. Most infectious diseases are species-specific. They only affect a…

2 years ago

My Neighbors’ Cat Gave My Cat Herpes Virus. Should They Pay My Veterinary Bills?

My neighbors' cat gave my cat herpes virus. Should they pay my veterinary bills? The answer is probably no because…

2 years ago

My previous cat was euthanised after having feline herpesvirus. Do I need to clean the whole house before I get another cat?

I received a question from a visitor to my website which is published below. I recently had to have my…

3 years ago

Vaccination in Cat Shelters Is Absolutely Essential

A recent article by Elisa Black-Taylor about an outbreak of feline panleukopenia (aka feline parvovirus, feline distemper) at the Hartnett…

3 years ago