Tagged: bacterial infection

The swollen hand of Henrik Kriegbaum Plettner bitten by a rescue cat which eventually killed him

Can a domestic cat kill a person?

A domestic cat cannot kill a person outright. That’ll apply to any person from a toddler to an adult. But the salient word is “outright”. There is at least one way a domestic cat...

Cat with flu

Do antibiotics cure cat flu?

No, antibiotics will not help genuine cat flu because this infectious disease is caused by a virus and antibiotics are prescribed to cure bacterial infections not viral infections. However, often a viral infection can...

What causes infectious diseases in cats?

Infectious diseases are caused by bacteria, viruses, protozoa or fungi. These organisms invade the cat’s body. The cat becomes a host and they cause illness. They are all pathogens. They are infectious because they...

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