Cat Flu

Cat flu is a collective term used for infections of the upper respiratory tract of felines. It is highly contagious especially in cats that have not received the flu vaccine. Kittens and non-vaccinated cats are the most susceptible to the infection. Two types of viruses have been associated with cat flu. These are feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR) and feline calicivirus (FCV). Some cats are just carriers and don’t show any clinical signs. However, they have the ability to transmit the infection. The virus can stay in the system of some cats for life. Cat flu symptoms are similar to flu in humans. There is coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge, runny eyes which may be inflamed, and inappetence. The nasal and eye discharges tend to be clear in the early stage of the infection but will turn yellowish-green when there is secondary bacteria infection. Consult with your Webster, NY veterinarian about the best way to protect your pet cat against the flu. Visit this link for more information:


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