URIs in Cats

If you’ve ever owned a cat then you are probably aware of the different health conditions that some cats can face even if your cat hasn’t experienced them. For instance, cats can have FeLV or the Feline Leukemia Virus which dogs don’t have. Cats can also develop URIs which are referred to as Upper Respiratory Infections which dogs can also develop (although different from the type cat’s have). There are different types of URIs in cats. One of the more common URI is the calicivirus and feline herpes virus. These conditions are extremely contagious. Infected cats should be kept separate from non-infected cats. Although there are no specific symptoms (since the type of illness can vary), you may still be able to tell if your cat is ill simply by behavioral changes. For instance, if your normally active cat is lethargic then you should call your veterinarians Dutchess County, NY to schedule an appointment. 


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