The identification of subclinical disease in animals, which can shed the organism over long periods and thus be the source of infection for other members of a herd, is more difficult. Requip is used to cover the lack of dopamine and alleviate symptoms such as Parkinson’s disease, such as stiffness, tremors, muscle spasms, and poor muscle control. Written by: Suzanne Craig BVCs – Small Animal Vet, based at Balclutha and used in the local newspaper (The Leader) in the monthly Pet Corner section. Many small kittens have a bloated appearance known as “worm belly”. We use MMS as a preventative measure too – make a dose and mix in canned food weekly. This vaccine protects your cat cat herpes virus, feline calicivirus and feline panleukopenia. Sometimes antibiotics are prescribed to treat secondary bacterial infection, but the virus has to run its course.

Stress can cause cats to loose remission from their symptoms, so reducing stress is the key to help any cat with respiratory herpes. It is necessary to see a veterinarian for treatment of tapeworms. There are many types of GI disease, and treatment differs between the types of disease. The signs of shock can vary and may include a weak or forceful pulse, shallow or deep breathing, nervousness, and a dazed appearance. Although the condition is not common for cats, it does tend to have a higher rate of occurrence in purebred cats. When treated with Clindamycin, this has been proven to have great success in preventing the mutation. There are no drugs to treat viral infections and supportive care is necessary.

Different broad-spectrum antibiotics like sulfadimadine, gentamicin, ampicillin can be used, but only after a sensitivity test to see how well a specific cat will tolerate the medications. Even if this test is negative, the doctor may recommend treatment because adult worms do not shed their eggs into the feces with every bowel movement resulting in a possible false negative. Myxomatosis is spread from rabbit to rabbit very quickly, and thrives in unclean environments. The disease may be fatal if not treated promptly, and some animals die even with treatment. These then spread to the anus and genital area. razor bumps are usually red bumps that can not be raised. Myxomatosis is a virus spread by fleas, mites and biting flies such as mosquitos.

Bacteria may be a route cause of IBD. Multi-cat households also present a higher risk. The additional signs of loss of appetite, weakness, vomiting, dehydration, and occasionally a strong odor of acetone on the breath which may indicate a dangerous state in a diabetic called ketoacidosis. The symptoms include poor body condition and coat, anorexia, diarrhea and jaundice. For some cases of diarrhea, it may be necessary to modify the diet permanently. If something new was introduced into their diet, try cutting it back out. Pregnant cats can transmit the disease to their kittens while they are in the womb.

Parvovirus is extremely contagious and can be transmitted by any person, animal or object that comes in contact with an infected dog’s feces. Spread by the feces and urine of infected cats, this virus attacks their immune system leaving the animal unable to fight infection. Spread by the feces and urine of infected cats, this virus attacks their immune system leaving the animal unable to fight infection. By maintaining a healthy gastrointestinal tract, probiotics help the immune system protect itself from germs that cause all sorts of maladies. A series of injections is used to treat the rabies virus. Like feline calicivirus it is a type of ‘cat flu’ as its symptoms include fever, sneezing, conjunctivitis and discharge from the eyes. As it enters the blood stream it can then affect the eyes, liver and kidneys.

Colitis can occur because of pancreatitis, cancer, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), or irritable bowel disease (IBD). Antibiotics are also commonly administered. Commonly called ‘cat flu’ as its symptoms include sneezing, fever, discharge from the nose and eyes, and mouth ulcers. Symptoms include runny eyes, sneezing, nasal discharge, fever, drooling, and ulcers on the tongue or palate. Ear mites are responsible for 50 – 84% of all ear infections in cats. Treatment has an approximately 85% success rate. The symptoms of parvo include lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea with or without blood, loss of appetite, and dehydration.

Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea and dehydration. Spread by contact with feces from infected dogs, it mainly affects puppies, but can also be seen in dogs that have not had regular booster vaccinations. Severe infections can cause organ failure and death. We recommend the safer one-year vaccine because it has no adjuvant (additive) vs. The kittens will run through the bowl and the dried milk on the fur and skin can cause ringworms and other skin and fur problems. A bacteria-based disease usually spread by infected water.