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Companion Animals

Health Issues

Just like we do, our pets can suffer from illness, disease and other health issues and require proper care from the veterinarian and the pet owner. Whenever possible, prevention is always better than cure and this should go hand-in-hand with a healthy lifestyle and appropriate nourishment.

Below are links to useful information on some of the more commonly occurring diseases and health issues amongst pets.  

Feline Panleukopenia Virus (Distemper)

What is it?

Feline Distemper or Panleukopenia Virus (FPV) is a highly contagious viral disease that attacks a cat’s lymph nodes, bone marrow and intestinal tract. It is infectious through contact with an infected cat’s fluids or other contaminated objects.

These include severe diarrhoea, vomiting, dehydration and anaemia which all weaken the immune system, which the leaves the cats vulnerable to other diseases.

Diagnosis and treatment:
There is no cure. All that can be done is support the cat by hospitalisation and intensive care so it can fight the infection.

Can it be prevented?
Vaccines are available and recommended for all cats, starting from when they are kittens.

Transmissible to people?