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Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) in Cats & Kittens

Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith FIP is a viral disease of cats that can affect many systems of the body. It is a progressive disease and almost always fatal. It is found worldwide and affects not only domestic cats, but many wild ones as well, including cougars, bobcats, lynx, lions, and cheetahs. What causes FIP? FIP is caused by a virus.
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Canine Influenza: Pet Owners’ Guide

By AVMA Canine influenza (CI, or dog flu) in the U.S. is caused by the canine influenza virus (CIV), an influenza A virus. It  is highly contagious and easily spread from infected dogs to other dogs through direct contact, nasal secretions (through barking, coughing or sneezing), contaminated objects (kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and leashes), and by people moving between infected and
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Why Do So Many Domestic Cats Have Chronic Kidney Failure?

By Dr. Becker Chronic kidney disease is also called chronic renal disease and chronic renal failure. It means the kidneys have been gradually and irreversibly deteriorating over a period of months or years. Chronic renal failure is unfortunately extremely common in older domestic cats and is a leading cause of death in kitties. Certain breeds of cats seem predisposed to developing chronic kidney disease,
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The Importance of Cat Dental Health

By Bob H. Hamilton Although obviously different in most regards, cats and humans are similar in that they share many of the same oral problems.  Your cat can develop oral problems such as periodontal disease and stomatitis.  These two conditions, among various others, can be very painful. Many of these conditions can be prevented by caring for your cat’s teeth properly.  One of the
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