Cats, like any other creature, are susceptible to a variety of infectious diseases that can have serious consequences on health and well-being. One such infectious disease that cat lovers need to have an understanding of is feline leukemia. This viral infection is truly one to avoid when possible, and at Carriage Hills Animal Hospital we are here to arm you with the knowledge you need to do so.
The Pathophysiology Behind Feline Leukemia
While the leukemia that affects our human loved-ones is the result of a cancerous process, feline leukemia is actually caused by an infectious virus. Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is a retrovirus, similar to HIV in people. It results in a serious infection that may appear even several years after exposure to the virus. Continue…
While most families are busily preparing for a new school season, with shopping for school supplies and getting the kids health checkups in order, it is a good time to remember that our furry friends also require consistent pet wellness care. Keeping your pet on schedule for those important vaccines and parasite control is vital to overall health and happiness.
At Carriage Hills Animal Hospital, we’re celebrating National Pet Immunization month by reminding pet parents that “back to school” prep can also include your four-legged kiddos.