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Feline Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (Cat Flu)

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Feline upper respiratory tract infections are a common health problem amongst cats. Infections of the feline upper respiratory tract are described as ‘cat flu’. Unlike human flu, which is caused by the influenza virus, cat flu can be caused by a number of different viruses and bacteria. The two most common causes of feline upper respiratory tract infections are feline herpesvirus …

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PFMA Pet Obesity Report 2014: A Nation of Fat Cats and Dogs

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A new pet obesity report, ‘Pet Obesity: Five Years On’ published by the PFMA (Pet food manufacturers’ association) uncovers how the problem of pet obesity has developed over the past five years. Related posts: Causes & Consequences of Canine Obesity The Overweight Cat: Are we Feeding Cats Too Many Treats? Fighting Pet Obesity: Hill’s ‘Lose 60 Tonnes in 6 Months’ …

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Confirmed Bovine Tuberculosis Transmission Between Pets and Owners

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A news release from Public Health England and the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency confirms that two people in England developed bovine tuberculosis (bTB) following contact with an infected domesticated cat. The cat was infected with Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis), the bacterium responsible for causing TB in cattle. A further two people were found to have a latent infection, suggesting …

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