Coronavirus in cats: symptoms, treatment, prevention
Every owner knows how hard it is when Pets get sick. And the first thing in this case, you have to do is contact your veterinarian. Only a qualified specialist can make the correct diagnosis and time to carry out effective treatment. Today we want to talk about the coronavirus in cats. It is a severe disease annually claims the lives of tens of Pets. Especially among unvaccinated cats. However vaccination is not always 100% guarantee that your pet will not get sick. Therefore, it is important to know what is the disease, not to miss the first symptoms, when the animal can still be saved.
What is the disease
Coronavirus in cats is an infectious disease, which is the causative agent of Feline Coronavirus (FCoV). This is a very insidious and contagious virus that attacks almost all cats that encounter with him. That is why vaccination is the best assistant for each owner, especially if your pet freely on the street and can contact with other cats. Below we will elaborate on the peculiarities of the disease and first aid that you were fully prepared.
Coronavirus in cats: symptoms
We have already slightly touched upon the manifestation of the disease, but now consider this question in more detail. Of course, the emergence of a variety of symptoms depends on the severity of the course of infection. Let us separately consider the expression enteritis virus and infectious peritonitis, which some veterinarians believe the complication of the underlying disease. In fact it is just a related strain of the same disease.
So, coronavirus enteritis. By the way, other Pets, in particular dogs, it is not transmitted. In dogs there is another form of enteritis, which flows with its own characteristics. It is characterized primarily by symptoms of disorders of the bowel. It is diarrhea, sometimes vomiting, possible disorders of appetite, but these symptoms may pass by themselves. Sometimes they are joined by watery eyes or a runny nose. However, the condition of the cat must be closely monitored. Prolonged diarrhea leads to the fact that the body is weakened, and therefore, there is every chance that the intestinal type of infection will become a chronic disease with a protracted course and may be fatal.