KITTEN VIRUSES

There are quite a few cat viruses which new kitten owners should know about, first though all of the Llynfi Valley Sphynx Kittens will leave to their new homes with their nessasary vaccinations against the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), and also the Feline Leukaemia Virus (Felv).

These vaccines are very essential for protecting your kittens from the above contagious diseases..

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Types of Viruses

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus FIV) belongs to the family of retrovirus a group called lentivirus its characteristics are quite similar to that of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) both viral infections.

There is no risk of infection for people in contact with Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) in positive cats…

New Owners can protect their cat from Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) by preventing them from not having contact with any infected cats. Spaying and neutering your cat eliminates the mating process and therefore the spread of this disease…

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Feline Leukaemia Virus (Felv)

Feline Leukaemia Virus (Felv) also belongs to the retroviruses and can progressively weaken a cats immune system to illness, and forming a secondary infection.
This particular virus is spread by infected cats through their nasal secretions, and having regular social contact, eating out of the same food bowls where the virus could be eaten, and the use of litter trays together have all again are risks factors.
However the virus can be spread through cat fighting and biting one another, and if a queen is infected with Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV) then any kittens born will also be infected..

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Feline Calici Virus (FCV)

Feline Calici Virus (FCV) Is a upper respiratory cat virus that causes flu-like symptoms this particular  virus Is spread through Infected cats via their salvia secretions from Infected cats, and also spread through contaminated environments sources, which include food, water bowls, litter trays, and bedding.

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Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVRCP or Herpes Virus)

Again this particular virus Is spread by secretions from a Infected cat’s mouth and is very similar to the Feline Calicivirus (FCV) – symptoms include coughing sneezing and a runny nose..

(there is a a vaccine to prevent Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVRCP or Herpes Virus) it’s a live attenuated herpes virus type (1) and is a core ingredient of the Norbivac Trio Tricat (FeLv)..
Feline Coronavirus (FCoV) can be a very serious Illness In cats, there are quite a few different strains of Feline Coronavirus (FCV) all have the ability to cause disease, there has been an aim to rank these strains as a Feline Infectionious Peritonitis Virus strain.

Feline Enteric Coronavirus strains (FECV) is very similar to the Feline Corovirus (FCoV) and Is a mutation of the more serious type of virus Feline Infectionious Peritonitis (FIP) and Is a deadly disease caused by Feline Infections Peritontitis Virus (FIPV) a mutation of the Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)..

Vaccines for Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLv) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) are available and aid the prevention of all these above dreadful diseases.
While all cats are at risk a vaccination status will all play an important part in reducing your cats contracting these diseases..

Kitten Vaccinations start at nine weeks old, and all Llynfi Valley Sphynx Kittens will have the Norbivac Tricat Trio which Is a live freeze dried vaccine containing all three of the core viruses for Feline Panleucopaenia Virus Feline Herpes Virus and Feline Calici Virus..

Kitten Vaccinations (Norbivac Tricat Trio) this vaccine is administered In two durations first and the second which is due three weeks later…

These two core vaccines are a very Important In protecting your cat against the above viruses mentioned if you require more Information on Cat Viruses and Vaccines to fight and eradicate these terrible cat diseases you can visit info@Icatcare.org a site which Is truly dedicated to cats…