This virus is spread by close contact between cats – grooming, sharing food bowls, biting and fighting or sexual relations, it may also be passed from a mother cat to the kittens in the milk or placenta. It causes a wide range of signs including cancer and is often fatal. It can suppress the immune system, making the cat more susceptible to other infections. A cat can be blood tested to see if it’s been exposed to the virus. Cats can be vaccinated from nine weeks of age to prevent this disease.
Feline Herpesvirus and Feline Calicivirus affect the respiratory tract and the eyes and mouth. Cats can become carriers and develop recurrent problems. Both of these viruses are very contagious. Vaccination helps prevent the disease.
This virus causes severe vomiting and diarrhoea, it may cause abortions or kittens to be born with deformities. It survives in the environment for a long time and may be fatal. Vaccination can prevent this disease.