Many of us have one or more kitties in our homes. We become very attached to these affectionate felines and share our lives with them.
The list of horrendous disases which can be fatal to them has grown over the years. The latest disease to catch my attention is Cytauxzoonosis or Bob Cat Fever.
The disease is caused by a parasite which infects the Bob Cat. The Bob Cat does not die from it but becomes a host.
Ticks suck the blood of the Bob Cat, fall off and perhaps next attach to the family cat. The tick is the carrier. Domestic cats once stricken with this deadly disease rarely survive.
- As we enter Spring the season begins for ticks and lasts until early fall. Because of our mild winter the crop of new ticks this year may be much higher than usual.
Cats who roam outdoors and near wooded areas are most at risk. There is no cure for this disease. Fevers can range as high as 108 degrees. At that rate organ damage is inevitable.
Be sure to safeguard your cat by keeping it indoors, and not allowing it to roam your yard or in nearby woods.
- Bob Cats are found in just about every state in the United States. Read the following article for more information on the symptoms of the disease and prevention. Full Article