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Feature September 2017 Issue

Understanding Feline Calicivirus

The spread of calicivirus can be an especially serious problem in crowded animal shelters where infected and uninfected cats are housed in close contact.

Understanding Feline Calicivirus

All cats should be vaccinated against this common disease agent. Here's why.

If your typically playful cat suddenly becomes lethargic and suffers frequent bouts of sneezing and sniffling, there’s a good chance that she’s come down with what might be called “a bad cold.”

If that’s the case, it’s quite possible that the cause of her discomfort is infection with the feline calicivirus (FCV), which is diagnosed in an estimated 40 to 50 percent of cats with upper respiratory illness. (Most other occurrences of such disorders in cats…

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