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Emergency Care and Treatment

Coping With Feline Herpesvirus

Coping With Feline Herpesvirus

Sudden onset of sneezing and nasal discharge may signal the presence of this infectious agent, which is more common in multicat households and shelters.

Most cats are likely to contract an upper respiratory disease at some point during their lives. Although a wide range of viral and bacterial agents may be responsible for these common disorders, perhaps the most frequently diagnosed is infection with the feline herpesvirus (FHV).

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