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Feline Herpesvirus

Feline Herpesvirus: An Overview

Feline herpesvirus (FHV) infection, also called feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR), is an acute and highly contagious viral upper respiratory tract disease that affects both domestic and wild cats, especially those with weak immune systems.Cats infected by FHV show classic signs of upper respiratory tract disease, including acute onset of sneezing, inflammation and irritation of the membranes lining the eyelids and nasal cavity and increased salivation. A fluxuating fever may be present, and a thick, yellow-ish

Symptoms of Feline Herpesvirus

Feline herpesvirus (FHV) infection, also called feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR), is an acute upper respiratory tract disease that affects both domestic and wild cats. FHV is highly contagious among cats and tends to attacks animals with weakened immune function. It is most frequently diagnosed in multi-cat households and in cats kept in crowded, unsanitary conditions.The most common initial sign of FHV infection is the sudden onset of sneezing fits, accompanied by eyelid spasms or squinting

Treating Feline Herpesvirus

Infection by feline herpesvirus (FHV), also known as feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR), causes an acute-onset upper respiratory condition with flu-like symptoms that can lead to secondary bacterial infections in cats. This highly contagious disease can become life-threatening, especially in kittens. While there currently is no cure for FHV infection, there are treatments that can alleviate the painful symptoms and resolve any secondary bacterial infections that develop.The treatment goals for cats with FHV infection are to


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