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Breed diseases

FIV - Feline immunodeficiency virus is a retrovirus that is equivalent to the human immunideficienza virus (HIV/AIDS) that causes damage to the immune system. Cats with FIV have a reduced ability to resist infections and easily develop a series of diseases that might lead them to death. It is not transmissible to man, and is incurable. There is currently no vaccine available.

FeLV - The Viral Feline Leukemia virus (FeLV) causes serious damage to the cat's immune system, causing a series of illnesses that may eventually lead to death. Contagion between an infected cat and a healthy cat takes place through contact "nose to nose" or through saliva and the infected blood during fights and mating. The virus can cross the placenta and infect the kittens while they are still in the mother's womb or later during breastfeeding. Vaccination is the only effective method for prevention and should be made only after the serological control del gatto.

PKD - The renal Policisti is a hereditary disease that affects the kidneys and which has been detected in cats of Persian and exotic breed (shorthaired Persians). Develops slowly and progressively, appearing rather late with an enlarged kidneys and renal dysfunction on average around the age of 7 years. Some clinical signs may be depression, loss of appetite, excessive thirst, excessive urination and weight loss.

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