“Is it really necessary to vaccinate and spay our cats?” This question is very common among Persian cat adopters. The simple answer for this question is “YES”. However, it is better to have some knowledge about the reason of vaccination of Persian cats.
Our research team prepared you the most fatal diseases of cats, which they may be suffered from them without vaccination or spaying. Just take a look and you will be deceived that vaccination, spaying and proper feeding is really important.
FATAL DISEASE OF PERSIAN CATS:
Rabies is an infection which is transmitted through the bites of the infected cats and causes them to dye. So, the core vaccine is required because the immune system of cat can resist against this disease after vaccination.
2. Feline leukemia virus (FeLV)
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) can cause a large number of fatal diseases such as cancer and feline diseases which any proper treatment is available for them at this time. By injecting the noncore vaccine, the immune system of cats is able to oppose against FelV.
3. Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is another fatal but not common disease among cats. This virus is just developed if the cats have been exposed to the coronavirus. So, this vaccine is not generally recommended but if your Persian cat suffered from coronavirus, it is so important to receive this vaccine.
4. Heart disease
Although some Persian cats suffered from heart disease genetically, there are other factors which can cause to make this problem for them. One of the most important nutrition for the cats is Taurine – a kind of amino acid. Cats will go blind and also develop a potentially fatal heart disease without sufficient Taurine in their feed. To know about the food include Taurine you can refer to one of our topics in A to Z encyclopedia called The persian cat diets.
5. Feline Infectious Peritonitis(FIP)
Feline Infectious Peritonitis(FIP) is a complex and fatal disease in less than 1 percent of cats who have been exposed to one of the many strains and species of the coronavirus. Its pathogenesis remains unclear and it may be difficult to diagnose, as well. It’s also speculated that genetics play a role in which cats develop this disease.
Pyometra is an infection in the uterus of unspayed females. This infection can be fatal. It is a good reason for having your cat spayed. So you never have to risk her life this way.
7. Portosystemic shunts or liver shunt
Portosystemic shunts or liver shunt can be either acquired or hereditary. It is an abnormal development of the blood vessels that drain the gastrointestinal tract. So, liver is bypassed and therefore unable to do its job detoxifying the cat’s system. It’s potentially fatal and is painful for the cats. Surgery is needed for treatment of this disease. However, after surgery a special veterinary diet shall considere for cats which plays a crucial role in cat health.