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What is HCM, FIP, FeLV, FIV, and Feline Hip Dysplasia?
18 июля 2014

HCM is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. It is a condition characterised by the inward thickening of the heart muscle, resulting in a reduction of chamber volume, thereby reducing the volume of blood that the heart can pump with each contraction. It is believed that HCM may be an inherited genetic disorder in cats. You can read more about HCM here. here. and here.
FeLV is Feline Leukemia. FeLV is a deadly, incurable viral disease, transmitted through your cats bodily fluids. Learn more about FeLV here.
FIV is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. It is comparable to HIV infection in humans and is transmitted through deep bite wounds. FIV is not curable and eventually will result in death, however cats may live several years with FIV without showing symptoms. Learn more about FIV here.
Feline Hip Dysplasia is a disease of the hip joint in which the head of the femur does not fit correctly into the socket of the pelvis. Although more common in dogs, hip dysplasia can occur in cats if both parents are carriers for the condition.

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