June 2007 Issue

Lyme Disease: A Warm-Weather Threat to Your Cat

As temperatures rise, ticks proliferate, and the risk of dangerous infection mounts.

Fever, lethargy, loss of appetite and evidence of painful stiffness in the muscles and joints are clinical signs of many ailments that can afflict your cat at any time of year. Some feline disorders, however, are more prevalent during warm weather, when higher temperatures stimulate the activity of disease-causing organisms and the parasites that can transmit them to your cat.

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