July 2007 Issue

The Feline Immune System: A Delicate Balance

Though meant to protect your cat, the mechanisms of immunity can also go awry.

Whether your cat is wide awake or sleeping soundly, its immune system remains on full alert, protecting the animal from assault by the viruses, bacteria and other foreign invaders called antigens in its environment. And in the vast majority of cats, the immune system will continue to function effectively without letup from the day an animal is born until the day it dies.

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