The ABC of Cat Rabies Symptoms

December 10, 2009 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Diseases
Rabies tends to inflict many different animals.  The thing is that it can affect each animal in different ways.  At the same time it is the same virus and it is just as deadly in cats as it is in any other animal out there.  This is why it is very important to know the cat rabies symptoms.  Then you will know if your beloved pet is infected with rabies.

There are three stages go cat rabies. The prodromal, furious and paralytic stages usually appear in order of each other.    If you notice your cat acting anxious or tensed for a couple days then he or she could be infected with cat rabies.  At the same time if they are acting viscous or extremely irritable they could already is in the furious stage of cat rabies.  The last stage or the paralytic stage is where your cat stops eating or is unable to bite due to their jaw being paralyzed.  Seizures are also a sign of the paralytic stage.   Knowing thing symptoms will help you when it comes to the medical attention that your pet is requiring. 

You might be wondering how your cat can get rabies.  Maybe your cat attacked an animal that was infected with rabies.  If this animal bites your cat it can begin to show sign of rabies.  Rabies generally targets and destroys the central nervous system.  It can also cause many infections in your pet including respiratory and urinary tract infections.  

If you notice your pet acting strange in anyway you should seek the assistance of a veterinarian.  If you catch the virus early enough you can save your pet a lot of pain, not to mention their life.  Always be on the watch for strange behavior such as restlessness, viciousness, and if your pet becomes paralyzed.  Knowing these symptoms can save your pets life.