There are five important feline zoonoses that includes-
- Bacterial enteritis
- Skin Problems
Rabies is the most dangerous cat human disease. This highly contagious
disease can even transmit through the infected animal saliva. This
disease includes three stages.
There is marked change in the behavior of the cat. Your friendly
cat may become nervous and try to hide itself away.
In this stage your cat becomes extremely aggressive and very aggressive.
Even your kitten may try to bite and scratch anyone who approaches
it including yourself.
In this stage there is drooling of saliva, followed by paralysis
and coma and finally the cat succumbs to death.
There is no treatment for rabies. A cat suspected to having rabies
must be isolated and immediate veterinary treatment should be sought.
Routine preventive vaccination for cat rabies should be carried out as a prophylaxis
is also one of the cat human diseases. This is mainly due to microscopic
intestinal parasite, which can infect many species of animal including
CATS. The main source of infection is through the ingestion of contaminated
raw meat or contaminated prey.
The affected cat shows no clinical signs. As the
infection gaining its course, the affected felid may show breathing
difficulties, weight loss, anorexia, and fever. Handling these contaminated
cat feces, or, more likely handling of infected raw meat may infect
By preventing your cat from exposure of raw meat (feeding with cooked
meat) and also preventing your pet from scavenging. PREGNANT
WOMEN ARE AT RISK, since the disease may cause abnormalities
in the unborn child. Sensible hygiene may be followed when handling
soiled litter. Confirmative diagnosis is by blood tests.
Nowadays it is uncommon in most countries. This respiratory disease
affects all the animals including domestic and wild. Human beings
are also prone for this disease. The main mode of transmission to
cats is by drinking infected milk. Transmission from owners to their
pets also cannot be ruled out. Signs include loss of body
weight (Skin and bony), emaciation, and
fever. The main body system affected with this
disease is lungs and abdomen.
Treatment of tuberculosis
Infected cat can readily be treated with available drugs at least
for continuous six months. But the public health risks should be
taken into account.
Enteritis is the inflammation of intestines. The cat may end up
with this disease is mainly due to eating contaminated or badly
cooked meat containing bacteria and suffer from diarrhea or loose
motion. Although Salmonella bacteria are a rare
cause for bacterial enteritis, there is possible transmission of
human beings also.
The clinical signs of bacterial enteritis
are diarrhea, vomiting, fever and excessive
drinking of water to replace lost fluids.
Do seek an opinion from your vet, if the vomiting and diarrhea
continued for couple of days. Treating the affected felid with suitable
antibiotics may also alleviate the condition. Good hygiene is very
important, as an affected act may be a potential human health hazard.
The common contagious skin disease affect the cat is Ringworm.
This forms small, round, hairless patches on your cat’s ears,
and head. In humans it causes circular red patches on a human legs
and arms. Fleas, lice and fur mites that may lead to skin reactions
such as redness and red blotches in the human skin.
In case if your cat is suffering from ringworm,
prompt veterinary care and disinfections of grooming equipment and
bedding is highly advisable. By treating the animal especially from
fleas and other parasites, may help your pet to recover from these
By adopting suitable remedial measure, the cat
human disease can easily be handled. Although cats are
very careful about burying their droppings, the cat owners should
be very careful in handling the infected stools.Otherwise you may
be one of the suspect of cat human disease.