One of the most devastating illnesses that can affect domestic cats is cytauxzoonosis, often called “bobcat fever”. This disease is spread by ticks and has an incredibly high mortality rate. One symptom of a cat suffering from cytauxzoonosis is prolonged crying out in pain, often called a “death yowl.” Fortunately, regular flea/tick prevention is an effective means to keep your feline friend free from the disease.

Dr. Michelle Evason serves as Global Director, Veterinary Clinical Education for Antech and brings ain incredible depth of information and a passion for educating pet parents. She walks us through the transmission and symptoms of cytauxzoonosis and even tries, unsuccessfully in Stephen’s case, to teach us how to pronounce the name disease.

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