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11. Feline Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTI)
Feline upper respiratory infection refers to infections in the area of the nose, throat and sinus area, much like the common cold in humans. In cats, these infections are quite common and very contagious.
12. Histoplasmosis in Cats
Histoplasmosis is a non-contagious fungal infection of dogs, cats, other animals, and humans caused by inhalation of a fungus called **Histoplasma capsulatum** carried on dust. Treatment is expensive and prolonged, and the prognosis is poor.
13. Mycoplasma in Cats
Mycoplasma is a bacteria that can affect any age or breed of dog or cat. It is not unusual for pets to have no symptoms; Mycoplasma has been isolated from healthy dogs. Because the signs are so variable, many disorders must be considered initially.
14. Pseudorabies (Aujeszky's Disease) in Cats
Pseudorabies is a highly fatal viral disease caused by a herpes virus. Also referred to as Aujeszky’s disease, it is usually associated with contact with swine. This disease progresses rapidly, and death usually occurs within 48 hours.
15. Q Fever in Cats (Coxiellosis)
Q fever is caused by a rickettsial organism called **Coxiella burnetii**. This organism has been known to cause illness in dogs, cats and even people and is transmitted by several different species of ticks.
16. Rabies in Cats
Rabies is a virus that attacks the nervous system and is contagious to people and other animals through saliva. There is no treatment for rabies and affected animals typically die soon after showing signs of rabies.
17. Salmonellosis in Cats
Salmonellosis is a highly contagious bacterial disease caused by many different types of the organism **Salmonella**. It can affect any age or breed of dog, although it is most commonly seen in young kittens and pregnant queens.
18. Toxoplasmosis in Cats
Toxoplasmosis is an infectious disease caused by the protozoal organism Toxoplasma gondii. This disease is zoonotic, which means it is transmissible to humans, and pregnant women especially must be careful when handling their cat’s litter boxes.
19. Tuberculosis in Cats
Tuberculosis is a serious and life-threatening illness spread to cats by ingesting infected animal products (usually infected milk) and their disease is associated with the gastrointestinal tract.
20. Tularemia in Cats
Tularemia is an uncommon illness caused by the bacteria **Francisella tularensis**. The bacteria is transmitted by ticks and most often affects rabbits and cats but can also affect dogs or even humans.
 

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