Feline herpes virus attacks the mucous membranes of the nasal cavity, tonsils, conjunctiva, and cornea.
Cats infected with the herpes virus will develop symptoms such as listlessness, loss of appetite, increased secretions from the eyes, nose and mouth, and ulcers.
There are many viral diseases that can affect cats, some of which can be very serious or even fatal.
FHV is a common and serious problem for cats, but it poses no risk to humans. By taking good care of your cat and following proper hygiene practices, you can protect your cat and other cats from this virus.
FHV is more often associated with corneal ulceration and FCV with oral ulceration.
FHV will always be latent in the body and will not disappear.
If you have a cat infected with FHV, it is recommended not to have other cats for the time being.
If you want to adopt a cat with FHV, you must treat it.
Good management will reduce the frequency and severity of flares. By managing stressors, and remaining current on vaccines, a pet infected with feline herpes can live a normal lifespan.
Infection with FHV is common and affects greater than 90% of the cat population.