Diagnostic Testing Service

Feline zoonoies panel (PFS006)

Specimen type

EDTA whole blood

Urine

Feces

Contents

  • Lyme disease is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. Infected cats may show lameness, fever, loss of appetite, fatigue, or difficulty breathing. Lyme disease can also affect the kidneys, joints, nervous system, and heart.
  • The most common symptoms of toxoplasmosis include fever, loss of appetite, and lethargy. Toxoplasmosis can also affect the eyes and central nervous system, producing inflammation of the uvea, blindness, lack of coordination, seizures, and loss of control over urination and defecation.
  • Heartworm disease often goes undiagnosed in cats, it’s important to understand that even immature worms cause real damage in the form of a condition known as heartworm associated respiratory disease (HARD).
  • Leptospirosis infection can be acquired through contact with urine or water contaminated with the bacteria. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, dehydration, diarrhea, and changes in urination.
  • Cat scratch disease is a bacterial infection caused by Bartonella henselae. Cats that have the bacteria, show no signs of disease and rarely get ill. The germ spreads to people when infected cats bite or scratch a person hard enough to break their skin.