Have you ever heard of “bobcat fever”?

Bobcat Fevers’ medical term is actually Cytauxzoonosis, which is a protozoal organism that is transmitted to cats by tick bites. Bobcats are the originating carriers for this parasite. Unfortunately, this disease can affect both wild and domestic cats. There are many symptoms to watch out for; lethargy (lack of energy), anorexia (not eating), high temperature, difficulty breathing, and most will become jaundice. This disease left untreated can progress very fast and aggressive. In recent years there have been better treatments found for “bobcat fever”, but always know that this disease is deadly.

The best way to guard your pet is with a good tick preventive. Be sure to ask your local veterinary about which product is right for your animal.