Dogs and Cats

Diseases & symptoms

Here you find regularly updated further explanations of the pathogens and parameters detected by Fassisi products regarding dogs and cats.


What are parvovirus and coronavirus?

Product: Fassisi ParCo

Parvoviruses are the smallest non-enveloped DNA viruses. They are very resistant to environmental influences and are able to survive for several months in the outside world. They can be transferred indirectly via shoes and clothing and thus also infect animals only kept inside.

Coronaviruses are nonenveloped RNA viruses. They are not very species-specific. Thus the canine coronavirus (CCV) is closely related with the feline coronavirus (FCoV) and also infectious for cats. CCV can cause enteritis in cats, but not a feline infectious peritonitis (FIP).



What is FIV and FeLV?

Product: Fassisi FeLFIV

The Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), also known as cat AIDS, are frequently occurring virus diseases in cats, which damage or destroy the immune system. Both the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) belong to the class of retroviruses, whereas FeLV belongs to the subfamily of Oncornaviren and FIV to the subfamily of lentiviruses.



Course of disease and symptoms of a Giardia infection

Product: Fassisi GiarDia

The incubation period is >10 days. Giardia infections are often clinically inapparent in animals. The clinical symptoms depend on the pre-damage of the gut and the immune status of the animal. Also, bad housing conditions and high-carbohydrate diet contribute to the infection. Thus, the giardia infection represents a factor disease. It mostly affects young animals and is manifested in acute, but more often in chronic, catarrhous, intermittent diarrhea.




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