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DENVER, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Simple changes in shelter housing may inhibit the spread of feline upper respiratory infection (URI)--and save the lives of cats. This infection, which is similar to the common cold in humans, is cited among the top reasons for euthanasia of cats in shelters.
EnsurApet, Inc. (OTCBB:EPTI), a provider of pet health insurance, announced today that the Company's "Protect 4" Pet Health Insurance Plans offer dog and cat owners an insurance plan which provides coverage for preventive and medical treatments of common canine and feline illnesses.
Peritonitis (FIP) affects cats and is lethal. Some believe it is the cause of Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus (FIPV) which is a mutated form of Feline Enteric Coronavirus. The most common theory is that the normally benign FECV mutates into FIPV. This virus has the ability to invade and replicate in certain white blood cells. Due to immune response there is an inflammatory reaction in the tissues. Although fatal it is rare, it occurs roughly in one of every 5000 households. A nasally...