TENNESSEE Bobcat fever cases on the rise in domestic cats

July 11, 2017

Bobcat fever cases on the rise in domestic cats

Tennessee veterinarians are seeing a growing number of cats with bobcat fever, a virus transmitted by ticks from bobcats to domestic cats, says veterinarian Frankie Locklar. The disease is painful and fatal in pet cats, and Dr. Locklar recommends using tick repellent on cats, even if they live indoors.

WTVF-TV (Nashville, Tenn.) (7/8)