Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Colorado Cat Tests Positive For Plague

Well this is right around the corner! First it was prairie dogs and squirrels. Now its cats. There is nothing left to chase. Poor kitty.

A cat in Louisville, Colorado recently died of plague. Boulder County health officials sounding a warning.

Plague persists year-round, contrary to widely-held beliefs that the disease is only found during summer months. Fleas spread the infectious disease to wild rodents and other small mammals; including prairie dogs, rabbits, rats and squirrels. Officials said keeping pets indoors is the best way to protect them from plague.

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