According to the AVMA, feline herpesvirus, along with calicivirus, causes roughly 90% of upper respiratory disease seen in cats. Although it is not the same virus seen humans, feline herpesvirus cannot be cured and will flare up when the animal is stressed, causing symptoms such as runny eyes and nose, severe sneezing and eye problems. A vaccine is available and recommended yearly, says veterinarian Tony Kremer.

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