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Cat Glossary – K

Glossary of Cat Terms:


Kennel Cough: Tracheobronchitis of dogs or cats.

Killed Virus Vaccine (KV): A vaccine containing dead viruses which cannot multiply when administered in an animal, but can stimulate an immune response to prevent future infection by the virus.

Kindle: Term for a group of kittens. See also Clowder

Kink: A bump, bend, twist or curl in the tail bone.

Kitten: A young cat, typically below the age of 6 months.

Korat Cat: A shorthair cat with a small to medium build appearing sleek and muscular.