Bobcat fever making cats sick in Arkansas

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A disease carried by the lone star tick is causing more cats to become sick every year in Northwest Arkansas.

Bobcat fever is caused by a blood parasite that infects domestic cats. One veterinarian says he’s seeing more cases than ever before.

“I took them to the vet but it was too late,” said Marcia Donley, the founder of NWA Community Cat Project.

Donley lives in downtown Fayetteville, an area she thought her cats would be safe from ticks.

“They were lethargic one day, they were throwing up the next day. Then they were really hot and then they died,” Donley said.

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