Treatment For Panleukopenia
Treatment of panleukopenia is a complex process involving fluid therapy to correct dehydration, antibiotics to control secondary bacterial invaders, and specific medications to treat such symptoms as diarrhea and vomiting.
Prevention Of Distemper
If the female cat is properly vaccinated before she is bred, she will impart good temporary immunity to the kittens. For solid protection, kittens should be vaccinated at six to eight weeks, then at three-weekly intervals up to 14 to 16 weeks. Older cats must be boostered each year for continual protection. Remember, panleukopenia is not only a kitten disease-it can affect a cat at any age.
Distemper in cats (also known as panleukopenia) is a highly contagious viral disease of cats. It's caused by a parvovirus which is transmitted through the vomit, stool, or urine of an infected cat.
Signs Of Distemper
Early signs of infection include lack of appetite and vomiting, which will lead to dehydration, fever, and general lethargy. Diarrhea often follows these early signs. Panleukopenia in kittens is frequently fatal; older cats are usually resistant to infection either because they've been previously exposed to the virus without serious consequences, or because of vaccinations. However, it is not unusual to see older cats who have not been vaccinated contract this disease. Diagnosis is based on the clinical signs and on the results of blood tests. A cat that has a very low white blood cell count accompanied by diarrhea and vomiting very probably has panleukopenia.
Distemper, Or Panleukopenia, In Cats:
Distemper is not as dangerous for older cats.
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