I have a female that is approx. 18 months old. I adopted her from the local shelter on 2-5-2003.She was or seemed very happy and healthy. On 2-10-2003, I took her for her shots and spay. Two days ago she began sneezing and her eye began swelling with dicharge, although she never stopped eating or drinking and never had dirreah or vomited. I took her to the vet yesterday morning, and he after a one min. look or less said she has distemper and pink eye. She got a shot of amox. a shot of anti-amflimatory, and came home with more amoxil decongestants, and eye salve. I had no idea how serious distemper was, and the vet never mentioned anything other than to make sure she keeps eating. I have been looking up this illness since then and have become alarmed. How do I know if my cat really has this? Is it contagious to people? Is it contagious from friends who come over to take home to their pets?Any insight would be really helpful.
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2/19/03 at 3:37pm