Has anyone had a litter of kittens where some died (possibly from panleuk) and some have lived? I adopted a new kitten from a shelter this past Friday. On Sat I received a call that one kitten out of the 6 in the litter died. I was then called 2 days later to be told of another. The vet at the shelter suspects panleuk. The litter were all tested for feluke and aids and tested negative yet they are probably 6-8 weeks old so I know there can be false positives/ negatives. My kitten (Abbigayle) is showing no signs and was at the vet tonight and she has no symptoms. The vet looked up incubation, etc. and it is thought that the virus shows within 7 days of exposure. Both of the other kittens were adopted 1 week ago tomorrow. The other 3, other than my Abbi, are now in foster care and the shelter informed me they are all still in good health. Our thoughts are positive as is our vet's. The next 48 hours probably hold the truth... Can some kittens be exposed and survive?
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1/12/09 at 6:28pm