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Can a kitten get parvo? And if so how can i treat it? None of my animals show any signs but right now parvo is coming outta the ground. As we are just now melting. And if my puppy catches it, which he can, he might give it to the cat who can give it to her kittens, IF they can get parvo. Which is why i ask.
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I am glad you posted this ? here because me and you are alike I would like to know about this also. I will let you know if I find anything out. I will read tonight.
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Parvo is specific to dogs alone, and cannot infect cats. I read that on the website workingdogs.com/parvofaq.htm under the topic "How Parvo is Transmitted." Hope that helps.
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yes it does alot. Thank you I am reading now.
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Originally Posted by sphynxkitten
Parvo is specific to dogs alone, and cannot infect cats. I read that on the website workingdogs.com/parvofaq.htm under the topic "How Parvo is Transmitted." Hope that helps.
I'm sorry, but that information is incorrect. Feline distemper (panleukopenia) is normally caused by a parvo virus that doesn't infect canines, but the reverse is not entirely true. For more information, please read this article: http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/in...ne%2cdistemper
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Parvo is distemper, which is preventable with vaccinations. Although the kittens can't be vaccinated until 6-8 weeks, if your other animals are all up to date on vaccinations, there will be little risk to them.

We lost Garfield's brother Odie to distemper, and he had a real bad case. Their Mom (Tigger) needed blood transfusions to survive. It is a horrible, mainly preventable illness. (About 10 days after they were turned into the rescue, Odie was gone, and Gar and Tigger were critically ill.)

If you get distemper with unvaccinated cats and kittens, it is very deadly. Remember, it can be tracked in on your shoes. We lost a dog to canine distemper...had friends over who lost a dog to horrible diarrhea several days before. Somehow, by them and their children visiting, our young dog caught distemper. A week after their visit, and about $1,000 later, our dog was dead. Had we kept up on his vaccinations, he would have been fine.
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Originally Posted by jcat
I'm sorry, but that information is incorrect. Feline distemper (panleukopenia) is normally caused by a parvo virus that doesn't infect canines, but the reverse is not entirely true. For more information, please read this article: http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/in...ne%2cdistemper
boy is my brain working
post #8 of 13
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so everyone run out to the pet stores and buy the parvo booster for their dogs, so that their cats wont get sick
Well its more then that. I know the booster is only 7 dollers at the animal food warehouse ( big feed store) here. BUt you have to give the vaccine yourself. Which isnt a problem here, i have enough family that knows how to do it. I just found out one of my aunts by marrage was a vet. So yay for that.

Thanks everyone.
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Originally Posted by silvermoonmyst
so everyone run out to the pet stores and buy the parvo booster for their dogs, so that their cats wont get sick
Well its more then that. I know the booster is only 7 dollers at the animal food warehouse ( big feed store) here. BUt you have to give the vaccine yourself. Which isnt a problem here, i have enough family that knows how to do it. I just found out one of my aunts by marrage was a vet. So yay for that.

Thanks everyone.
Cats should be vaccinated against feline panleukopenia virus (FPV)/distemper. It is considered a "core" vaccine, and usually combined with feline herpesvirus 1 (FHV-1) and feline calicivirus (FCV) vaccines in a "three-in-one" shot administered to kittens at 6 - 8 weeks, and then every 3 - 4 weeks until the kitten is over 12 weeks of age. The first booster is given one year later, and then every 1 - 3 years.
Younger kittens in shelters or catteries may even get the "three-way" vaccine at 2 - 3 weeks of age, as nose and eye drops.

It is highly inadvisable to give vaccinations yourself, particularly a 3-way shot, as some kittens/cats/dogs may have an adverse reaction, go into shock, and die.
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Originally Posted by jcat

It is highly inadvisable to give vaccinations yourself, particularly a 3-way shot, as some kittens/cats/dogs may have an adverse reaction, go into shock, and die.

Like i said in above post, i have an aunt who is a vet, she dosent pratice because she dosent agree with the policies of the vet clinics in my area. But that dosent make her any less a vet. I didnt know of this until a couple of days ago.
post #11 of 13
Even if you have a family member who is a vet (how lucky is THAT?!?), I would be very careful that you have kept track of when the vaccinations are due. If your cat has had all of its regular vet visits, it may already have had the vaccinations, and you don't want them getting it sooner than the one year follow-up.
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
Even if you have a family member who is a vet (how lucky is THAT?!?), I would be very careful that you have kept track of when the vaccinations are due. If your cat has had all of its regular vet visits, it may already have had the vaccinations, and you don't want them getting it sooner than the one year follow-up.
Ive only had taz 2 months now, no one knows where she was on her shots when i started fostering her.
And i have the vacc scheduals. You can pick them up at any vet office. they hand them out. So that you know, Its like keeping track of my sons vac scheduals.

I am glad that i have family that is a vet and several that are breeders, dogs, cats, and parrots ( many many kinds) And even more that foster, I married into a animal loving family hehe.
post #13 of 13
Eww parvo has got to be the most awful disease i can think of. i worked with the dogs at the humane society here a few years ago and we had an outbreak and ohhh the smelll!!! I can smell parvo from a mile away

Anyways, I hope Silver's puppy is vaccinated. good luck. most puppies dont recover from parvo and most kittens dont recover from panleuk, well it is a lot harder since their immune systems aren't as developed yet.
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