Originally Posted by Liza24
a friend of mine that had 4 week old kittens emailed me today to tell me that over the weekend, one by one, they all died. He said that they all started loosing their balance, then lost control of there back legs, then just stopped breathing. he was calling the ER ever hour, but kept getting a messege to leave a messege and they would call back, and they wouldnt. it was sat night into sun, so every place he tried was closed. he lost the last one monday morning. He dosent know what happened. They did have some fleas, and he was trying to control that with the method his vet told him ( some dawn and a comb) but it wasent working. what could have caused them all to die like that? mom was a indoor cat, had all her shots, etc, dad too. He lost 5 kits in all.
Liza...it truly could have been anything...including FIP:
Dry or Noneffusive Form: Dry FIP occurs in approximately Â¼ of the cats with FIP. Generally, the signs of the dry form come on more slowly. Nonspecific signs such as chronic weight loss, fever, loss of appetite and lethargy appear. Other signs occur depending on which organs are damaged by the granulomas. Ten to twenty-five percent of cats will have neurological signs. When granulomas occur in the central nervous system we see paralysis, disorientation, loss of balance, tremors, convulsions, behavior changes and urinary incontinence. The liver and kidneys are often affected, and this is reflected in chemistry tests that evaluate these two organs. Granulomas can occur in the chest, as well. Sometimes the eye is the only organ affected. The pupil may appear irregular and the eye may appear discolored because of the inflammation that is present. Some cats with the dry form can live up to a year after first showing clinical signs.http://www.peteducation.com/article....&articleid=212