What Are The Feline 
Distemper Symptoms?

-- Feline Distemper Symptoms --

Because of the potential seriousness of feline distemper it is important for pet owners to recognise the various feline distemper symptoms so that they can get the disease treated as quickly as possible.

Feline distemper is one of the more serious conditions that can affect your cat, and this condition can prove fatal.

Kittens and younger cats are at increased risk of fatality if they have not been vaccinated. Symptoms can develop quickly in kittens but in order cats they can go unnoticed.

What are the signs?

Some of the signs of feline distemper include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • High Fever
  • Loss of Interest, Depression
  • Dehydration
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Lethargy
  • Low White Blood Count

Kittens can quickly develop these symptoms if they contract this condition. You may notice that your cat become dehydrated within a matter of days as a result of no water and diarrhoea. The more severe the dehydration the more at risk your cat will be. A high level of dehydration can lead to all sorts of problems including hypothermia and coma. It can also result in your cat getting bacterial infections.

Is it always fatal?

Feline distemper is not always fatal although kittens are more at risk of death than average aged cats. Cats that are able to manage the symptoms of the disease for the first five or so days are more likely to survive and get back to leading a normal life. However, it can be a time consuming process to get your cat back to full health, so you will need to be prepared to put some work in to nurse your cat back to health and help it to regain the weight that it has lost as a result of contracting the condition.

Get Your Cat Checked

Getting your cat checked over by a vet as soon as possible could make all the difference to its chances of survival. If your cat begins to show the symptoms of feline distemper you should make sure that you take it in to see the vet and get it checked over so that the vet can confirm whether or not your pet has this condition and can arrange treatment accordingly.


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