Feline Panleukopaenia, also known as cat parvo or feline enteritis, is a common disease of cats causing vomiting and diarrhoea, as well as effects on white blood cells. It is passed from cat to cat, but it can survive for a long time on bedding or other objects, and can be spread on shoes or clothes. If a pregnant cat is infected, it can cause birth defects in the kittens. If untreated, feline panleukopaenia virus can often be fatal.
How do we treat?
The key element of treatment is preventing dehydration (drip treatment) and secondary infections (antibiotics). Good nursing care is vital to help sick cats, especially young kittens, recover from the disease.