The Deadly Threat of Parvovirus
Also called panleukopenia or feline distemper, this disease can prove fatal to unvaccinated kittens within a matter of days. Here’s what you should know.
Vomiting, severe diarrhea, diminished appetite, fever, listlessness, progressive weight loss and general weakness are among the signs of a deadly feline illness called parvovirus. This potentially fatal disorder — also known as panleukopenia or distemper — is an illness for which there is no specific treatment. Fortunately, a highly effective vaccine is available to provide cats with long-lasting immunity against the feline parvovirus (FPV) — the organism that is responsible for spreading the disease.