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bugaboo
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From:oregon
Registered: Aug 2003

posted 08-15-2003 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bugaboo     Edit/Delete Message
Can cat's get like a 12 hour flu? My kitty Aubrie was not feeling so hot this mourning...shaking and vomiting...at first i thought it was parvo...but now after a few hours of resting she seem's to be feeling better....have any idea's??

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fleafly
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From:sheridan, wy
Registered: Aug 2003

posted 08-16-2003 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
Cats get illness just like humans do. They get salmonella, giardia, and a lot of other things. She could have had any variety of illness, or she could have eaten something that didn't agree with her. Glad to hear she is doing better.

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ilovemypets
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From:Tennessee, USA
Registered: May 2003

posted 08-16-2003 04:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemypets     Edit/Delete Message
Hmm, I was just wondering can cats contract parvo? I was thinking it was only dogs, but maybe there is a canine parvo and a feline parvo?

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nern

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From:NY, USA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 08-16-2003 07:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
No, Im pretty sure there is no such thing as "feline parvo".

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nern

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posted 08-17-2003 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
Oops, just did some searching and apparently I was wrong. http://www.avma.org/careforanimals/animatedjourneys/pethealth/feline.asp
Quoted from the above link:
Feline panleukopenia (FP), also known as feline distemper, is a highly contagious viral disease that occurs wherever there are cats. Cats at any age may be stricken. Young kittens, sick cats, and cats that have not been adequately immunized are most susceptible; older cats are more likely to have acquired an immunity and, therefore, are infected less frequently.

Urban areas are most likely to see outbreaks of feline panleukopenia during the warmer months. The virus has appeared in all parts of the United States and most countries of the world.

Kennels, pet shops, humane shelters, and other areas where groups of cats are quartered appear to be the main reservoirs of feline panleukopenia today.

Dogs are not susceptible to feline panleukopenia. Canine distemper is a different disease caused by another virus. Neither disease is transmissible to humans.

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