Learn about panleukopenia, also called feline distemper, in cats, including risk factors, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Feline panleukopenia requires aggressive treatment if the cat is to survive, as this disease can kill cats in less than 24 hours. Learn about the veterinary topic of Overview of Feline Panleukopenia. (Feline infectious enteritis, Feline parvoviral enteritis) . Treatment and Prevention.

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Feline panleukopaenia and canine parvovirus are extremely closely related, but viruses cannot be transmitted between dogs and cats. Most important is to cover e-coli pathogen, so a gram-negative antibiotic that penetrates tissues well is a good choice. Repeating the parvo test yreatment a day or two can give you an idea if your cat is coming down with FPV stronger positive on testing or dissipating from vaccine getting weaker on testing.

Feline panleukopenia – Wikipedia

Get Neupogen and inject first dose as soon as possible. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. We then give full dose 3 weeks later at 8 weeks and repeat again at 12 weeks of age.

If you have a survivor, you have done very well.

The amount of fluids needed is about 3 to 4. Disseminated intravascular coagulation may also occur, and is often fatal. We have had felinne success with even young kittens in the range of 5- 6 weeks of age.

If the temperature of the cat is low, it may require IV antibiotics. Keep at or below If you want an extra margin of safety, inject the Baytril though IV fluid port while delivering SC fluids, to dilute it further.

The panlrukopenia needle has mcg in 0. If they are not, you can use over-the-counter milk thistle to bring down or a veterinary product with silymarin.


One highly susceptible time for kittens to contract panleukopenia is when they are weaning from mother at weeks of age. Complications are quite common in feline panleukopenia [FPL]. Use warm fluids 80 to 90 degrees if body temperature is degrees or below, and use room temperature RT fluids to bring higher temperature — above The literature indicates that a booster of killed panleukopenia vaccine if given at one year of age after kitten series shots will still be effective 7.

We lost a young kitten to sudden death at weeks of age, and were easily able to save the other 3 kittens in the litter.

Deliver the fluids slowly if they are RT. In my experience, it takes about two weeks to contract a full blown case and about a week to show slight symptoms of distemper, but a litter can contract it at different times and you may have one very sick or sudden death kitten and others look fine. If a cat is exposed during pregnancy, the virus can cause cerebellar hypoplasia in her offspring.

Feline panleukopenia

Leave FPV cats in the car when going to the vet and ask the vet before going in if they have a dog room or separate space where they can see the sick cat.

If it gets above F, bring it down slightly with fluids or cold pack or anti-inflammatory drugs Onsoir, Metacam, or ketaprofen. Run blood work only if you want to know the white blood count or have another reason to do it.

Part II outlines case histories. If there is a lot of vomiting, use only injectable antibiotics. Either of these can be used in carpet cleaners on contaminated carpets and furniture always check first to test for staining. A temperature of Some veterinarians believe it is good for lifetime of the cat.

Retrieved from ” https: We prefer the modified live injection, but with younger kittens, the intra nasal can be very helpful. Cats incur high fever, vomiting, lethargy and diarrhea, and succumb to dehydration, high liver enzymes, and later, septic shock panleukopenka secondary infections, as a result of the low WBC counts.


Terminal cases are hypothermic and may develop septic shock and disseminated intravascular coagulation. However, you may want to consider vaccinating the same cat with the FVRCP panleukopenia vaccine several weeks or months after your case, when fully recovered, because the panleukopenia vaccine has two other URI vaccines that are helpful to the feline. This page was last edited on 28 Marchat Tamiflu protects the intestinal wall and is extra protection against bacteraemia.

April 17, Published: This is often key in diagnosing panleukopenia. Do NOT move sick cats and kittens to new locations without careful considerations. Some experts suggest giving vaccines to the age of 16 weeks. The recommended way to kill the panleukopenia virus is to apply a dilute bleach solution 1-part bleach to 32 parts water to food bowls, litter pans, cages, and other surfaces during cleaning. Treatment involves whole blood transfusion to improve pancytopenia, intravenous fluids as most cats are dehydrated, injections of vitamins A, B, and C, IV antibiotics to prevent septicemiawhich develops in most cats with feline panleukopenia if antibiotics are not used, and hospitalization.

Limit yourself to ml in an adult at one time and scale down for kittens.

If the feline is positive for parvo OR has a very low WBC count, treatmdnt obtain the drug Neupogen though a prescription given by a veterinarian.