Distemper

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Distemper

Post by Thoma » Tue, 27 Jul 2004 00:14:57



I am looking for some info here that can help me.  We have two ***s cats,
ages 7 and 8.  We brought home a kitten from the pound for my daughter.
Because the kitten was not old enough for shots, we isolated her in my
daughters room.  There may have been times when we picked her up and then
touched the other cats, I can not say for sure, it may have happened.  After
4 days this sweet little kitten became sick and it was distemper and she had
to be put down.  My older cats being indoor cats have no had shots for 5
years.  The vet said it could be a problem and I should bring them up for
shots. I did that.  The vet also said I should throw out anything that the
kitten had of her own.  Litter box, scratching pad and so forth.  I should
was down things with a Clorox solution.  I should shampoo the carpet in her
room.  Has anyone else had this problem and can anyone tell me anything else
about how real the threat is to our other cats.  We are very very sad for
the kitten but we need to take care of our other cats now.  Any advice or
knowledge is appreciated.  Thanks so much.
 
 
 

Distemper

Post by SBroad23 » Tue, 27 Jul 2004 02:58:47


Here is a website for feline distemper:

http://www.petservice.com/libraries/cat_distemper.html

I attempted to have the kittens I recently obtained vaccinated for feline
distemper, only to be told by the vet that they no longer give such
vaccinations, because "distemper has become so rare".

And, yes, I am seeking another vet.

 
 
 

Distemper

Post by Mary » Tue, 27 Jul 2004 03:09:30



Quote:
> Here is a website for feline distemper:

> http://www.petservice.com/libraries/cat_distemper.html

> I attempted to have the kittens I recently obtained vaccinated for feline
> distemper, only to be told by the vet that they no longer give such
> vaccinations, because "distemper has become so rare".

> And, yes, I am seeking another vet.

OMG! I have never heard of such a thing. Anyone
who has ever seen an animal with this dreadful
disease can never forget it. In my case it was a large
old raccoon, stumbing blindly around and suffering'
terribly.  I'm glad you are seeking another vet.
 
 
 

Distemper

Post by Aliso » Tue, 27 Jul 2004 05:08:52



Quote:
> Here is a website for feline distemper:

> http://www.petservice.com/libraries/cat_distemper.html

> I attempted to have the kittens I recently obtained vaccinated for
feline
> distemper, only to be told by the vet that they no longer give such
> vaccinations, because "distemper has become so rare".

> And, yes, I am seeking another vet.

 Thats strange! Does he mean they don't give seperate vaccinations or
it's not included  with the other diseases vaccination?
 Kim has outside access , she was given two injections about three
weeks apart which included FP, Flu and FelV. She has a yearly booster.
 Alison
 
 
 

Distemper

Post by SBroad23 » Tue, 27 Jul 2004 05:19:09


From what the vet told me, they don't give any vaccination for distemper.  He
said that vaccinations are no longer necessary, because distemper has become so
rare due to vaccination programs in the past.

Huh?

 
 
 

Distemper

Post by Aliso » Tue, 27 Jul 2004 05:40:17



Quote:
> From what the vet told me, they don't give any vaccination for
distemper.  He
> said that vaccinations are no longer necessary, because distemper
has become so
> rare due to vaccination programs in the past.

> Huh?

   I don't think many vets would agree with him ! Once you stop
vaccinating , the disease will come back. Good luck finding a new vet
.
 Alison
 
 
 

Distemper

Post by Arjun Ra » Fri, 30 Jul 2004 13:09:25


Quote:

> From what the vet told me, they don't give any vaccination for
> distemper.

If that's what the vet said, then the vet is both quite correct and a
complete moron.  A vax for distemper *only* is obsolete.

These days, the FVRCP shot is customary.  It's a triple combo, usually
administered the first time in two doses a few weeks apart, and then once
every couple of years thereafter.  The "P" in FVRCP is panleukopenia,
the fancy name for feline distemper.  

Quote:
> He said that vaccinations are no longer necessary, because distemper
> has become so rare due to vaccination programs in the past.

> Huh?

If that's what the vet said, then the vet is both very wrong and a
complete moron.

Get another vet.

 
 
 

Distemper

Post by SBroad23 » Fri, 30 Jul 2004 13:11:36


Quote:
>If that's what the vet said, then the vet is both very wrong and a
>complete moron.

>Get another vet.

Oh, I have a WHOLE lot of reasons to find another vet...

...and I'm gonna do it.

BTW...if what I think is true, the vet ain't gonna be practicing much longer...