I am writing an article for a company called Care.com. I was wondering if…

I am writing an article for a company called Care.com. I was wondering if I could share your expertise with my readers. Thanks!

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Kelly Furgason
5 years ago

Hi Jennifer,Distemper is also known as Panleukopenia. or “pan luke”,…the virus affects the cat’s blood cells and can lead to anemia. The virus is caused by the fenine parvo virus. It’s easily  transmitted through blood, feces, infected equipment /lack of disinfecting in home or shelter …so once a cat has it, it is easily caught by other cats, esp kittens. There are a bunch of symptoms : vomit, diarrhea, bloody stools, lethargy, fever, I think more but I don’t know all of them.Treatment needs good supportive vet care, hydration and super good cleaning and hygiene to clean up areas where… Read more »