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 The home of the Don Sphynx & Peterbald feline

             HAIRLESS PETERBALD SPHYNX
  The home of the Don Sphynx and the Peterbald feline

Feline Panleukopenia
Feline distemper and feline infectious enteritis is caused by a resistant virus that may remain infectious for more than a year at room temperature on inanimate objects. This highly contagious viral disease is caused by a parvovirus and leads to a loss of circulating white blood cells, rendering the cat unable to fight infection. Signs include rapid, sudden onset of fever, lack of appetite, dehydration, vomiting, diarrhea, and often death. It is especially lethal to kittens and infected females can infect unborn kittens. Nursing and supportive care are the only available treatments. All cats should receive vaccines to protect against Feline Panleukopenia. Extremely contagious.


Calicivirus
This disease attacks the lungs and lower respiratory tract causing pneumonia (the cause of 40% of all respiratory diseases in cats). Often complicated by other infections and can be fatal. This virus can be difficult to distinguish from other feline respiratory infections. Calici does cause ulcers of the mouth, tongue and nose that may differentiate it from viral Rhinotracheitis. Feline Calici virus can lead to death, especially in young kittens. All cats should be vaccinated against Feline Calici virus. Calici spreads from cat to cat, generally by sneezing. Highly contagious.

Rhinotracheitis
Rhino attacks the upper respiratory tract. All kittens and cats are at risk, recovery is slow; can be fatal. May become carriers for life; can shed virus intermittently especially when under stress. “FVR” or Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis is an acute disease of the respiratory tract caused by a herpes virus. Cats that are infected with this virus may show sneezing, coughing, red eyes, and congestion of the nose and sinuses. Eye ulcers commonly develop. Treatment is usually designed to control the symptoms and includes nursing care. Death may result in cats that refuse to eat, dehydrate, or develop secondary bacterial infections. FVR is extremely debilitating and carriers can relapse throughout the cat’s life. All cats should receive vaccines to protect against Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis. Highly contagious.

Chlamydia Psittaci
Attacks the respiratory tract and produces conjunctivitis. This is a bacteria, not a virus and causes 15%-20% of all feline respiratory diseases. This bacteria-like organism, Chlamydophila felis, is implicated as a cause of respiratory and ocular infections in cats. It can be difficult to differentiate from other feline respiratory infections. Chlamydia causes sneezing, congestion, fever, lack of appetite, and discharge from the eye’s and nose. Vaccination is designed to prevent this respiratory infection. Highly contagious.

Leukemia                                                                                                                                                                                                           Attacks the immune system and increases susceptibility to other diseases. It is spread via saliva and is eventually fatal. Symptoms include weight loss, recurring or chronic illness, lethargy, fever, diarrhea, unusual breathing patterns and yellow color around the mouth and whites of the eyes. High contagious and the leading infectious killer in cats.

FIP - Feline Infectious Peritonitis (MUTATED CORONAVIRUS)
FIP affects cats of all ages, but mostly from 6 months to 2 years of age. It is a viral infection. Symptoms include diarrhea, depression, low-grade upper respiratory infection, anorexia, anemia and/or vomiting.  This virus can take two forms, commonly referred to as wet (which involves fluid in the abdomen) and dry (which does not). Both forms may cause diarrhea, fever, lethargy, vomiting and/or loss of appetite. The best way to prevent this disease is to keep your cat indoors away from strange animals.
Corona virus can be on people's clothing, under their finger nails, on their hands, at a cat show, in a vets office, just about any where a cat has been your cat is subject to the Corona virus. This virus can mutate to the FIP disease in a weakened immune state. It is also shed into the litter box, drinking water and food bowls. 
Clindamycin -  It has been noted to be given to a cat when the white blood cell count shows infection and the cat is producing more antibodies. When treated with Clindamycin, this has been proven to have great success in preventing the mutation. 

Clindamycin is used to treat certain types of bacterial infections, including infections of the lungs, skin, blood, female reproductive organs, and internal organs. It is in a class of medications called lincomycin antibiotics. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of bacteria.

Doxcycline Hyclate is an antibiotic used to treat respiratory virus, infections like Lyme disease, chlamydia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and bacterial infections caused by susceptible organisms.  . Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that treats bacterial infections. It works by interrupting the production of proteins by bacteria. It is effective against a wide variety of bacteria. Do not give doxycycline to pregnant or nursing animals. Do not give multivitamins, calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives within two hours before or after giving doxycycline. These products can reduce the effectiveness of doxycycline. Do not administer with water.

 

 

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