Cats, like humans, are prone to influenza, digestive problems, and even leukopenia. The disease is common in cats, leaving owners perplexed and concerned for their pets. Let us learn about this disease and its effective treatment, Kittyworldly.
First and foremost, we must define feline leukopenia. In English, the disease is known as Felien Infectious Enteritis. Also known as feline leukemia or transmissible inflammatory bowel disease. This disease can affect cats of all ages. Many people mistake leukopenia for Kell’s disease. However, Care’s disease only affects dogs and not cats. However, the symptoms of the two disorders are similar, which causes many people to mix them up.
According to research, the disease is caused by an FPV virus that is resistant to strong preservatives such as chloroform and acid, sensitive to hypochlorous acid, and can survive for 30 minutes at temperatures as high as 56 degrees Celsius. Furthermore, the virus spreads and evolves rapidly in the first 24 hours after infection. Most tissues in the body already contained a large amount of FPV virus two days after infection. They attack the immune system of the cat, specifically reducing the number of white blood cells in the blood and causing damage to the intestinal lining.
Because the cat’s body is infected with toxins and white blood cells, malignant tumors develop. When a pregnant female cat has a miscarriage or premature birth, the lymphatic system and bone marrow are disrupted, and malignant white blood cells are produced. Kittens as young as 2-3 weeks old can become infected with the virus and die within a few days.
Feral cats, as well as cats of unknown origin, are at risk of transmitting the disease. Your cat may have been exposed to infected cats, and all behaviors and habits, including grooming and food sharing, can contribute to feline leukopenia.
Cat infections can also be caused by slaughterhouses, cat feces, and organs. This is a location prone to outbreaks of numerous dangerous pathogens.
Because this is a very dangerous and common disease, owners must pay close attention to their cat’s behavior. People can refer to the following symptoms of the disease:
- Fever, appetite loss or inability to eat, lethargy, weakness, and sudden collapse
- Yellow-white foam retching or vomiting, otitis media
- Acute diarrhea with foul-smelling water discharge
- Drowsiness, blurred, sunken eyes, drooping eyelids, darkened nose and mouth
- Severe dehydration can result in hoarseness and voice loss.
- Specifically, neurological symptoms such as shakiness, unsteady walking, and loss of balance. Seizures can occur in more severe cases.
How to Prevent Disease and Reduce Treatment Costs
- Keep your cat’s environment clean
- Vaccinate your cat on time
- Keep your cat away from feral cats and outbreaks.
The best way to heal
- Take your cat to a hospital or veterinary clinic for care.
When you suspect your cat is ill, take it to the veterinarian for an examination and treatment. Feline leukopenia is a disease that cannot be treated at home and spreads quickly. If the disease is not treated, there is a high risk of death.
- Do not feed the cat and avoid giving it a strong shock.
- Avoid using effects like loud noises or bright lights.\
- Cats should be separated from other cats.
Because this is a contagious disease that spreads quickly, it must be isolated.
- Water and electrolytes replenishment for cats
- Always keep cats warm.
When a child is sick, his or her resistance is compromised, resulting in neurological symptoms. Make every effort to keep your cat as warm as possible. You can also go to an electrical store and purchase a 10w (8k) red bulb with a 2m (25k) pre-installed power cord, which you can then place in a stainless steel cage or a carton.
The basic treatments for your cat are listed above. If your cat becomes ill, however, it is best to take it to the veterinarian right away for a checkup.
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