|Purred: Wed Dec 16, '09 6:03am PST |
|dont worry. feline herpes is VERY common. something like 98% of all housecats have or have had it at some point!
its like kitty cold. its very treatable, but also if left untreated for long peroids of time or when they are very young/sick/old it can have side effects.
Signs are coughing, sneezing, watery eye, snotty nose, lethargy, not eating, ect.
but after they have had it and gotten over it, no signs may be shown. Sometimes if the cats had it bad before and gotten over it, an ulcer may scab over on the nose and peel.
cats get it very easy, its like the people flu. i beleve it is airbore and also can be brought in by clothing. of course direct contact also.
The vacc. cats get is for Rhinoitits, in the same family as feline hepes viruis. there really is no preventitve mesure for it. it happens to most cat households.
Edited by author Wed Dec 16, '09 6:06am PST
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