Flower, cat with Feline Panleukopenia (Cat Parvovirus) (Anita’s)

This morning, a rescuer by the name of Anita, texted me regarding two cats with “mysterious” symptoms. The brother started vomiting clear liquid, which changed to yellow vomit and subsequently died.

Now, the sister, named Flower, also showed the same symptoms.

I’m not a vet, so I cannot comment, but could only advise that Anita sends Flowers quickly to a vet for proper tests and a professional diagnosis. The rescuer sent Flower to a vet in PJ.

Meanwhile, I sought the advise of my vet who said there was insufficient information to diagnose properly, but his highest worry would be cat parvovirus (feline panleukopenia), which is more deadly than canine parvovirus.

Apparently, I read from somewhere that it was cats who contracted the parvovirus first, then it mutated into a canine strain. Hence, the feline strain is far more virulent and deadly.

Feline parvovirus is preventable by vaccination, but not when the cat has already contracted it. Then, it’s a matter of the body fighting off the virus. I was told RetroMAD1 may be able to help, just as it can in canine parvovirus, but the developers do not have sufficient research or clinical cases to confirm the drug’s efficacy to address feline parvovirus.

Just now, at 6.00pm, Anita informed me that indeed, the blood tests shows that Flower has cat parvo. Our vet had guessed right.

Flower is boarded at the vet’s in PJ now, undergoing treatment.

We have offered our medical subsidy for Flower.

Please pray that Flower will get well soon.

Anita will send photos and updates if she intends to take up our offer of the medical subsidy.

Anita says Flower has a sister, Coco, who was sent in for spaying sometime back but the wound would not heal. Apparently, the vet who did the spaying did not want to clean up the wound. So, Anita asked for advice. I said it may be better to send Coco in to another vet who would be willing to clean up the wound. All wounds are subject to infections and infections can be deadly.

So, Coco was sent to the same vet in PJ and is now on drips and antibiotics. Yes, it sounds serious. Anita says Coco may also have cat parvovirus.

We have offered to subsidise Coco’s medical treatment as well.

This is the plight of stray animals, folks. While some can live healthily in our concrete jungle and be free of diseases, some succumb to them, after enduring tremendous suffering.

Luckily Flower and Coco have Anita to take care of them. The brother was not as lucky.

Spay-neuter, folks. That’s the most compassionate long-term solution.








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