February 23, 2017
Recently researchers from the University of Sydney have been looking into cases of Feline Paneukopenia Virus (FPV). Although the virus has been thought to be eradicated through vaccinations an outbreak has occurred in the suburbs around Sydney.
Ensuring your pet is vaccinated is vital in reducing the risk of an outbreak like what is currently being seen. Over 50 cats and kittens have died due to contracting the viral disease. The cats that presented symptoms were mostly young kittens that had not yet been vaccinated or not yet completed their course of vaccinations.
Symptoms that may present if your cat or kitten contracts this virus include fever, loss of appetite, lethargy and vomiting and diarrhoea. Veterinarians believe the outbreak in Sydney to be the result of a significantly large population of cats not being vaccinated.
The best thing that you can do for your cat is to ensure that it is up to date with vaccinations! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the clinic. For more information please go to the following link http://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2017/02/08/cats-at-risk-from-deadly-virus-outbreak.html