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how does a cat act that has distemper

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what is distemper in cats? and how do they act? listless- shaky-or just how?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Lori replied 10 years ago.

Panleukopenia (feline distemper) has the following symptoms: depression, lethargy, loss of appetite, high fever and loss of skin elasticity. There is no treatment for it, other than supportive care by the vet, but many cats will recover from it if taken in early. Kittens are at a higher risk of dying than adults. I am attaching a link with more information on the disease for you.

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