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Coronavirus for Cats: Symptoms & Treatment & Prevention

What is feline Coronavirus for Cats?

Feline coronavirus (FCoV) is not a human coronavirus (NCP).

Cat coronavirus (FCoV) is a large family, of which enteric coronavirus (FECV) is prevalent in many cats and is extremely contagious. Generally, if one cat in a colony is diagnosed with feline coronavirus, 90% of the colony is probably already infected. However, there is no effective vaccine to prevent feline coronavirus.

Current research indicates that there are more than 50 species of coronavirus in four genera, which can infect many animals.

Symptoms of Cat Coronavirus

Feline coronavirus is transmitted via the gastrointestinal tract. Usually, it causes illness in kittens, causing increased intestinal motility, increased body temperature, decreased appetite, vomiting, increased intestinal motility, diarrhea, and anal swelling.

Signs of dehydration are seen in more severe cases, while mortality from FCoV infection is low. Feline intestinal coronavirus will only show symptoms when first infected, but after a single infection, it will carry feline coronavirus for life and show no obvious clinical signs after that.

It is worth noting that feline coronavirus is very common in some households with many cats.

You can test your cat for feline coronavirus using the FCoV test kits.

Treatment of Coronavirus for cats

1. Breastfeeding

The immune system of kittens is very weak and needs to be replenished by breast milk’s immune function and nutrition. Therefore, if a kitten infected with feline coronavirus stops breastfeeding, it will continue to have diarrhea, vomiting, severe dehydration and even death until its immune system is established.

2. Seek medical attention in time

Coronavirus kitten vomiting and diarrhea is a serious matter, so the first time to go to the hospital and treatment is also very important!

3. Stop diarrhea and improve immunity

How to prevent Feline coronavirus (FCoV)

  • Regular disinfection at home, it is best to use a professional pet disinfectant, especially for the equally effective cat coronavirus.
  • Every time you touch other kittens and puppies outside, you need to wash your hands with soap or hand sanitizer immediately after you get home and wash them with running water to avoid bringing the virus back home by you.
  • Feed your cat good quality food and provide a good living environment to ensure that your cat can eat and sleep well, enhancing immunity.

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