Virulent Systemic Feline Calicivirus
General information on Virulent Systemic Feline Calicivirus
Virulent Systemic Feline Calicivirus is a virus that can cause respiratory infection. It is highly contagious and can be fatal, so if you think that your cat may have this you should isolate your cat and bring them to the veterinarian as soon as possible. The illness may present itself acutely, chronically, or may not have any obvious signs at all. The cases that go without any obvious signs may become symptomatic at times of high stress.
Symptoms of Virulent Systemic Feline Calicivirus
Some of the symptoms in an acute case may be a high fever, hair loss, or ulcers on the face and feet. There may be signs of nasal congestion, ulcers on the mouth, discharge coming from the eyes and nose, depression, or anorexia. Should your cat get a chronic form of this virus you may notice glomerulonephritis, which is a disease in the kidneys typically known for its inflammation of the small blood vessels in the kidneys. This would be secondary to immune complex evidence.
Treatments for Virulent Systemic Feline Calicivirus
The treatment for virulent systemic feline calicivirus may include medication involving steroids and interferon.
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Virulent Systemic Feline Calicivirus experience by - Cheryl
My cat died of this today, and I had no clue until the tumors came out on the chin and around the eyes, altho she had a place on one foot where the hair was gone and it looked like she had chewed it. I had put neosporin on it regularely and it almost had gone away and then this bunch of tumors appeared rapidly on the chin and around the eyes and she lost weight quickly, wouldnt eat, hid away, and the vet didnt know what it was, hadnt seen it before and said it would take biopsie to figure out how to treat it. I knew my cat, and I knew she was going to die of this . It only was three weeks after the visit to the vet. I waited too long. If you see any symptoms of blood in urine or loss of hair or swollen skin, run to the vet. I might have saved her if I had acted sooner. I was working so much I didnt jump on it fast enough.
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