Question by kendra t: my kitten died from a illness from its mom, yet the mom does not show any symptoms.did my kitten die from mom?
my kttens mom had 4 kittens and half died from distemper. could the kittens my other cat had die from it if both cats were raised in the same enviornment
Answer by MiniPaws
Feline distemper is very contagious, very hardy, and easily transferred in the environment. It can even be carried in our your shoes. In all likelihood the mom cat had been vaccinated against distemper, which is why she didn’t get it. Cats become immune to distemper either from vaccines, kittens can be immune for a period of time from maternal antibodies they get in the mother’s milk, or older cats can develop immunity from repeated exposure in the environment. While cats of any age can get distemper, it is most serious in kittens. Your surviving kittens are at risk of getting sick. You should consult your vet because there are several early vaccination protocols that may be able to protect the remaining kittens. Also, be sure to thoroughly clean the area that kittens are in with bleach to prevent reinfection.
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