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Fighting Panleukopenia, a Deadly Cat Virus

December 29, 2019


Hank’s a survivor!!! I’m a survivor. I’m not gonna give up. I don’t know the words. She’s purring, she likes the song. On that note…hi, everyone! So this is Hank, and she just survived panleukopenia. One of the most deadly viruses that a kitten can get. So I wanted to make a video all about this virus to tell you what you can do to decrease the risk of panleukopenia in kittens, and what to do when it does occur. So, a fair warning: if you’re looking for a super cute video about kittens, It is not this. It’s not gonna be a super fun video, but it’s one that I hope can save a lot of lives, if there are people watching who are looking for this information. Okay, let’s begin. Panleukopenia is a disease caused by the feline parvo virus, It’s a horrible virus that primarily impacts immunocompromised cats, which is why it is most common in little kittens. This virus wreaks havoc through the GI tract. It can cause rapid decline in health. Panleukopenia kittens often do not survive the illness, and can die from dehydration, anemia, sepsis or other secondary conditions. But don’t give up hope! If you have a kitten that tests positive for panleukopenia, this is your chance to shine. I’m gonna teach you everything I know about how to be a panleukopenia super fighter! Kittens can survive panleukopenia, especially if it’s caught early, and if caregivers quickly put a plan of action into place for treatment, supportive care, quarantine, and sanitizing. That means the first step to fighting panleukopenia is monitoring your kittens for all of the signs and symptoms. So you can ensure that if any of these symptoms start to arise, you can act fast before it’s too late. Primary signs of panleukopenia are: lethargy, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, muscle wasting, and anorexia. You might notice that the kitten starts looking glassy eyed, listless, weak, or gaunt, like their face or limbs have lost their muscle mass. If you notice any of these signs, it’s important that you quickly get a panleukopenia test to rule out the virus. A Panleuk test will typically be conducted using the same test as the canine parvovirus. It’s a fecal based test that tells you if the kitten has the antigen in their body. On this test, C stands for control and the T stands for test. If both lines are visible after 10 minutes, that’s how I know the kitten has tested positive for Panleuk. If the kitten tests positive, you’re going to need to buckle in and commit to doing everything you can to get them through. This can mean five to seven days of intensive care, so get ready for a serious commitment if you’re going to take this on. Hopefully, by the end of the week, you’ll be celebrating your success. In this video, I’m going to share 9 tips for working with panleukopenia kittens. Please note that you do need to work with a veterinarian, who can diagnose and help come up with a treatment plan for your panleukopenia kitten. I’m not a veterinarian, I’m just sharing this information from my own experience to help others who are going through the same thing. So here are the 9 things you need to know when caring for a panleukopenia kitten. Number 1. First things first, you need to understand how to contain the virus. This means you’ll need to quarantine the kitten from other animals in the home, and keep them somewhere that their contact with outside objects is limited. Don’t panic about your personal pets. Healthy adult cats who have been vaccinated are pretty unlikely to get panleukopenia virus. But you still want to keep them separate from the kitten. Panleukopenia is extremely hardy, and it can live in the environment for a year or even longer. So you do not want panleukopenia kittens walking around on your carpet or furniture, or touching anything that can’t be thrown away or fully sanitized. I recommend using a metal kennel, since that can be bleached. Or if you only have a playpen, that’s okay too, as long as you can thoroughly sanitize it, or just toss it afterwards. Ideally you want to use gloves every time you’re working with the kitten, and think about everything you’re touching while you’re working with them. Most of us don’t keep disposable gowns at home, but you can put on a large old t-shirt that you can wear as a smock every time you work with them. This will help cut down on spreading the disease through your clothing. You really want to limit the ability of the virus to spread through your home. This also means not stepping inside the kitten space unless you have disposable booties or special socks or shoes that are for that space only. You want to be careful about any brooms or cleaning tools you’re using in that space, and not spread them into the rest of your home. And of course you want to be careful about your hands. Rigorous hand-washing with soap is great, but gloves are better. Also, note that hand sanitizer does not kill panleukopenia, hand-washing is better. The best way to stop the spread of the virus is to limit the direct contact between it and anything else in your home. Number two: You want to carefully monitor the kitten at least every three to four hours. I cannot over-stress the importance of making a monitoring chart. You really want to be able to monitor the kitten at all times, and writing it down is gonna help you track any changes and note how she’s responding to different aspects of treatment. Make a chart that includes the time, weight, temperature, her poop, her appetite, disposition, and treatment notes. Is she lethargic, active, asleep, listless? What about her weight? Is she gaining or losing weight? Temperature is something you only need to monitor if you’re really concerned about it, since taking their temperature can be a little bit traumatic to them. But it’s good to do with Panleuk kittens at least one to two times a day, since their temperature can drastically rise or fall with this virus. You also definitely want to note what their stool looks like. In Hank’s case it ranged dramatically, from white liquid all the way to dark black tar. It sounds gross, but the stool tells the story of what’s going on inside the body, and how they’re responding to the different things you’re doing. So you really want to write that down so that you can track it. Note if the kitten has any nausea and what her appetite is like. Did she lap up food on her own? Did she refuse to eat at all? Is there a specific thing that she is willing or not willing to eat? Of course, note any treatment or medication that you gave to them at that time. Keep the chart updated and try to really understand where the kitten is. The chart tells a story, and the better you can understand it, the faster you can help change the story’s course. Okay, number three: Let’s start talking about supportive care and fluid therapy. Surviving panleukopenia is all about helping the kitten survive long enough for the virus to pass. One thing you must do to help them survive is rigorous fluid therapy. Dehydration is one of the common ways that kittens die due to panleukopenia. For this reason, I give subcutaneous fluids every eight to ten hours to keep the kitten hydrated. Every vet and every rescuer has a different way they dose their fluids, but for a kitten that has panleukopenia I typically do about 10cc per pound. Hank was about a pound while she was battling this; she got about 10 cc of fluids every eight hours. This is a skill set you can learn to do at home, but it’s best learned in person with a veterinary professional. So talk to your vet, or your rescue coordinator about learning this skill, it’s really gonna help. Number four: you want to get the kitten on an antibiotic. Getting an antibiotic onboard right away will help set up the body’s defense system. Hank was on Clavamox two times a day. But you’ll want to talk to a vet about getting a prescription that’s right for your kitten. This is so important because the body is gonna be extremely vulnerable to bacterial infection. So getting an antibiotic on board right away is gonna give them a fighting chance. Number five: you need to keep the kitten’s blood sugar up and make sure that they’re getting frequent feeding. Kittens may lose their appetite or fail to eat regularly while they’re going through panleukopenia. So you ideally want to make sure that some amount of food is getting into their body every two to four hours. Try different things, whatever is palatable to them. If they refuse wet food, try formula. If they refuse formula, try baby food. When Hank was going through her battle with panleuk, she only accepted a specific kind of formula mixed with a specific kind of wet food. So I tried a bunch of different things until I found something that worked for her. I recommend replacing the water content of your formula or food with pedialyte. Pedialyte’s gonna help keep the kitten hydrated and provide essential electrolytes. If the kitten doesn’t want to eat, you can try to get them to lap some up off a spoon or a gloved finger. In extreme cases, tube feeding can be necessary, but this comes with its own risks, and shouldn’t be done unless you’re trained and confident in tube feeding. Number six: you want to think about the kitten’s gut environment. One of the most deadly things about panleukopenia is that it tears at the epithelial lining of the gut, so it can cause ulceration, necrotizing of the tissue and even sepsis. The gut is so vulnerable at this time, so you want to do everything you can to make it a healthy environment. One thing you can do with the food is add small amounts of various over-the-counter supplements, such as probiotics, or other products recommended by your vet. With Hank, I was adding a pinch of unflavored Metamucil to her slurry, which helps firm up her stool and decrease diarrhea. I also like using a probiotic such as Bene-Bac or Proviable, which can help create a healthier GI environment. Kittens with severe ulceration of the gut can also be given a small amount of Pepcid AC. With Hank, who was about 1 pound, I gave her about 1/4 of a 10 milligram strength tablet twice per day while she was symptomatic. Number 7: vitamin supplements. B12 is a supplement that’s great for any sick animal. It can boost their energy and appetite. I generally give a small shot of B12 to any kitten who’s feeling unwell. I just give 0.1ccs per kitten. It’s water soluble, so excess amounts just exit the kittens body through their urine. If the kitten has a high amount of blood in the stool, you might also be concerned with anemia from blood loss. So an iron supplement can be helpful as well. For Hank, and for a lot of my kittens, I use a product called Hi-Vite, which is just a multivitamin that you can add to their food. Number 8: A vital measure that I recommend for panleukopenia kittens is to give them plasma. Plasma is a blood product that you’ll need to get from a donor cat. Some vets might not work with plasma, But some might keep it on hand or might be able to spin it from a donor cat, maybe even your cat. Plasma is a component of blood that contains some really important elements, including essential proteins, clotting factors, and immunoglobulins, which boost the immune system and help the kitten fight the disease. This is so important because your kitten might have no antibodies to fight the disease, so plasma can give them a lot of support and boost their immunity. Of course, it’s important to find a really good vet that’s comfortable using plasma, because there’s always a risk when you’re using blood products. And Number 9. My final tip is about sanitizing. Throughout this process you’ll want to be quarantining the kitten and sanitizing as much as possible. But after, you’ll need to do a major deep clean and sanitizing process in order to prevent this from happening again. The good news is that most kittens who survive panleukopenia will be immune for life. The bad news is that even though the kitten might be protected, the virus can still linger in the environment for a long time and be contagious to other animals. Anything that the kitten touched should either be thrown away or sanitized using a product that’s known to kill panleukopenia. Household bleach is a product that does kill panleukopenia, but it becomes inactivated by organic material. So it works best for metal surfaces, like your kennel or crate. If you’re using bleach make it fresh at a 1 to 32 ratio. For wood floors, carpet, plastic, and other porous surfaces, you’ll want to use something like Rescue, which performs better than bleach and can be safely used in a carpet cleaner. Ideally, you should toss anything that you’re not sure you can properly sanitize. Your laundry can be done using bleach, hot water, and a hot dryer, but it’s not totally guaranteed to kill the virus. In many cases, I feel that it’s better to just toss the bedding. So there you have it. I hope that this lengthy guide helps you and your kitten survive panleukopenia. Please know that if a kitten does pass away in your care, it’s normal to have feelings of grief and sorrow. It is important to know that many kittens will not survive panleukopenia, and that giving them a fighting chance is a great gift, even if they don’t make it. While nothing can make these situations better, my personal way of dealing with it is two things: one: to take a small break to grieve and honor the kittens life, and two: to try to learn as much as I can from the experience so that I can be a better advocate in the future. You learn so much from these experiences, and it helps you bring more tools to the table next time. So, no matter what happens, it’s important that you don’t give up and that you keep on fighting for the little guys. After all, those who have dealt with panleukopenia are those who are best suited to deal with it in the future. So I want to thank you if you’ve made it this far for being a superhero for kittens now and for years to come. Good job, Hankie!

100 Comments

  • Reply Ti ana August 2, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Recently my baby (cici) having this parvo virus..got to know today she is pooping blood from doctor..cannot stop crying..i come here for more information on how to treat her before take her for vaccine when she doing well..please please pray for her to get well..

  • Reply Nic Booyse August 2, 2019 at 10:30 am

    I really like your videos ??

  • Reply Abbie Awesomeness August 2, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    The first time I watched this I ran to all my cats and checked for signs. They had none of the signs and I was very grateful!

  • Reply TSB August 2, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Super good video. You treat sick kittens like a sick human would be treated. (I'm an RN.)

  • Reply Gilang setiar August 4, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    My cat was died cause panleukopenia :'(

  • Reply ivy rahim August 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    2 of my adult cats died within 2 days of each other in late July 2019 due to panleukopenia. Now another cat is in isolation at the vet.

  • Reply linazein76 August 5, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    I have a kitten to thank you for saying
    ???

  • Reply Seoxys August 6, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    I currently have 6 kittens of 4 weeks with Panleuko. There were all already underweight because their mommy doesn't really have maternal instincts and doesn't feed them well (I compensate with KMR). They are about 250g each, so super tiny beans. The shelter I work with wanted to put them to sleep, but I thought we could fight it a bit and try to save the little ones anyways, even though odds are not in our favor considering their size…This video was incredibly helpful so thank you so much for making it.

  • Reply Paola Quiñones Díaz August 6, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    I had a kitten for 3 days, sadly she passed away the third day and I still cry for her.?

  • Reply fajr attaya August 6, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    My cat is two years…today is the fifth horrible day.

  • Reply pixie1310 August 7, 2019 at 2:51 am

    I got a kitten 2 weeks ago. She was perfectly fine. eating, playing, normal kitten. This Friday she was very tired, not eating, and by Saturday she was so visibly skinny. She only slept. She wouldn't eat, she was anemic, she was dehydrated. I took her to an emergency vet (She looked like death). They gave her fluids and started her on an antibiotics. Today is Tuesday and she is still just sleeping, She was started on "recovery", which is the only time she will wake up, to eat that. She is very anemic. I took her to our vet today and she doesn't know what it is? Im going to ask about the pan test! I don't know if it's pan? What the hell else could this be?!

  • Reply Ayesha Faraz August 8, 2019 at 3:52 am

    Poor hank i got myosites and right after that tyfoit

  • Reply Anime Nerd August 10, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    My kitten has this . Pls pray

  • Reply Amanda Chenier August 11, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    When you find an animal who gets panleucopenia you have to act fast because my cat had gotten panleukopenia when he was older and it was really bad and he didn't survive

  • Reply Mawoo Lavender August 13, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Can i give multi vitamins to my one month old kitten?

  • Reply Henry Doodles August 14, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Your a saviour hannah

  • Reply Henry Doodles August 14, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Thank you save my fellow cat

  • Reply Light Queen 212 August 14, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    You are a hero! You saved baby Hank! ?
    My kitten is 4 months old and I'm gonna get him a vaccination that decreases the chance of pankleumenia (Sorry if i wrote it long! )
    Thank you for saving lives by fostering and fighting for cats/kittens.
    Please keep on doing what you are doing! ?

  • Reply gguks legalwifeu August 15, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    20 kittens that we rescued died from panleukopenia, we tried everything but two kittens only survived..

  • Reply Jenna Wiencken August 18, 2019 at 2:05 am

    i think i realized what my cat died from he had all the symptoms and he died we thought it was a natural death

  • Reply a flying kiwi August 19, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    When i was younger i had lots of cats (over 20) most of them stray cats that came to my house looking for food and stayed. There were many cats and that meant lots of kittens. We took care of them but we don't know how (maybe some new stray cats that came had it) they got panleukopenia and we didn't knew anything about that virus so even with the medicines we could give them most of them started dying (kittens and cats) and it was really heartbreaking 🙁
    Now we only have one cat we rescued from the street with immunodeficiency, but due to being just one we can take proper care of him

  • Reply AB Farrow August 20, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Wow…

    You said panleukopenia a lot.

  • Reply Aa VS August 20, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    She needs to make more videos
    About coco and Elouise

  • Reply Ambipie August 21, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    You say this isnt a cute kitten video
    I say hanks squirming around like a little wormy

  • Reply Lynn Altmayer August 24, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Thank you so much, I am treating a 6 week old kitten that seems to be recovering, but I appreciate your advice and hope little Tarzan makes it.

  • Reply MEGENTIX August 27, 2019 at 10:28 am

    This is so sad and sounds like the kitten version of lukemia (i cant spell) but im so glad that Hank made it cuz she is soo cute

  • Reply pawprints1986 August 28, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Wow ive never seen subq done on such a young cat before! I learned that for my kidney disease kitty… I hated having to do it but it helped us give her 3 more good years. ❤

  • Reply Caoilainn McKee August 29, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    I lost 2 out of my 3 foster kittens to Panleukopenia this week.

  • Reply Mieke Schelfthout August 31, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Great to see this video while taking care of 3 fighters at home… This gives me a boost! Thanks for the information <3

  • Reply Hlypes Ben September 1, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Lost my cat yesterday 🙁

  • Reply oBluePandaO September 3, 2019 at 1:41 am

    I don't understand how giving antibiotics can help, aren't you killing defense stysthems that fight the vyrus? :/

  • Reply J Chang September 6, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Great tips! Studies over the past few years show pepcid doesn't work for cats. Prilosec is better for gastric issues.

  • Reply Jerry Young September 7, 2019 at 3:02 am

    can anyone tell me the name of some good test kits for panleuk? Thanks.

  • Reply Jordan Fancher September 7, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Isn't FIP the worst tho?

  • Reply Mayy September 9, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    My cat named Bella had kittys and, ALL of them died because of this virus.

  • Reply Tamm Roger September 10, 2019 at 1:54 am

    Thank u so much for the videos. I have been doing this for 10 years and have learned so much from you. This season I challenged myself with neonates because of you. It has been so rewarding. We had a bad outbreak of this disease in San Diego this summer and it has been very sad since the fosters do not want to take these kitties.

  • Reply RedTheWierdestOfThemAll September 12, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    A kitten with Heterochromia was born at my grandma's house, it was weak, small, and had wet eyes, so me and my cousin took care of him, we called him Blue Eye (I called him Prince Blue Eye) and when my cousin and her mom took him with them, the kitten died a week after, i saw the liquid diarrhea by my own eyes before they took the kitten with them, I thought it was couse of the kitten being small and weak but now that i saw the symptoms and actually did a little of research, i think it was Panleukopenia what killed the kitten, I wish i could rewind time just to save him but nobody can, i have photos of the kitten on my phone still and i think of printing some of them on a photo paper, just for the memory. after i saw the very rare Heterochromia on a kitten what was lonely and smaller than many other kittens, i was shocked and wanted to take care of it, my aunt wanted to help too but we didn't know the kitten had that virus.
    I hope this little story is fine for you to read as i have a poor choice of words, i would provide the pictures somehow if i knew how (if any of you wanted, i mean, youtube has lots of vids with cats and Heterochromia, i bet)

  • Reply Amreen Abdul karim September 13, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    “ i’m a survivor
    I’m not gone giver
    I’m not gonna stopper
    I’m gonna work harder

    I’m a survivor
    I’m gonna make it
    I’m a survivor
    Keep on surviving “
    I looooovvvvvvvvveeeeeeee this song

  • Reply Kieu Truong September 15, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Your video is really helpful for me atm. My tiny kitten that I rescued got diagnosed this virus few days ago. I got panicked and was so sad. I will work with the vet to help my kitten get over the disease!
    Thank you for your information!
    From Vietnam with love and respect <3

  • Reply Mika Chu September 16, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    When Boots passed way (we couldn't do anything to help her, she was put down). We got Bella who had the cat flu, fleas, under weight and she was dirty (when mum gave her a bath, the water was brown) we took her to the vet she stayed in my room for 5-6 days (even though the vet said 7-14 days) but because she didn't like small areas after she mostly stopped sneezing and was better I let her out and she is now almost 1 yrs old. Cat flu at her age could have killed.

  • Reply huda Abughrara September 16, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    We rescued a kitten from the street who had the virus… died after 2 weeks.. it was the worst.. for me and my kids

  • Reply Niccole Evans September 21, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Sheesh! I highly recommend this woman be canonized, all else in favor?
    She is truly a blessing! ???

  • Reply •Fallen Echo• September 21, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    I have two cats, they are both almost a year old. They aren't neutered but they don't fight. I wonder if that's unnatural? Does anyone know? They are both healthy as well, but if they ever become ill I'll always turn to your channel for help first ???

  • Reply salman moody September 22, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Can Panleukopenia transmit into humans by cat bite or scratch??

  • Reply edileine teodoro September 23, 2019 at 2:40 am

    Hank e lutadora e guerreira, merece todo o amor e respeito do mundo

  • Reply Victoria Sjoguist September 23, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Lost my boy Buddha to it.. Now his mom has it.. I got her shots. And im cleaning the sh*t out of my house.

  • Reply Blessed Bayers September 24, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    We can’t get over what happened to our Smokey. The vet gave us no hope.. so we had him put down and now we find that he could have been saved! Makes me so mad! I called around another vet and they said they would have done everything to save the cat!

  • Reply Edward Small September 25, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    JFC, you are so on your game

  • Reply K C September 26, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Thank you for this video.
    I wish I had seen it before I took on the kittens. I just wasn’t prepared.

  • Reply John Shartzer September 27, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    What was the specific kind of wet food that worked for this kitty? Thanks in advance.

  • Reply Vapy September 27, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Ooh… i got to know a kitten with panleukopenia… and she died… she was adorable… the owner thought she had diarrehea so all she did was try to help out with it… and it just died… I cried a lot.

  • Reply Unknown Found October 4, 2019 at 9:37 am

    my kitten also has survived from panleukpenia

  • Reply Indu P October 4, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Dis disease is such a painful disease n tuk away 5of my precious fur babies…I miss dem

  • Reply Ashley Erin October 9, 2019 at 7:06 am

    You are a true angel Hannah! Cats are my #1 passion in life and you and Jackson inspire me so much! Thank you for everything you do and for making all of these videos!

  • Reply Kim Saerun October 10, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Does anyone have any advice to give. My 3 year old car was diagnosed about a month ago with this disease and he was in a really bad shape according to the vet. The vet said that he would die in a week and so we gave rigorous treatment. The vet didn't actually tell the name of the disease in clear words and kept calling it "blood protozoan" so I didn't understand why this was so deadly. He told us to keep the treatment and then in a few weeks, my cat started eating and drinking a lot and was back to how he used to be and I thought it was a miracle but the virus hadn't left him. It recurred and now I feel like I've lost hope if he would make it or my family and I would keep up with all the financial and emotional stress. I feel guilty that I don't care as much as I did before but it feels so impossible that it would ever go away .

  • Reply Bushra Asad October 10, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    She is sooooooooo cute ??????????

  • Reply Galixbee - October 11, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    My kitten is a couple months old, luckily she haven’t shown any of these symptoms!

  • Reply Maya S October 15, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    My female cat is also named Hank!

  • Reply Kitty cat creepypasta October 19, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    I'm happy for hank

  • Reply Hello There October 21, 2019 at 12:39 am

    I picked a kitten up from the shelter and she past away from this 1.5 days after I brought her home ? Even after hospitalizing her, fluid therapy, etc. ugh ? she was totally hyper and happy to gone within a day… I’ve never been this heartbroken before… anyways, I was wondering where I can buy the stuff for the carpets? I’m so scared my aunt will come over and bring this to her kitty.

  • Reply Skipper Roberts October 22, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    ??My kitten just died from this disease wish i watched this video before! Ur amazing

  • Reply skylie siao October 23, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    I do not have a kitten

  • Reply ParaEwie October 27, 2019 at 3:49 am

    Panleuk sounds terrible! Glad it doesn't affect humans…does it?
    Update: the dog strain of it can affect humans, but only if they don't have MMR. So I'm safe. Feel sorry for the Antivaxxers

  • Reply 43ShaDey October 27, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Hi I work at an animal refuge & we’re currently having a panleuk outbreak from kittens brought in from our local shelter. My question involves disinfectants. We use a product called accel? And we’re not allowed to use bleach in general. Does anyone know if Accel or Axcel fights panleuk?

  • Reply Moon Light Gacha Girl October 27, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    At 7:10 hank looked so comfortable while she was petting her

  • Reply hurze October 28, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    This is why you should vaccinate

  • Reply Bella Butler October 29, 2019 at 12:28 am

    Poor cat 🙁

  • Reply bkrbkrl November 2, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    This disease is very virulent: from getting the disease to death can be in as little as four days for kittens and just one week for adult cats. My vet told me that even with treatment, fatality is 90%. I had an outbreak last year in my neighborhood that wiped out 22 feral cats and only three of eight owned cats were left. My guess is that those three were the only ones vaccinated. A single five week old kitten I took in crashed suddenly: he tested positive and I had him euthanized based on my vet's recommendation.

    I think people need a reality check: if you want to save an animal infected, EXPECT IT TO DIE. This is NOT like a URI, so have a shield around your heart for this possibility: doing intensive care without a happy ending can be devastating. Also have a deep pocketbook, because working with most vets on intensive care is VERY expensive, the end of which, again, may not have a good outcome.

    The attachment I had to the kitten I tried to save was intense as it was: putting it to sleep was devastating. I cannot imagine how bad it would have been to intensely nurse it, only to watch it slowly die. My vet bluntly told me this scenario was likely, (I could NOT afford to hospitalize it) so I did what was best for the situation at hand. Those that choose to try, just be prepared for what fate may bring.

  • Reply s o p h i a November 4, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    This topic suuuper important, and im so happy you made a video about it, but i just couldn't focus because of the little burrito you were holding ?

  • Reply Pony Pony November 5, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    Poor hank has been through it all

  • Reply Dawncloud productions November 6, 2019 at 11:27 am

    HOORAY! HANK LIVED!

  • Reply Slendy Girl November 10, 2019 at 4:47 am

    I hear that baby purring

  • Reply Diana Diamond November 10, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    OMG THAT KITTEN IS SO CUTE

  • Reply Amritha Ashok November 15, 2019 at 7:48 am

    My cat is having too it's her 6 th day she is tired….. Not able to walk eat….. We feel bad… Doctors gave her antibiotics… Bt it seems so tired….

  • Reply Lis K November 18, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Thank you for this video. I picked up two foster kittens a week ago, and one started getting ill after 6 days. We had them tested today and both have parvo. I am devastated and now beging a long period of disinfecting. What a horrible virus, but none of it was my fault and i gave them everything I could for their short stay with me.

  • Reply Nina Ninux November 21, 2019 at 11:09 am

    I lost my kitten two years ago because this virus and other cat got infected too but fortunately survived. I gave her liquid,vitamin,wet food ,you name it . Every two hours I feed her,and thanks god she did it

  • Reply Faith kayla November 21, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Hi hope your well,I am from Kenya and I have tried everything with my kitten's and they are not getting better most of those products are not in our country what else can I do to help my kittens

  • Reply Aamer Kamel November 22, 2019 at 6:20 am

    Fucking dislike!!
    You're shaking this kitten like this, and then kiss her.. what a goddamn schizophrenia..

  • Reply Kristýna Pokorná November 22, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Hi! I had a kitten named Fishkus and he died on Panleukopenia. On place where I live is ussuall to own outdoor cats and these village mixed cats are not vaccinated. We let them out, because here live no natural cat predators. Here still live myths for example as: cat should live just outdoor and be fed with cow milk and catch mice. I knew how to correctly take care of cats, but didn't know that my cats should be vaccinated and I also didn't know about Panleukopenia at all. Fishkus started to loose weight, so we thought that he lost his apetite because of hot weather . He started to be tired so we took him to vet, he got medication and then he was fine again. Two weeks after that he stopped eating completly and then he was diagnosed wit Panleukopenia. All family took care of him. We hand fed him. I had to go off for 2 days. The second day morning my mum phoned me, that she found him dead . He died in sleep in his favourite sleep position with closed paw and rolled tail. I think that even he didn't expect that, because he seemed to look so peaceful. We didn't expect it at all because he started to get slightly better. Now we addopted a new kitten. We vaccinated her and she is an full indoor cat. I still blame myself for his dead.

  • Reply Jay 278079 November 24, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    The dislikes are from the fleas in hank’s body when u just found her in the tissue box.

  • Reply jumbie483 November 25, 2019 at 1:50 am

    How long does it take for a cat to recover for panleuk? My vet said if a kitten survives 4-5 days after the first symptoms occur she would likely to recover. Also, if she's recovered, will she catch the same disease again?

  • Reply Hedley Abnett November 28, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Stop shaking the cat

  • Reply Adroit_Youth15 November 29, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    it's a tragedy and i should've been more careful. some make it and some become little furry angels. two of my 2 month old kitten died yesterday and today and they had this deadly freakin disease. i cant believe i saw them pass away in front of my own eyes. even after the rigorous help of vets, they were the 99% of those who don't make it. but then again, in 2017, another kitten of mine had the same thing and was fortunate enough to survive. so yeah. u just can't stop what's inevitable.

  • Reply William Cook December 1, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Did that just say snug life?… lol… i am watching your cideos cuz of a weak… prolly gonna not make it type of older feral kitten. And I have a couple of 6 week old brother kittens that are way to cute.

  • Reply Daniel Raphael December 1, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    I’m dealing with this now due to an adult cat I brought in and another adult is sick. Cats are a lot of work!!!

  • Reply BrynPlayz December 3, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Panleukopenia get rekt ur trash Kitten Lady to the rescue

  • Reply Sandy Zuniga December 7, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you for saving this cat new subscriber

  • Reply Emalia Manning December 8, 2019 at 12:55 am

    I love you kitten lady

  • Reply klkokochan December 9, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    I just wanna say this. My 7 month cat died cuz of this virus about two days ago. It's such a heartbroken day for me and my family cuz we love him so much. I'm disappointed in myself that I didn't know about this virus sooner. I thought he was homesick that's all. But it was all too late.

  • Reply GalacticWolf December 10, 2019 at 4:17 am

    I am watching this cause my week old kitten I'm pretty sure she got it

  • Reply Najihah Mohd Ali December 11, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Hi, kitten lady. Can I used Lansoprazole instead of Famotidine?

  • Reply Medo !! December 16, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    My kitten died two days ago ?????????

  • Reply Ozymandias December 18, 2019 at 9:35 am

    My cat just died because of this virus, what sadden me the most is because my family helped an abandoned kitten and we brought the little kitten home, and as it turns out the kitten have a panleukopenia and it infects my cat, im so sorry Leo ?

  • Reply Sarah Hurst December 20, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Thank you a million for posting this. I am the cat lady in town and this my first dealing with panleuk P pedia. The vet here gave this kittens I'm trying to save a death sentence and no information and help at home. I need all the luck in the world. Very upset and sad. It's a small town so we don't have many options for help and this has been wonderful I'm going into Walmart to try to find some of the things you used. My name is Sarah and if you have a moment please give me a call that be wonderful for 405712 9338

  • Reply Sunshine kitties December 21, 2019 at 9:30 am

    I wish I already watch this video before. My baby kitty didn't survive ?. I love him so much. Thankyou for this video! This video can save those lives of those precious cats. I will definitely gonna show this to my friends so they can be knowledgable about this. thankyou again! lovelots!

  • Reply Shirorin December 23, 2019 at 6:48 am

    I was reading the description of metamucil and it says its for constipation how does that help with diarrhae?

  • Reply Myshaa Mehnaz December 23, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    I should have find that video. Because today my 3 kittens died because of panleukopenia

  • Reply Brandy Danette December 27, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    This is really helpful information, thank you!!!

  • Reply Kristi Staples December 28, 2019 at 11:38 am

    I have 13 cats two were adopted and the rest were born out of one of them adoptedand we never had that problem but one of my cats are pregnant right now so if one of the kittens have it thanks for the tip

  • Reply Teria Bayahia Teri Lynn Steele December 29, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Very informative video!!! Well done!!!

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