Appointments: (02) 6251 1444
16-18 Purdue St, Belconnen, ACT
(Parking via Gillott Street)
Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 1:00pm

Canberra Cat Vet Blog

Kitten deaths in Canberra

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Panleukopenia, also known as Feline Enteritis, has swept through the homeless and rescued kitten population of Canberra in the last month. Kittens died from dehydration due to vomiting and diarrhoea, and massive secondary infection. Aggressive support with intravenous fluids and broad spectrum antibiotics helped some but a high proportion of affected cats died.
Infection with the parvovirus which causes Panleukopenia is highly preventable. Mass vaccination prevents outbreaks. When less than 70 per cent of the population is vaccinated, the situation is perfect for the emergence of a disease epidemic. The current outbreak is a timely reminder that maintaining immunity in populations of animals with effective vaccines is essential.
The usual F3 vaccine is highly effective in protecting against Panleukopenia.
If you are unsure of your cats' vaccination status please phone us on 6251 1444 and we will check our records for you. Cats less than 12 months of age are most vulnerable and must have had an F3 booster after 16 weeks of age to be fully protected.

Search Blog

Recent Posts


in season jumping urinating castration spray paralysed dental prednisolone senses itchy chlamydia AIDS heavy breathing weight loss fleas hypertension old cat hyperactive anxiety kittens dental treatment introduce cognitive dysfunction spey high blood pressure allergy, rough play paracetamol wobbles information night eyes kidney holes in teeth renal disease flea treatment kitten play body language cryptococcosis thirsty blood spraying Hill's Metabolic diet pheromone furball furballs pet meat tapeworm opening hours headache nose scabs fireworks radioactive iodine blue holiday diarrhoea socialisation crytococcosus odour hunter mouth breathing sun FORLS litter box moving blood pressure vet visit train euthanasia hairball eye infection bladder stones computer strange behaviour head desexing panamax African wild cat ulcers wool cranky signs of pain cystitis sucking wool fabric health check return home new year cortisone ulcer face rub cat vet urination change exercise anaemia hyperthyroidism herpesvirus asthma rash skinny enemies depomedrol lily groom slow cat containment kitten deaths arthritis stare into space blockage activity skin cancer off food fever cat history best cat clinic annual check old mental health of cats blood in urine aerokat whiskers pain killer urine spraying rolls introductions kidneys worms panleukopaenia teeth massage litter panadol fat aggressive dental check best clinic flea prevention overweight feline enteritis Canberra tartar straining free permethrin vaccination dry food behaviour change cat mince cat behaviour virus allergy love plaque petting cat scratching post pred dementia rigid head cough mycoplasma hunting obesity grass eye ulcer vision heart disease sore hearing noisy breathing lilies grooming pain echocardiography hungry collapse hard faeces vomit hypertrophic cardiomyopathy blind gifts obese snake decision to euthanase cage corneal ulcer vomiting tablet cat enclosures poisoning pancreatitis hole appetite sick abscess ACT snuffles aspirin indoor cats antiviral sore eyes bladder fluid pills inflammatory bowel disease cta fight bed lame snot weight control open day not eating home bump xylitol abscess,cat fight poisonous cancer liver rub appointment urinating outside litter dymadon when to go to vet scratch sensitive stomach plants new cat sudden blindness best vet prey aggression skin antibiotics worming string fear bad breath new kitten catoberfest sneeze painful sick cat thiamine deficiency lymphoma holes kidney disease snakes kibble thyroid twitching introduction cat friendly feliway training ulcerated nose cat enclosure marking lick open night polish salivation wet litter tooth check-up foreign body bite stiff pill checkup cat worms vocal calicivirus poison visit touch drinking more changed hunters pet insurance insulin christmas diabetes lump panleukopenia microchip diuretics weight snake bite blood test pet New Year's Eve ribbon roundworm nails client night attack flu unwell dilated pupils sense of smell stress goodbye blindness hospital scale tumour introducing revolution behaviour cat flu pica yowling panadeine IBD snakebite restless eye mass kitten intestine toxins paralysis hunched over drinking a lot meows a lot conflict desex sensitive enteritis pain relief feline AIDS award tradesmen sore ears hiding competition FIV feline herpesvirus poisonous plants birthday paralysis tick runny eyes constipation advantage cat fight best veterinarian vaccine runny nose adipokines heaing tick brown snake comfortis snuffle senior gasping fight poisons urine holidays physical activity food puzzles toxic unsociable learning photo competition fits biopsy seizures carrier lilly urinating on curtains or carpet scratching Canberra Cat Vet breeder on heat blocked cat breathing difficult


A calm, quiet haven for cats and their carers staffed by experienced, cat loving vets and nurses.

Canberra Cat Vet 16-18 Purdue St Belconnen ACT 2617 (parking off Gillott Street) Phone: (02) 6251-1444

Get Directions