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Disease
Your kitten has been fully vaccinated so why worry?  Vaccinations are important but not full-proof.  Vaccinations at best are only 80% affective, so it is best to be well informed.

FeLV- Feline Leukemia
Attacks the immune system and increased susceptibility to other diseases.  It is spread through saliva and is eventually fatal.

Symptoms:
Include weight loss, recurring or chronic illness, lethargy, fever, diarrhea, unusual breathing patterns, and yellow color around the mouth and whites of the eyes.

Vaccine Available:  Yes

Distemper-Feline Panleukopenia
Caused by a resistant virus that may remain infectious for more than a year at room temperature on inanimate objects.  Transmitted through blood, urine, feces and nasal secretions.  It destroys many of the cat's white blood cells, attacks the intestines and lymph nodes and is fatal in 50-70% of cats.

Symptoms:
Include lethargy, vomiting, high fever, dehydration.  Sickness can last 3 to 4 days after first signs are notice and before death occurs.  It is highly contagious.

Vaccine Available:  Yes

FIP- Feline Infectious Peritonitis
Affects cats of all ages, but it usually affects cats between the age of 6 months to 2 years of age.  Diagnosis is difficult.  This is a viral infection that is usually fatal.

Symptoms:
Include low grade upper respiratory infection, anorexia, depression, anemia, vomiting and/or diarrhea.  It is highly contagious.

Vaccine Available:  YES, but not recommended for Ragdolls.

Rhinotracheitis
Attacks the upper respiratory tract and all kittens and cats are at risk.  Recovery is slow and can be fatal.  May become carriers for life and they can shed the virus intermittently especially when under stress.

Symptoms:
Include sneezing, coughing, mucous discharge from eyes and nose.  It is highly contagious.
Vaccine available:  YES


Calcivirus
Attacks the lungs and lower respiratory tract causing pneumonia causing 40% of all reparatory diseases in cats.  It is often complicated by other infections can be fatal.

Symptoms:
Included pneumonia and ulcers that may be seen on the tongue and lips.  
Highly contagious.
Vaccine Available:  YES

Chlamydia Psittaci
Attacks the respiratory tract and produces conjunctivitis (eye infections).  It is a bacteria, not a virus and causes 15% to 20% of all feline reparatory diseases.  Can be transmitted to cattle and humans.

Symptoms:
Include inflamed eyes, occasional sneezing, tearing with salivation and coughing, fever may occur.  It is highly contagious.

Vaccine available:  YES

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