doctortruth asked in PetsCats · 4 months ago

My cat has never had a distemper shot. The cat is 4 years old. I know it includes two other vaccines as well.?


The question is can a four-year-old cat catch something and get really sick and spread it to other cats they have been vaccinated....

3 Answers

  • 4 months ago

    Feline distemper (panleukopenia) is deadly and she can get it. Her risk is higher if she goes outside. You definitely want to get her the FVRCP vaccine even if shes an indoor cat. 

    No vaccine is 100% effective so cats that have been vaccinated have a small chance of getting sick. 

  • *****
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Yes, your cat can get very sick and even die from diseases you have not vaccinated them for. And yes, there's a possibility it could spread to vaccinated animals. Vaccines are not 100% effective. Vaccinating your cat is inexpensive, please have it done.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Yes, the FVRCP vaccine inclues rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia.

    Do you have a question?  You didn't actually ask one.

    ETA:   Yes, your cat can get really sick.   And yes, it can be spread to other cats, particularly those who have not been vaccinated.    Even if your cat is an indoor-only cat, you can bring the disease into the home (and out of the home) on your own hands or clothing. 

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