How does a cat get parvo? Feline parvovirus is spread by direct faecal-oral contact, and indirectly following contamination of the environment or objects (eg, on food dishes, grooming equipment, bedding, floors, clothing or hands).
How do I know if my cat has parvo? The first visible signs an owner might notice include generalized depression, loss of appetite, high fever, lethargy, vomiting, severe diarrhea, nasal discharge, and dehydration. Sick cats may sit for long periods of time in front of their water bowls but not drink much water.
Can unvaccinated dogs be around cats? Is it safe for a puppy to be around cats before they’re vaccinated? Unvaccinated puppies can generally be around cats, so long as the cats in question are up to date on their vaccinations, tick and flea treatments, and deworming.
Can parvo affect cats? Parvoviruses do primarily affect kittens and puppies, but cats and dogs of any age can be affected if they are unvaccinated or haven’t previously been exposed.