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Feline coronavirus is not terrible, it can be cured and it is not difficult to cure

Update Time:2023/4/13

Feline coronavirus is not terrible, it can be cured and it is not difficult to cure

At present, the human new coronavirus is still being concerned by the world, and in the pet world, cats can also be infected with the coronavirus. Although they are all "coronaviruses", coronaviruses are a huge type of virus, and cats and humans have different coronaviruses.

Today we will talk about cat coronavirus in detail.

1. Types of cat coronavirus

There are two main types of coronaviruses that cause cats to get sick: feline intestinal coronavirus and feline infectious peritonitis virus.

Intestinal infection Coronavirus is the most common form of infection in cats. It usually causes mild gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea and blood in the stool. Some cats also have symptoms such as fever and vomiting.

Feline infectious peritonitis can be understood as a mutation of the coronavirus. Its occurrence probability is relatively low, the mortality rate is high, and it was considered a terminal illness in the past. In recent years, some related treatment drugs have appeared, which can indeed alleviate and suppress infectious peritonitis in cats.

2. Infectiousness of feline coronavirus

Coronavirus in cats is very contagious, and almost all cats who have been exposed to coronavirus can infect it. Coronavirus mainly relies on fecal detoxification and contact to spread.

There are also some "lucky" cats that are not infected with the coronavirus, which may be related to the lack of certain receptors in these cats. In other words, these cats generally do not show clinical symptoms.

3. Cats infected with coronavirus can heal themselves

Most cats with symptoms of coronavirus also show self-limitation. The so-called self-limiting disease refers to the condition that the disease progresses to a certain extent and stops spontaneously without treatment; at the same time, the disease continues to be infected, even through treatment, it is impossible to intervene.

In cat coronavirus, self-limiting is manifested in the inability to treat the symptoms of diarrhea even with the use of medicines, and inability to intervene in cat detoxification. Due to the self-limiting existence of coronavirus, the normal immune process of cats does not include coronavirus.

4. Some coronavirus infections can cause cats to pass on to the abdomen

Often the antibody titer of cat coronavirus is relatively low. If the antibody titer of the cat's coronavirus is high, it must have been infected with the coronavirus, but it has not shown symptoms. Therefore, you don't need to worry about cat coronavirus, and you will be cured if you actively cooperate with the treatment.

However, it is necessary to be careful about the occurrence of infectious peritonitis. It is the same virus as intestinal coronavirus. The factors that determine the development of coronavirus into infectious peritonitis include: the virulence of the virus, the amount of virus particles, and the amount of virus in immune cells. Copy ability.

5. Treatment methods for feline coronavirus

For intestinal coronaviruses, there are currently no targeted treatment drugs. Generally, supportive therapies for viral diarrhea are adopted for treatment, and hormonal drugs such as prednisolone can also be considered to control the symptoms of enteritis.

If it is infectious peritonitis, the use of new drugs 441 and 376 is indeed effective, but the price of the drugs is very high, and it is not easy to obtain, so the treatment of abdominal transmission in cats is still very tricky.

6. Prevention of feline coronavirus

Avoiding exposure of cats to coronavirus is the most effective preventive measure. The virus particles of normal coronavirus can survive in the dry secretions for seven weeks. Fortunately, the virus can be inactivated by conventional disinfectant disinfection.

The spread of coronavirus has these characteristics:

(1) Cats that are healthy but positive for coronavirus sero will spread the virus into the environment.

(2) Cats with negative serological tests usually do not spread the virus.

(3) Kittens will not be infected with the virus through the placenta. Maternal antibodies exist for 4 to 6 weeks. After the antibody level drops, the kittens will be infected with the virus through contact with other cats.

(4) The detoxification period of coronavirus is about 6 weeks.