Hyper Virulent Calici Virus
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There IS a vaccine! A very serious and little known cat disease you need to know about!
There is a vaccine for VS-FVC.
The vaccine is called CaliciVax and is a Fort Dodge product.
It is licensed and proven effective against VS-FVC.
It contains a VS-FVC strain and a traditional calicivirus strain.
"While I do not take in kitties, and my 8 cats are strictly inside, I am the risk factor as this strain can be carried in on your shoes, clothing, etc. It is highly contagious and virulent. I picked up the vaccine for $12 a dose and gave it to my cats myself. I boosted them 3 weeks later. It was much easier than loading up all my cats in carriers and taking them in to the vets office."
PLEASE vaccinate your cats for this ASAP!
This can kill a perfectly healthy cat in 24 hours.
This is a nasty virus, it can ulcerate the tongue and internal organs, cause hair and skin loss, and kill in 24 hours time.
It was first identified in CA in 1998.
Signs to watch for:
-Ulcers on the tongue
-Loss of appetite
Clinical signs of VS-FVC:
-Any of the above PLUS:
-Swelling of the face and/or legs
-More severe oral and nasal ulcers
-Loss of organ function
-Skin lesions and hair loss