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Old June 12th 04, 05:02 AM
Chris
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Kittens whose mother had distemper can develop cerebellum.hypo..... I have
one cat, who I got as a stray kitty, who has always been a little
clutzy--misses jumps, gets real twichy, etc. I thought he was having slight
tremors--vet thinks probably mother had distemper during pregnancy and this
is result. My cat is otherwise pefectly healthy and happy & vet says that
there are a whole range of effects on neurological functions and that even
if this is the case for my cat, not to worry as he is clearly at bottom
range of effects. Could be possible for your kittens? Bottom line is that
if that is the case & kittens survive, they really should be OK, oh well,
maybe a little clutzy! As for mom cat, if she had distemper, she must have
recovered....
"Rhonda" wrote in message
...
We do have other cats, but the new cat family is isolated from them.

We have to nail down what is causing this -- whether it is congenital or
viral before we jump to any conclusions. I know there is something
called cerebellum hypoplasia (probably murdered that spelling) that
causes tremors, and is not contagious. It is inherited. I was hoping
that's what the little boy had, but his was something more -- or since
he was always smaller he caught something that the others did not.
Someone else said kitties with CH can develop other medical problems.

We will make sure what this is before we do any cat introductions or
kitten adoptions.

By the way, the little girl who had tremors last night, shows no signs
today and is madly tearing up the room. I have my fingers crossed and am
waiting for a call from the vet.

Rhonda

Hi Im WEEniE with My Fav4ite Midi wrote:


Sorry to hear that. I got a feeling though that what ever those kittens
got they got it from their mother. I remember I was interested in this
puppy but it was too young to leave the mother but I notice how one of
the other puppies kept sneezing.Well what happened was that the mother
dog caught a virus or distemper probably from the male dog that got her
pregnant & the puppies & her had to be put down.None could be saved. Not
good news I know I just want you to get prepared for the worst. If by
chance at least the mother cat survives are you going to keep her?
Because if she does have FIP or some other cat disease? She can't be
around other cats.She would have to get fixed & kept inside. See that's
what happens when morons don't get their pets fixed & lets them roam
around. It's the poor animals that suffer. For all we know the male cat
was sick when he got her pregnant & when the kittens were born & started
nursing off her they caught it.Surprise that one that you tried to save
lived as long as it did.But what what price? It seems that all those
cats are sick including the mother.She can not be with any more cats.Do
you have any cats of your own?





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Old June 12th 04, 05:02 AM
Chris
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Kittens whose mother had distemper can develop cerebellum.hypo..... I have
one cat, who I got as a stray kitty, who has always been a little
clutzy--misses jumps, gets real twichy, etc. I thought he was having slight
tremors--vet thinks probably mother had distemper during pregnancy and this
is result. My cat is otherwise pefectly healthy and happy & vet says that
there are a whole range of effects on neurological functions and that even
if this is the case for my cat, not to worry as he is clearly at bottom
range of effects. Could be possible for your kittens? Bottom line is that
if that is the case & kittens survive, they really should be OK, oh well,
maybe a little clutzy! As for mom cat, if she had distemper, she must have
recovered....
"Rhonda" wrote in message
...
We do have other cats, but the new cat family is isolated from them.

We have to nail down what is causing this -- whether it is congenital or
viral before we jump to any conclusions. I know there is something
called cerebellum hypoplasia (probably murdered that spelling) that
causes tremors, and is not contagious. It is inherited. I was hoping
that's what the little boy had, but his was something more -- or since
he was always smaller he caught something that the others did not.
Someone else said kitties with CH can develop other medical problems.

We will make sure what this is before we do any cat introductions or
kitten adoptions.

By the way, the little girl who had tremors last night, shows no signs
today and is madly tearing up the room. I have my fingers crossed and am
waiting for a call from the vet.

Rhonda

Hi Im WEEniE with My Fav4ite Midi wrote:


Sorry to hear that. I got a feeling though that what ever those kittens
got they got it from their mother. I remember I was interested in this
puppy but it was too young to leave the mother but I notice how one of
the other puppies kept sneezing.Well what happened was that the mother
dog caught a virus or distemper probably from the male dog that got her
pregnant & the puppies & her had to be put down.None could be saved. Not
good news I know I just want you to get prepared for the worst. If by
chance at least the mother cat survives are you going to keep her?
Because if she does have FIP or some other cat disease? She can't be
around other cats.She would have to get fixed & kept inside. See that's
what happens when morons don't get their pets fixed & lets them roam
around. It's the poor animals that suffer. For all we know the male cat
was sick when he got her pregnant & when the kittens were born & started
nursing off her they caught it.Surprise that one that you tried to save
lived as long as it did.But what what price? It seems that all those
cats are sick including the mother.She can not be with any more cats.Do
you have any cats of your own?





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Old June 12th 04, 06:41 AM
Rhonda
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Bingo, Chris!

I talked to our vet today. The results came back on the necropsy for the
little tiger we lost this week. He had no cell changes that would have
been normal with Felv or FIP -- that is good news. He died due to
fibrosis of the kidneys. He could have been born with that, or it could
have been a result of an infection, we will never know. It was a
separate issue than the tremors.

The vet thinks the mom probably had feline distemper when pregnant, and
the result is a variety of tremors in the kittens. Little tiger was the
worst, maybe because he already had other health issues.

Since mom was a stray, she is most likely not vaccinated, and I'm told
it's not uncommon for unvaccinated cats to get distemper. She also has
slight tremors, which I assume could have been from the virus. It could
be something genetic instead, but the vet thinks it was viral. Either
way, I'm very glad it was not FIP and we would have to face more
heartbreak. Tremors, we can deal with.

Thanks, everyone!

Rhonda (and four hell-raising kittens)

Chris wrote:

Kittens whose mother had distemper can develop cerebellum.hypo..... I have
one cat, who I got as a stray kitty, who has always been a little
clutzy--misses jumps, gets real twichy, etc. I thought he was having slight
tremors--vet thinks probably mother had distemper during pregnancy and this
is result. My cat is otherwise pefectly healthy and happy & vet says that
there are a whole range of effects on neurological functions and that even
if this is the case for my cat, not to worry as he is clearly at bottom
range of effects. Could be possible for your kittens? Bottom line is that
if that is the case & kittens survive, they really should be OK, oh well,
maybe a little clutzy! As for mom cat, if she had distemper, she must have
recovered....
"Rhonda" wrote in message
...

We do have other cats, but the new cat family is isolated from them.

We have to nail down what is causing this -- whether it is congenital or
viral before we jump to any conclusions. I know there is something
called cerebellum hypoplasia (probably murdered that spelling) that
causes tremors, and is not contagious. It is inherited. I was hoping
that's what the little boy had, but his was something more -- or since
he was always smaller he caught something that the others did not.
Someone else said kitties with CH can develop other medical problems.

We will make sure what this is before we do any cat introductions or
kitten adoptions.

By the way, the little girl who had tremors last night, shows no signs
today and is madly tearing up the room. I have my fingers crossed and am
waiting for a call from the vet.

Rhonda

Hi Im WEEniE with My Fav4ite Midi wrote:


Sorry to hear that. I got a feeling though that what ever those kittens
got they got it from their mother. I remember I was interested in this
puppy but it was too young to leave the mother but I notice how one of
the other puppies kept sneezing.Well what happened was that the mother
dog caught a virus or distemper probably from the male dog that got her
pregnant & the puppies & her had to be put down.None could be saved. Not
good news I know I just want you to get prepared for the worst. If by
chance at least the mother cat survives are you going to keep her?
Because if she does have FIP or some other cat disease? She can't be
around other cats.She would have to get fixed & kept inside. See that's
what happens when morons don't get their pets fixed & lets them roam
around. It's the poor animals that suffer. For all we know the male cat
was sick when he got her pregnant & when the kittens were born & started
nursing off her they caught it.Surprise that one that you tried to save
lived as long as it did.But what what price? It seems that all those
cats are sick including the mother.She can not be with any more cats.Do
you have any cats of your own?






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Old June 12th 04, 06:41 AM
Rhonda
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Bingo, Chris!

I talked to our vet today. The results came back on the necropsy for the
little tiger we lost this week. He had no cell changes that would have
been normal with Felv or FIP -- that is good news. He died due to
fibrosis of the kidneys. He could have been born with that, or it could
have been a result of an infection, we will never know. It was a
separate issue than the tremors.

The vet thinks the mom probably had feline distemper when pregnant, and
the result is a variety of tremors in the kittens. Little tiger was the
worst, maybe because he already had other health issues.

Since mom was a stray, she is most likely not vaccinated, and I'm told
it's not uncommon for unvaccinated cats to get distemper. She also has
slight tremors, which I assume could have been from the virus. It could
be something genetic instead, but the vet thinks it was viral. Either
way, I'm very glad it was not FIP and we would have to face more
heartbreak. Tremors, we can deal with.

Thanks, everyone!

Rhonda (and four hell-raising kittens)

Chris wrote:

Kittens whose mother had distemper can develop cerebellum.hypo..... I have
one cat, who I got as a stray kitty, who has always been a little
clutzy--misses jumps, gets real twichy, etc. I thought he was having slight
tremors--vet thinks probably mother had distemper during pregnancy and this
is result. My cat is otherwise pefectly healthy and happy & vet says that
there are a whole range of effects on neurological functions and that even
if this is the case for my cat, not to worry as he is clearly at bottom
range of effects. Could be possible for your kittens? Bottom line is that
if that is the case & kittens survive, they really should be OK, oh well,
maybe a little clutzy! As for mom cat, if she had distemper, she must have
recovered....
"Rhonda" wrote in message
...

We do have other cats, but the new cat family is isolated from them.

We have to nail down what is causing this -- whether it is congenital or
viral before we jump to any conclusions. I know there is something
called cerebellum hypoplasia (probably murdered that spelling) that
causes tremors, and is not contagious. It is inherited. I was hoping
that's what the little boy had, but his was something more -- or since
he was always smaller he caught something that the others did not.
Someone else said kitties with CH can develop other medical problems.

We will make sure what this is before we do any cat introductions or
kitten adoptions.

By the way, the little girl who had tremors last night, shows no signs
today and is madly tearing up the room. I have my fingers crossed and am
waiting for a call from the vet.

Rhonda

Hi Im WEEniE with My Fav4ite Midi wrote:


Sorry to hear that. I got a feeling though that what ever those kittens
got they got it from their mother. I remember I was interested in this
puppy but it was too young to leave the mother but I notice how one of
the other puppies kept sneezing.Well what happened was that the mother
dog caught a virus or distemper probably from the male dog that got her
pregnant & the puppies & her had to be put down.None could be saved. Not
good news I know I just want you to get prepared for the worst. If by
chance at least the mother cat survives are you going to keep her?
Because if she does have FIP or some other cat disease? She can't be
around other cats.She would have to get fixed & kept inside. See that's
what happens when morons don't get their pets fixed & lets them roam
around. It's the poor animals that suffer. For all we know the male cat
was sick when he got her pregnant & when the kittens were born & started
nursing off her they caught it.Surprise that one that you tried to save
lived as long as it did.But what what price? It seems that all those
cats are sick including the mother.She can not be with any more cats.Do
you have any cats of your own?






  #16  
Old June 12th 04, 11:03 PM
~*Connie*~
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glad you got accurate info!! FIP can always leave you wondering. Sounded a
lot like distemper in your original post.. Im so glad the kittens are
doing well
"Rhonda" wrote in message
...
Bingo, Chris!

I talked to our vet today. The results came back on the necropsy for the
little tiger we lost this week. He had no cell changes that would have
been normal with Felv or FIP -- that is good news. He died due to
fibrosis of the kidneys. He could have been born with that, or it could
have been a result of an infection, we will never know. It was a
separate issue than the tremors.

The vet thinks the mom probably had feline distemper when pregnant, and
the result is a variety of tremors in the kittens. Little tiger was the
worst, maybe because he already had other health issues.

Since mom was a stray, she is most likely not vaccinated, and I'm told
it's not uncommon for unvaccinated cats to get distemper. She also has
slight tremors, which I assume could have been from the virus. It could
be something genetic instead, but the vet thinks it was viral. Either
way, I'm very glad it was not FIP and we would have to face more
heartbreak. Tremors, we can deal with.

Thanks, everyone!

Rhonda (and four hell-raising kittens)

Chris wrote:

Kittens whose mother had distemper can develop cerebellum.hypo..... I

have
one cat, who I got as a stray kitty, who has always been a little
clutzy--misses jumps, gets real twichy, etc. I thought he was having

slight
tremors--vet thinks probably mother had distemper during pregnancy and

this
is result. My cat is otherwise pefectly healthy and happy & vet says

that
there are a whole range of effects on neurological functions and that

even
if this is the case for my cat, not to worry as he is clearly at bottom
range of effects. Could be possible for your kittens? Bottom line is

that
if that is the case & kittens survive, they really should be OK, oh

well,
maybe a little clutzy! As for mom cat, if she had distemper, she must

have
recovered....
"Rhonda" wrote in message
...

We do have other cats, but the new cat family is isolated from them.

We have to nail down what is causing this -- whether it is congenital or
viral before we jump to any conclusions. I know there is something
called cerebellum hypoplasia (probably murdered that spelling) that
causes tremors, and is not contagious. It is inherited. I was hoping
that's what the little boy had, but his was something more -- or since
he was always smaller he caught something that the others did not.
Someone else said kitties with CH can develop other medical problems.

We will make sure what this is before we do any cat introductions or
kitten adoptions.

By the way, the little girl who had tremors last night, shows no signs
today and is madly tearing up the room. I have my fingers crossed and am
waiting for a call from the vet.

Rhonda

Hi Im WEEniE with My Fav4ite Midi wrote:


Sorry to hear that. I got a feeling though that what ever those kittens
got they got it from their mother. I remember I was interested in this
puppy but it was too young to leave the mother but I notice how one of
the other puppies kept sneezing.Well what happened was that the mother
dog caught a virus or distemper probably from the male dog that got her
pregnant & the puppies & her had to be put down.None could be saved.

Not
good news I know I just want you to get prepared for the worst. If by
chance at least the mother cat survives are you going to keep her?
Because if she does have FIP or some other cat disease? She can't be
around other cats.She would have to get fixed & kept inside. See

that's
what happens when morons don't get their pets fixed & lets them roam
around. It's the poor animals that suffer. For all we know the male cat
was sick when he got her pregnant & when the kittens were born &

started
nursing off her they caught it.Surprise that one that you tried to save
lived as long as it did.But what what price? It seems that all those
cats are sick including the mother.She can not be with any more cats.Do
you have any cats of your own?








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Old June 12th 04, 11:03 PM
~*Connie*~
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glad you got accurate info!! FIP can always leave you wondering. Sounded a
lot like distemper in your original post.. Im so glad the kittens are
doing well
"Rhonda" wrote in message
...
Bingo, Chris!

I talked to our vet today. The results came back on the necropsy for the
little tiger we lost this week. He had no cell changes that would have
been normal with Felv or FIP -- that is good news. He died due to
fibrosis of the kidneys. He could have been born with that, or it could
have been a result of an infection, we will never know. It was a
separate issue than the tremors.

The vet thinks the mom probably had feline distemper when pregnant, and
the result is a variety of tremors in the kittens. Little tiger was the
worst, maybe because he already had other health issues.

Since mom was a stray, she is most likely not vaccinated, and I'm told
it's not uncommon for unvaccinated cats to get distemper. She also has
slight tremors, which I assume could have been from the virus. It could
be something genetic instead, but the vet thinks it was viral. Either
way, I'm very glad it was not FIP and we would have to face more
heartbreak. Tremors, we can deal with.

Thanks, everyone!

Rhonda (and four hell-raising kittens)

Chris wrote:

Kittens whose mother had distemper can develop cerebellum.hypo..... I

have
one cat, who I got as a stray kitty, who has always been a little
clutzy--misses jumps, gets real twichy, etc. I thought he was having

slight
tremors--vet thinks probably mother had distemper during pregnancy and

this
is result. My cat is otherwise pefectly healthy and happy & vet says

that
there are a whole range of effects on neurological functions and that

even
if this is the case for my cat, not to worry as he is clearly at bottom
range of effects. Could be possible for your kittens? Bottom line is

that
if that is the case & kittens survive, they really should be OK, oh

well,
maybe a little clutzy! As for mom cat, if she had distemper, she must

have
recovered....
"Rhonda" wrote in message
...

We do have other cats, but the new cat family is isolated from them.

We have to nail down what is causing this -- whether it is congenital or
viral before we jump to any conclusions. I know there is something
called cerebellum hypoplasia (probably murdered that spelling) that
causes tremors, and is not contagious. It is inherited. I was hoping
that's what the little boy had, but his was something more -- or since
he was always smaller he caught something that the others did not.
Someone else said kitties with CH can develop other medical problems.

We will make sure what this is before we do any cat introductions or
kitten adoptions.

By the way, the little girl who had tremors last night, shows no signs
today and is madly tearing up the room. I have my fingers crossed and am
waiting for a call from the vet.

Rhonda

Hi Im WEEniE with My Fav4ite Midi wrote:


Sorry to hear that. I got a feeling though that what ever those kittens
got they got it from their mother. I remember I was interested in this
puppy but it was too young to leave the mother but I notice how one of
the other puppies kept sneezing.Well what happened was that the mother
dog caught a virus or distemper probably from the male dog that got her
pregnant & the puppies & her had to be put down.None could be saved.

Not
good news I know I just want you to get prepared for the worst. If by
chance at least the mother cat survives are you going to keep her?
Because if she does have FIP or some other cat disease? She can't be
around other cats.She would have to get fixed & kept inside. See

that's
what happens when morons don't get their pets fixed & lets them roam
around. It's the poor animals that suffer. For all we know the male cat
was sick when he got her pregnant & when the kittens were born &

started
nursing off her they caught it.Surprise that one that you tried to save
lived as long as it did.But what what price? It seems that all those
cats are sick including the mother.She can not be with any more cats.Do
you have any cats of your own?








 




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