Disinfection and scrubbing of food bowls, litter trays, bedding and cages is important to eliminate the virus in the environment and stop the spread to other cats.
Contaminated surfaces can be cleaned with veterinary grade disinfectants (e.g. F10) or diluted household bleach (1 part bleach to 30 parts water). Both options should be left on hard surfaces for 10-15 minutes. Disinfected surfaces should then be rinsed or wiped clean so that the residue does not cause any issues for pets. Any potentially contaminated soft materials should be thrown out.
If you live in a multi-pet household, we recommend feeding and handling unwell pets last and to be mindful of cross contamination.
It is really important to keep affected cats away from other animals. Otherwise, other animals might catch the disease too.
If you have any concerns in relation to your pet’s health or wellbeing, please speak to your veterinarian as soon as possible.