Can Cats Get Parvovirus. The feline parvovirus is resistant to disinfectants and can remain in the environment for as long as a year, waiting for an opportunity. The dog is brought to the veterinarian who issues a parvo test (blood and fecal tests).
While not the same as canine parvovirus, it is referred to as parvo due to the similar symptoms. Many cats that get exposed to feline parvovirus stay healthy and don’t show any symptoms. Cats get feline distemper via the parvovirus.
The cats protection charity based in the uk, describe fpv symptoms in cats as:
Cats are most susceptible as kittens from 4 to 12 weeks of age, or even as unvaccinated adults. The symptoms of fpv are very similar to parvo. Pet dogs and cats can get infected with other parvoviruses that do not infect humans. Pregnant queens infected with parvovirus, the virus can spread to the unborn kittens where it can interfere with the developing brain.