Got Oscar from breeder. Vet is 99% positive he has feline herpes. He is our only pet, strictly an indoor kitty and has had no contact with any animals for the whole month we've had him. Where did he get this disease? I notified the breeder to alert her of her cattery being infected. I thought this was a virus that kitties only got from other infected kitties/animals but the breeder says:
"Of course it is easy for a kitten to catch viruses from infected cats but it is not the only way. In small concentration viruses are everywhere and it is possible to get infection at any moment. Most viruses are safe for healthy cats living in a comfortable and stress-free environment but I heard from some breeders that they don't ship kittens because respiratory infection including herpes as the result of stress during and after shipping."
Is this true, could Oscar have picked up herpes randomly? Or is she just making stuff up?