If my normally indoor cat mates with a feral cat, is it at risk of getting any diseases?

My cat has all of its vaccines up to date, so I suspect the only concern would be a sexually transmitted disease.

Inspired by a comment at the question Cat - How much time does anti-heat injections take to take effect?


The answer to this is yes this do happen but sex is only one way cats can get infected other types of close contact can spread diseases too.

  • Feline herpes can be transmitted by body fluids.
  • FIV cat aids can be transmitted by body fluids.
  • Feline chlamydia can be transmitted by body fluids,
  • Panelukopenia virus can be transmitted by body fluids.
  • Calcivirus can be transmitted by body fluids.
  • Catflu can be transmitted by body fluids
  • Rabies can definitely be transmitted by body fluids and not only to other cats but to all types of animals including humans.

I assume there is several other types of illness that can be transmitted by body fluids not only from intercourse but from bites too.

Source for some of it http://wtvr.com/2013/04/30/cat-stds-on-the-rise/

Source two my cats vaccination card the standard vaccines given to cats here in Norway.

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    Herpesvirus, feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), and Chlamydia are not considered STDs in cats. These viruses as well as panleukopenia, calicivirus, and catflu, are all transmitted by close contact or bites, and no sexual contact is needed for transmission. Your first "source" is just a news article written by someone who saw "herpes" and thought "sex".
    – Harry V.
    Jun 14 '18 at 16:45
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    you are right and it is why i say body fluids and not from sex,and the source is a realy bad one but it is still a source :) Jun 14 '18 at 20:21

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