How does a cat get feline calicivirus(FCV) infection?

Cats can contract the virus directly through contact with the saliva, nasal and ocular secretions of sick cats or cats with the virus, and may also transmit the virus through aerosol droplets when the cat sneezes.

In addition, objects that come into contact with a cat’s bodily fluids, such as food bowls, litter boxes, or cat bedding, can also be a source of infection and can lead to FCV transmission in healthy cats. If the mother cat is infected, the newborn kittens will also inherit.