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Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) is a very serious blood cell cancer for which there is no effective treatment or cure.
Some drugs have been tried to stimulate the immune system but to date none have shown conclusive results in combating FeLV.
Fortunately, there are reliable screening tests for FeLV which enable the identification of sick cats and healthy cats which carry the virus.
Not all cats who contract FeLV will die from the disease but they all need to be closely monitored.
FeLV will sometimes effect, a cats immune system so that other diseases will make it extremely ill. Blood cell and bone marrow production may be suppressed and lymphatic cancer may develop.
Some cats can contract FeLV and yet live normal lives without becoming ill because
their immune systems prove capable of fighting off active infection -
Kittens are particularly at risk because of their underdeveloped immune systems were so it's important to vaccinate them against Feline Leukemia (also spelt Leukaemia).
Feline Leukemia Virus is contagious and passed by cat to cat contact such as biting, fighting, mutual grooming and from a queen to the kittens.
It can be transmitted through various mediums including blood, urine, mucus, faeces and saliva.
Symptoms of FeLV include fever, loss of
appetite, weight loss, anemia, jaundice, diarrhea, constipation, excessive drinking, enlarged lymph nodes, lethargy and respiratory problems.
A test for feline leukemia can be carried out your vet clinic and you will normally be able to get the results within minutes. Testing may be carried out through samples of blood, saliva or tears.
Tests are usually very reliable but need to be verified when they show up as positive, because false positive results are sometimes recorded for the FeLV test. Most clinics will check for FeLV antigens in the blood. Another type of test can check for viral DNA in the blood (FeLV PCR).
There can sometimes be complicating issues when testing -
Protection Against the Feline Leukemia Virus
Measures you should consider to protect your cat or kitten from FeLV include:
There there is no known cure for FeLV but a course of treatment can be undertaken with the aim of making the remainder of a cat's life as comfortable as possible. And when an animal responds positively to treatment they may live for several years.
FeLV does not live outside of infected cats and cannot be transmitted via humans
from one cat to another -