Feline Leukemia, or FeLV, is a viral infection that is spread from cat to cat through saliva, feces, and during lactation.
Nursing kittens, feral or outdoor cats, and cats living in multi-cat households are at risk of infection. There is currently no known cure for Feline Leukemia.
A blood work screen can be completed in hospital to determine if a patient is infected with Feline Leukemia.
- some cats can show no symptoms at all
- decrease in appetence
- loss of weight
- respiratory symptoms (coughing, sneezing, discharge from nose or eyes)
The leukemia vaccine is given as a two-part series to kittens and annually to adult and senior cats.