The Feline Leukemia virus (FELV) is very contagious to other pets. Feline Leukemia is a highly contagious virus seen in cats and kittens of all ages. The new Feline Leukemia Vaccination is extremely protective from this deadly disease.
FELV affects the immune system resulting in: diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, poor hair coat, anorexia, respiratory infections, oral (mouth) ulcers, tumors, enlarged lymph nodes, and eventually death.
There is presently no cure available. Several experimental drugs are available which may result in temporary remission the clinical signs. Antibiotics are indicated as the inevitable infections occur for the duration of the pet’s life.
Cats may be carriers of the disease, meaning, they are contagious without demonstrating any symptoms. We strongly recommend that Feline Leukemia positive cats be kept strictly indoors to decrease the spread of this high-ly contagious, deadly feline disease.
Because the Feline Leukemia is devastatingly fatal, humane euthanasia is often the kindest option.