Feline AIDS and Leukemia Testing
Feline FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and feline leukemia are two highly contagious and devastating viral diseases in cats. The diseases tear at the immune system of cats, making them more susceptible to illness and disease. A cancer of the white blood cells, feline leukemia is actually a virus, which travels between cats. It does not infect dogs, humans, or any other species of animal.
Feline leukemia is transmitted between cats through saliva, mucus, urine, feces and blood. Any mutual grooming, fighting or sharing food and water dishes leaves your cat vulnerable to the devastating effects of feline leukemia. Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) infection is responsible for more deaths among cats than any other infectious disease.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for either one of these diseases, so it is imperative to the health of your cats, especially those that are both indoor and outdoor, be tested for these diseases and vaccinated against feline leukemia.