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Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

There are 3 types of FeLV. An infected cat may have 1, 2, or all 3 types

FeLV-A

FeLV-B

FeLV-C

Occurs in all infected cats 

Occurs in approximately 50% of infected cats 

Occurs in approximately 1% of infected cats 

Severley weakens the immune system 

 Causes tumors and abnormal growths

Causes severe anemia 

FeLV is usually transmitted from cat to cat

Common Symptoms

Anemia

Lethargy

Weight loss

Abscesses

Diarrhea

Ear and skin infections

Inflammation of nose, mouth, or eyes

Wobbly or uncoordinated movements

Treatments

Cannot be cured

Medication is given to treat the symptoms

Preventative care is vital due to the cat's weakened immune system

Must be monitored for additional symptoms or infections

Should be kept indoors to prevent further spread of the disease

Prevention

Keep separate from infected cats

Vaccinate - must be tested before initial vaccination