How to Manage FeLV in Sphynx Cats

If you’re not familiar with FeLV, give your vet a call to talk about it in depth especially if it affects your Sphynx or other feline breed. In general, FeLV or the Feline Leukemia Virus can cause anemia, lymphoma, and a suppressed immune system in cats. The virus is not contagious to other animals or people. There is no cure for FeLV and most treatment options are for the purpose of prolonging your cat’s quality of life. It’s important to have your Sphynx tested routinely for FeLV even if a diagnosis has already been made. There are levels or degrees of the illness. Your cat may test FeLV positive, but maintain normal levels for years before any symptoms of the disease appear. In addition, your cat may show FeLV positive and simply be a carrier and not actually infected with the disease. If your cat is showing symptoms, schedule an appointment with your veterinary clinic Wake Forest, NC. 


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