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Diagnosing FeLV in Cats Like the Korat

FeLV or the Feline Leukemia virus is an all too common virus found in all cat breeds including the Korat breed. It is a virus that can cause cancer as well as a suppressed immune system which can make cats susceptible to other illnesses both small and large. Common symptoms of the virus include pale gums, yellow coloring of the mouth and whites of the eyes, enlarged lymph nodes, bladder infections, skin infections, upper respiratory infections, weight loss, loss of appetite, poor coat condition, weakness, lethargy, fever, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, etc. Many of these symptoms can be associated with other illnesses as well. That’s why it’s important that you make an appointment with your vet if you notice any of these symptoms in your cat. Your St. Vital, Manitoba vet will need to run tests to determine a cause. The ELISA blood test can be run to determine if FeLV is present or not. Read more here.

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