How to Diagnose FeLV in Cats
Only a veterinarian professional can diagnose the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) in cats. Cats should be tested annual for the virus and vaccinated if possible. FeLV is a feline disease and cannot be passed along to dogs or other pets. It is not contagious to people either. The disease is diagnosed via a test and possible symptoms in a cat. Symptoms of FeLV 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, etc. If your cat has any of these signs of FeLV contact your vet and ask for a test. The test is a blood test called ELISA which is used to determine the presence of FeLV proteins in a cat. Ask your vet care Webster, NY if your cat has been tested.