Signs Of Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
Feline leukemia virus attacks the immune system of cats, making them more susceptible to various problems that can affect their health and well-being, and significantly shorten their life. In most cases, cats that are infected with feline leukemia virus (FeLV) remain asymptomatic for several years. This means they don’t manifest any signs of the illness until such time when the problem is well-advanced and serious complications have set in. During this time, the cat’s lymph nodes under the jaw may be enlarged, and the gums are pale. They have an unkempt appearance, fever, loss or appetite, and weight loss. The cat may also develop dental and mouth problems in the form of gingivitis and stomatitis. There may also be distinct changes in behavior, diarrhea, and sometimes, seizures and other neurological problems. Conjunctivitis may also be present, sometimes pregnant cats may undergo abortions.
Talk to your vet Anderson, IN about the best way to protect your pet from FeLV.