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Illnesses Caused by FeLV in Cats

Are you familiar with the FeLV virus in cats? FeLV stands for the Feline Leukemia Virus. This virus only affects cats and is highly contagious among cats. It is a virus that can cause lymphoma and weakened or suppressed immune systems in cats. Cats with FeLV need to be kept indoors and away from other cats in order to prevent the FeLV virus from spreading and to keep your FeLV cat safe from picking up germs from cats that could be sick or well. In addition, it’s important to have your FeLV cat examined routinely as other illnesses may arise. For instance, FeLV related illnesses can include kidney disease and other types of cancer. Lymphoma is the leading cancer caused by FeLV. In fact, it is known as lymposarcoma and is a highly malignant and fatal cancer of the lymph system. Click to learn more or call your vets Sarasota, FL.


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