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What are the Signs of FeLV in Cats?

If you are going to adopt or purchase a cat, make sure you see the cat’s vet records to ensure he has been tested for FeLV. FeLV stands for the Feline Leukemia Virus. Testing your cat annually and having him vaccinated can help save his life. Vaccinations are generally reserved for cats that are at a high risk of catching the disease including older cats, young cats, and cats living in close quarters (i.e. a shelter or rescue). You can talk to your vet about vaccine and treatment. Common signs of FeLV in cats 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 and sterility in female cats. Click to learn more or consult your veterinary clinic Portland, OR

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