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Top FeLV Symptoms in Cats

If you own a cat of any possible breed, you need to commit to bringing him to the vet on a regular basis for routine checkups. For instance, cats need to have an annual checkup for FeLV or Feline Leukemia Virus. Cats that do test positive for FeLV should be given a FeLV vaccination as soon as possible and be given appropriate immediate care.

Feline Leukemia Virus has various symptoms such as having pale gums, enlarged lymph nodes, a yellow coloring of the mouth and whites of the eyes, skin infections, weight loss, bladder infections, upper respiratory infections, loss of appetite, poor coat condition, weakness, fever, diarrhea, as well as lethargy. FeLV can bring about lymphoma, a suppressed immune system, as well as anemia. To properly diagnose FeLV, your vet will do an initial blood test called ELISA (or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) which is used to screen FeLV proteins. A second test called IFA might then be administered.

Consult your vet Seminole, FL about the best way to protect your furball against FeLV and other serious illnesses or click here for more information.

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