How to Diagnose FeLV in Aegean Cats
Do you suspect that your Aegean cat has the FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus)? First, ask yourself if your cat has had any of the following symptoms: 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. Next, call your vet to schedule a checkup and to have your cat tested for FeLV. Only your veterinarian can make an actual diagnosis and prescribe medical treatment for the virus. Your vet will most likely run a blood test called ELISA, which is able to indentify the FeLV proteins signaling that a cat is positive or negative for the illness. A second blood test known as the IFA can also be used to help determine the progression of the virus in your cat. For more information, talk with your veterinary clinic Tampa, FL.