This cat sickness is a retro virus that affects the immune system. It causes frequent infections. This is just one of the cat diseases that also can cause cancer and blood disorders. It is one of the most sever cat disease that kill more cats than almost any other type of cat illness. Feline Leukemia is not contagious to humans or other types of animals.
- Refusing to eat
- Depression or lethargy
- Eye problems
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Loss of weight
- Opportunistic infections
- Sores or wounds that don’t want to heal
- Breathing Difficulties
This cat disease is transferred through bodily fluids such as saliva, urine, feces, milk. Cats can pass this disease on to other cats by grooming each other, nursing, birth, bite wounds and even nose to nose contact. Kittens are most vulnerable to this cat disease. Through age cats seem to be able to build up a resistance to this disease.
Preventative treatment can be difficult for outside cats as you will have more difficulty controlling their worldly animal interactions. Before introducing a new cat or kitten to the family make sure that he or she is healthy. It also can help to know the cat’s parents background, medical and/or type of care given to that cat. Keep your cats indoors, prevent fighting or interacting with strange cats or infected cats. Always be sure to keep infected and non-infected cats separated, including their cat food bowls, litter boxes and watering bowls. Should you choose to vaccinate your cat for feline leukemia be sure to continue the preventative methods as the vaccine usually proves to be ineffective.
This severe cat disease is incurable. You should consult your veterinarian to discuss ways to keep your cat’s remaining time healthy and as comfortable as possible. Your vet will help you on a daily care plan for your cat.