Feline Leukemia Virus
The Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) is spread from cat to cat through bodily secretions like saliva and blood. Cat fights are a cat’s greatest risk of catching this cancer-causing disease. The virus can also spread from mother to kitten, even in the womb. The FeLV blood test is an effective way to screen any new cat or kitten for this deadly disease before they are introduced to your resident cats.
Testing and vaccination have decreased the incidence of FeLV infection and disease, but the outdoor feral cat population continues to be a source of this virus. If your cats spend time outdoors, they should be vaccinated. Having them spayed or neutered will also help protect them by decreasing their chances of being in a cat fight. Please call us at (661) 942-1489 to make an appointment to get your cat vaccinated against FeLV.