Posts Tagged ‘virus’

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)– Is your cat at risk?

Posted by admin on August 24th, 2010 under Health Concerns, VaccinationsTags: , , , , , , , ,  • Comments Off

Feline Leukemia is a highly contagious viral infection affecting wild and domestic populations of cats.  Transmitted in urine, feces, saliva, nasal secretions and milk from lactating mothers, the disease is found world wide and affects the white blood cells.  Feline Leukemia Virus may affect the cat’s immune system and cause some forms of cancer.  Much […]

FELINE IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (FIV) INFECTION

Posted by admin on August 23rd, 2010 under Health Concerns, VaccinationsTags: , , , , , , , ,  • Comments Off

FIV is diagnosed using a special blood test that looks for an antibody immune response to the virus by the cat. My cat has tested “positive” for FIV. Does my cat have feline AIDS? Being FIV-positive is not the same as having feline AIDS. The FIV test detects antibodies that have been formed in the […]