Feline Leukemia Drama

We're a family of 5 beautiful cats. We adopted them 1 by 1 through a period of 8 years. Ace, the youngest, is around 3-4 years old. He came from an unknown background, very skinny and infested with fleas, he chose us to take care of him and so we did since 1.5 years ago. He got neutered, his shots and medical check ups; however he was never leukemia tested until recently when he would puke very often and vet decided to run some tests. After his blood screening, they realized that he's got FeLV! Immediately we had to place him apart from the other 4 and run blood tests to every one. Fortunately the others turned to be negative to the virus (a second test will be perform after 6 weeks), after a night at the hospital for rehydration, Ace came back and now he lives in the 2nd floor of our now divided house. Is there any chance that if his 2nd blood test gives negative he could be reunited with the other 4 cats ever?

Asked by Gris,Kira&Lucy on Jul 24th 2013 Tagged leukemia, felv, multiplecathousehold in Other Health & Wellness
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Izadore (Izzie)

I would have to say that if your kitty tested positive for FeLV, unless it's a false positive, his second blood test won't come back negative. In that case, unfortunately, he will need to be kept separate, use separate feeding dishes and litter boxes, etc. for the rest of his life. There is no reliable vaccine that can be given to your other cats to prevent them from contracting this virus and no cure for FeLV. As long as you keep up on his vet vists, feed him a nutritious diet and keep him indoors, your cat could live for many more years. We send purrs and headbonks...

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 7/25/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer