Feline Leukemia Virus Disease Complex - personal experiences
Feline Leukemia Virus Disease Complex experience by - RENEE
PORTLAND, INDIANA USA
WE HAD TWO 1 YEAR OLD MALE KITTENS...COME AS STRAYS TO OUR HOUSE. ONE WAS AN INTACK MALE AND THE OTHER WAS DECLAWED AND NEUTERED...3 WEEK AGO THE INTAKE MALE BECAME ILL...SWOLLEN LYMPH GLANDS..DIDN\\\'T WANT TO EAT..WAS LOSING WEIGHT...OUR NIECE PUT HIM ON ANTIBIOTICS..HE DID GET ALITTLE BETTER..SHE DID A BLOOD TEST FOR FIV AND IT WAS POSITIVE...THAT SWEET LITTLE BOY WAS PUT TO SLEEP LAST NIGHT...THE OTHER MALE HAD A BLOOD TEST LAST NIGHT...HE TESTED A FALSE POSITIVE.(.I HAVE 4 INSIDE CATS THAT I\\\'AM WORRIED ABOUT...) HE SHOWS NO SIGNS OF BEING SICK...HE HAS HAD HIS SHOTS AND RABIES..AND WILL BE TESTED AGAIN IN 6 WEEKS..
Feline Leukemia Virus Disease Complex experience by - Kristi
Arlington, VA / USA
My cat was abandoned by his feral mother cat when he was 3 months old. He sat crying on my porch (in November) and I couldn't resist helping him. I took him to the vet and had he treated for the eye infection he had, got his tests and vaccinations. He tested positive for FeLV and therefore could not receive that vaccination. He had an upper respiratory infection that me and the vet treated. I had him neutered when he was 6 months old. Now he is 2 yrs and 2 months old. He is active, loving and has a beautiful shiny coat. He plays with me and his toys and loves to fantasize about hunting the woodland creatures on the other side of the window pane. He has been symptom free since that first upper resp. infection. However, he is beginning to exhibit new symptoms. This week he has been coughing long with chest low to the ground and it has been unproductive. Nothing is expelled. I have a vet appt. in 4 hours. Apparently - this type of coughing could be FeLV related - indicating lung tumor, bronchitis, a breathing obstruction, heartworms or cardiac arrest. I'm very nervous for him. We have had two wonderful years together, but everything I've read says this could be the beginning of the end. I hope the vet finds a hairball, instead. "crosses fingers"
Feline Leukemia Virus Disease Complex experience by - Carol
Los Angeles, CA USA
Spring Farm Cares is a rescue facility in upper NY state/Clinton did an extensive article some years back per natural care for FLV after some kittens were put down and not returned to them as promised if problematic. They are very successful in that care. It has helped me to believe, and experience, that automatically downing positive cats is unnecessary.
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Feline Leukemia Virus Disease Complex experience by - ED
WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA
I foster dozens of kittens. i have lost 5 to fiv. .the kitten will actually fall asleep over its food, then wont eat or drink, has the runs, will not play or interact with other kittens and other kittens will avoid him or her. Sleeps all day, and when awake is lethargic. in most cases if 1 of litter has it they all do, it is passed from the mother. it is treatable but extremely costly and risky at that. best thing for sake of the cat and all other cats is to put down humainly.
Feline Leukemia Virus Disease Complex experience by - Al
Kitten who wont play,sleeps a lot, barely eats,drinks a lot of water, loses weight while having a big belly and pale yellowish gum is most likely to have this desease .
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