FELV/FIV Testing

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FELV/FIV Testing in Virginia Beach, VA

The American Academy of Feline Practitioners recommends that cats allowed outdoors unsupervised or that have contact with other cats that go outdoors are regularly tested for Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline AIDS (FIV). These diseases are contagious and considered to be fatal. This test is also recommended for new cats entering the home.

Diagnosis of FeLV infection is based on a cat’s medical history, clinical signs, and test results. Blood work will identify the presence of FeLV. Unfortunately, there is no cure for feline leukemia virus at this time. Treatment is focused on the problems associated with the disease, like antibiotics for infections or blood transfusions for severe anemia. Diarrhea, kidney disease, or chronic muscle loss may require a special diet.