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August 14, 2004

FeLV - Feline Leukemia Virus

Feline leukemia is an incurable viral disease that is spread by cat-to-cat transfer, such as from a bite wound, during mutual grooming, and (though rarely) through the shared use of litter boxes and feeding dishes. Transmission can also take place from an infected mother cat to her kittens, either before they are born or while they are nursing.

Newer methods for treating this disease have become more readily available, including traditional and holistic approaches.

For a very informative compilation of facts relating to FeLV, please visit the Feline Leukemia Virus FAQ from Cornell University at www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/resources/brochure/felv.html

Posted by Becky at August 14, 2004 12:07 AM