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How do you know if your cat has leukemia?
Last Updated: 5th April, 2020
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Likewise, people ask, how long does a cat live with leukemia?
"The reality, though, is felines who are positive forthevirus can remain healthy for months or years aftertheirdiagnosis until the virus becomes active." In fact, somecatscan live to be 10 to 15 years old if they are diagnosedas anadult.
Furthermore, how is feline leukemia treated? Since there is no specific treatmentforleukemia in cats, cats are given supportive care.Forexample, cats with anemia are given bloodtransfusions.Cats with infections are given tetracyclineantibiotics(Doxycycline and Oxytetracycline) orLiquamycin.
Keeping this in view, how much does it cost to test a cat for feline leukemia?
Using this figure and assuming a cost of $15foran FIV/FeLV snap test, testing 100 feralcatswould cost $1,500 and identify an average of8cats as presumptively positive for one oftheviruses.
Should cats with feline leukemia be euthanized?
If it's positive for feline leukemiaorfeline immunodeficiency virus, the cat willbeeuthanized intravenously and die humanely within 5seconds,Epple said. “Most people don't look to adopt a FIVpositivecat because shelters are full ofhealthycats.”