Question by silvergryphix: Can a ferret contract feline leukemia from an infected cat?
A friend of mine has a cat with feline leukemia. The animal has no actual symptoms of the desease and we wanted to introduce him to my ferret but we don’t want to run the risk of the ferret contracting the illness.
Answer by Edward
Feline Leukemia is actually a transmittable disease. Here is a link to more information on Feline Leukemia. Cats and ferrets are of different families, and therefore it would seem that they have as much similarity as a Cat and a Dog and cats according to the article cannot pass Feline Leukemia to dogs, therefore it makes sense that Cats couldn’t pass the disease to Ferrets but you probably should ask a Vet. to be sure.
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