Feline Leukemia Virus Disease: A Major Threat To Your Cat
Just like in humans, cats can develop very deadly medical conditions. One of the most common and fatal kinds of disease a cat can acquire is Feline Leukemia Virus Disease, known as FeLV.
Leukemia, which is also found in humans, is a disease of the white blood cells. There are three major types of this leukemia.
With FeLV, there are three disease categories. The first are the leukemias, which are similar to what leukemia is like in humans. This is cancer of the white blood cells. However, not all FeLV diseases are cancer.
Lymphosarcoma is the second category. Also cancerous, this disease begins in the lymphoid tissue around the lymph nodes. It affects the intestinal tract, kidneys, liver, spine, brain, blood, and bone marrow.
The third category is the non-cancerous diseases that fall under the umbrella of FeLV and include immune