Question by Stan the Man: My 7 yr. old cat died from a violent and quick virus. He tested positive for FelV and negative for FIV.?
I adopted him 3 years ago and never knew he had feline leukemia. Can a cat be a carrier and still appear healthy and playful, with no symptoms, until a secondary infection kills him? Shouldn’t he have shown other symptoms?
He was strictly an indoor cat – always.
Answer by Pawz for Purrz
Some cats live long healthy lives with this virus and die from other cuases. others die fairly young and quickly from it itself.
There is no known cure for it, so its very important to have your cat tested for it if his breeder didnt or didnt offer a guarantee against him having it. most shelters etc test for this befroe sendingthem home but some dont. there is a supplemnt that can be used to boost immunity and help a cat when it has an attack for the virus.
Sometimes cats with this virsu sneeze alot and have runny eyes and stool
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