Question by 2Wonderland: What are the symptoms of feline leukemia in kittens?
I found an abandoned kitten that is adorable and I’m keeping her. I called Angels for Animals and am taking her there to get all her shots, spayed, etc… They said they put all the cats that test positive for feline leukemia down. Now I’m worried. I love my little Halo (that’s her new name) and am hoping for the best. Does anyone know of some warning signs for feline leukemia? She seems very healthly and is very fiesty and active.
Another thing…. I’m broke and that’s why I’m taking her there. I can barely afford to keep her as is so I don’t know if I could take care of her if she is sick 🙁
Answer by GotNewfs?
Generally, if a kitten is FeLV positive, they do not live long. The symptoms vary greatly. Some have cronic diarrhea, URI symptoms, anemia, lethargy,poor body condition…….most anything.
Some kittens that APPEAR healthy will test positive. Generally they will become ill suddenly. Some can live quite a long while and a good quality of life if positive….though this is not the norm and those usually require good vet care.
If your kitten tests positive, euthansia is the best option, especailly if you cannot afford a lot of vet care.
Hopefully, everything will turn out fine!!
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