Ask Dr. Richards

August 2005 Issue

Ask Dr. Richards: 08/05

A fellow cat lover from the Czech Republic asks if it is possible to have a properly vaccinated feline together with an FeLV-positive one.

I am the owner of Tassu, a 10-month-old cat I adopted from an animal shelter. A few weeks after I had her neutered, I noticed her behavior had changed. She seemed very lazy and not really interested in any physical activities, and she also lost her appetite. I took her to my veterinarian, and he found that she had pale gums, so he recommended she be tested for infection with feline leukemia virus (FeLV). To…

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