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May 2016 Issue

No Studies Support a Cure for Feline Leukemia Virus

Thank you for contacting us, and I am very sorry to hear about you kitty’s diagnosis. FeLV is a very common viral infection in cats, and while it is true that it often shortens the lifespan of infected cats (the average lifespan after diagnosis is approximately two-and-a-half years), it is important to note that infected cats can have a high quality of life for prolonged periods of time if they are managed appropriately.

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