Feline Leukaemia Virus
This virus is the most common infectious cause of death in cats of less than one year.
Causes the development of leukaemia (cancer of the blood cells), anaemia, and can even cause cancer of the eyes, kidneys, chest, liver and intestinal system.
Virus is found in cat’s saliva and spread by mutual grooming.
- runny eyes
- ulcers on tongue, mouth and eyes
Can be fatal in kittens if left untreated.
Causes diarrhoea, severe vomiting and is usually fatal.
Kittens are most at risk but it can affect adults too.
At the time of vaccination, your vet will also give your cat a thorough clinical examination that can alert us to problems ranging from bad teeth to heart disease. This examination is as vital for the well-being of your cat as the vaccination and is a valuable opportunity for you to discuss any concerns or queries you may have about your cat’s health.