Q: Feline Leukemia?

August 21, 2012 | By Jillian | 2 answers | Expired: 1256 days ago

Feline Leukemia?

I haven't had much time at a computer since Kaya, my foster kitten, tested positive for feline leukemia last Thursday. She has a vet appointment tomorrow to discuss where we go from here, but as she's spent so much of her life being sick already I'd like to give her the best chance possible.

Is there any information you can give me on caring for a FeLV+ cat? She's about 5 months old and her sickness is from herpesvirus, that she and the other (negative) kittens kept trading back and forth before she tested positive and was isolated. She's recovering quickly now and we'd like to keep her that way.

Readers' Answers (2)

Aug 22, 2012

I know the group here that would rescue FeLV cats focused on optimum nutrition and regular vet visits with blood tests twice a year. Nutrition included spring water instead of tap water, foods rich in Vitamin C or supplements to strengthen the immune system, raw liver for energy and optimal functioning of body systems. Don't feed a raw diet (other than the liver) due to risk of salmonella, e-coli, and other bacterias that could be picked up. Stick with premium foods to avoid the preservatives and crappy ingredients that don't do anything to help the body.

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Aug 21, 2012

I have seen cats in the rescue I work with that have this on some days they are just fine and on other days they are sicker than ever but can live normal lifes I don't know what they give him but Dusty could not be adopted out because of this yet Mcloud another cat at the rescue he had this and was able to be adopted that is all I know about it that I can tell you good luck!

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