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Feline Leukemia

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Feline Leukemia is a viral disease varying in form and severity of infection. Cats are most likely to become infected with this potentially fatal disease through casual contact with other cats, making multi-cat households and outdoor cats particularly susceptible. Cats or kittens who come into contact with infected bodily fluid of any kind are at risk, particularly cats who share litter boxes, dishes, in grooming settings, through bite wounds or even mother to kitten while nursing. 

Feline leukemia suppresses your cat's immune system, putting them at greater risk for developing difficult secondary infections. Feline Leukemia symptoms can be quite varied, and  may present with loss of appetite, infections of the skin, poor coat condition, bladder and respiratory infections, seizures, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, fever, skin lesions, weight loss, litter box avoidance, gingivitis, anemia, jaundice and diarrhea.

The feline leukemia vaccine is your pet's best defense against infection. If you're curious about how feline leukemia can be transmitted to you cat, or have questions regarding feline leukemia symptoms and the feline leukemia vaccine, please contact us with any of your questions. We look forward to helping you protect your cat through our thorough and safe vaccination program.

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