Diagnosing Cat Leukemia Virus
A blood test is the most common way of diagnosing Cat
leukemia virus, with their being two types of this test.
Both test, test for the protein part of the virus. The first
test that can be carried out can normally be done at your
veterinary clinic and test for enzyme linked immunosorbent
assay. This test shows the first and second stages of the
viruses infection. Indirect immunofluorescent antibody assay
must be tested at a laboratory and diagnoses the second
stage of Cat leukemia, if positive then your cat will
have Cat leukemia for the rest of their life.
Your vet will most probably use the enzyme linked
immunosorbent assay test in order to identify if your cat
has the Cat leukemia virus. If positive, your vet may
test indirect immunofluorescent antibody essay to find out
weather the virus has reached the second stage and become
irreversible. Your vet may even decide to carry out this
final test more than once to make sure the result is correct
as false results are possible.
Cat Leukemia Virus
prevent your cat from catching Cat leukemia virus by
stopping them being exposed to it. You can achieve this by
keeping your cat indoors and if let outside, keep a close
eye on them so they do not come into contact with other cats
that may have the virus and pass it on. Make sure that if
you have an uninfected cat and are introducing another, that
the new cat is free from the virus. A vaccination is also
available and should be discussed with your vet about the
advantages and disadvantages of administering it.
Cat Leukemia Infected Cat
with it may be a good idea to confine your cat to your home
so they cant interact with other animals and catch other
diseases that may create more problems, and to prevent
spreading the virus to other cats. If your infected cat has
not been spayed or neutered, it may be a good idea to do so.
Give your cat a balanced and nutritious diet as this will
help keep them healthy. Its best to avoid feeding your cat
any food that is uncooked as foods like raw meat and eggs
have bacteria that will have a greater affect on your cat.
It may be a good idea to twice a year, take your cat to your
local vet for an examination and also keep an eye on their
behaviour as this can indicate something being wrong.
with Cat Leukemia
This is very
difficult to determine. Your cat could live for months or
even years, it all depends on how they are affected by a low
immune system. If they catch a serious illness then their
life may be very short.