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What are signs a cat is dying

One or more of the following are likely signs a cat is dying:

Lethargy, weakness and/or depression

Loss of appetite

Loss of interest in food and/or water

Vomiting

Fluid intake that's out of sync with the cat's appetite

A lack of defecation

How can I help a cat in distress?

In the event you suspect a cat is in distress, take the following steps:

If possible, try to bring the cat to a veterinarian.

If the cat cannot be brought to a veterinarian, call your veterinarian at once.

While the cat is being treated, keep feeding the cat and/or checking to see if the cat is compensating for a missed meal.

If a cat is seriously ill or if you have any questions, call your veterinarian.

What is a feline leukemia virus?

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is a virus that causes a cancer called feline leukemia. It is spread through the blood, and cats are contagious when they are shedding the virus.

How is feline leukemia virus transmitted?

Feline leukemia virus is often spread from cat to cat through direct contact, but it can also be transmitted when infected cats shed the virus in their saliva and urine.

How is feline leukemia virus diagnosed?

Feline leukemia virus is usually diagnosed by finding the virus in the blood of your cat. If the virus is found in the white blood cells, it's called a "leukemia."

How is feline leukemia virus treated?

Treatment for Feline leukemia virus is very supportive. It includes care, medication and monitoring of the cat's blood counts.

What is the treatment process for feline leukemia?

Treatment of FeLV typically involves monitoring the feline's blood counts, providing supportive care and administering medication to help fight the infection.

How is feline leukemia virus prevented?

The best way to prevent feline leukemia virus is to prevent the transfer of the virus through your cat's saliva or urine.

How can a cat's blood be tested for feline leukemia?

A blood test can be done to determine whether your cat has FeLV. The blood test is an indirect test that looks for evidence of the virus in the cat's blood. The test does not diagnose the disease.

What is the vaccine for feline leukemia?

There is a vaccine available for feline leukemia. They work by preventing infection with the virus or by preventing the virus from causing the disease.

Is there any medical test that can tell if a cat is infected with feline leukemia?

A blood test can be done to determine whether your cat has FeLV.

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