Diagnosis: Feline Leukemia
No cure is available, but vaccination can prevent occurrence of this disease. Cats that have outdoor access are at a much higher risk than indoor-only cats.
Among all of the viruses that pose a significant threat to feline health, none is more potentially devastating than the feline leukemia virus (FeLV), a submicroscopic organism associated with the illness and death of more cats worldwide than any other infectious agent. The most frequently diagnosed disease caused by this deadly virus is feline leukemia, a disorder marked chiefly by the excessive production of certain white blood cells (leukocytes) in a catís bone marrow.