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Feature November 2017 Issue

The Importance of FIV/FeLV Testing

It is especially important to test a cat for FIV or FeLV if her past is unknown, which is usually the case if you choose to adopt a neighborhood stray.

The Importance of FIV/FeLV Testing

A variety of simple and inexpensive lab tests can reveal the presence of these life-threatening viral diseases. Here's what to expect when testing.

Although two submicroscopic organisms ó the feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) ó differ from one another in a number of significant ways, they have one very important characteristic in common: Infection with either of them can cause a catís premature death.

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