Issue 34: October 10
Dear Dr. Schelling,

I am getting a new cat and my friend told me I should have her tested for Feline Leukemia Virus before bringing her home to my other cats. Is this true?

–Concerned about diseases

Dear Concerned,

Yes, it is very important to test all cats for FeLV before introducing them to new feline households. Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) is highly contagious and usually fatal. Testing and vaccination are key to preventing this disease. Your veterinarian will draw a blood sample to test for FeLV, as well as perform a physical exam to check for other potential problems.

Click here to learn more about FeLV.

-Dr. Schelling
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