Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
Effective Supplements to Support Cats with Feline Leukemia
Feline leukemia (FeLV) is a viral infection considered to be a leading cause of illness and death in domestic cats. A weakened immune system is unable to protect against viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa found in the environment.
NHV natural pet products promote health with plant-based, human-grade quality supplements that have no additives or preservatives. You can help support your cat while they fight feline leukemia using natural remedies.
Your cat’s path back to health starts with a diagnosis by a vet. A professional can also help by recommending dietary supplements. Call our free pet expert hotline at 1-877-937-4372 or ask our pet experts online. We also recommend that you schedule a veterinarian consultation, and you can do so online here.
How Feline Leukemia is Transmitted
Feline leukemia is only transmitted to other cats; it is not transmitted to people, dogs or other animals. A healthy cat may be a carrier, and a standard way of transmission can be through grooming. This disease is also common in multi-cat households, especially if the cats are allowed outdoor access. Other ways feline leukemia may be transmitted include:
Kittens are susceptible to contracting this disease in utero or through an infected mother’s milk.
Some cats can build up their immunity, so even if the lab test shows the cat has feline leukemia, that cat may not become sick and may be able to live a normal life. Sometimes the virus is incubated, so it does not attack the immune system. Therefore the animal is not building up his immune system. The immune system in this case was not challenged yet, but can be any time.
Signs and Symptoms of Feline Leukemia
A cat may or may not show signs in the early stages of the disease, but over time there may be one or more of the following symptoms.
|Loss of appetite||Slow but noticeable weight loss|
|Poor coat condition||Infections of the upper respiratory tract|
|Urinary/bladder infections||Skin issues|
|Diarrhea and fever||Enlarged lymph nodes|
|Pale gums and other mucous membranes||Inflammation of the gums and mouth|
|Behavioral issues||Neurological disorders|
NHV products contain natural support for feline leukemia that can help balance the immune system and provide added support along with a vet-formulated treatment plan.
Controlling Feline Leukemia
The support you can give a cat with leukemia includes managing the infection, anemia and their immune system. Some ways to assist with this include:
- Keep cats or kittens with feline leukemia indoors to help prevent contracting other diseases due to their weakened immune system
- Avoid stress as this also weakens the immune system
- Cats who go outdoors or have frequent contact with other cats should be vaccinated against feline leukemia
Including antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids, and other natural supplements for feline leukemia that are vet-formulated can help boost immune health for your feline family member. For more information on feline leukemia read Dr. Cook's blog at NHV, where the health and wellness of your cat is our highest priority.