Turkish Angora Cats at Risk for FeLV

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If you own a cat like the Turkish Angora, it’s important to be aware of certain health conditions and illnesses that can affect cats. For instance, ask your vet about FeLV, which stands for the Feline Leukemia Virus. It is a virus found only in cats. The virus can cause anemia and lymphoma and is the second largest cause of death among cats. The risk of contracting FeLV is very low for indoor cats. However, if you have a multi-cat home the risk increases especially with cats that share the same water and food bowls or even litter boxes. Senior cats are also more susceptible to the virus because of their age and inability to fight off illness. Outdoor cats are more susceptible to the virus as well due to their contact with other cats that could be infected. One way to protect your cat is to have her vaccinated and checked by your veterinarian Lansing, MI.

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