How is FeLV detected?

Your vet will do a blood test; there are two types of blood tests which can be performed. Some vets will automatically do one of the tests before vaccinating your cat to make sure it is not already positive for the virus. The first (ELISA test) is where the vet takes some of your cat’sContinue reading How is FeLV detected?

I already have a cat(s) and I found another which I want to bring home. What precautions should I take regarding FeLV (and other diseases)?

This depends on the environment the new cat comes from. If it is a stray, or from a shelter which does not routinely test for the viruses (make sure you ask this of any shelter you visit), or from a household where you have reason to doubt the person has had the cat tested/vaccinated, thenContinue reading I already have a cat(s) and I found another which I want to bring home. What precautions should I take regarding FeLV (and other diseases)?

Do I have to get my cats vaccinated?

No one can force you to vaccinate your pets, though there are laws in some areas regarding certain diseases like rabies. Check with your vet to see what vaccines are required in your area.