What is the (or are the) differences between Feline immunodeficiency virus and Feline leukemia virus?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is the cat equivalent of HIV. It is probably a retrovirus like HIV. It destroys CD4 T cells, which is a type of white blood cell.
Feline leukemia virus is also a retrovirus, but it causes leukemia in cats. Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells. It basically means that some white blood cells are replicating very fast, thereby growing to a huge quantity
- havenjohnnyLv 61 decade ago
Kind of says it all unless you mean IDV is untreatable and luk is