Anonymous
Anonymous asked in PetsCats · 3 years ago

Should I adopt a cat with feline leukemia?

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  • J C
    Lv 7
    3 years ago
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    Yes, if you are prepared for medical expenses and the fact that the cat will have a shortened life span. FeLV+ cats can live with dogs, and other FeLV+ cats. They cannot be left outdoors, and cannot live with cats that are not FeLV+ even if those cats are vaccinated. At best, the vaccine is only 80% effective in preventing the disease. FeLV cats need an owner who takes them to the vet just as soon as the slightest sign of illness appears - a weepy eye, sneezing, diarrhea - the cat has a weak immune system and something that would be harmless for another cat can become very serious in one that is FeLV+. They also need quality foods to help support the immune system. So if you have no other cats, are prepared to deal with potential vet expenses and are willing to keep the cat indoors and indoors only, then go ahead, as long as you have no other cats. But some people do adopt more than one FeLV+ cat - no harm in that.

  • 3 years ago

    Do you have other cats? If you don't, then it would be like owning any other cat and there's no real issue with it. If you do, then you would be spreading the disease to your other cats.

  • Ocimom
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    If you have no other cats, then yes its ok. FELV and FIP is passable between cats. Only FELV positive cats should be with other positive cats or by themselves. Be prepared for future medical bills tho.

  • PAMELA
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Up to you, i would'nt, it will need lots of treatment and must not come into contact with other cats.

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  • 3 years ago

    Since this is an opinionated question, please remember you will only get opinionated answers.

    to put it this way, would I'd sooner buy a new cheap car then a broken expensive car. your just asking to pay more for a cat you wont have as long.

  • 3 years ago

    if you have no other cats, then yeah its ok... felv and fip is passable between cats... only felv positive cats should be with other positive cats or by themselves... be prepared for future medical bills tho...

  • 3 years ago

    it's always best to adopt

  • 3 years ago

    Do you. Just know that it's going to cost you to keep him/her alive.

  • Rhonda
    Lv 5
    3 years ago

    pic for you bro

  • 3 years ago

    pic for you bro

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