Feline Leukemia / Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Testing

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) are two viruses that can be deadly to cats.

How Are FIV and FeLV Transmitted Between Cats?

FIV is typically spread between cats through biting while FeLV is spread when cats come into contact with urine or saliva of an infected cat through mutual grooming, shared water bowls or shared litterboxes. We recommend screening kittens for both viruses and retesting any time an at risk cat is showing a decrease in appetite, energy or a lack of interest in grooming.

Cat Vaccines Near You

Vaccines are available for both FelV and FIV and we strongly encourage discussing this with your veterinarian at your next visit. For more information, visit the American Association of Feline Practitioners website.

Contact us at (517) 337-4800 to schedule a consultation with your Schultz Veterinary Clinic veterinarian.