Kittens Feline Leukemia

DEFINITION
Virus infection of cats that can result in immunosuppression, myelosuppression, and neoplasia

 

 

PROGNOSIS AND OUTCOME

  • Historic findings of 3 years lifespan are likely outdated. Nowadays normal longevity is possible, though FeLV-associated syndromes require treatment

  • The prognosis for cats that develop lymphoma, leukemia, or myelosuppression is guarded to poor. Cats with lymphoma may experience a remission and an improved quality of life with chemotherapy for a median of 6 months. Cats with leukemia, severe anemia, and myelodysplasia respond poorly to therapy.