Feline Virus Testing
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) are two of the major causes of illness and death in domestic cats. Best Friends Animal Clinic has in-hospital testing for these viruses. Whenever you bring a new cat into the home, FeLV/FIV testing should always be done. Outdoor cats that become ill should also be retested even if they are vaccinated.
Vaccination for FeLV with the Merial PureVax should be performed on all outdoor cats. This non-adjuvanted vaccine is injected into the cats skin with a needle-less air pressure system (VetJet) that does not create the type of inflammation that is known to cause the vaccine related fibrosarcoma cancer. Vaccination for FIV is not recommended by Best Friends Animal Clinic and is not performed here.
If you want to get your cat tested, please call us at (530) 272-2817 to schedule an appointment.