I've been doing a catch (neuter/vaccinate) and release with the couple of ferral cats that we have in my neighborhood, and I actually brought one in to the vet to be neutered this morning. One of the things that I had them do was the test for FIV and Leukemia, and the vet tech asked what I wanted done if the cat tested positive for Leukemia. I've had the test done on other cats in the past, but no one has ever told me what happens if they do test positive, I had no idea that they recommend euthanasia if an animal tests positive for Leukemia. Luckily he ended up not testing positive, but it just made me wonder, what usually happens when they do? Do most people really just euthanize them? I understand that it is highly contagious, but if you didn't have any other kitties is it possible for one to live with leukemia until it starts to affect them? Are there medications for it?
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3/3/08 at 7:59am