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post #1 of 8
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Is it possible for a cat to be infected with leukemia even though he was tested at about 6 months and was negative? He is 2 years old now....
post #2 of 8
I believe so. I'd re-test him, just to be sure.
post #3 of 8
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Hmm I will do so on friday. He is going in for a dental....his teeth are horrible and ive been reading that sometimes leukemia causes gingivitis etc. I mean he's only 2 years old and his back teeth are brownish. They look rotten and his breath is foul. You can tell his little gums are swollen and the presence of blood is there

Poor little guy cant wait till friday already
post #4 of 8
I'd FeLV & FIV re-test, just to be sure. My Twitch had horrible teeth - they were removed at 2 years of age - she's FeLV & FIV - & has been tested multiple times.
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
I'd FeLV & FIV re-test, just to be sure. My Twitch had horrible teeth - they were removed at 2 years of age - she's FeLV & FIV - & has been tested multiple times.
will do. i sure hope he is negative

i lost a kitty to leukemia 2 years ago and he was also 2
post #6 of 8
Has your kitty been exposed to other cats since he had been tested? If so it is entirely possible that he has contracted FeLV I also hope that he is negative
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
Has your kitty been exposed to other cats since he had been tested? If so it is entirely possible that he has contracted FeLV I also hope that he is negative
no he is an inside cat only. Basically he lives in my room!

i am very anxious for friday to come around already!!!

Thanks for the vibes, i will be sure to keep everyone updated as to the results
post #8 of 8
Hopefully it's just bad teeth and you and your vet can decide a proper treatment to get that under control. Bad teeth can make a cat very sick.
A quick question, if you have him retested for FeLV and FIV. Has he been vaccinated for FIV already? If so, ignore the positive on that.
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