Originally Posted by Ellen55
According to Amy Shojai, only a third of the cats that get FeLV die from it.
That sounds really low. Is that because FeLV cats have repressed immune systems and die from other opportunistic infections? I know that information is very mixed about the disease, but I thought I read consistently that cats with the full blown disease can live years, but eventually it will take them.
What is more in line with the available literature, is that 1/3 of cats exposed to it catch it - and those are the unvaccinated ones.
FeLV ran through my house and my feral colony 2 years ago. I did a tremendous amount of reading and consulted with researchers in the field at that time.