Feline Leukemia Treatment Clarks Summit PA

The life span of cats with feline leukemia virus is hard to predict—she could live anywhere from a few more months to several more years. So as long as you have her, you’ll want to do everything you can to keep her immune system in good shape.

VCA Dunmore Animal Hospital
(570) 503-6012
1317 East Drinker Street
Dunmore, PA
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Hamlin Veterinary Clinic
(570) 209-8295
442 Easton Tpk
Hamlin, PA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Werger, Wendi R, Dvm - Dr Paws Hospital For Companion
(570) 346-7297
375 N 9th Ave
Scranton, PA

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Hometown Animal Hospital
(570) 383-1950
526 Burke Byp
Olyphant, PA

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Citywide Animal Clinic
(570) 489-5208
315 Main St
Dickson City, PA

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Harveys Lake Veterinary Clinic
(570) 266-7059
PA-415
Harveys Lake, PA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Abington Veterinary Ctr
(570) 585-2006
Willow Brook Rd
Clarks Summit, PA

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Scranton Animal Hospital
(570) 347-0853
911 Providence Rd
Scranton, PA

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Veterinary Medical Ctr
(570) 487-1650
Rte 6
Olyphant, PA

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Noto, Robert J, Dvm - Dunmore Pet Health Ctr
(570) 344-7651
1317 E Drinker St
Dunmore, PA

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Practitioner's Corner—About Pets: Feline Leukemia

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By Katherine A. Kahn, DVM

Q: My five-year-old cat has tested positive for feline leukemia virus (FeLV). She doesn’t have any symptoms yet but I’m told she’ll eventually die from it. In the meantime, what can I do to strengthen her immune system?

A: The life span of cats like yours is hard to predict—she could live anywhere from a few more months to several more years. So as long as you have her, you’ll want to do everything you can to keep her immune system in good shape.

A nutrient-packed diet is very important for FeLV-positive cats. Start feeding her raw foods that you prepare yourself. You can find recipes in Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Cats and Dogs by veterinarian Richard Pitcairn. Of course, cats can be finicky; if yours just won’t eat what you make, try some of the natural canned or dried foods on the market.

You should also give her 250 milligrams of vitamin C twice a day with her food. A daily vitamin and mineral supplement may help, too; ask your vet to suggest one.

Astragalus is a particularly effective immune-boosting herb. Cats shouldn’t take as much as a human, though; to get specific guidance about dosage, consult a Chinese herbalist.

Finally, try to keep your cat from getting stressed out: Avoid major changes in environment and routine, and make sure she has a warm, safe place she can retreat to when the world is too much with her.

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