Feline Leukemia Treatment Post Falls ID

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.

Liberty Lake Veterinary Center
(509) 343-8896
22026 E Country Vista Dr
Liberty Lake, WA
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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Liberty Lake Veterinary Center
(509) 343-8243
22026 E Country Vista Dr
Liberty Lake, WA
 
Porter, Krista, Dvm - Mc Kinlay & Peters
(208) 457-8813
13802 W Prairie Ave
Post Falls, ID

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Luce, Brian, Dvm - River City Animal Hospital
(208) 777-9178
310 N Herborn Pl
Post Falls, ID

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Giddings, Noelle, Dvm - Sunset Animal Hospital
(208) 765-4608
3600 N Government Way
Coeur D Alene, ID

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VCA Peone Pines Animal Hospital
(509) 416-0260
14717 Newport Hwy
Mead, WA
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Exotic Animal Vet, Large Animal Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

VCA Peone Pines Animal Hospital
(509) 385-0385
14717 Newport Hwy
Mead, WA
 
River City Animal Hospital
(208) 777-9178
310 S Harbor Park Ct
Post Falls, ID

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Ponti Veterinary Hospital
(509) 922-7465
25007 East Wellesley Ave
Otis Orchards, WA
Services
Small Animal, Large Animal, and Exotic Animal Medicine
Hours
Monday-Saturday

Bailey, Tawnie K, Dvm - Vca Alpine Animal Hospital
(208) 664-2168
655 E Best Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID

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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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