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Feline Leukemia Virus

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is one of the most common infectious diseases in cats, affecting between 2 and 3% of all cats in the United States. Infection rates are significantly higher (up to 30%) in cats that are ill or otherwise at high risk (see below). Fortunately, the prevalence of FeLV in cats has decreased significantly in the past 25 years since the development of an effective vaccine and accurate testing procedures.

Your Cat’s Tail, Ear, and Eye Signals

TailsWhen the tail is erect for its full length, it is used as a greeting to another cat or to a friendly human and is an invitation for contact rubbing.  When a cats tail is vertical in the air with the inevitable question mark, they are happy and relaxed in their environment.  This can also be a request for food. The tail flicks of a seated cat often indicates irritation, they are not sure of what's going to happen next.