Do you get ferals tested for FeLV / FIV?

Do you get ferals tested for FeLV / FIV? (feline leukemia) / (feline immunodeficiency virus)

  • Yes, FeLV

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes, FIV

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Always

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • If the cat is symptomatic

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • If the cat is potentially being adopted

    Votes: 1 100.0%
  • Never

    Votes: 1 100.0%

  • Total voters


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Adult Cat
Aug 17, 2010
DFW Metroplex, Texas
What do you do? (multiple answers allowed)

We deal with a lot of feral cats and kittens in our neighborhood.  I'll admit that after reading THIS ARTICLE, we don't get them tested for FeLV (FIV isn't available at the low cost clinic we use) unless they are symptomatic or unless we plan to socialize them and adopt them out.  I guess it makes sense that the colony has already been exposed if they do have it, and we're not going to do anything about it if they are FeLV positive.  We do make sure we get all ferals a full set of shots (rabies, FeLV, FVRCP) when we get them spayed/neutered.