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Cedar Creek Vet Clinic offers a quick and easy snap test that is performed in our in-house lab to check that your cat is negative for FeLV and FIV. Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) are found throughout the United States. Both viruses are highly contagious and transmitted from cat to cat. The viruses attack the immune system and are the leading causes of illness and death in cats. A simple blood test is necessary to determine if your cat is free from these diseases. If free from FeLV, your pet can be vaccinated to help protect him/her from getting this disease. If free from FIV, your veterinarian can suggest health management measures, such as the FIV vaccine that can help decrease the risk of infection. Regardless if your cat is “indoor only” or appears healthy they should be tested to rule out the possibility of infection. All kittens should also be tested prior to introducing them to other cats in your home.