Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is a retrovirus that infects cats. FeLV can be transmitted between infected cats when the transfer of saliva or nasal secretions is involved. If not defeated by the animal’s immune system, the virus can be lethal. The disease caused by this virus is a form of cancer of blood cells called lymphocytes (a leukemia).
The signs and symptoms of infection with feline leukemia virus are quite varied and include loss of appetite, poor coat condition, infections of the skin, bladder and respiratory tract, oral disease, seizures, lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes), skin lesions, fatigue, fever, weight loss, stomatitis, gingivitis, litter box avoidance, pancytopenia, poor grooming, reoccurring bacterial and viral illnesses, anemia, diarrhea, and jaundice.
Cats infected with FeLV can serve as sources of infection. Transmission … Read the rest
Blood cancer or leukemia affects dogs in various forms. The term “Leukemia” means ”white blood” and, as a disease, refers to a condition where there is an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells in the bloodstream or the bone marrow. It is a result of genetic mutation that alters the structure of the bone marrow, causing it to over-produce cancerous cells and under-produce other healthy blood cells that a dog needs. There are several forms of canine leukemia and the disease is classified according to the type of cells involved and the developmental stage of the cancerous cells that are causing the disease.
Put Amaranth and Dates in a bowl, pour boiling water over and allow to soak 30 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, mix egg beaters and canola oil and beef broth and beef, mix well. Add whole wheat flour and baking soda, and the soaked Amaranth and Dates. Mix well.
Pour into an oiled loaf pan, bake for 1 hour or till done.
*Note: Use Vegetable Broth and 1/2 Pound of Textured Vegetable Protein for a Vegetarian Diet… Read the rest