I have two cats at home- they are perfectly healthy. Recently I have started taking care of this cat outside of my work. He is definitely not feral- he is extremely sweet & affectionate. Needless to say, I fell in love with him. I took him today to get neutered, vaccinated, etc. He tested positive for leukemia. Obviously it is not a good idea to take him home & risk exposing my other cats to the disease. (Even with the vaccinations, this seems like too large of a risk to me.) I'm thinking my only solution is to keep taking care of him at my work environment.
From what I've read, it sounds like the main way it is spread to other cats is through saliva- sharing water bowls, grooming one another, etc.
Is there any way that I could carry the disease home to my cats if I spend time with this infected one? (He often sits on my lap, licks me, etc.) I'm thinking not, but would just like to make sure. Please advise. Thank you!View Thread