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5 Things You Might Not Know About Cats and FIV


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, pets, protection, cats )

Cher
- 600 days ago - catster.com
Cats who carry the feline immunodeficiency virus are not doomed to a short and painful life.



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Carol H. (229)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:42 am
thank you for this info Cher, noted
 

Penny C. (79)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:04 am
Thanks Cher.
 

Carol M. (29)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:53 am
Important information that every cat owner should know. Thanks for posting this.
 

Wendy C. (109)
Friday January 25, 2013, 8:46 am
Very useful information thanks!
 

Lauren Kozen (159)
Friday January 25, 2013, 9:12 am
Noted & Shared. Thanks so much for the important info. Cher.
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday January 25, 2013, 9:16 am

Thanks Cher - very informative and helpful to all cat caretakers.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 25, 2013, 1:19 pm
Thank you! Very good to know.
 

Natalie V. (27)
Friday January 25, 2013, 2:25 pm
noted
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Friday January 25, 2013, 3:22 pm
I'm am so glad this article was put out there.
 

aj E. (164)
Friday January 25, 2013, 3:45 pm
good info.
 

pam w. (191)
Friday January 25, 2013, 4:34 pm
Thanks for this! Since my old Oliver died recently, I've decided to adopt a vouple of FIB kittens and give them a good home. Just waiting until they turn up. And...they will.
 

Christeen Anderson (490)
Friday January 25, 2013, 4:38 pm
Thank you for this information.
 

Patrick Donovan (319)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 12:15 pm
There is a related auto-immune disease to which cats are susceptible: Feline leukemia (FeLV). Here is a link to Cornell University's discussion of this horrible condition which is more deadly than FIV.

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/brochures/felv.html

We fostered a mother cat infected with FeLV and she passed it on to all of her kittens. 4 of the 6 kittens died within 6 weeks of birth. Lenny and Annabel lived about a year each. Jennifer, the mom, lived 2 more years.

The best way to prevent your cat(s) from getting such diseases is keeping them indoors.
 

Yvonne F. (172)
Friday February 15, 2013, 9:54 am
Thanks Cher
 
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