Choosing The Right Diet for Your FIV-Positive Cat

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Choosing The Right Diet for Your FIV-Positive Cat Trying to figure out what to feed your FIV-positive cat can be quite a challenge, especially if you’re a first-time owner. Yes, they’re pretty much like any other cat, but since they have a weaker immune system, they’re more vulnerable to infections and diseases. However, that doesn’t […]

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6 Reasons to Keep Your FIV Cat Indoors

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6 Reasons to Keep Your FIV Cat Indoors It’s pretty common for cat owners to feel bad about keeping their feline friends strictly indoors. If you’re used to allowing your FIV-positive cat to wander outside anytime they want, then you may also be hesitant to suddenly take that freedom away from them. Indoor-only does sound […]

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FIV And FIP: The Similarities And Differences

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What’s FIV? The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, or FIV, is a slow-acting virus that causes a condition very similar to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV, in humans. Both FIV and HIV are retroviruses. However, they’re species-specific and can’t be transmitted from feline to human or vice-versa. Like HIV, FIV destroys the white blood cells in […]

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Should FIV-Positive Cats Be Euthanized?

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Should FIV-Positive Cats Be Euthanized? When people hear about the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) for the first time, their primary concern is often the fear that FIV may spread to humans or other household pets. Given that the disease is sometimes also called as Feline AIDS or Cat AIDS, the misunderstanding it totally understandable. However, […]

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FIV-Positive Cats Could Be the Key to Curing HIV

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FIV-Positive Cats Could Be the Key to Curing HIV The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus was discovered by a person named Niels Pederson, together with Davis and Yanet Yamamoto way back in 1986 in a study in a cattery in California. Everything started with a woman who was taking in strays and housing them together in large […]

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FIV: To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate?

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FIV: To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate? The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus was first discovered in the year 1986 when stray cats living together in a cattery in Northern California started showing symptoms of immunodeficiency. Since the only virus known to weaken the immune function at that time was the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), all cats […]

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The Three Stages of FIV

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The Three Stages of FIV The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, or FIV, causes a viral disorder that slowly disrupts the immune function of infected cats. By attacking the white blood cells, which are responsible for fighting off diseases and infections, the virus lowers the body’s defense system. However, since FIV is a slow-acting virus, most FIV-positive […]

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5 Reasons Why FIV Isn’t a Death Sentence for Cats

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5 Reasons Why FIV Isn’t a Death Sentence for Cats Reason # 1: FIV Isn’t a Deadly Disease Hearing that a cat has the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus can be frightening, especially if you don’t know a lot about it. The fact that it’s a virus in the same classification as the notoriously famous Human Immunodeficiency […]

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FIV and FeLV: What’s The Difference?

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FIV and FeLV: What’s The Difference? The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), and Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) are often mistaken to be the same; sometimes even used interchangeably. However, that’s not the case. FIV and FeLV cause two entirely separate diseases. Yes, they’re both in the Retroviridae family, but that only means they’re related—not the same. […]

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3 Things to Remember When Feeding Your FIV- Positive Cat

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3 Things to Remember When Feeding Your FIV-Positive Cat The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, or FIV, mainly attacks the immune system, causing an infected cat’s immune function to weaken and deteriorate over time. Because of that, FIV-positive cats are more prone to developing secondary diseases and infections. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re incapable of living […]

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