7 Ways to Keep Your Indoor-Only FIV Cat Stimulated

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7 Ways to Keep Your Indoor-Only FIV Cat Stimulated If you have an FIV cat, then you’ve probably been told by a friend, a shelter staff, or perhaps your veterinarian that it’s best to keep them indoors. It’s true! Although most FIV cats are capable of living normal, disease-free lives for years, they’re still more […]

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Say Ahhh! FIV Cats May Be At A Higher Risk For Dental Problems

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Does your cat have a mouthful of teeth that are causing extreme discomfort and a lack of appetite?  That constant pain may be caused by relentless bacteria as a result of the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), an auto-immune disease that affects cats worldwide.  While the virus can be slow-acting and a cat may not show […]

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How to Make Your FIV Cat Feel More Comfortable

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How to Make Your FIV Cat Feel More Comfortable If you’re an experienced FIV cat owner, then you’re probably familiar with the three stages of FIV and the health issues involved with each one. Since FIV attacks the immune system, it doesn’t have a specific set of symptoms. Instead, it makes an FIV cat vulnerable […]

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Should FIV-Positive Feral Cats Be Released After TNR?

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Should FIV-Positive Feral Cats Be Released After TNR? Lately, there’s been a lot of mixed opinions about whether or not it’s right to release feral cats after they’ve tested positive for FIV while undergoing TNR. Although not everyone who does TNR is in favor of FIV testing, some are, and well, depending on that person’s […]

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The Most Common Skin Infections in FIV Cats

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The Most Common Skin Infections in FIV Cats The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, better known as FIV, is a virus that attacks the white blood cells of infected cats, weakening their body’s defense system and making them more vulnerable to diseases and infections. However, FIV is a slow-acting virus and it takes several months, even years, […]

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Your FIV-Positive Kitten Probably Doesn’t Have FIV

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Your FIV-Positive Kitten Probably Doesn’t Have FIV The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, FIV for short, causes a viral disease in cats which weakens the immune system by attacking the white blood cells. However, it’s a slow-acting virus that has three stages of infection, one of which is the latent phase, which is when it lies dormant […]

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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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