FIV-Positive Cats Could Be the Key to Curing HIV

0

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 […]

Continue Reading...

FIV: To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate?

0

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 […]

Continue Reading...

The Three Stages of FIV

0

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 […]

Continue Reading...

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

0

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 […]

Post Tagged with : , , ,
Continue Reading...

FIV and FeLV: What’s The Difference?

0

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. […]

Post Tagged with : , , , ,
Continue Reading...

3 Things to Remember When Feeding Your FIV- Positive Cat

0

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 […]

Continue Reading...

Is FIV Testing Necessary?

0

Is FIV Testing Necessary? There’s been a lot of debate going on about whether or not FIV testing is necessary. It seems that pretty much everyone in the field of animal care has opposing views on the matter, and it’s leaving people scratching their heads in confusion. However, it’s now becoming apparent that those who […]

Continue Reading...

9 Ways You Can Extend Your FIV-Positive Cat’s 9 Lives

0

 9 Ways You Can Extend Your FIV-Positive Cat’s 9 Lives Caring for FIV-positive cats isn’t so different from caring for non-FIV cats. However, since FIV-positive cats have a weaker immune system, they’re more vulnerable to environmental factors than most cats. So, adding the right steps to your cat’s routine can make all the difference. With […]

Continue Reading...

Can FIV-Positive Cats Live with Non-FIV Cats?

0

Can FIV-Positive Cats Live with Non-FIV Cats? FIV-positive cats have always had a bad rap. They’re either killed in shelters or deemed unadoptable for life when in truth, they’re just as adoptable as non-FIV cats. In fact, Dr. Annette L. Litster from Purdue University’s College Of Veterinary Medicine conducted a study published in The Veterinary […]

Continue Reading...