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Feline Foamy Virus: What Is It and Why Does It Cause Arthritis in FIV Cats?

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What Is Feline Foamy Virus (FeFV)? Feline foamy virus (FeFV) is a retrovirus, just like FIV, that infects cats; oftentimes, without causing any signs of illness. However, some strains of the virus are known to cause lymphocytes, which are white blood cells that defend the body from harmful foreign matter, to burst and therefore, weaken […]

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How to Deal with Feline Stomatitis in FIV Cats

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What’s Feline Stomatitis? Feline stomatitis is a severe and painful disease that causes a cat’s gums and mouth to become inflamed and excruciatingly painful. In most cases, it also triggers the formation of sores in various structures inside or outside the mouth, including the lips, tongue, gums, and the back of the throat. While there’s […]

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7 Similarities Between FIV and HIV

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What Does FIV and HIV Have in Common? Whether you’re hearing about it for the first time from your veterinarian or reading about it in the article that topped Google’s search results, FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) is often likened to its human counterpart: HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). That’s because both conditions are incredibly similar—so similar […]

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How to Build the Perfect Outdoor Enclosure (And Why Your Indoor-Only FIV Cat Needs You To)

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Does My FIV Cat Really Need An Outdoor Enclosure? If there’s one thing that FIV cat owners hear all the time, it’s that it’s best if they keep their FIV cat indoors—and it’s true. Not only does it prevent the spread of FIV, but it also keeps immunocompromised FIV cats from becoming exposed to diseases […]

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Adopting an FIV Cat

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Are You Considering Adopting an FIV Cat? So you’re planning to adopt an FIV cat? That’s great! FIV cats are often overlooked (and euthanized) simply because not a lot of people understand what FIV really is. In addition, plenty of false information about FIV is circulating around the animal community and it’s causing perfectly adoptable […]

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It’s Getting Cold! Is Your FIV Cat Protected from Cat Flu?

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FIV Cats Are At High Risk for the Flu! Winter is here and temperatures are dropping! We’re wearing layers upon layers of clothing, putting heaters on blast, and sipping numerous amounts of hot cocoa; doing everything we can to keep ourselves warm and toasty. But what about our feline friends? If we can’t stand the […]

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5 Supplements That Will Boost Your FIV Cat’s Immune System

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5 Supplements For FIV Cats As a pet parent to an FIV cat, you’ve probably heard your veterinarian (and a dozen other sources) say that a healthy diet, close monitoring, and regular vet visits are essential to your feline friend’s overall health more times than you can count. But as much as you may think […]

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Bald spots, Thickened Skin.. Does Your FIV Cat Have Ringworm?

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Is Your FIV Cat Protected from Ringworm? Whether you’re an experienced cat owner or a new pet parent, you’ve probably heard about ringworm. Perhaps, you’ve even fallen victim to it at one point. We get it. Having itchy, irritated skin isn’t fun for anyone—even for our feline friends. However, although any cat can contract the […]

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8 Ways to Protect Your FIV Cat from Opportunistic Infections

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How to Protect Your FIV Cat from Opportunistic Infections Most FIV cats are capable of living normal, healthy lives for years. However, since their immune function isn’t as strong as it was during their pre-FIV days, a few preventative measures will need to be put in place to make sure they stay in good condition. […]

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Does Your FIV Cat Have Pink Eye?

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Does Your FIV Cat Have Pink Eye? Generally, with proper nutrition and regular vet visits, FIV cats can live normal, healthy lives for several years without showing signs of illness. However, they do tend to be more vulnerable to infections. That’s why most FIV cat parents keep their feline companions under close supervision in case […]

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