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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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