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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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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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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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