FIV+ Info

FIV Cats Are PAWSitively Adoptable

FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a slow-moving virus that can affect a cat’s immune system and ability to fight infection. Studies have proven that cats with FIV have the same life expectancy as cats without FIV if proper precautions are taken. Cats with FIV need just the same things as cats without FIV. They need a safe, indoor-only environment, a healthy, balanced diet, and proper veterinary care.

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Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

How is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus transmitted?

FIV is only spread through deep, penetrating bite wounds. These types of bite wounds typically happen in unneutered males, fighting for resources or mates. Play fighting and sharing of food and water bowls or litter boxes will NOT spread FIV.  Cats with FIV can live with cats without FIV without fear of infection. Many of our volunteers have mixed FIV and non-FIV households.

Information on FIV:

Check out the Cornell Feline Health Center FIV Information

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Contagious

Please consider donating to help out kitties who have this virus.

Or, adopt a kitty that might have it today!
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