Booky has tested positive for FIV. He is very healthy and can live a full and happy life. Our vet has told us that cats that have FIV can have the same lifespan as any other cat as long as he is kept inside, away from sick cats and has a low stress home. These cats do not require any special medical care or medicines for the FIV and it can only be transmitted to other cats through mating or deep bite wounds. It cannot be transmitted to humans or any other type of animals.
If you can give Booky a loving home, you will realize the peacefulness that a cat like this can bring you. It is like taking a yoga class without any of the work.
We currently have 3 FIV+ cats in foster care. If you would like to meet them, please give us a call.
For more on FIV+ cats, a good source of information is located at www.pethealthnetwork.com under the cat health/cat diseases section (third page).
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