**Update** Super adoptable Boba Fett gave us a surprise recently, when during our routine FeLV/FIV testing, he showed positive for FIV.
What does this mean for potential adopters? First, FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. Likened to 'feline AIDS', it is important to note that it is *not* transmittable to:
Simply, FIV is a cat to cat disease. It is typically spread to other cats through bites.
Cats with FIV can live a long normal lifespan just like their non-infected counterparts. However, FIV weakens a cat's immune system, making it more difficult to fend of secondary illnesses that may pop up. Staying on top of routine vet care is important, to allow your pet's doctor a better ability to observe changes in their health, and respond accordingly. Also, making sure that he is strictly kept indoors and is given a good quality diet will be helpful tools in managing Boba''s FIV status.
Don't let 3 letters scare you from Boba Fett- get to know him today!!
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