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Tarheel is neutered, current on vaccines, and has tested negative for Feline Leukemia but tested positive for FIV.
Tarheel’s previous family let him go outside where he probably was bitten by another cat, infecting him with FIV. The disease is typically transmitted by deep bite wounds and can only be transmitted to other cats. Tarheel needs a home with someone who understands that he still has a good long life ahead of him but needs a stress free environment, high quality food and regular vet visits.
FIV can’t be spread casually between cats, such as in water or food bowls, or in litter boxes. Cuddling, playing and other forms of casual physical contact do not spread the virus.
FIV itself does not shorten a cat’s life-span. Because FIV affects a cat’s immune system it is more difficult for an FIV+ cat to fight off disease. For that reason an FIV+ cat requires a diligent owner—someone who will take him to the vet twice a year for check ups and, immediately, at the first sign of illness.
FIV+ cats are no different from other cats, often living long, healthy lives, never showing any symptoms at all.
FIV is a cat-only disease. It cannot be spread to humans or other non-felines.