Meow! My name is Two Ton Tony
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Rescue Group: Feline Friends
|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Tiger Striped||Age:||Adult|
If you like LARGE cats then Two Ton Tony is the cat for you. He weighs 14 lbs and is a gentle giant. He was a friendly stray that someone was feeding. Feline Friends took him in and he has been neutered and given his shots. He is a healthy, young cat at around 2 years old. He had enough of the outside and is looking forward to spending the rest of his days inside.
Tony tested positive for FIV but is healthily and should live a very long life. FIV can NOT be spread to humans or dogs and only to cats through deep bite wounds. Tony is a lover, not a fighter and is a submissive male.
The information below explains FIV in detail
FIV: Catching a Bad Case of Rumors
1. The Feline Immuno-deficiency Virus is a slow virus that affects a cat's immune system over a period of years.
2. FIV is a cat-only disease and cannot be spread to humans or other non-felines.
3. FIV cats most often live long, healthy, and relatively normal lives with no symptoms at all.
4. FIV is not easily passed between cats. It cannot be spread casually - like in litter boxes, water and food bowls, or when snuggling and playing. It is rarely spread from a mother to her kittens.
5. The virus can be spread through blood transfusions, badly infected gums, or serious, penetrating bite wounds. (Bite wounds of this kind are extremely rare, except in free-roaming, unneutered tomcats.)
6. A neutered cat, in a home, is extremely unlikely to infect other cats, if properly introduced.
7. Many vets are not educated about FIV since the virus was only discovered 15 years ago.
8. FIV-positive cats should be kept as healthy as possible. Keep them indoors and free from stress, feed them a high-quality diet, keep and treat any secondary problems as soon as they arise.
Despite what many people think, cats with this condition can live perfectly long, happy, healthy lives.