Olive was found wandering the streets looking for food to feed herself and her 5 newborn kittens.
Sadly, Olive has paid the price for her abandon, she is FIV positive. Cats with FIV can live a perfectly happy healthy life, but they need to be kept indoors and with no contact with other, negative cats.
Olive is adorable, a calm happy, loving girl, who’d be wonderful company. She is a very easy going cat, a little reserved at first with people she doesn’t know.
Date de Naissance (souvent approximative) : Novembre 2019
Apparence : chat de gouttière
De couleur : Noir et blanc
Besoin accès extérieur : NON
Identification : 250268723092332
WHAT IS FIV?
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is a cat-specific virus that is thought to affect approximately 2-5% of the cat population in the UK.
It is a slow acting virus and many infected cats enjoy a normal lifespan with no apparent health concerns as a result of the virus. FIV is species specific and cannot be passed to humans. If you’re willing to make a few adjustments to your home (both to protect them from illness and other cats from the disease), these cats make wonderful and rewarding companions.
FIV+ cats can live as long and healthy a life as non-infected cats. This doesn’t mean they will never become ill; they are, after all immunocompromised, so illnesses can be easier to catch and harder to fight off. They have the same needs as any other cat: high quality nutrition, a clean, stress-free, strictly indoor environment, regular veterinary visits, and lots of love. If they should become ill, they are generally treated earlier, longer, and more aggressively than non-immunocompromised cats (meaning they need to see the vet at the very first sign of illness and may be on a stronger medication or on medication for a longer period of time).
Cats Infected With FIV Can Live Long and Healthy Lives
They’re Just Cats
If you’re looking to adopt a cat, then you’re in luck because FIV+ cats are just like other cats! Like every other cat you’ve ever known, each FIV+ cat will have his or her own unique personality.