Tressa

Adorable Tressa was taken to the animal pound and never retrieved by her owners.

As you can see she is beautiful and cuddly.

She is also FIV positive so would need to be an indoor cat for her own good – advice below


Date de Naissance (souvent approximative) : 01/10/2018

De couleur : croisé siamoise yeux bleue

Sexe : femelle

Besoin accès extérieur : NON – FIV+

Identification :

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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.

 

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