Fantastic Breaking News!
March 12, 2021:
This handsome tuxedo was wandering around looking for help during the severe winter weather of late October 2020. He’s already neutered and a very friendly boy. He does great with other cats and dogs, but because he plays really rough, a home with young children isn’t a good idea. Keep scrolling for more cute pics of Roland.
You can meet Roland at Petsmart!
Maybe you still want INFO about FIV (even though ROLAND TESTS NEGATIVE NOW!)
Cats infected with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) may not show symptoms until years after the initial infection occurred. Although the virus is slow-acting, a cat’s immune system is severely weakened once the disease takes hold. This makes the cat susceptible to various secondary infections. Infected cats who receive supportive medical care and are kept in a stress-free, indoor environment can live relatively comfortable lives for months to years before the disease reaches its chronic stages.
Many people confuse FIV with feline leukemia virus (FeLV). Although these diseases are in the same retrovirus family and cause many similar secondary conditions FeLV and FIV are different diseases.
Read more about FIV here.