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Adopting a cat with feline immunodeficiency virus

Seeing feline immunodeficiency virus or FIV on a cat’s adoption bio can be an immediate red flag for prospective pet parents. Like many chronic animal conditions, there are fears and assumptions associated with this diagnosis. Will they live a long and healthy life? Is my family at risk of catching this virus? If I have other cats, dogs or pets, can they get sick if I bring this cat into my home? Here’s the truth: a cat with FIV could be the perfect cat for you and your family. If you form a connection with a cat, don’t consider them out of the running because of their virus status! We answered a few common questions to help you determine if your family could lovingly adopt an FIV-positive cat.  Can a cat live a healthy life after an FIV diagnosis? Yes. The most recent data shows that the lifespan of a household cat with FIV is not significantly different from that of a household cat without FIV. However, cats with FIV have an increased likelihood of developing several blood diseases and... Read More

Keeping fido out of the fridge

March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month! There are several toxic chemicals, cleaning agents and insecticides that are obviously harmful to... Read More

Oral hygiene and your pet

Building strong brushing habits among the human members of your household can be a challenge. If you’ve ever fought with... Read More

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