- Nov 25, 2013
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Yeah, I think the FeLV might be more of the contagion issue than the FIV.It's almost impossible for an infected cat to transmit FIV with anything other than a deep bite. If the kitten is well-socialized, and properly introduced to your other cats, the chances of a deep bite like this is almost nothing at all. We have LOTS of FIV positive cats living long, happy lives with their FIV negative "siblings" without any issues at all.
The only signs BJ has shown was some weight loss and coughing in the beginning. He coughed and sort of wretched like a hairball was coming but nothing came up. If it had continued we probably would have put him on some steroidal treatment but it stopped. The vet is of the opinion that as long as he remains healthy we should wait and watch.Thanks for answering my post today about my 16 year old adopted cat, Pretzel. She has been tested as positive for heartworms but we are getting more extensive tests to confirm. She shows no symptoms as of right now. Has BJ shown any signs yet?
I think it's a great sign! He's grown up so much and looks as loving as ever!It’s not your imagination. Lol He has regained some of the eight he lost. I’m hoping this is a good sign. I hope you and the kitties are well!
Yeah, my vet gave me trouble once when I didn't do heartworms and responded with "but he's an indoor cat." She looked at me like I had 4 heads and said, "And you've never seen a mosquito in the house." I was like oh DOH! I was schooled!New screens on the windows protect BJ from any mosquito bites. According to what I read, inside kitties do get heartworms! BJ cannot afford to be further infected so I took extra precautions in order to let him enjoy the night air. Besides new screens and heartworm preventative, I have a Victor flea light trap nearby. Two actually. In the past I have found a few mosquitoes in the traps which proves that they do find a way into our homes and can infect house kitties.
Yay for new screens, that should make a big difference.New screens on the windows protect BJ from any mosquito bites. Two actually. In the past I have found a few mosquitoes in the traps which proves that they do find a way into our homes and can infect house kitties.
Not long ago, I read something by some cat expert that said cat like phone cords because they look like snakes. Maybe a rubber snake would keep BJ off of the phone cord? Although, depending on how you feel about snakes, you might rather replace the phone cords on occasion!Instead he went after my phone cord.