Understanding Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV): Prevention and Support

2022-07-19T15:09:27-04:00July 19th, 2022|

This is part 3 of this 3-part series on FIV. Part 1 covers transmission and testing, and part 2 covers prevention and support.

Unfortunately, no treatment exists that will clear the virus from a cat’s system.

Antiviral therapy is sometimes considered in FIV-positive cats, but often with minimal benefit and serious side effects.

A confirmed FIV-positive cat […]

Understanding Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV): Phases and Symptoms

2022-07-12T17:52:45-04:00July 12th, 2022|

This is part 2 of this 3-part series on FIV. Part 1 covers transmission and testing, and part 3 covers prevention and support.

The three phases of infection with FIV are acute, asymptomatic and progressive.

  • The acute phase occurs 1-3 months after infection. The virus is carried to lymph nodes, reproduces in white blood cells […]

Understanding Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV): Transmission and Testing

2022-07-07T21:44:04-04:00July 5th, 2022|

This is part 1 of this 3-part series on FIV. Part 2 covers phases and symptoms, and part 3 covers prevention and support.

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is among the most common infectious diseases affecting cats around the world. In North America, about 3-5% of cats tested for FIV are positive.

The virus was discovered in […]

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