5575RE: [FH] Re: FIV+ cat (off topic)
- May 6, 2002FIV is not easily transmitted among cats. So you don't need to
worry about visiting/interacting an FIV+ cat & then being with
your own cats. There is simply no way that the disease can be
transmitted in this manner.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: marcijoy2002 [mailto:foxfried@...]
> Sent: Monday, May 06, 2002 11:57 AM
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> Subject: [FH] Re: FIV+ cat (off topic)
> Sorry for going off topic, but I am curious how you
> manage having an
> FIV+ cat along with an FIV- cat. How do you keep the
> FIV+ cat from
> scratching, biting, grooming the other cat? I sponsor
> an FIV+ cat at
> a shelter, but I am afraid to visit him because I
> don't want to
> infect my own cats, both of which already have other illnesses.
> Marcia and Morris
> --- In feline-heart@y..., "zellenesa"
> <zellene.sandler@p...> wrote:
> > Just catching up with this thread. I no longer
> vaccinate Widgie. If
> > had an outdoor cat, I would get the Purevax rabies
> vaccine, which
> > does not contain the preservative believed to cause
> VAS in cats.
> > vet may have to special order it. Make sure the shot
> is given in a
> > leg, not the scruff of the neck. There are many
> instances on the
> > feline cancer list where a kitty had to have a leg
> amputated due to
> > VAs...better a 3 legged cat than a dead one.
> > My vet does not routinely give leukemia vaccs
> either. My Jubi is
> > and already immune compromised and hasn't been
> vaccinated in years.
> > If my vet insisted, I would ONLY give rabies because
> it's the law,
> > though I would beg for the sick animal exemption.
> > z
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