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5575RE: [FH] Re: FIV+ cat (off topic)

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  • Jonathan Rosenberg
    May 6, 2002
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      FIV 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
      > To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      > 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
      > I
      > > had an outdoor cat, I would get the Purevax rabies
      > vaccine, which
      > > does not contain the preservative believed to cause
      > VAS in cats.
      > The
      > > 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
      > FIV+
      > > 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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