5577[FH] Re: FIV+ cat (off topic)
- May 6 10:40 AMThe problem is that the shelter cats like to lick me and then my own
cats like to lick me and also scratch me and sometimes bite me. I am
also allergic to cats and I have a tendency to unconsciously scratch
at my hives till I bleed. (And the hives would be at the spot where
the saliva made contact with my skin.) Especially in a shelter where
I am surrouded by cats. I am afraid the virus would enter one of my
wounds when the cats licked me and I would become an FIV carrier.
--- In feline-heart@y..., "Jonathan Rosenberg" <jr40@e...> wrote:
> 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@h...]
> > Sent: Monday, May 06, 2002 11:57 AM
> > To: feline-heart@y...
> > 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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