FIV or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is an incurable virus that can cause the immune system of infected cats to be compromised. Immunodeficiency is the medical term used to describe the body’s inability to develop a normal immune response.
As a result of immunodeficiency, most infected cats do not show symptoms and have normal life expectancy, however they are prone to developing other infections and certain types of cancer. Click here to learn more.
For the most up to date information on FIV visit Maddie’s Institute to view their informative webcast, which includes:
- Latest evidence-based information from recently published studies.
- Likelihood of FIV transmission in mixed-cat households.
- Signs of FIV.
- Overview of available diagnostic methods.
- Antiviral treatments, management and prognosis.
Available for Adoption: Orange Marmalade
Dear Potential Furever Family, My name is Orange Marmalade, but the nice people caring for me call me Mac, maybe because I resemble macaroni and cheese. I am 7 years young and truly a good guy, despite my hard life as an outdoor cat. I was trapped as a feral, but found to be very friendly. So, I was brought in off the rough streets to live the inside life. It was discovered that I was FIV+, I had ear mites that hurt my ears, fleas that made me itch and all my teeth were very painful.
Now that I have had proper medication and much needed dental work, I am feeling tons better! My ideal home would be somewhere that I can be loved unconditionally and, in return, I will follow you around the house, keep your lap warm and purr beautiful songs. I think I’m a pretty relaxed roommate too… so hanging out with me would be super casual. The kind people at Meow Village are helping me find my furr-ever family.
If you are interested in meeting me contact my foster mom, Mary @ 503-841-0661. I can’t wait to meet you! Purrs, Mac