Posted: February 5, 2016 at 6:11 pm
Meet William. He was surrendered to one of our wonderful local vet clinics by his owners once the clinic informed them that he had tested positive for Feline immunodeficiency virus. An FIV positive result means that William carries FIV antibodies. Not all cats that test positive show clinical signs or symptoms (William doesn’t), and a cat vaccinated for FIV will also carry FIV antibodies, and therefore test positive. However, the primary mode of transmission is through deep bite wounds from an infected cat, such as an aggressive territorial fight between un-neutered males. Because the clinic staff were aware that William was an un-neutered stray prior to being given a temporary home, it is at least possible that he actually carries the virus. FIV can cause the cats immune system to be weakened, limiting his (or her) ability to protect itself against secondary infections. William is only about two years old, he is a very shy, very big, beautiful boy who will soon feel right at home. Welcome to SAINTS William!
Thank you Hill ‘n Dale Animal Hospital for everything!