March 2016

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

No owner wants to find out that their cat has tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and/or Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV).  Today we're going to discuss FIV.  

While this virus is contagious, it does not live long outside of the hosts body and is typically transmitted through deep bite wounds.  It is important to realize that the transmission rate is low in multicat households as long as there is no fighting (bite wounds).