Question by monster00run: My cat tested FIP positive, WHAT TO DO?!?
I have a cat that i took back from the shelter, and i took him to the vet and did an extensive blood work and found out that he is tested FIP positive. What can i do from this point on? How long can they live? How much is extensive care cost? Do they always don’t live over a year? PLEASE HELP!!!!!
Answer by Teela B
Do you mean FiV???
If you do then it is the Feline version of AIDS
It is transmitted through saliva and urine, so it is very common among the stray population.
Basically it is an immunodeficiency virus, I adopted a cat from my vet clinic and it was positive. I wasn’t surprised, and the only reason I adopted it was because I knew she would be euthanized. It’s hard to adopt out a pet that has health problems. I had Katrina for 1 year. She died when she was around 3 years old. She lived a happy healthy normal kitty life until Right before she died. The last week was tough on both me and her.
The concerns that I have is do you have any other cats? It can be transmitted to them if they share water bowls and things of that nature.
Just keep and eye on the cat, if it starts to get sick take it to the vet so that it can get antibiotics ASAP, just because of their immune sysem.
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