Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

The FIV virus reduces a cat’s immune system, and leaves it more vulnerable to other feline infections – in itself is not life threatening.

FIV  CANNOT  be transmitted to humans or other animals

In our experience, FIV positive cats can have, and deserve to have, a long and healthy life. They need careful attention to their general health and diet, and protection through currently available vaccinations against flu and leukaemia are essential. But this is no more than any cat should receive.  A properly cared for FIV cat need not have a shortened life expectancy.

More information on FIV can be found here