FIV (Feline aids)

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Background Feline immunodeficiency virus causes a potentially fatal viral disease that interferes with the cat’s immune system similar to HIV virus in humans (note: It does not transmit to humans).  The virus resides in the blood stream of infected cats and transmission is usually through saliva from a bite wound.  Close contact such as grooming or sharing a food bowl does not spread FIV. FIV causes various clinical signs in affected cats. The general presenting signs in most of the cases we have seen at our surgery relate to immunosuppression caused by the virus. FIV affects the
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