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Levi (FIV+)

Male DOB: 02/24/2019 Domestic Shorthair
Levi is the epitome of a soft boy, soaking up attention and enjoying endless head rubs whenever volunteers are around. He loves to talk... show more
Levi is the epitome of a soft boy, soaking up attention and enjoying endless head rubs whenever volunteers are around. He loves to talk to anyone who passes by and he is sure to catch your attention with his round, squishy cheeks and fashionably striped coat! Levi would prefer to have a home and family all to himself. Levi had a difficult life before he was rescued by a good samaritan and is currently eating special prescription food that helps keep his digestive system in tip top shape. He loves it and it keeps him regular and healthy. Levi is also FIV+.  The wonderful folks here at Cat Angels wanted you to understand a bit more about FIV so they put in the below from Vetinfo.com:  Feline immunoddeficiency virus, or FIV, which behaves as HIV does in humans. FIV is NOT contagious to humans or other species. Though it's contagious from cat to cat, it's difficult to spread; transmission usually requires a deep bite wound, though it can also be spread through blood transfusions and by minor bite wounds if the infected cat's gums are bleeding. It cannot be passed by litter boxes, water or food bowls, or by casual contact; it's very rare for this disease to be spread from mother to kitten. Feline immunodeficiency virus compromises your cat's immune system. This means that he may have difficulty fighting illnesses and infections, and he'll be vulnerable to a range of secondary infections that may be rare in healthy cats. The good news is that cats with FIV may never display symptoms; they may live normal, happy, healthy life spans. Caring for a cat with FIV is much the same as caring for any other cat; you must simply be extra vigilant for signs of illness. FIV cats must be kept indoors at all times, and away from contact with non-infected cats, though they may be allowed contact with other FIV positive cats. FIV cats should be kept as free as possible from stress. show less