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Biscuit – Looking for an indoor home

Posted by Jon in Cats on Saturday 22/06/2019 16:52 UTC.

This is Biscuit, he’s around 8 to 9 years old. As you can see he’s a gorgeous long haired boy.

Biscuit has had it quite a rough time of it recently,. when he was found he had quite an awful abscess on his face which has been treated

Unfortunately Biscuit  has tested positive for FIV.* This meaning that he’s a very special cat looking for a very special home. As FIV can be passed to other cats, he must be kept as an indoor cat and can’t be mixed with cats who do not have FIV.

It really isn’t something to be overly concerned about, we have rehomed many cats with FIV and I hear stories of them, living the life of luxury with their adoring owners and hope that will be me very soon

The biggest thing to remember is that he will need prompt vet treatment if he shows any signs of illness as my immune system doesn’t work as well as it might do in other cats.

The charity will be very happy to answer any questions you may have about me and FIV.

So if you think you could love me and give me the indoor home I deserve, I would really like to meet you. I’m sure you’ll fall head over heels for me!

*FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) should NOT be confused with FeLV (Feline Leukaemia) – they are two very different viruses. They are often mentioned together due to the ‘snap’ tests carried out by vets, but they differ greatly in how they affect a cat, and its expected lifespan. FeLV is a serious risk to a cat’s health and longevity, whereas FIV is not.

The virus depletes the number of white blood cells, which eventually makes the cat less able to fight off infection. However, because it is such a slow acting virus many FIV positive cats can enjoy a normal lifespan with no apparent health problems resulting from the virus.

FIV is species specific. It can only be transmitted from cat to cat, not to humans or other animals.

All our cats are “snap” blood-tested, at the vets,  for FIV/FeLV (the result is deemed negative unless clearly stated.)

All cats have been examined and treated by a vet and received flea and worming treatment. They are micro-chipped and litter-trained.  All of our cats are fully vaccinated for their first year, after which time it is the responsibility of the new owner to continue annual vaccinations.

Adult cats are neutered and kittens under 6 months of age will need to be neutered by their new owner.
We recommend that all cats are kept indoors for around 6 to 8 weeks, to allow time to bond with their new owner and adjust to their new surroundings.

Kittens should always be kept indoors until neutered and then be supervised, with only limited access outdoors. It is recommended by all cat welfare societies that cats be kept inside at night, as they are vulnerable to many dangers.

If you are interested in Biscuit, please contact us.

 

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