- Sex – male
- Breed – Ginger & White long hair
- Neutered – No not yet
- Age – Approximately 9 years
- Micro-chipped – Yes
- Blood tests – Good
- Health issues – FIV+
- Vaccinated – Yes
- Currently living – In a foster home
- Suitable Home – Indoor only, on his own or with FIV cats only.
Meet Biscuit, a special cat looking for a special home, this 9 year old boy is FIV Positive.
Biscuit has had a bit of a rough time, he was a found with an awful abscess on his face which has been treated and he’s fully recovered from. He’s neutered and been blood tested, during which he was tested positive for FIV.
This means this special, very friendly boy is looking for a very special home. As FIV can be passed to other cats, he must be kept as an indoor cat and cannot have contact with non FIV cats. He needs a home where he can roam around freely and not be confined to a small area, but not let outdoors.
FIV really isn’t something to be overly concerned about, the biggest thing to remember is that he will need prompt vet treatment if he shows any signs of illness as his immune system isn’t as effective as a healthy cats.
Biscuit could make a great pet for anyone living near a busy road and can only have indoor cats or may be your in a flat?
If you would like to know more about Biscuit and his condition, please get in touch with us. He really is a cute and friendly guy that needs a special home to call his own.
*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.
If you are interested in Biscuit, please contact us.
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.