How to behave with a cat with IVF – Among the most serious diseases of our domestic felines there is the FIV, also called Feline AIDS. It is a virus that can only be transmitted through the blood, including sexual intercourse or injury, and which leads to a phenomenon of immuno-suppression which affects the animal’s organism.
There pathology is caused by a retrovirus from the same family as human HIV who attacks the immune system, destroying the animal’s defenses which consequently becomes more fragile and subject to contracting various diseases or infections. Obviously, it is useful to remember that IVF cannot be transmitted in any way to man. A cat with IVF can continue to live peacefully but will have to be more closely followed, regularly vaccinated and protected from any diseases or infections that could be fatal for him.
DIAGNOSIS- In order to diagnose IVF the cat is there numerous exams that are done with a withdrawal of the blood, among which the most common which is called SNAP TEST which consists in taking a few drops which are placed on a stick and the results are available in about ten minutes. In other cases, the results of laboratory tests can be ascertained throughout the day. The results are hardly false but in case of doubts about negativity, an incubation window period can be considered for which the examination can be repeated after 6 months.
SINTOMI- The most common symptoms are: le respiratory infections and of urinary tract, acute dermatitis, gingivitis, stomatitis, enlargement of lymph nodes, apathy is lack of appetite, with relative weight loss. There could also be effects such as lethargy and dysentery, but also a resistance of the disease to antibiotics.
CARE- Not There are care for the IVF, although it has recently been verified that theinterferon helps the infected animal to stay in more health. The cat with IVF must be followed and made to live in one clean environment so as to prevent it from contracting diseases. Even the environment not stressful contributes to its conditions. In order to keep the course of the IVF under control, they are suggested frequent checks to the vet.
In the event that the cat with IVF is in an environment with other cats it is right to be more prudent and have an eye on it. The exchange of saliva, scratches and liquids contributes to the infection, as does the mating phase. In any case, sharing a bowl is not enough to spread the virus.
The cat must be vaccinated every year e safe from possible infections like those respiratory, urinary or gingival which must be treated immediately. Among the precautions, the sterilization animal, to avoid that the animal sleep outside in the cold and one regular feeding.