Dear Paws & Claws
I thought I'd send an update about the very gorgeous Spike, who came so close to being put to sleep because he was such a poorly, sad, sad sack.
Spike is doing very, very well indeed. He's really cheering up and becoming more confident and comfortable as each day goes by. He has turned into the soppiest most gentle cat ever.
He follows me everywhere and tries to sit as close as he can possibly get to me all the time. He purrs continuously. He's an absolute character and I'm besotted. Hooray! If ever there was a happy ending, this is it!!
Keep up the amazing work.
Lots of love from Emma and Spike x
What is FIV?
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) has been associated with cats for many years, although it was only labelled as such as recently as 1986.
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, so can only be transmitted from cat to cat and NOT to humans or other animals.