Monthly Archives April 2018

Please don’t ignore the cat indoor

    “My cat lives indoors- he doesn’t need to go to the vet”   This is a relatively common sentiment from cat owners. Working at a Veterinary Hospital, we hear this on a regular basis. What is more, there are lots of cat owners that don’t say this to us, they simply don’t bring their cats in for a yearly health exam.. Why is that? Well, first off, cats are pretty independent creatures. They often appear to get along fine without much input from us. Clean the litter, put out the food, cuddle on the couch when you watch TV; cats
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The Stigma of an FIV Positive Cat

I remember years ago when I was volunteering at the Toronto Humane Society, so many great animals were ready to be adopted. Most of them were cats.  One particular room had all the FIV positive cats together away from the limelight of visitors.  Many of them had been there for a long time and I can understand why, people lack understanding about FIV and were scared that they might be a lot of work to take on. What is FIV? FIV or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is a retrovirus that shares the same genus as HIV.  It is limited to cats
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