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Feline Immunodeficiency Virus “FIV” Q&A

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How would my pet acquire this disease?

The number one way this disease is spread is through cat bites.

Should I vaccinate my pet for FIV?

It is not recommended. It is questionable whether or not the vaccine is safe, protective or effective. At Chasing Tails Mobile Veterinary Services, we do not offer this vaccine service.

How do I know if my cat is FIV positive?

The only way to tell if your cat is FIV positive or negative is to perform an antibody blood test. This test is done on site and will provide us with immediate results within 10 minutes.

Why should I have my cat tested?

Early detection will help you determine the wellbeing of your cat and will also allow you to prevent the spread of infection to other cats.

What do I do if my cat is FIV positive?

In comparison, FIV is the equivalent to HIV in humans. There is not much an owner can do for their cat if they are FIV positive. Most cats that are FIV positive will live their entire life with the virus and are usually relatively healthy. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine or treatment against the virus.

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Chasing Tails Mobile Veterinary Services
2924 Cain Road 
College Station, TX 77845 

Phone: 979-217-1694

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