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Cat Health > Looking to Adopt a FIV+ Cat!


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Purred: Tue Jul 23, '13 11:38am PST 
Oh sorry Iba- Didn't see your reply until now! Yes, I guess that makes sense. Especially since she is young, I could build up her immune system so when she gets further in age she will have a slower decline. That's a great idea, spacing out vaccinations. I will definitely speak with the vet! Thanks!
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Cat Health > Looking to Adopt a FIV+ Cat!


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Purred: Tue Jul 23, '13 8:11am PST 
Right! Any cat can get sick early, any cat can live above average life spans, just because they have a label doesn't mean it will automatically be one and not the other!

I do hope I can get to tooth-brushing, since oral health seems to be fairly common in cats. Poor you for getting that fang removed, I hope you are getting used to it, but don't worry, your still a purty cat! Like I said, I think a lot of taking care of an FIV cat seems to be about keeping an eye on them and making sure you do the best stuff possible. That being said, I guess anything can still happen, but catching stuff early is important as with any cat. Water fountain is already on the list, I'm going full on with everything. Kitties must have the best, as you already know!

Oh River, now you have the manly background, don't worry, we won't think of you as a Momma's boy. shh

Have you heard of the lysine? Do you se it, or any supplements?

I guess I should come out, but really I'm only 12. That's probably the biggest reason my mom doesn't want to get her. I do think I can handle it, but of course she always expects me to mess something up. I don't you guys to treat me any different (I'd like to think I'm mature,) but it's so hard to be understood by my parents that I know what I'm doing. Guess not all 12 year olds go about spending their summer researching cats? Thanks again for everything!
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Cat Health > Looking to Adopt a FIV+ Cat!



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Purred: Mon Jul 22, '13 7:47pm PST 
Orange Ruffy- Haha! I don't know if we have chicken, but we had shrimp for dinner, feel like cleaning those dishes for us? laugh out loud

I find it so sad how people do judge these wonderful cats for the label of FIV positive. It is so surprising how these cats can live amazing lives, even with this "death sentence" people give them. I really applaud all of you for the dedication you have to getting the facts right! cheer
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Cat Health > Looking to Adopt a FIV+ Cat!



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Purred: Mon Jul 22, '13 7:35pm PST 
All I can say is WOWZA. (Gee, I'm already sounding like a cat!) Thanks for all this help and support, I never expected this much outreach! I do hope you all know how much this means to me, this is amazing!

Iba- Thank you for sharing your experience! Do you think that since she has been diagnosed as FIV+ so early that she wouldn't have as great of a chance to get to the common life expectancy? I do have doubts of whether or not the test is accurate, but better safe than sorry, I guess! I do think I will still use wet, maybe cheaper wet food, since I believe the moisture would be beneficial, but it's always nice to hear someone elses input. Thank you!

River- Not ashamed to say I already looked at those pictures before you posted, you are a handsome fellow! All those links you have are very useful, by the way! I forgot to mention dental health, so it would be a good idea to try to brush her teeth often? That will be an adventure! Thank you for all these references, and I'm glad you are your pretty sis are able to be together!

Gleek- Thank you for that link, lots of good stuff on it! Haha, you guys are gonna make me get a cat, no wonder this cat loving spreads so quickly! If my parents complain, I'm gonna point at you all! laugh out loud It's honestly more showing my mom I know what I'm getting myself into, and me soaking up some info, but I like being kknowledgeable!

Thanks again for all the help. It's so so so appreciated!
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Cat Health > Looking to Adopt a FIV+ Cat!



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Purred: Mon Jul 22, '13 11:13am PST 
Thanks for the names, I'll definitely see if I can find them! It's a little sad though, my mom doesn't want to get her because she thinks she is sink and well, crippled. Hurts, I know. confused I think she believes that they will need extra special care, but I believe most of it is just doing the best possible for the cat and being vigilant. It would be my first cat though, so that might be why.
Anyways, thanks for the names! Will keep you guys updated if my mom decides we can have her!
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Cat Health > Looking to Adopt a FIV+ Cat!


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Purred: Mon Jul 22, '13 10:48am PST 
Hi guys! I went to the local SPCA yesterday and fell in love with one beautiful torti! She has FIV, which really hasn't stopped me from loving her. I know that FIV isn't a death sentence for a cat, and if she didn't have it, she would of had a home long ago, kinda sad, really. Anywhos, she is 1 year and 2 months according to the shelter, and is spayed. I've been reading up on caring for an FIV+ cat, and have read about special care for them. The things I've learned they need are
-twice yearly checkups
-keeping up with those flea meds
-high quality diet (grain free canned cat food- Nature's Variety, Wellness, Merrick)
-possibly supplements? (If someone could help me with this and provide a list it would be amazing!)
-and a stress free, loving home!

If anyone could add to the list or give some tips or advice I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks in advance!
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Food & Nutrition > Alfalfa?



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Purred: Thu Jul 18, '13 12:11pm PST 
I was looking into the Merrick Purrfect Bistro Grain Free Pate. I saw that "Organic Alfalfa" was listed as the 8th ingredient. I know that 8th is a little further down the line but alfalfa makes me think cows. thinking
Also, it's used in cat grasses too right?

Everything else seems about right, but do you guys think it is anything to worry about? Is it just another evil filler in disguise?
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Cats and a Clean Home > A Few Questions



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Purred: Sat Jul 13, '13 7:52am PST 
Iba- So sorry for the late reply! I could of swore I pressed send!

So if I add litter whenever it gets low, it should last a long while? How do I know I should change it? Mixing litter is a great idea, I'll definitely take note of your mixture if I want to improve my litter. Hmm... a Litter Genie. I'll consider it, especially if I find doggy bags stinky. My mom is always calling me to recycle things and take them outside, so I could just do it then but, meh, I don't know. Thanks for all the great advice and ideas!

Aw, poor boy, I remember when I got carsick when I was younger. Wasn't very fun. But he's a cutie nonetheless! I'll just have to see what quirks I get to have, an adventure for sure!

Beep- Oh don't worry about it! You should see me ramble and lecture people about proper fish care! laugh out loud Yeah, I figured bigger the box, the better. Nice and roomy bathroom! I really want to get the cat in the summer so I can get in the litter scooping groove. Good habits ya know? Heh, I'm honestly, I'm only 12, almost 13. I'll get organized of course!
Thanks!
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Cats and a Clean Home > A Few Questions



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Purred: Wed Jul 10, '13 7:09am PST 
Bastian- That's an awesome idea! I might have to steal that from you. Do you get the bags from the dollar store?

Beep- Haha, it's cool, I ask a lot of questions. And yup cat mom!

Oh, that's an amazing deal. I was just planning on getting those Petco brand ones that have nearly 5 stars, but that will definitely work too! Two litter boxes sounds fine, especially if it means one litter box could still be clean for kitty to use before I can scoop. Does litter "expire?" I read you were supposed to clean out all the litter monthly, is that because the litter loses it's effectiveness (odor control, clumping) after awhile?
I do plan on adopting an adult cat, partly so I can avoid kitten crazies and partly because everyone ends up adopting kittens.
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Cats and a Clean Home > A Few Questions


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Purred: Tue Jul 9, '13 3:50pm PST 
Ah, that makes sense. Maybe I'll put it in the dining room that we never actually use for dining. I'll probably keep one in my bedroom too (upstairs.) Thanks!

Have you guys ever had bad experiences with litter boxes on the carpet? I do plan on having litter mats in front though.
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