• All About Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

    All About Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

    What is Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)? How is FeLV Spread? FeLV is spread by close contact with other cats. The primary mode of infection is through saliva—mutual grooming, fighting, and (rarely) sharing dishes can transmit infection. An infected mother cat …

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  • All About Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

    All About Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

    FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus is in the same family of viruses as FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). They are both retroviruses. But the subfamily of FIV is different: It is a lentivirus (or “slow virus”). The other familiar lentivirus to all of us is HIV, which causes AIDS in humans. So, humans are not alone in having a virus that affects the immune system.

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  • Don’t Be a Kitten-Napper

    Don’t Be a Kitten-Napper

    Community cats — sometimes referred to as feral cats or strays — are free-roaming cats without an owner. They may or may not be social with humans, but they are often well-adapted to their surroundings and either find a food …

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  • Cats Need Claws

    Cats Need Claws

    Declawing is not the same things as a nail trim. A nail trim is just cutting off the very tip of a nail — it is not painful or extreme. In contrast to regular nail maintenance, the standard declawing procedure calls for the removal of three things: the claw, the cells responsible for growth at the base, and part or all of the terminal bone of the toe. The operation is usually performed on the front feet. The amputation is comparable to the removal of human fingers at the last knuckle. The cat experiences considerable pain in the recovery and healing process.

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  • Adopting a Play-Aggressive Cat or Kitten

    Adopting a Play-Aggressive Cat or Kitten

    What Type of Home is best? Kittens who have shown this type of behavior towards humans would do best being with another active kitten, of similar age. An energetic adult cat may be a good fit as well. This type …

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