HOUSE CAT – ONLY CAT
Meet our gorgeous Dahlia!
Dahlia is a special girl, looking for a special home.
She is a lovely, friendly girl who will make a great addition to the family.
Dahlia has Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).
FIV is a viral infection that affects cats. It causes affected animals to have a weaker immune system in comparison to non-FIV positive cats.
FIV cats can enjoy a happy life and can make wonderful companions. However, we’ll only rehome FIV cats whom we believe can be happy as indoor-only cats. As far as we are aware Dahlia has always been able to go outside, in the cattery Dahlia has been content and we are hopeful she will be happy living indoors only.
Although FIV isn’t easily transmitted between cats (only through deep bites and not via sharing food and other normal interaction), the risk means that a FIV positive cat should be adopted into a single cat household only. As FIV can’t be transmitted to humans or other non-feline animals, an FIV positive cat is able to share his or her environment with a dog or other pet, as long as there are no other cats.
There are no symptoms that are specific for FIV cats but Dahlia has shown no symptoms at all.
She came into the centre as a stray with a lot of balding and the vets think she had a flea allergy, with flea treatment and a good diet her fur has improved and is continuing too.
She is currently on James Wellbeloved Adult Food – Fish flavoured which we recommend she stays on for a few more months to help with her skin.
She is also on a calming supplement called Zylkene as she did start to overgroom, we hope that once in a home and settled she can be taken off them. These can be purchased online.
For more information on FIV, please follow the link: https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/cats/health/fiv
Dahlia is looking for a fun, loving home with an understanding owner who is able to look past her virus and give her all the love she deserves.
She could possibly live with children over 10 years old and would prefer not to live with dogs.
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