FIV Tests

You may remember from a few months ago that my humans managed to secure funding to investigate the prevalence of FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus - like HIV in humans) in our area.  My humans have now tested 200 healthy adult cats and found that 11% of them were FIV positive.  That's pretty scary considering they felt otherwise fine!  The males amongst us have it especially rough - 18% of them were positive while only 3% of the females were positive (probably because they fight so much!)  Now that my humans know they are infected they can help them to make some lifestyle changes to keep them well for as long as possible.  They have also been able to protect cats at risk by vaccinating them.  Thank you to all my cat friends who agree to be tested - we couldn't have done it without you.