How Long Do Cats Live With Feline Aids?


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How long do cats live with feline Aids?

It is very difficult to predict how long a cat infected with feline Aids (FIV) will survive. Some cats - given the right care and conditions - can live for months or years after they have been infected.

However, if your cat has contracted a serious illness as a result of FIV, or if it experiences rapid weight loss, then unfortunately the lifespan of your pet will be much shorter.

  • FIV is luckily a rather rare disease, and infects approximately 1.5 to 3 percent of cats in the United States.
  • The main mode of transmission of FIV is through bite wounds, but it can also be passed on at birth or through infected breast milk.
  • Stray, un-neutered male cats are most likely to be infected because of their tendency to get into fights with other cats, and because they spend most of their time outdoors.
  • If you suspect your cat may have FIV, then you should take your pet to the vet as soon as possible.

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