There are thousands of loving cats available for adoption right now. And some of these cats are feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) positive. Veterinarian Dr Mark Westman has a special interest in feline infectious diseases. In our Pets4Life cats’ podcast, Dr Mark Westman explains about FIV cats.
Should you adopt an FIV positive cat? The short answer is yes, but before you rush out to your nearest animal shelter, listen to the podcast to find out how to look after an FIV positive cat.
Dr Mark Westman explains about FIV cats including:
- What is FIV, is it similar to human HIV?
- How do cats get FIV?
- How does it affect their quality of life?
- What do people need to do to look after an FIV cat?
More about Dr Mark Westman
Dr Mark Westman worked as a veterinarian at RSPCA NSW for five years and Senior Veterinarian at AWL NSW for four years before returning to the University of Sydney to complete a PhD in feline infectious diseases.
Mark is particularly interested in the diagnosis of feline retroviral diseases (FIV and FeLV), especially in the shelter setting where an incorrect diagnosis can lead to unnecessary euthanasia of cats.