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  • What are some items you bring for your cat during travel?
  • Feline leukemia: mixing an infected cat with uninfected cats and children
    I adopted 3 kittens 12 weeks ago from a shelter. All 3 were reportedly felv-they just got pre op's for neutering/spaying, and one of them now tested positive(Elisa). My home does not allow effective isolation, and he's very cute, quite healthy and I would really like to keep him. Started the vaccine series on everybody. How do I best go from here, any more tests, any treatment, wait and see...? Any input would be soo appreciated! Also, I have a young child. Any danger? thank you-Corinna
  • Stray kitten, negative for feline leukemia/aids. Safe to introduce kitten to resident cats?
    I just found a kitten. I took her to the vet and she tested negative for feline leukemia and aids. They aged her at around 5 months old. I have three resident cats that are indoor only and have always been. they are all 9 years old and older. They were vaccinated when they were young but not in a few years. I am keeping the kitten isolated. When is it safe to integrate her in with my other cats? Is it safe to say that they will not be at risk for feline leukemia/aids?
  • Is it possible to obtain another cat if our current cat is thought to be a Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) carrier?
    My cat had his eye removed when he was about 9 weeks old because it was swollen and medication did not help. They sent the eye in for a biopsy and it came back that it was probably FIP. At that time the vet told us that he would not live to be a year old. Well now he is over 3 years old and healthy, so the vet now says he is a carrier for FIP. What I am wondering if there is a possibility of obtaining another cat or is there too much of a chance of the new cat getting FIP and becoming sick? Thank you Kelsey
  • Toxoplasmosis and pregnancy
    I am 7 months pregnant and we have recently adopted a kitten which we found abandoned on the side of a country road. I am worried about contracting Toxoplasmosis from her as she has been sleeping on our bed and is constantly around me. I wash her bedding every day and with her litter box I place all of it in the bin, I dont sift through the litter. I am constantly washing my hands after touching her, but is that enough? Should I be tested for the parasite and have her tested too?
  • Can my dog contract feline aids from my cat?
    I have a cat who might be infected with feline aids who has not been treated for it yet. Can my dog contract feline aids from my cat?
  • Kitten has roundworms exposed to other cat and dog
    we just found out our new kitten has worms! before finding out it was around our older cat and dog! we plan on getting the other animals checked! kitten has roundworms. has been given a dewormer and will be kept separate for 4 days? are the other 2 safe to sleep with us? were only around kitten for 2 days! but the cats shared a litterbox!
  • Should I adopt a kitten being treated for feline herpes?
    I have adopted a kitten from a feral cat rescue. He has contracted feline herpes and is being treated for it. He has about a week left on his antibiotics and one or two weeks left on his eye drops. I already have a healthy two year old male cat who is up to date on his vaccines. How likely is it that my other cat will contract the virus? Also, will the virus affect the kitten for the rest of his life?
  • What to do if person is diagnosed with Cat Scratch Fever? Get rid of cat, other options?
    I recently adopted a kitten and now I have been diagnosed with a severe case of Cat Scratch Fever and spent a week in the hospital this month. Is there a way to keep the family pet without puting myself in danger of catching this again? I dont want to get rid of the cat but losing my vision is not an option. Thx, Theresa
  • Long cat travel by plane
    Dear sir or madam, I'm moving from Greece to the States and I need to take with me my 3 cats. I am very worried about the journey because I can't have them with me around my seat. I'm going to travel by Delta Airlines in about 3-4 months from now. I started train them with the cages putting food in so that they get used to them. Is it safe to use tranquilizers? What advice could you give me in order to have a safe 15hour journey?
  • How long does cat FIP stay infectious in the home?
    We just put our cat down 6/12/10. He was diagnosed with FIP.If you have one cat who died of the disease, how long does your house remain infectious? How long should you wait before giving another cat a home?
  • Can humans get the herpes virus from cats?
    My cat has the herpes virus in her eye. Is it possible for me to contract this from her?
  • Introducing new cat into household
    My fiancee is moving in with me this weekend. She has two cats at her place now, and I already have two cats in my house. What's the least stressful and best way to introduce her cats to my cats for them to get along?
  • Insect sprays safe to use around pets?
    We have carpenter ants this time of year but do not want to risk using any product that will out our 2 cats in danger. Are there any insect sprays that you would recommend for household use that is safe to use with pets?
  • Declaw a mature cat?
    I have a cat whom I adopted when she was found at 3 weeks old. She'll be 7 in July, and she's consistently shown aggression towards everyone except for me and hubby. We are expecting our first child in 1 mo. and are concerned about the cat being around our baby, specifically because she swatted, nails out, at our 11 mo. old niece. We tried to find another home for our cat, but found no one who would tolerate her. We'd prefer not to put her down, would you recommend declawing her? Thanks!

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