How to care for a cat with AIDS
The feline immunodeficiency virus or FIV is responsible for the spread of feline AIDS, a condition that is not transmissible to humans. This condition is commonly seen in stray cats, where they live in groups and also in domestic cats that usually leave the house and spend time on the street. It is transmitted by the bite of an infected cat and unfortunately does not have a treatment that allows the animal to heal. For this reason it is important to provide your pet with the necessary attention to ensure their welfare, and in this article we explain how to care for a cat with AIDS .
The first thing that is important to bear in mind is that the spread of feline AIDS is unlikely in domestic cats that live alone and do not leave the house. This disease usually occurs in animals that live in groups or those that go out and are involved in fights with other felines, because biting is the most common form of transmission.
It does not spread to humans or other animals, and its treatment consists of alleviating the symptoms of the condition, since there is no possible cure. Once the veterinarian confirms that our cat has IVF it is very important to provide the necessary care to ensure their welfare.
Feline AIDS progressively destroys the cat's defenses, affecting its immune system and causing any virus or bacteria to penetrate it, causing damage. Caring for the animal is essential to ensure that your life goes on in the best possible way, so the first thing you should keep in mind is to provide your pet with a quality food that offers proteins and nutrients and is appropriate for their age. In our article how to know if a feed is of quality we give you the keys to detect if the food offers good proteins that nourish your pet.
Consult with the veterinarian if there is any type of feed more indicated for your condition and, above all, avoid giving homemade food or ingredients whose effects you do not know. In our article toxic foods for cats you will know the ingredients unsuitable for cats.
It is very important that you keep the vaccination schedule of your cat up to date in a strict manner, do not forget that the animal does not have an effective immune system and if you forget the vaccines and reinforcements any simple condition could generate great complications. Caring for your cat's health at this stage is more necessary than ever.
To care for a cat with AIDS it is essential that you keep it free of all kinds of parasites, including fleas. Do not forget that the parasites are capable of transmitting diseases and significantly weaken your cat because the animal does not have an effective immune system, so fleas, ticks or internal parasites can be very harmful to their welfare.
In our article how to deworm my cat you will find the keys to achieve it successfully.
It is important that at home the cat has a pleasant and comfortable environment and a well-established routine. Give your feed always at the same times, keep your sandpit very clean and make sure your pet receives all the love and affection he needs. Do not stress your cat, do not force him to do things he does not want and keep him from feeling anxious.
An air freshener with pheromones can help reduce the stress of the cat and improve your emotional disposition, consult your veterinarian about the best option.
When it comes to caring for a cat with AIDS it is appropriate to provide the animal with some supplements that keep it nourished and guarantee better health. Vitamin A, B1, B6, B12, C, lysine or omega 6 are some of the nutrients that may be useful.
To find the best supplements for your pet it is best to consult the veterinarian, who will know how to give you the most appropriate alternatives. Additionally remember to always take your pet to the veterinarian when you detect that he is not well. Taking care of your health and giving you professional medical attention is very important.