FIV+ve cats are not a danger to other cats when they are neutered unless they are known to be aggressive. Neutering takes away the instincts and reasons for fighting in almost every case, and castrated males calm down and make good pets. The virus cannot live outside the body, and the disease is spread by deep, penetrating bites, which is why most FIV+ve cats are males who have been neutered after maturity or not neutered at all! It is not spread by living together and sharing food and drink bowls or litter trays. Many vets do not keep up with the latest research on FIV and condemn cats to a premature and unnecessary death. FIV+ve cats can live a normal lifespan when cared for; even reaching 18 years or more. All cats over 5 months old offered for homing have been castrated or spayed.

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