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Local FIV prevalence

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Local map of confirmed FIV cases. Click to enlarge.

Does your cat go outside, at all? Do they have up to date FIV protection?

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, the pathogen that causes Feline AIDS, is a relatively common virus of cats, with up to 20% of stray cats in Victoria being infected. It is commonly transmitted by cat bites, so any cat which ventures outside, at all, is at risk of contracting this virus.

While the best protection against FIV is keeping your cat inside, vaccination is available for cats who do venture outside. A simple blood test can be performed in our clinic to determine whether your cat may have already been infected. Please phone us for more information or to schedule an appointment.