Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Mar 05, 2015
Bosco was a rescue cat found wandering around a neighborhood in New Hampshire. When I went to meet Bosco and decide if I would adopt him the shelter informed me that he was FIV positive. After doing some research I decided to still go through with the adoption. If you keep an FIV positive cat indoors they can live just as long as any other cat. I adopted Bosco when he was about one or two years old and he has been a great companion over the years. He loves to snuggle and will take as much attention as he can get. There are some cats that are fine on their own and don't seek much affection and then there are some that will follow you everywhere around the house. Bosco is the latter. I feed him a diet of mostly wet food with a small amount of dry food. Wet food has better protein for cats and less carbs. I switched to a mostly wet diet to help control his weight and it has helped.
Bosco gets very nervous in the carrier when I bring him to the vet. This is common in many cats. I have a calming spray for cats that I spray in the carrier and it works wonderfully for him.
Don't be afraid to adopt an FIV positive cat. I don't regret it for a second.