Feline Infectious Anemia

olyagroveOctober 15, 2009

Does anyone have or had experience with FIA in cats? What is the quality of life and the prognosis ( it is my understand the animal might remain the carrier for life)?

Although there is a wealth of information on FIA on the web, I would like to hear personal accounts/experiences on FIA...I have a foster cat with FIA and have to make decisions/know what to expect....

Thank you, I greatly appreciate any advice or suggestion

Olya

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petra_gw

Olya, I don't have any personal experience, but I did find the below website and it states Carrier cats are generally not treated. As long as fleas are controlled, a carrier cat is not contagious.
It also says that cats generally respond well and quickly to treatment, so I hope your foster will be just fine.

Here is a link that might be useful: Feline Infectious Anemia

    Bookmark   October 17, 2009 at 11:04PM
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olyagrove

Thanks Petra

I saw this website, and unfortunately, have been getting different opinions. While the cat appears fine, the shelter had to send her back, since as a carrier, she cannot be adopted out through them. The shelter vet suggested that the cat would potentially go through bouts of the disease on and off, as the parasite is never eradicated.

I will continue fostering her, watching for sings of anemia (she has gotten anemic in the past), and hoping for the best...

    Bookmark   October 18, 2009 at 9:05AM
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