Loki aka Sampson is a beautiful Flame Point Siamese Cat. He has the most amazing blue eyes. He loves to cuddle and will purr instantly as soon as you enter the room. Ear and chin scratches are his favorite! He was found as a stray and immediately taken to the vet. He had an ear polyp that had to be removed and testing revealed that his is FIV positive. He also had an upper respiratory infection, but he has completed treatment for it and is now symptom free. He has a little bit of a balance issue when jumping down from heights. He tilts his head to the side too, probably as a result of the ear polyp but it just adds to his charm ! He also has some hearing loss. He’s not deaf, but you need to be a little loud for him to hear you. He absolutely needs to be a inside only kitty due to his FIV .. He is pretty obsessed with trying to get outside so window screens will be needed, but he loves to sit in the window. He currently is being fostered with 2 small dogs that he doesn’t mind, but we’re just introducing him to the other FIV cat in the home so not sure yet on cats !
FIV is like Human HIV .. it is the same in cats .. they can live a long and normal life like any other cat they just need to be inside only and kept healthy ! but that is the same for any cat really .. FIV is only transferred from cat to cat and ONLY through massive bite into the blood stream ..
to read more go here : http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_information/brochure_fiv.cfm
feel free to email us for more information or any questions about Loki !