Category: “Paws”

PetSmart Charities Adoption Weekend

PetSmart Charities Adoption Weekend

We still have kittens for this adoption weekend. Please also look at the other wonderful cats we have. Closer to the weekend, we will be posting a collage of cat photos in the Adoption section of our website.

Cats are $195 CASH each (or $350 for a bonded pair of adult cats). You must have a carrier to transport kitty to your home.

Visit our Articles section of the website for information on what you need for your new kitty, how to introduce your new cat or kitten, or find out about our “two kitten rule”.

PetSmart Locations

Oakville PetSmart
2501 Hyde Park Gate
Oakville, ON L6H6G6
(905) 829-9999
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Etobicoke PetSmart
158 North Queen Street
Etobicoke, ON M9C1A8
Ph: (416) 620-4648
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Burlington PetSmart  
1200 Brant Street
Burlington, ON L7P5C6
Ph: (905) 331-5454
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The Monthly Meow for November-December 2018

The Monthly Meow for November-December 2018

Our latest newsletter has been sent. Take a look at November-December 2018.

Previous issues are available under the Newsletter heading.

 

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Feline Immunodeficiency Disease (FIV) in Cats

Feline Immunodeficiency Disease (FIV) in Cats

Ninth Life Cat Rescue does not routinely test for FIV, however, in cases where we know a cat is FIV positive, we indicate that on the cat’s condo card. There might be situations where the cat has tested positive on an ELISA test, but has not had confirmation through a second Western Blot or PCR test, which would be six months later. The first test could have been a false positive, especially if the cat is young. FIV attacks the immune system leaving the cat vulnerable to other infections although they may appear normal for years.

FIV should not be confused with FeLV, feline leukemia, which is a more serious and lethal disease.

According to the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association in their April 2018 article, the disease is rarely life threatening and the average lifespan of a cat infected with FIV is not significantly different from that of an unaffected cat.

Cats cannot give feline immunodeficiency disease to people, nor can cats develop human AIDS.

Cat bites must be deep enough to draw blood and so disease transmission risk is low between indoor cats who get along well.

Also, a January 2017 article from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine: https://www2.vet.cornell.edu/departments-centers-and-institutes/cornell-feline-health-center/health-information/feline-health-topics/feline-immunodeficiency-virus

Unfortunately, there is currently no definitive cure for FIV. It is important to realize, however, that while it is impossible to predict the survival of a given cat infected with FIV, cats infected with FIV can live ostensibly normal lives for years if managed appropriately.

FIV infected cats should see a veterinarian for a wellness checkup every six months and should be fed a nutritious diet. They should be spayed/neutered and kept indoors (all our Ninth Life cats are neutered and our expectation is that all cats be kept indoors).

And, from Maddie’s Fund – How Long Do FIV-Infected Cats Live?

In a retrospective Canadian study, 39 FIV-positive cats were compared with 22 FIV-negative cats over approximately 8 years. The survival time of FIV-positive cats after diagnosis was not different from FIV-negative cats.

 

Article & Photo: Grace Robertson,
–Ninth Life Cat Rescue Volunteer

Rescue Cat: Pip 

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Thanks for Giving Event

Thanks for Giving Event

Please drop by and see us on Saturday, September 29, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the parking lot at PetSmart on Hyde Park Gate in Oakville. Rain or shine!

FREE pet microchipping, with a donation to Ninth Life Cat Rescue,  from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, with thanks for Dr. Padma Mullick of Rivergrove Animal Hospital.

We will have lots of baked goodies for sale. And, don’t forget to buy tickets for our awesome raffle basket.

If you have been thinking about adopting a kitten or cat, check out all the beautiful felines we have. Our adoption centre is at the back of the PetSmart store, straight ahead when you enter.

Why Microchip?

THANK YOU!

Oakville PetSmart
2501 Hyde Park Gate
Oakville, ON L6H6G6
(905) 829-9999
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Etobicoke Meow Luau June 23

Etobicoke Meow Luau June 23

We hope you will be able to drop by and say hello to the cats and volunteers and join in the fun.

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