Red has been with us for quite some time and has been in intensive care for weeks. It was touch and go for a while but this brave little boy pulled through. He required serious dental surgery and has been on a feeding tube and fluids for some time.
Red tested positive for calicivirus. Feline calicivirus (FCV) is a small virus that mainly causes acute upper respiratory infections (URIs) in cats. The virus is readily transmitted between cats through direct contact with saliva, ocular or nasal secretions, inhalation of sneeze droplets and sharing of food bowls and litter trays. In a contaminated environment (including bedding and grooming aids) FCV can potentially survive up to a month, although probably often does not survive more than 7-14 days.
Red is now ready to go to a loving foster home to continue his recovery with lots of love and TLC. He is a little nervous but we think he will thrive in a calm and comfortable home environment. He sometimes requires loxicom in his food, if he has any flare ups, which will be provided by CHAT. He will also need to be booked in for a dental x-ray at some point in the future.
CHAT will provide all his medical care free of charge in one of our clinics.
Please note that any of our foster cats need to be placed in close proximity to one of our London clinics as they need to be checked on a regular basis. Ideally the fosterer should have a car or access to a car to bring the cat into the clinic, as a journey by public transport would be too stressful for the cat.
Watch him munching away after his dental surgery Red munching his dinner
I require an adult home
I have not been tested with a dog
I can live with other cats who also have calicivirus
I would love a home with outdoor access
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PLEASE NOTE: CANNING TOWN CAN RE-HOME WITHIN ANY OF OUR BRANCH CATCHMENT AREAS, SO NOT ONLY EAST LONDON AND MUCH OF NORTH LONDON, BUT ALSO SOUTH LONDON, ESSEX, HERTFORDSHIRE, EAST SUSSEX, WEST SUSSEX, MOST OF KENT AND PARTS OF SURREY. IF YOU ARE UNSURE PLEASE CONTACT US!
CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 SITUATION
FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE OUR HOMING CENTRES REMAIN CURRENTLY CLOSED. The cats at our centres are being cared for by our staff.