I'm intending to adopt a cat. My specific circumstances are that i live in a flat, one floor up, right next to a busy road. A cat door is out of the question, and i would not be comfortable allowing a cat to come and go so close to a busy road.
After lots of careful thought and looking online at cat's protection to see what cats they are offering for adoption, I have noticed that most cats that are available for adoption, that are comfortable as indoor cats, have FIV.
Raising a kitten to be an indoor cat is not really an option as I would not have the time to litter and house train it properly, as i work 5 days a week.
Now, I do not believe it would be fair to adopt a healthy cat and keep it indoors as i believe all cats should be allowed outdoors, especially if the cat has previously been allowed outdoors. But a FIV+ cat cannot be allowed to mingle with non FIV+ cats, which would actually fit my position well.
I want to give a FIV+ cat a good, loving home. But could some of you fine folks give me an idea of what it's like to care for a FIV+ cat and what may be involved? First hand accounts from FIV+ cat owners would be greatly appreciated.