I'm new here, but stopped by because I had a few questions about FIV..
On Wednesday, my boss and I found two little kittens outside. They were freezing! They look to be around 8 weeks old. They were -not- happy when we caught them. They seemed to calm down fairly fast - but they'll still offer a hiss or growl of displeasure when you pick them up. They are definately not used to people.
My problem now is I'd like to take one, or possibly both, of them home with me. Currently they are with my boss - until they see a vet tomorrow morning. Okay - so it's not exactly a 'problem' - The thing is I'm concerned about them giving my two current cats something.
How likely is it that the kittens could have FIV? Is there a test the vet can do on them at this age? What other ailments should I ask the vet about or look for?
They seem healthy enough. Both of them are eating and drinking. They aren't moving around a whole lot - but I think beause they are still pretty scared. Their eyes/noses are clean, and their stool looks normal. One of them seems on the skinny side - but I'm not sure how long they have been on their own either. The crazy thing is - We put a box out with straw and food/water to try and help another stray stay warm (He definately isn't into people) -- and the next day we wound up with two kittens!
Is four cats under the age of 1 year too many?!?! Worse yet - I'd have four GIRLS! My current two cats are female, and these two are Tortiseshells - so I'm pretty sure they are also females.
- I was seriously considering just keeping one, but noone else will step up and take the other one. I would hate to see the oher be placed in a shelter situation - which is unfortunately what will happen.
Thanks for any help..