"Author Shares Natural Treatments For FIV"
Each year, thousands of cats are diagnosed with
Feline AIDS, also known as the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus or FIV.
Well-meaning veterinarians often tell pet owners this disease is
untreatable, but hope and help are now available.
Feline AIDS: A Pet Owner’s Guide by Thomas Hapka outlines simple,
affordable treatment plans, which often require little more than a trip
to your local health food store. The book is meant to address an
“When my own cat was diagnosed, I was shocked to learn there were no
books or useful articles available on this subject,” Hapka said during
a recent presentation at the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville,
Wisconsin. “By publishing this book, I hope to provide pet owners the
information they need to assure prompt, effective treatment for their
According to Lita Radford, professional homeopath and owner-operator of
pets4homeopathy.com, “…Thomas Hapka has written this book in such a way
that in one hour or less you will have enough information to get your
cat on the road to recovery. Briefly, but ever so thoroughly, you will
have sound knowledge of this disease, and better still, be equipped
with the tools you need to do something about it.”
FIV is a virus that attacks the infected cat’s immune system, leaving
the animal vulnerable to a broad range of infections. Although the
disease behaves similarly to HIV, it cannot be transmitted to humans.
“Many people panic when they hear the word AIDS,” Hapka said. “I
recently received a heartbreaking email from a woman in Australia who
euthanized her beloved family cat, mistakenly believing the animal
could give AIDS to her grandchildren. Cases like this are especially
tragic because Feline AIDS is exclusively a feline disease. It is NOT
possible for humans to catch AIDS from a cat.”
Another misconception is that a diagnosis of FIV is an automatic death
sentence. Hapka, however, contends that cats receiving natural
therapies and proper medical care can live for extended periods with
few or no symptoms.
“By using the treatment strategies in this book, pet owners can
strengthen their cats’ immune systems, helping to protect these animals
from common infections that can otherwise prove life threatening for
FIV+ cats,” says Hapka.
Feline AIDS: A Pet Owner’s Guide explains how to:
· recognize the early symptoms of FIV
· choose appropriate conventional treatments
· use natural treatment strategies
· find useful resources, including holistic practitioners and
Thomas Hapka is a freelance writer and graduate of the University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater. He learned of FIV in 1995 when his cat, Jac, was
diagnosed. Since then, he has consulted with hundreds of pet owners.
His clients have spanned nine countries and included two American zoos.
Hapka has been featured in the magazine Australian National Cat, and
his web site has received more than 80,000 visitors.
Feline AIDS: A Pet Owner’s Guide, published by Kitter House Press, is
now available through http://milwaukeeweb.net/fivbook/ and http://selz.co/1anDJn6.
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