I took my male cat to the vet today because he was limping and he needed his vaccinations and they tested him for FIV and he was positive. He was limping because he apparently has a puncture wound in his back right paw. He's an outside cat because I've been unable to keep him inside because of the constant spraying and because he attacks my inside cat . Don't worry though, he's got a good shelter with a heater for the colder months (although I'm in the South and the weather is usually pretty mild, even in the winter).
He was a stray that I adopted last year and he was a big fighter before that so I guess that's how he contracted FIV. The vet suggested trying again to make him an inside cat but I'm worried about my inside cat getting FIV. My vet said that the vaccination isn't 100% effective so my inside cat could still catch it (if she hasn't already). The vet also brought up putting him down. I really don't want to put him down because he's still healthy and I can't imagine doing that. I just don't know what to do. I don't want him to infect all the strays and outside cats in the neighborhood but I also don't want him to infect my inside cat. What do I do? I've been crying all day thinking about this.