I'm new here so bear with me if my question isn't totally in the correct format.
I just adopted a wonderful male cat, 3-4 years old, from a shelter in a town nearby. He is FIV positive, which I knew when adopting him because I did a LOT of research online about it and felt that the benefits outweighed the risks, and that he was SUCH an awesome cat that I shouldn't let something that would probably not for years, if ever, majorly affect him affect my decision to adopt him. I have been very pleased with him since.
However, practically overnight (it's only been about 5 days since I've had him home) he got a pretty bad eye infection. I took him to the vet and they prescribed an eye ointment and an antibiotic, as well as some l-lysine supplements and probiotics to help with the antibiotic-induced potential GI problems. Great, no problem.
My question is, does anyone think it's the FIV or just the stress of being brought to a new home? I've heard that a lot of cats can get URIs or conjunctivitis when they first come home because of shelter circumstances. I'm just hoping this isn't the beginning of him getting sick all the time, mostly for his comfort and my wallet. Please let me know if you've had any experience with FIV+ cats and new adoptions, or even FIV- cats and infections post-adoption. Thank you!