It is transmitted through bite wounds and has a higher occurence in male cats.
It doesn't live long enough on food or water dishes to transfer that way....and we were glad, because we didn't want the rest of our herd to get sick!
His jaw was broken and he had other injuries. Lon lovingly nursed him back to health, but Hisser was so scared all he would do is hiss at Lonnie - hence the name!
He was over 10 years old.....we hope he enjoyed his days of loooooong naps at our house.
We will miss him. Rest in peace, Little Hissy, I hope you feel better now!