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RE: FIP

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Posted by: PHAbymom at Fri Apr 2 00:22:22 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHAbymom ]  
   

>>I have some questions about FIP. Our cat had kittens back in June and we gave all but one away, all to family members so we could watch them grow. Now one has been diagnosed with FIP. They are about 10 months old and none of the others are showing any signs of the virus. The queen tested free of Feline Leukemia and AIDS before she was even pregnant and has been a strictly indoor cat since then. None of the kittens have ever been outside. Is there any possibility that the other kittens could have FIP? They haven't had contact with each other at all since September when we separated them. How long can the kitten live now that she's been diagnosed? IS there a cure and will she be in pain? Forgive me is this is rambling - I'm just really upseet. Any info would help, thanks.

FIP isn't the same as Feline Leukemia or feline aids (FIV). It can be dormant for a long time. I lost a 10 year old cat to it last year. He'd never been sick a day in his life. There are a couple of different types of FIP. One has a rather sudden onset and is called the effusive form. Fluids collect in the chest and lungs and as a rule cats do not live to long after the symptoms appear. The other "dry" form has a bit better prognosis as many cats can live quite a while after being diagnosed, with proper care and treatment. The best thing to do is talk to your vet for specific tests that can be run.


   

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