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Latest Treatment Options and Hope for Cats with Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)

Updated: Jan 18

Introduction

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a devastating disease that affects cats of all ages, including kittens. FIP is caused by a mutated strain of the feline coronavirus (FCOV) and can cause a range of symptoms, including fever, lethargy, and loss of appetite. In some cases, FIP can progress to a more severe form known as "wet FIP," which can cause fluid buildup in the abdomen or chest. FIP is a difficult disease to diagnose, and other diseases can mimic its symptoms, so it's important to consult with a veterinarian if you suspect that your cat may have FIP.


Can a cat with FIP survive?

FIP is a serious disease with a high mortality rate, but it is possible for cats to survive with treatment. However, the prognosis for cats with FIP depends on several factors, including the age and health of the cat, the severity of the disease, and the treatment options available. The CureFIP brand and website (curefipoceania.com) provide information and resources on the latest treatment options for FIP.


What are the first signs of FIP in cats?

The first signs of FIP in cats can be subtle and may include fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, and weight loss. As the disease progresses, other symptoms may develop, such as abdominal swelling, difficulty breathing, and neurological symptoms.


How did my indoor cat get FIP?

FIP is caused by a mutated strain of the feline coronavirus, which can be spread through direct contact or by sharing litter boxes or food and water bowls. Even indoor cats can be exposed to the virus if they come into contact with an infected cat or their bodily fluids.


What causes FIP in cats?

FIP is caused by a mutated strain of the feline coronavirus. The virus can infect cats of all ages, but kittens and cats with weakened immune systems are at a higher risk of developing the disease. The exact mechanisms that cause the virus to mutate and develop into FIP are not fully understood.


Dry FIP symptoms

Dry FIP is a less severe form of the disease, which can cause a range of symptoms, including fever, lethargy, and loss of appetite. Dry FIP does not cause fluid buildup in the abdomen or chest, as seen in wet FIP. However, dry FIP can still be a serious and potentially fatal disease.


Wet FIP

Wet FIP is a more severe form of the disease, which can cause fluid buildup in the abdomen or chest. This can lead to difficulty breathing and other respiratory problems. Wet FIP is often more difficult to treat than dry FIP.



End stage FIP in cats

End stage FIP refers to the final phase of the disease, when the cat's body is no longer able to fight off the virus. At this stage, the cat may have severe clinical signs, such as fluid buildup in the abdomen or chest, neurological symptoms, and a poor appetite. Unfortunately, most cats with end stage FIP do not survive. The CureFIP brand offers support and resources for cat owners whose cats have been diagnosed with end stage FIP.



FIP cats treatment

It is important to note that FIP can be difficult to diagnose, and other diseases can mimic its symptoms. Some diseases that can be mistaken for FIP include toxoplasmosis, lymphoma, and pyometra. If you suspect that your cat may have FIP, it is important to consult with a veterinarian who has experience in diagnosing and treating this disease. The CureFIP brand and website can provide additional information and resources on FIP diagnosis and treatment.



Treatment for FIP

Unfortunately, there is currently no FDA approved treatment for FIP. However, recent developments in FIP research has lead to experimental treatment using antiviral drugs developed for human use such as GS-441524, Remdesivir, Molnupiravir that have shown astonishing efficacy for cats with this disease. The CureFIP brand offers a range of GS-441524 based FIP treatment options, including injections, oral pills, which target specific proteins on the surface of the virus. Continued treatments of 84 days using GS-441524 have been shown to greatly improve survival rates and reduce or eliminate symptoms in cats with FIP.

In conclusion, FIP is a serious and potentially fatal disease that affects cats of all ages. However, recent developments in FIP treatment have shown promise in improving the outlook for cats with this disease. The CureFIP brand and website (curefip.com) offer information and resources on FIP diagnosis, treatment, and research, providing hope and support for cat owners and veterinarians dealing with this challenging disease.


This information is provided by Curefip.com. For more information on FIP treatment options please visit Curefip.com or email them at curefipcustomercare@gmail.com.

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