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Question by Bob, AT: bobby123adams@aol.com
Submitted on 7/18/2003
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My 11 month old cat was dianosed with FIP today.  Is there any experimental drugs or medications avaliable for her??  Are there medications, vitimines, etc. which will perlong her life?  Whats is the most advanced research done to this date with suggestions for helping my cat?? Do high volume vitiamins help, what type.  What can I give her to INCREASE her White Blood.. Can anyone suggest any help??  Thank you. Bob cells????

Answer by Erin
Submitted on 2/5/2005
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You see, the thing about FIP is that every cat that comes in contact with it and actually gets it forms FIP into its own strain.  Some will get it full-blown (which is FIP) and some never actually get the full-blown version of this, which I think is FELVC.  


Answer by Ashley
Submitted on 4/4/2007
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It is generally recommended that breeding is stopped for six to nine months following a case of FIP.

Consideration should be given to reducing the risk factors for FIP -

Restrict the number and frequency of litters of kittens
Segregate the cats in small, stable groups
Select against individuals/lines which produce cases of FIP
Avoid exposure to multiple concurrent stresses
Ensure maintenance of good health - address any
concurrent health problems

Maintain high standards of hygiene - particularly attention to
litter trays/feeding bowls

Consider early weaning/isolation
Serology is of questionable value in such cases. There is no convincing evidence that it will aid in predicting the likelihood of development of FIP or excretion of coronavirus. Other cats from a household which has had a recent case of FIP will almost certainly be seropositive.


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