Feline Infectious Peritonitis
There is no cure for FIP. A survivor of FIP is very rare. We can give the cat supportive care which will make her more comfortable and possibly extend her life for a short amount of time. Because the dry form of FIP progresses more slowly, cats with this form can sometimes live longer than those with the wet form. This is especially true if the eye is the only organ affected by granulomas. Cats who have an appetite, no neurological signs, and no anemia usually respond better to the supportive care.
Supportive care includes:
- Periodic draining of abdominal or thoracic (chest) fluid in those with the wet form. If the fluid is drained too often, the cat loses large amounts of protein which can exacerbate the condition.
- Fluid therapy
- Quality nutrition
- Antibiotics for secondary bacterial infections
- Blood transfusions in cases of severe anemia
I would never put her through this - she has been through too much already.
|Midget and Billy|
THE VERY GOOD NEWS: A very sweet girl named Sara came over to meet, and greet, and take home The Princess after work last evening! After all that craziness and sadness, some good came out of yesterday. Princess was rescued on Monday and spayed on Tuesday. I am so happy for her. Now we have to get Benson, Nora, Trixie, Alice, Francie Pants, Jelly and Elvis homes!
Lastly, I am now without credit (and actually owe) at the clinic for TNRs, and am now without cat food. Its getting tough financially to continue caring for the 70+ cats I feed daily. I go through 40 cans of wet food EVERY DAY, and 20 pounds of dry, EVERY DAY. Every little bit helps. Please click on the donate button on this blog, or call the clinic for a donation in my name. 585-288-0600. I also always have my porch door open for cat food. I am not one to beg, but this is my reality.
So, say a little prayer for all the little kitties out there suffering today without someone to help them, through life and through death. Spread the word about the cats that need homes, so that more can be rescued. Please, that is the least we can do.
Have a nice day.