My cat Bakerman has just been diagnosed with FIP! About a year ago he started to have jumpy skin then he would run back and forth and try to bite the back of his spine. I have a vet that comes to the house and he said it was a neurological condition. I then took him to another vet and he prescribed phenobarbital. Was givng him a half of tablet 2 times a day. It did help some but he was still having them but not as often. He said we should run blood tests that is when they found FIP. It is so hard to believe he has that as he is his own self except for the jumping skin. He has the dry kind. Could it be a misdiagnose? Wondering if I should go to another vet for a 2nd opinion? He hasn't been losing any weight and still has a good appetite. It seems like if he has had this jumpy skin for quite sometime that I would see him with other signs of FIP. Please help! I haven't told my son yet as it is his baby too! All of us love this cat! Instead a half of a tablet of phenobarbital he said to give him a whole one...
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4/14/07 at 6:56am