Have any of you who have had a cat w/ FIP ever used Interferon? If you did, did you have any success w/ it??
Wow! Interferon for FIP? I must admit that I had not heard of this before now, but considering my own experiences with Interferon, I would say it would be extremely hard on a cat.
I am glad your kitty responded to the medication, It is wet or dry FIP? My kitty (only 10 months old) developed FIP..stopped eating and went downhill so fast. She did not repond to antibiotic at all , and was skin and bones except for a huge distended belly. The vet said she was suffering immensly so we put her to sleep on Feb 14, 2007. How long has your Kitty been ill with this? My vet let me believe this was a fast and fatal disease. I hope the medication helps!
I put pictures up the first one is wthin weeks of her getting sick ..she was so so beautiful. She's the cream tabby
Interferon, in people, makes them feel like they have the flu - achy, nauseated, tired. We always had our patients take it at bedtime, so they would sleep through the worst of it. For humans, we had them take a huge dose of Tylenol, which you can't do for cats.
And usually our patients would develop a bit of an improvement in the side effects after a couple of weeks.
I would expect similar side effects in cats.
Good luck and positive thoughts.
Winchester was treated back in 2007 so I doubt you will get a reply. There are some good websites about FIP:
Welcome to TCS, sedonasam!
If you put your cursor on KittKatt's name, you'll see that you can view "all posts"....now, the last post was on 4/28/12 and there is mention of personal health issues, but also that s/he sometimes stays away from here for periods of time. You could always send a Private Message.....
Those groups have been around for years and years and have the collective experience of thousands of people (about 4,000!) with FIP kitties.........if I had a cat with a possible FIP diagnosis, that's where I'd be!