The first two went to the vet, and the first one was assumed FIP based on all symptoms. The second one showed FIP the last few hours before he died. The third one was full of the yellow fluid as well. The vets have said nothing can be done with FIP and that all we can do is what we are doing: sub q's, amoxi drops, pedialyte, syringe feeding, and nutrical, etc... We have three very sick ones now, three others that are doing better but still getting amoxi drops, and just watching around for any others, which a few are showing some signs. All we can do is watch, try to give them a boost and special care, and go from there. The only food I use is Purina cat chow, which has never been an issue. One time I switched to 9 lives with a lot of dye in it, and one of my cats got very sick but we didn't know from what. But Purina is all we use ( we were going through almost a 18 pound bag a day with all the cats indoors and out). Right now everyone seems to be eating less, I think they know things around here are not right and they may be stressed. We gave alot of them the b-complex one night and they were all very calm and quiet. This virus definetely seems airborne or very highly contagious through contact, the vet has even said it can be tracked from dogs or people as they walk through the house. Am trying to keep things very clean, am using clorox cleaner to distenfect (where I was originally using Windex to clean crates but would have done nothing with this virus.) It is likely the FIP virus. I am just wondering what are the symptoms of Corona Virus before it turns to FIP. WOuld there have been signs prior to the actual FIP outbreak?? If it wasn't so cold here I would open all the windows and air out the rooms. I wonder if the virus would be less if it was in the summer with the windows open? Whatever has happened here, we are just trying to do what we can to help each one to the best of our capacity....I looked into the FIP support groups on Yahoo that someone here mentioned-and there seems to be a few with similar experiences. The problem is since it is viral it can not be treated, making it almost always fatal.
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1/4/09 at 6:54pm