Does your vet recommend vaccinating against this for an indoor cat? Mine did and I am confused and I have no idea what this is...does anyone have any idea?
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1/8/09 at 8:37pm
|There is only one licensed FIP vaccine available; however, this vaccine has minimal if any effectiveness in preventing FIP, and it is not generally recommended by the American Association of Feline Practitioners Feline Vaccine Advisory Panel.|
Basically, a huge majority (80-95% of cats) carry a certain form of the Corona Virus. FIP happens when the Corona Virus mutates. It is still unclear what causes it to mutate, but it is thought that stress is a major factor. It is often seen after surgeries, stressful moves, etc. Low immune systems are also thought to bring it about. A cat can have the Corona Virus for years, only to have it mutate into FIP when they're a senior cat. So, your cat could be carrying the corona virus, but this doesn't mean he/she will get FIP.