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post #31 of 38
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No i don't know the actual numbers but i will def get them.
post #32 of 38
I hope your kitty is ok and you find a vet you're happy with.

post #33 of 38
I lost my Savannah, Samson to F.I.P. He was only 8 months old. His first symptom was hiding and lethargy. He then stopped eating. We took him to the Vet and he had a fever, it would not go down with antibiotics. All classic symptoms of FIP. At the time my Vet never mentioned FIP, I didn't know it existed. After still not eating we thought he must have ate something causing blockage and took x-rays, inconclusive. We had exploratory surgery done. The Vet found hardening of some organs and took biopsies. This is when we found out it was FIP.

There is no test for FIP, only for the coronavirus which most cats that use litter boxes in multicat homes will test positive for. FIP is when the coronavirus mutates and attacks the organs thru the blood stream. If your Vet did not get a biopsy then he/she could not diagnose for FIP.
post #34 of 38
Do you have an update? I'm with someone else; the discharge sounds like an anal gland problem (which smells extremely nasty). The weight gain sounds like normal gain on high-calorie kitten food.

The only other explanation that would even come close would be a fast-growing uterine tumor, and I just don't think that's what this is.

They had a rule in Intelligence called "Occam's Razor." It says, "The simplest explanation that fits all the facts is almost certainly the correct one."
post #35 of 38
I would find a new vet asap. My cat died from what I'm pretty sure was FIP- he LOST weight dramatically- not gained.

And there is NO FIP test! A good vet diagnoses FIP by first ruling out every other possible thing and the last conclusion would be FIP, kwim?

They can test for the coronavirus but like 99% of cats have it. Only a small percentage actually mutates into FIP.

My vet saw 2 cases of FIP in their entire office in 2008 just to give you an idea of how rare it is.
post #36 of 38
About a year ago my vet gave me a diagnosis of FIP for Taz. He was about 1 year old and had a file as thick as most 10 year old cats. He was constantly sick, but also had a very rough start in life. Since then he's never been back to the vet and is doing just great. I sweated it for months.

I have always had cats, sometimes quite a few. (16 now) Over the years I've lost one to FIP. (My Cinder) So like SweetKara said, it's not something you see everyday.
post #37 of 38
How is Jasmine doing lately?
post #38 of 38
Sounds like a case of greedy vet to me. Have you had a chance to get your kitty to another vet? How old was Jasmine when you had her spayed? In the picture she still looks like a kitten. Part of the weight gain could be that she's simply still growing.

I had my three adult cats spayed in November and two of them gained quite a bit of weight. I'd heard of cats gaining after they're spayed, so I just assumed it was a combination of hormonal changes and the time of year. They were also putting on their winter fat. They're indoor cats and we don't get much in the way of winter weather, but they still store up fat for it. They're starting to drop a little of the winter fat now, but I don't think they're ever going to go back to being skinny little girls.
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