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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi, My little persian girl who's not even 1
year old yet has been diagnosed with FIC.
Which the vets say there's no cure for,
so before I take any drastic decisions I would
love to hear from other ppl that has had to face this.
FIC is an idiomatic urinary infection caused by stress.

Would love to hear from you all
post #2 of 13
I am sorry to hear about your Baby.

You mention "drastic decisions" - what exactly do you mean???

Here is a great article on your babies condition.

http://www.petplace.com/articles/art...=1&conID=16235

Hope it helps..
post #3 of 13
I had never heard of this until now. Do you have a picture of your baby?
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
I had never heard of this until now. Do you have a picture of your baby?

My guess is fiv. the v and c are right next to each other.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the article, very much
appreciated By drastic I do mean
to put her to sleep. Since it is very painful
for her. She has been sick 5 times within 7
months and each time it lasts 5-7 days.
My vet says there's not much we can do
for her. At the moment she's getting antibiotics
for and painkillers (Vetrimox and tolfedine).
And in addition to that she gets Hiprex which
is something new we're trying. If that doesn't
work we'll get antidepressants which is no life for her.

I do hope it doesn't have to come to that though.

The illness is actually called FIC which means
Feline Idiopathic Cystitis. FIV is like cat aids

Here's a picture of my baby
post #6 of 13
She is so beautiful and I am sorry both of you have to go through this!!!
post #7 of 13
I've had two cats with interstitial cystitis..in both cases we treated by changing diet to wet food only and adding glucosmine. One cat outgrew it, the other was just recently diagnosed so we are still treating him for it.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Aww I'm so glad one outgrew it !

What are you treating the other one with ?

Is glucosmine something prescribed by your vet ?
We just recently switched to wetfood which is
NOT apprecited lol But if it helps her getting better
she's going to have to get used to it
We also got glasses of water placed all over.
post #9 of 13
I am so sorry! Our beloved kitten Freddie passed at only 7 months, he didn't have a chance, and he was very brave. He would have raging fevers but not any other illnesses that we could see. It finally allowed leukemia to get him. Freddie was the light of our lives. At just 1 year your little one's immunity system is in for a tough fight. I would say that it's worth a fight at all costs except her suffering. (((Hugs to you))).
post #10 of 13
My cat BC had FIC.
He was diagnosed at 2 years of age.
His vet was a feline specialist.

His reccomened treatment was antibiotics and pain meds for flareups, and a complete diet change.
He was switched to canned only prescription food and later to a super premium quality canned food (he started completely refusing the prescription stuff).

He lived to be 13 and died of unrelated illness.
After his first year after diagnosis, he had only 2 flareups.
post #11 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skrållan
Aww I'm so glad one outgrew it !

What are you treating the other one with ?

Is glucosmine something prescribed by your vet ?
We just recently switched to wetfood which is
NOT apprecited lol But if it helps her getting better
she's going to have to get used to it
We also got glasses of water placed all over.
He had no signs of infection when a urinanalysis was down (specimen obtained by cystocentesis, the most accurate way to obtain a sample), so it was just diet change, and the addition of glucosamine to his food - yes,as per our vet, though this is a non-prescription item that I buy (capsules and then open and pour out the appropriate amount i.e. it's a 500 mg capsule, I was told to give about 1/3 of this to get the dose she wanted him to have).
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
For how long did you treat him with glucosamine ?

The vets over here know nothing about FIC which
kind of makes me a wee bit annoyed

So I'm trying to read everything I see about it
and get other ppls experiences and I really would
be devastated if I would lose her to this.

I'm very grateful for all the responses
post #13 of 13
i hope your little treasure gets better and he is gourgous
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