My 2 year old baby girl Morgan passed away Wednesday. Preliminary necropsy reports show that it was FIP, which was what I suspected. FIP is a tricky bugger - one thing I know is, there are no rules with FIP. It can manifest in so many ways. Yes, bloating can be a symptom, but bloating can be a symptom of many things - food intolerance/allergy, gastritis, parasites. Morgan's first symptom was staggering and uncoordination on Tuesday morning. The vet thought maybe it was toxoplasmosis. She also had a fever and began having seizures, and stopped eating and drinking, so she was very dehydrated very quickly. Tuesday evening we went back to the vet because the seizures were still happening. Tuesday overnight she began having trouble breathing, and by Wednesday morning she passed away in an oxygen tent unable to breathe due to an unbelievable rapidly progressive pneumonia, another result of FIP. This is the face of FIP that we saw - it took her life in just about 24 hours. We have 12 other kitties, 5 of which are kittens and one is over 13 years old, so we have been watching for any other symptoms. As many people on here told me and as I've been reading, FIP is thought to be caused by a coronavirus, which is what is contagious. Many cats carry the coronavirus and don't really show any symptoms, whereas only like 8-10% of cats with coronavirus will deveop FIP symptoms. If your kitty has FIP, he will most likely look sick with a rough haircoat and often the third eyelid is showing. He will be lethargic and will most likely not want to eat, and therefore may be anemic and dehydrated. It sounds to me like you are dealing with a parasite, but you may want to check with your vet. From what I've read, the standard blood test is likely to show a false positive from exposure to coronavirus no matter what age the cat is. I don't know if this helps or not, but I hope so!