FIP in Cats: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

What is FIP?

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is a viral disease that affects cats. It is caused by a coronavirus, which is a type of virus that affects the intestines. FIP is a fatal disease, and there is currently no cure for it.

Types of FIP?

There are two types of FIP: wet and dry. Wet FIP is the most common type, and it affects the cat's abdomen. Dry FIP is less common, and it affects the cat's organs.

Symptoms of wet FIP

– Swollen belly – Weight loss – Loss of appetite – Fever – Difficulty breathing – Pale gums

– Depression – Jaundice – Neurological symptoms (such as seizures and paralysis)

Symptoms of dry FIP

Unfortunately, there is no cure for FIP, and treatment is mostly supportive. The goal of treatment is to manage the symptoms and make the cat as comfortable as possible.

Treatment of FIP

there are some steps that cat owners can take to reduce the risk of their cat getting FIP. – Keeping the litter box clean – Isolating sick cats – Keeping cats indoors – Minimizing stress

How to prevent FIP

FIP is not contagious to humans. The virus that causes FIP is specific to cats and cannot infect humans or other animals.

FIP and Humans