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Tilly is FIP positive

Discussion in 'Cats - all breeds / types' started by Mary_NH, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. Mary_NH

    Mary_NH New Member

    if anyone has any info I'd appreciate it.

    I'm being told many things with FIP, reading many things and my mind is boggled as to what to do.

    My vet suggests I do one of 3 options -
    -keep Tilly isolated. Can't do that. Tried it for an hour and she stressed greatly. My vet agreed with me that due to the nature of Siamese cats they don't handle stress well and it just isn't good for her.

    -let her continue to have free access, test all of my cats periodically and hope no one else gets it.

    - have her PTS as once their titres are as high as Tilly's are (1-227) they usually do downhill quickly.

    I have come up with a plan...I'm having Missy and Zeus tested tomorrow and if they are negative go with option #3 as painful as it is. If Missy is positive Zeus will go live with my oldest son who has offered to take him.

    I don't know what to do....I'm getting different info everywhere I turn. The woman who runs Siamese Rescue in CA has a friend who attended a seminar on FIP and she's going to ask her friend to email me info to help me gain my footing. Some people say it's not contagious, my vet says it CAN be and there's no way to physically know if they are unless the other cats get sick.

    Then there's the 2 fosters.

    I'm a wreck...it's times like this I wish I still drank
  2. lucidity03

    lucidity03 New Member

    I'm sorry to hear it. That's awful. I don't know much about FIP. But, I'm sorry you have to deal with all of this.
  3. DeLaUK

    DeLaUK New Member

    Mary Im so very sorry to hear about Tilly. Ive put 2 links in with plenty of information, the first is from the Merck Veterinary Manual ( respected among vets) although it is technical, the second is from a website that I and quite a few other techs I know use, its not as technical as Merck and it also contains questions that people haved sent in with answers.

    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index ... htm&hide=1

    http://www.vetinfo.com/cfip.html#Feline ... tis%20(FIP)

    Thinking about you, Tilly and your family.
  4. Rene

    Rene New Member

    OH mary i'm so sorry this has happend i'm not sure about FIP either but i hope no one else gets it. I feel so bad for you those are terriable options. gosh i dont know what to say except that i know you will find all the info you need and make the right choice.

    i will be thinking of you and tilly how old is tilly (sorry if you already said)
  5. halaroo

    halaroo New Member

    I'm so sorry, Mary.
  6. nern

    nern New Member

    I'm so sorry Mary. This is shocking news.
  7. Bente

    Bente New Member

    I'm so very, very sorry Mary :cry: *big hugs to you*
  8. Petz8888

    Petz8888 New Member

    What is FIP?
  9. DeLaUK

    DeLaUK New Member

    Theres a couple of links on the page that will tell you what it is.
  10. Mockingcat

    Mockingcat New Member

    Sorry to hear about your kitty. Don't give up yet, though. Our cat, Loki, was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure, and we were told he probably wouldn't make it very long...

    This was about 5 years ago. He's 9 this year, and still going strong. There's always hope. :)
  11. OnixRevolution

    OnixRevolution New Member

    Feline Infectious peritonitis which comes from the coronavirus.
    Meaning, the inner membrane of the abdomen and pelvic walls are inflamed. It can be transmitted through saliva, feces, and bodily fluids.
    I don't know how well this would work, but Tilly needs her own litterbox so the virus cannot be contracted through feces/body fluids. I know how hard it is to keep a Siamese confined...So I hope the other two don't have it.
    Best of luck, and hopefully the other two dont have it.

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