Feline Infectious Peritonitis

 

Feline infectious peritonitis is also known as FIP. Feline infectious peritonitis is a very common disease that is found in many cats which is caused by feline coronavirus. The feline coronavirus does not cause any illness of great significance, and it is commonly

found in cats. Feline coronavirus is constantly mutating and changing it's form so it is very hard to stop. It can have the power to develop into a presence where it may attack the cat's immune system and it can form into Feline infectious peritonitis or FIP.

Wet Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) happens when fluid builds up in the cat's abdomen or chest. Dry Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) takes place around the body of the cat in the brain or the eyes. The strain that it causes can cause death and is fatal and there is not much that a vet can do because blood tests that are performed cannot determine one strain from another strain.

Feline infectious peritonitis is most common in houses with more than one cat. Prevention of Feline infectious peritonitis is done by keeping your cats litter box clean and making sure than a cat infected with Feline infectious peritonitis does not use the same litter box as one that is not infected with it.