Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)
A friend of mine recently had to make the agonizing decision to put one of her cats down. When I asked her what happened, she said her 18 year old cat was suffering from FIP.
Not being completely up on what this disease is, I found an article about it and read about it. What a horrible, sad and just…devastating disease.
It is so important to take your cat to the vet the minute they start showing any symptoms of the disease (poor appetite, failure to thrive (in kittens), weight loss, ratty-looking fur, eye problems, fever, anemia, lethargy, jaundice, neurological symptoms).
Please read the article and if your cat exhibits any of these symptoms, get them to a vet. It is especially important to watch for these symptoms if your cat is elderly, or if they are a baby. It is less common in middle aged cats.
Hopefully if this information can help one cat, we can also help their parent not have to go through what my friend did.