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Feline Infectious Peritonitis is the one disease you don’t want your pet to have. There’s no cure. Tragically FIP most often happens to kittens. Also, according to longtime FIP researcher Niels Pedersen from the University of California, Davis, FIP is more common than previously thought.

I argue, despite it’s complexities if FIP (or a disease just like it) occurred in dogs – enough money would have been thrown at it to come up with a treatment or even a cure. However, for every 10 dollars spent on dog health research, maybe a buck is spent on cats. That’s wrong, particularly since cats are America’s most popular companion animal.

Here are some credible resources to learn about FIP:

WLS Radio On Demand with Dr. Niels Pedersen.
This guy wrote the book on feline medicine (literally, wrote the book).

Here’s a rare unprecedented one-hour conversation with undisputed king
of feline infectious diseases, and likely the person on earth who has
studied FIP the most. I’m pretty certain veterinary professionals could
get CE credits listening to this podcast.

WLS Radio On Demand with Dr. Diane Addie.
She’s happy to speak about FIP, but living in the French Pyrenees, she
isn’t typically all too accessible.

She is also an FIP researcher, and
her take is sometime different that Dr. Pedersen’s. Here’s about 45
minutes with Dr. Addie, followed by Susan Gingrich who began the Winn
Feline Foundation Bria Fund.

Dr. Al Legendre, professor department of small animal clinical sciences
at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine,
Knoxville, is working on how one drug, Polyprenyl Immunostimulant seems
to be helping some cats with FIP. A Legendre answer a reader question about PI and various other choices to treat FIP

SOCK IT TO FIP, Dr. Pedersen’s effort with University of California, Davis

Dr. Addie’s website, University of Glasgow on FIP and Feline Corona Virus

Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine handout on FIP – Feline Health Center

Please support FIP Research, Winn Feline Foundation Bria Fund

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