Eevee and Pikachu both have FIP, they are only babies and deserve a long and happy life. Abandoned by their feral mama when brought to a sanctuary, I’ve hand reared them from 8 days old with my friend.
At the end of September we suddenly lost our beautiful white 1yr old girl Linetti to FIP. She’d just been a little lethargic then stopped eating totally. £750 later we had a little wooden box, scans showed FIP lesions on her organs.
Come October and Pika went quiet and stopped eating, taking no chances I rushed to the vets and ordered bloods. By the time the results came back he was all bones and bloated belly and not eating at all. I had to feed him by syringe. 34 days into treatment he’s regained all his weight and is charging around like a kitten again
Three weeks into Pika’s treatment Eevee followed suit. Such bad bad luck . We didn’t wait for her to get obviously very ill, her bloods showed the markers and her behaviour sealed the deal, she is now on day 6 and eating more
I really, really didn’t want to fundraise. Times are hard enough for everyone and these are my cats, my responsibility. It will cost approx £3k each to save them. When just Pika was ill that felt manageable, now of course it’s doubled
There is no “official” treatment for FIP, it has an almost 100% mortality rate. There are amazing results in new trials with GS, but it has to be bought from America and administered at home. https://fipwarriors.com/
The treatment is 84 days long minimum, with bloods before and at 4, 8 and 12 weeks. Once the results are ok then you observe for another 84 days and have more sets of bloods done, it mounts up so quick!!
Along with the medicine, bloods and vet visits there are special foods, needles, syringes, probiotics, gum paste, b12, liver protectants. This is how it adds up to so much.
If you have a £1 spare we would really appreciate the support. We’ve lost Linetti, but are so so hoping to use the groundbreaking treatment to save Pika and Eevee ❤️❤️
I also put updates on this page, that I opened for another baby, Brie, who we lost to FIP 4 years ago.
*FIP stands for Feline Infectious Peritonitis. The actual condition isn’t contagious though. It is caused by a mutation of Fcov which is feline coronavirus, nothing to do with covid 19.*