Team Kiara beating FIP

Hello! My name is Kiara! My mommy and daddy adopted me about a month after they lost their other kitty, Toulouse, to kidney failure. They had so much love to give and wanted to share that love with me! When I first came home I had a little bit of diahrhea, and was very skinny but I loved to talk and play with my kitty brothers and sisters and even my doggy brother! I am very friendly and tried to befriend my new brothers and sisters immediately, even though they weren’t very receptive at first. About a month after I moved in, I wasn’t feeling too well. I started hiding and my mom and dad got very worried. I was not as vocal as I used to be and had no interest in playing. My mom moved me to a small bathroom to monitor my condition and noticed I was very wobbly when walking, wasn’t able to lift my head, and was extremely lethargic. My mom rushed me to the emergency vet! 1200$ later the diagnosis came back as most likely dry neurological FIP. The vet sent me home with antibiotics and thiamine supplements just in case I had some other illness but after two days of taking these supplements I was getting worse and my mom knew she had to act fast. My mom was able to source emergency vials of GS-441524 for me through a group of amazing volunteers called FIP Warriors on facebook and within 12 hours, I was doing much better. I have had two injections now and will receive my third tonight at 9 pm! Please help me beat this terrible disease! I am just a baby with so much life to live with my family! I am a fighter and so are my parents so we are NEVER giving up! 

What is FIP?

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is an important disease of domestic cats. It occurs worldwide in cats of all ages, but the disease is most common in young cats less than two years of age. Although FIP is not a particularly common disease, it is important because once a cat develops the disease, the outcome is almost invariably fatal. (not anymore thanks to the GS treatment!)

What is the cause of FIP?

FIP is associated with a viral infection called feline coronavirus. There are many different strains of feline coronavirus, which differ in their ability to cause disease. Previously there had been an attempt to classify these strains as either feline infectious peritonitis virus strains (capable of causing the FIP disease) or feline enteric coronavirus strains (essentially harmless strains mainly found in the intestinal tract). It is now recognized that feline enteric coronavirus strains can mutate (change) to the more harmful type of virus and cause FIP disease.

Here is a link to the study by UC Davis showing this treatment works! 25 out of 26 cats were treated successfully! Please help me live a long healthy life with my family!


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Kiara Kelly Reeder 
Santa Rosa, CA
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