PETEY'S FIP JOURNEY

Day 84 – The Final Dose

We’ve finally made it!  Today is day 84 and Petey’s final injection! He has been such a little trooper throughout the entire course of treatment but I’m sure that he won’t miss going to the vet every day. During the past 12 weeks on GS, Petey has grown from 6 lbs 5 oz to 10

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Day 75 & Petey’s Neuter Surgery

Petey turned 8 months old yesterday and had reached maturity about 4 weeks ago. He had been acting aggressive and dominant, and he was humping non-stop.   After much discussion with my vet and a consult with Dr Pedersen, I opted to have him neutered today, while he still has 10 more injections left to complete

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Day 66 and New Diagnostics

Due to scheduling, Petey’s 8 week exam was a little closer to 9 weeks, or day 66 of treatment.  Petey had a CBC, chemistry panel and ultrasound to gauge his progress clinically.  I couldn’t be more excited with his diagnostic results.  His CBC and chemistry panel are perfect, with all values within normal limits.  His

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Dose 41

Almost at the halfway point of his treatment, Petey continues to do amazingly well. His energy is boundless and the others can barely keep up with him. He’s learned how to turn on the kitchen sink, not by design but on his own, and is quite fond of playing in the water.  He’s also discovering

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Dose 35

Petey had a quick temperature and weight check with his injection today. His temp is perfect at 100.2F and he continues to gain weight, now up to 8 lbs 7oz.  With his weight gain, his daily dose of shire is now up to 1.3ml.  He and the rest of the brood are still getting Fortiflora

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Dose #30 – One Month Down

Petey had a new CBC and chemistry panel run on September 2nd, or day 25 on GS. Those results are in and look amazing.  All typical markers of FIP have resolved, though he does have a slight elevation in his SDMA value.  Dr Pedersen has reviewed the lab work and is not concerned with this

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Day 19

Petey has been eating and playing normally, but I had some concerns today that he felt warm to my touch and his belly felt a bit bloated. While we were at the vet for his injection, he also had a basic exam. His heart and lungs sounded perfect; no swelling of his liver or kidneys,

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Day 16

Above, Petey sits with his partners in crime; Gem (tortoiseshell) and Jaxson (buff); while intently watching birds in the back garden.  Petey weighed in a 7 pounds 7 ounces today, a 1.5 ounce gain in 3 days.  He is playing hard and eating voraciously, just as a growing kitten should.   He turned 6 months old

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Day 13

Petey went to the vet today for a quick check up, as he approaches the 2 week mark in his treatment.  His temperature is still perfect and he’s gained nearly a pound since August 14th.  Previously 6 pounds 7 ounces, he’s now up to 7 pounds 5.5 ounces.  His heart and lungs sound perfect and

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Dedicated to all FIP angels.

All information contained on this website is compiled from real-life experiences of cat owners who are currently, or have previously treated their cats for FIP.  Most of us are not veterinarians and the  information provided within is not intended to substitute or replace medical care by a licensed veterinarian.