What is FIP?
Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is a disease that kills 1 in 100 to 1 in 300 of all cats under ages 3-5. The incidence can be five to 10 times greater among young cats coming from catteries and shelters. FIP is virtually 100% fatal, and there is no treatment or cure. FIP can manifest suddenly—weeks, months or even years after initial infection. Therefore, cat lovers usually experience the heartbreak of this disease long after they have developed strong emotional bonds with their pets.
Sock It to FIP and WINN Feline Foundation are seeking a cure for FIP. To read more about the groundbreaking research being done, check out this blog from a Winn funded study: Evaluating Compounds with Activity Against Feline Coronavirus.
Following are only a few of the many sites that offer support when a beloved pet has died. This list is provided for your information and does not imply endorsement of these programs, resources, or services by ZenByCat. We hope this information will be helpful to those who may be grieving.
FIP Support Groups on Facebook
FIP Support Groups on Yahoo
Yahoo.com hosts hundreds of member-created community groups focused on particular interests or causes. These are some of the groups whom discuss feline infectious peritonitis. You must have or set up a yahoo.com email address and join each group in order to participate.