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About three months ago, Matt and I adopted two cats: Howl and Mala. A month and 1/2 ago, Howl was diagnosed FIP (Feline infectious peritonitis).

Long story short, our first vet told us it was a disease with no treatment, and that the humane option was to euthanize Howl. ⁣

After getting the diagnosis, Matt found private facebook group of (FIP positive) cat owners. The group helps to buy and distribute a “miracle drug” — one that had an 80% cure rate for a disease that was previously a death sentence. ⁣

We’re currently on day 60 of Howl’s 84 day treatment (he gets one shot a day). After that, we have another 84 day observation period (if he relapses, we’ll have to restart treatment again). ⁣

So far, his improvement has been incredible. The fluid has drained from his stomach, he's gaining weight (no more vomiting/diarrhea), and playing with Mala again!

The downside is that the drug is incredibly expensive (though thankfully our costs round out to be about $4000… some of the other cat owners have paid $10K). Since it’s not licensed for animal use in the US, our pet insurance doesn’t cover Howl’s treatment. ⁣

If you’d like to help with Howl’s treatment, we’ve set up a GoFundMe for a portion of his costs.

Link here:

If we raise more than Howl’s medical costs, we’ll be donating 100% of the additional funds to Zen By Cat — a nonprofit dedicated to FIP awareness and research.

⁣Howl's Pages: