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Old 03-16-2006, 08:06 PM   #196
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^So it sounds like it was Eden's own individual immune system's reaction the virus. Is that right?
Yes, exactly. The complications seen are basically due to an over-reaction to the virus.
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:52 AM   #197
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We spent the night bleaching everything and bought 100 pounds worth of cat litter! We just caught Beckham drinking out of a toilet, which he NEVER does, but I forgot to get a new water bowl after all the other bowls got bleached and went into the dishwasher. Oops! Then Melissa was chasing him around and she starts shrieking because she remembers we're not supposed to stress the cats, but I told her that Beckham's so used to her chasing him around he'd probably feel strange if she didn't.

Honestly, I think at this point we've done everything we could and I don't want to worry about it too much because there's nothing we could've done and nothing we can do now. The three other cats are very healthy and at their ideal weights, so I'll watch them closely for a few months, but hopefully their health and the fact that they rarely shared litter with Eden will increase their chances. Eden's been sick since we got here, which was at the beginning of January, so I suppose if the other cats caught the virus and will have complications, we'll know fairly soon. Beth, if nothing happens between now and graduation (May) is it safe to assume we're all clear?

R.I.P Eden







Oh, how I loved her spots!

OK, time to put this all behind us....
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Oh Lord, I don't read this thread much, but I liked to keep up on Eden's health...I was so afraid I was going to read this....having a pet put down is one of the saddest moments ever...

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I will miss this cat too. It was the only cat in the house that would take a nap with me on the couch.

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and to everyone in your household.

The advice you are receiving is correct...you've done everything you can and chances are good your kitties will be fine.

PM me if you need any more info...unfortunately, I have some experience with FIP...
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Oh no i only just read about your poor puss being put down&i'm so sorry such a lovely thing - i loved seeing your pix 'cos i'm a huge cat lover
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You made her very happy for the past few months and gave her a better life than she ever had before .
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Eden's been sick since we got here, which was at the beginning of January, so I suppose if the other cats caught the virus and will have complications, we'll know fairly soon. Beth, if nothing happens between now and graduation (May) is it safe to assume we're all clear?
Unfortunately there are no guarantees. It may be years and years or never. We have seen cats from isolated environments (no contact with other cats) that develop FIP at older ages. They have been harboring coronavirus for all that time and something changes the balance and they develop a mutation and clinical disease (FIP). Many, many cats carry coronavirus. Any cat that carries coronavirus can develop FIP - fortunately very few do.
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Unfortunately there are no guarantees. It may be years and years or never. We have seen cats from isolated environments (no contact with other cats) that develop FIP at older ages. They have been harboring coronavirus for all that time and something changes the balance and they develop a mutation and clinical disease (FIP). Many, many cats carry coronavirus. Any cat that carries coronavirus can develop FIP - fortunately very few do.
So Melissa should never get another cat as long as she's living here and/or still has Maximus? She wants to get another one before I leave, b/c Maximus gets bored and then does naughty things, he needs a companion to play with, but she wants to wait long enough so that the house and the cats are quarantined.
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So Melissa should never get another cat as long as she's living here and/or still has Maximus? She wants to get another one before I leave, b/c Maximus gets bored and then does naughty things, he needs a companion to play with, but she wants to wait long enough so that the house and the cats are quarantined.

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Since this is not a contagious disease, one can argue that one does not need to wait before getting another cat. If one wants to see that there is no remaining coronavirus around the house leftover from the deceased cat, a 3-month period has been advocated. If there are surviving cats, one can periodically check FIP titers and wait for them to become negative before adding another cat if one wishes to avoid further passing of coronavirus. The new cat can also be screened for an FIP titer. When one considers that only 5% of cats in multi-cat homes get FIP even though in some studies the incidence of exposure to coronavirus is as high as 80%, this wait may not be necessary.

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Con...&S=0&C=0&A=681
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he doesn't like to have his pic taken...his name is Marley and he is about 8 or 9 years old!!
heres one more!!
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Ooooooooo pretty!! Is he a Himalayan?
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love_u2_adam, you have the COOLEST pets!!! Himalayan cat, Tervuren dog

Thanks guys for all the info and support with the FIP thing. What a terrible thing for Eden. I was putting the dishes away today and her bowl was there, with her name embossed on it....how sad for her. I wish I'd known about that virus, it almost makes me regret getting cats, always having that chance that they'll have to die like that.

Melissa still has to meet with Crazy Vet Lady to pick up Eden's stuff. She wants to ask for a refund of the adoption fee since Crazy Vet Lady told her the cat was infected before coming to her shelter (don't know whether I believe that or not) and now we've got three more cats in danger which made it costly to replace all of their cat stuff, plus the hundreds Melissa spent on Eden for the other complications. It's not even about the money anymore, but Crazy Vet Lady needs to realize what she's doing is unfair to animals and people.

I guess I just don't understand the point this Crazy Vet Lady is trying to make, running a no-kill shelter that's severly overcrowded and infested with infections. She was the one that had to put Eden to sleep. We're worried about our three cats, but she's got 200 there that have now been exposed and are already unhealthy.

OK that's my last rant about it. I have three surviving babies to devote my time to....and they're probably well past due for a claw trimming!

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The last picture I took of Eden, this past Wed. It was the first time in weeks she got up and went to be with the other cats


Beckham thinking about whether or not he wants to go outside (he's allowed to go out on his harness for 1/2 hr if I have things to do outside)


Maximus, ALWAYS wanting to go outside


Maximus will cry like a baby and beg with the cute face until he gets to go out for a few minutes


It's hard to resist the cute face


Beckham tries the cute face


Some kitty action on my bed last night


My precious baby boy!
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