Black Spots: About 15 years ago, I had 2 cats (still have one) who endured the dry form of FIP. Being an immune system problem, one of the cats developed a number of tiny black spots under her chin. I used aloe vera gel that I applied topically and the fungus resolved within a week or so. Both cats recovered from the FIP but the Siamese lost her hearing. She lived to 16 yoa. The long-haired yellow cat is still living and is quite lively. She's about 17 years old. Both cats are/were on a raw food diet. Except for the time, early on, when they had FIP, neither has ever had fleas, ticks, or any parasite and they were outdoors in a protected area for much of that time. My yellow cat developed, first, a sebaceous cyst on her left shoulder where she received a rabies injection in 1994 (she's never had any more rabies shots since). I gently squeezed it and expressed a waxy substance and it disappeared for a number of years. It is back now and there is a rather large serous cyst below it as well. Am going to try the turmeric by adding it to her food. We just began using apple cider vinegar yesterday. I have a 2 year-old Siamese male as well. He received numerous multiple injections (just criminal) from the pinheads who sold him as a 4 month-old kitten. But, that's another story.
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
I recently rescued a kitten. 6 months old and such a love. It was immediately clear that she had health issues, after the 2nd emergency visit to the vet she was diagnosed with FIP and given less than 30 days to live. I was devastated & heartbroken, but committed to giving her the best quality of life possible for her remaining days.
There is not a lot of info about FIP out there & most of it reinforces the idea that it is an untreatable, incurable and fatal disease, but I womdered if strengthening her immune system might help to at least improve her quality of life, so changed her diet to a very high protein, grain free wet food b/c she was very dehydrated (I use Blue Buffalo b/c she loves it & I can make a gravy to increase her hydration.)
I then stumbled on to coconut oil by accident, because she was too weak to clean herself she had dried catfood all over her face that was impossible to get off despite my daily ritual.of cleaning her, so I tried the coconut oil.in an attempt to clean her face & sooth any sore spots.
To my amazement she immediately perked up & started eating it from my fingers as I was applying it.
Being given a dire diagnosis I though we had nothing to lose & she inhaled it like it was something her body was both craving & needing, so every day we would do our little ritual where I would snuggle her while cleaning her little sweet face & I let her eat as much coconut oil as she wanted (usually about 1 teaspoon) b/c it's really high in.good fat, so she didn't overdo it, she just stopped when she was done.
Not sure we're totally of the woods yet, but the change has been dramatic. She's grooming & is once again able to walk, get herself in & out of the litterbox & she's got SO much more energy, exploring & playing with her toys for the first time and she's eating like a tiny little horse.
Her coat is once again shiny & beautiful and she hasn't had a seizure since we started with the coconut oil & high quality diet, nor has she required subcutameous fluids for the dehydration.
I was resigned to go with whatever happened and to do everything I could to prevent her from suffering, but now I am hopeful that maybe this wasn't the death sentence I'd been told about.
She's outlived the prognosis by more than a month & she appears to be growing & thriving.
My female cat was diagnosed with dry form FIP back in early Dec. 2014. She is still with us. She declined despite all the meds from the vet. I still give the Interferon. At about 5 months she had gone from 12 lbs down to 7. You could see her spine. I looked high and low for something to give her. I had decided to try Iron and vitamin D3. She has gone back up to just over 9 1/2 lbs and even when you pet her you do not feel her spine. She acts like nothing is wrong with her at all and I will continue with this. I have opted to give her gluten free canned food for breakfast and for dinner her normal canned friskies. I also keep dry gluten free mixed with her Kit and Kaboodle that she has always loved.
(Lido Beach Ny)
(Kuala Lumpur Malaysia)