An outdoor cat, on the other hand, should be vaccinated against all of the above, and the owner may even want to consider other vaccines, including Chlamydia, ringworm and Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP).
It is also important to make sure both cats have been tested for FIV, FELV, FIP.
Feline infectious peritonitis is also known as FIP.
However, the infection progresses into FIP in a small percentage of cats.
FIP will involve one or more systems of the cat's body, and it often infecta the abdomen, brain or kidney functions.
Some cats may even live for years without developing FIP.
Since the initial symptoms are minor and there may be a long time period before clinical FIP develops, it may seem that there is a rapid onset of symptoms.
This form of FIP most often progressives very rapidly and the cat"s belly will swell due to the accumulation of fluids.
There is no specific diagnostic test for FIP.
Each of these tests detects the presence of the coronavirus antibodies, but they cannot be used to positively diagnose FIP.
Even if the titer count is high, it is not indicative that the cat is going to develop FIP, nor does it mean that the cat will be protected from the virus in the future.
There are no screenings that definitively diagnose FIP at present, although there are some in development.
Currently the only way to diagnose FIP is by biopsy or necropsy.
Most cats are diagnosed with FIP by the evaluation and presumptive diagnosis of the vet.
However, it is not widely recommended and generally thought to provide little, if any, protection against FIP.
One particularly lethal offender is Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), a disease that is brought on by a mutation of a feline enteric coronavirus.
What is interesting about FIP is that not every cat that carries the coronavirus will break out into FIP.
A cat may also develop full blown FIP months and even years after infection with the coronavirus.
Regardless, FIP is often a suspect when one cat within a cattery experiences extreme abdominal swelling and a lack of appetite.
Only one form of FIP causes abdominal swelling.
The condition is incurable and just a few incidences of FIP within a cattery can devastate a breeder's reputation.
FIP is typically confirmed with a necropsy, but an experienced vet will recognize the condition very quickly.
Diseases such as Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), Chlamydia and Feline Leukemia (FeLV) are often given to animals that are at least one year old and delivered on an annual or every third year basis thereafter.
Moreover, the FIP vaccine is also garnering a lot of attention due to the fact that it is a live virus vaccine.
Theoretically, the FIP vaccine possesses a live virus that will not replicate, but research is proving otherwise.
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