The little known fatal cat disease FIP strikes home

BJ

BJ Bangs is an established journalist, photographer, and an aspiring author. She loves everything about cats, including writing about them.

4 Responses

  1. Sally Bahner says:

    FIP is as nasty as it gets. We lost Kira, our exquisite Russian Blue girl, to FIP when she was almost 2. I thought I would never stop crying, but I made it a point to learn all I could (i.e., many cats carry the coronavirus and it takes some kind of a stresser to trigger it) and of course, wrote about it. Some inroads are being made on find a cure, but it’s a toughie.

  2. Debra Eve says:

    BJ, thank you for this article. I have two Maine Coon/tabby boys I adore, and had never heard of this. Now I know what to look for. So sorry about Tubby.

  3. I’m sorry for your loss. Obviously he was special to you. how did his brother do without him?

    • BJ says:

      Louise:
      About nine months later, I took in an eight week old kitten (my header on my blog) and my Linus just adopted him as his own brother. Three years later, they still wrestle, just like he and Tubby did. He definitely missed his brother, and adopted Little Yellow as his replacement. It’s a real hoot when they both try to share my lap when I’m trying to have my morning coffee.

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