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A Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) Overview

Posted by Jessica Gramlich on September 14, 2015 at 12:41 PM

A common misconception about veterinary professionals is that we play with puppies and kittens all day.  The reality is that very little of our time is spent snuggling adorable little pets.  However, you will have those awesome appointments when you get to meet a family’s recently adopted kitten.

It’s usually a long appointment discussing feeding, handling, litter box care, parasite prevention, spaying or neutering, and vaccination schedules.  Typically it ends with ridiculous amounts of baby talk and playing with the kitten. Imagine the horror when 4 weeks later, instead of coming in for a vaccination booster, the kitten presents with a decreased appetite, increased respiratory effort, abdominal fluid and a fever.  

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Topics: Differentials, FIP

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