Who is SOCK? Save Our Cats & Kittens (SOCK) is a group of cat - lovers who are - Breeders - Rescuers - Shelters - Veterinarians working together to raise funds for FIP Research @ Davis’ Center for Companion Animal Health
What can you do to help? Spread the word with all your cat - loving friends about our website www.sockfip.org Send a donation to: SAVE OUR CATS & KITTENS (SOCK) @ UC Regents - School of Veterinary Medicine
How can you learn more about FIP? How can you learn more about FIP? Visit our website www. sockfip.org
How do genetics play a role in FIP? FIP is not a breed specific disease, but does follow certain bloodlines within breeds. Heritability accounts for about 50% of the incidence. Environmental factors influence the other half.
What are the signs of FIP? Signs of FIP arise weeks, months and in cases years after initial infection, they are: - loss of appetite - depression - rough coat - weight loss - antibiotic resistant fever
What is FIP? FIP is caused by a feline coronavirus. It is the major cause of abdominal fluid, intraocular and neurologic inflammatory disease in cats under 3 - 5 yrs. of age. FIP is the cause of death in one in 100 to 200 random cats seen at veterinary teaching hospitals.
Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) FIP is virtually 100% fatal, and there is no prevention. The emotional toll of FIP is especially great because it strikes suddenly – weeks, months and even years after initial infection. Therefore, cat - lovers usually experience this disease long after they have developed strong emotional bonds with their pet.
Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) The worst 3 letters a cat – lover could ever hear.