FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis) is a fatal disease that affects cats. Still, there is no cure for FIP and it is 100 percent fatal. The disease is caused by a mutation of feline enteric coronavirus (FECV) or simply Feline coronavirus (FCoV). But, according to a recent study, titled “Efficacy of a 3C-like protease inhibitor in treating various forms of acquired feline infectious peritonitis”, published in September 2017, an antiviral compound (GC376 protease inhibitor) has opened the door to targeted antiviral drug therapy and FIP treatment. The compound GC376 was originally synthesized in 2011 while looking for cures for the Norwalk virusNotes 1. It was found to have a broad spectrum of activity against other viruses – including the coronavirus family – one of which is the cause of FIP.
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If you started searching for FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis) on the Internet and stumbled upon this page, I am really sorry for you. Perhaps your or your family’s cat (or a friend’s, or a relative’s cat) is diagnosed with the disease. I know how do you feel, now you are really sorry, your heart is broken, you feel empty and helpless, and you are searching for a possible cure for this horrible disease. I can understand your feelings because I recently lost my beloved “Sarman” to FIP. And now I am devastated.
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I was sad last week. My lovely son Nairo, 5th son of my dear Lotto, had urinary problems. He was entering in the litter very often, and he was meowing while urinating. I took him to the vet and it turned out he had urinary crystals.
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According to the Guinness World Records book, Scooter, a 30-year-old Siamese from Mansfield, Texas, is officially the new oldest living cat. 30 cat years is the equivalent of approximately 136 human years!
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Another inspirational cat story which can bring many to tears: a 3-year-old domestic short-haired tabby named Vincent. His story started more than two years ago when his owner, Cindy Jones met him at the Story County Animal Shelter in Nevada, Iowa, where she works. Vincent was born with an abnormality in his hind legs and abandoned when he was only a month old.
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I like classical music, and during and after her pregnancy, I always played clasical music to my dear Lotto. According to an article published in popular science (and that article refers to a paper published in Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery), during surgery, cats prefer listening to classical music over other music types i. e. rock. I think it also helps during the pregnancy period.
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Cats often eat grass in the nature, my cats also eat a lot and it seems they really like it. It is not clear why cats eat grass. A few theories exist: one of them says that that habit has some evolutionary advantages: cats get extra niacin, a B vitamin abundantly available in most fresh young grain grasses. Some claim cats eat it to make themselves vomit. Some people believe cats eat grass to help pass fur balls along while others say they just need the fiber for other nutritional purposes. And some say cats eat it just because they like its taste or simply they like to “try” things.
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Yes, it’s time to write an article about advices to a first-time cat owner. Wait, did I say cat owner? Oh no, that’s not true. We, humans, don’t own cats, cats own us instead. If you see things from that perspective, everything becomes clear. Anyway, if you owned by a cat for the first time, or at least let me say if you have a cat friend for the first time, here are some useful tips and advices below.
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Cats are very susceptible pets, they are even much more susceptible than the dogs. Some foods which are edible for humans, and even dogs, can be really dangerous for your cat.
Here are the common human foods that you should never give your cat. Bear in mind, the list is not complete, it contains just the most common human foods. It is not possible to list everything your cat should not eat. The golden rule: if you’re not really sure what you’re doing, don’t do it: don’t give that food to your cat.
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A friend of mine, he is also a good cat lover, has presented me a laser pointer. Before I use it, I wondered if it is really a good toy for the cats/kittens. I searched the web and and I think I found some answer to my question:
Are laser pointers good toys for cats?
The overall answer is: sometimes, under some circumstances. And you have to use it very carefully and responsibly.
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