Sarman the cat, FIP, September 13, 2017

Sarman the cat, FIP, September 13, 2017

I recently lost my beloved “Sarman” to FIP. And now I am devastated.

This photo was taken on September 13, 2017. 9 days before his death.

FIP is a fatal disease that affects cats. It is caused by a mutation of feline enteric coronavirus (FECV) or simply Feline coronavirus (FCoV). Coronavirus is highly contagious and common but in fact not harmful itself. Most infected cats do not develop FIP. But, in some rare cases, it mutates into feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV) – and… it is hard to tell because I know how it hurts, but, there is no known cure for FIP, and very, very few survivors of the disease.

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