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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A very beautiful and touching photo of an old woman and a cat. The photo is taken on February 22, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan and published by the flickr user melonhouse.
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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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During a live TV broadcast in Denizli, Turkey, a stray cat entered the studio, jumped on the table and started walking around. Finally, he laid down on the keyboard of the presenter’s laptop – a cat’s favorite place! The local TV station’s employees gave him the name of “Hüsnü”, a common Turkish male name. It has been also reported that the cute thing was adopted by Filiz Kurt, an employee of the TV station.
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Last Sunday, I was working at the computer at my desk. My love lotto climbed upon my lap and fell asleep, as usual. Our two sons Leo (tuxedo) and Nairo (Leo) were lying on my bed. Then I heard something behind me. I turned and saw a beautiful scene: Leo was licking his little brother Nairo lovingly.
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Tombili (means “fat” or “fatty” in Turkish, in cute sense) was a street cat living in Kadikoy, a district of Istanbul at the Anatolian side. He became a social media phenomenon after after being photographed posing on a sidewalk. His iconic photo appeared on the viral site 9GAG. Unfortunately, Tombili died after a month-long illness on August 1, 2016.
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According to the Guinness World Records (The Guinness Book of Records until 1988), there are four official world records which belong to cats. These are “Longest domestic cat (living)”, “Loudest purr by a domestic cat”, “Longest jump by a cat”, and “Most tricks performed by a cat in one minute”.
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How do cats see humans? Some say they see their human as another big cat who dominates her/him, others say they see us as servants. Some sources say yes, they see us as a big cat, but not as the dominator (who dominate them), just a big, dumb cat who even doesn’t have basic hunting skills. I even read that they see us as inferiors. But which of them are true?
My answer to that question is: since they can’t tell it to us, because they have no language to tell, nobody can exactly know. But I have a strong feeling that the explanations above are not true.
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Well, actually they do not. The cats definitely don’t afraid of cucumbers. Probably you’ve seen those “funny” videos on the internet. The cats in these videos are just startled by the jerks who sneak up behind them and place unfamiliar large objects there while they’re busy eating. You’d also be startled if you turned around and suddenly there was traffic barrel or palm tree right behind you that wasn’t there two seconds earlier. See the video I took below. Yo can see clearly my cats do not afraid of a cucumber. In fact, they play with it.
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