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Important Information Regarding FIP

According to Texas A&M University’s Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, almost all cats are infected by feline enteric coronavirus (FECV), a virus that can mutate into feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV). Fortunately, not all felines develop or catch the highly deadly FIPV. Past efforts to find a cure have fallen short since FIPV is a RNA virus that mutates at such a high rate the cat’s immune system is not able to fight off the infection. The antibodies in the current vaccine that don’t neutralize the FIPV infection can enhance and worsen the disease. (tamu-edu/fip-research).  It is in rare occurrences that the virus will mutate.  In the event the kitten dies from FIP within the first 14 weeks after delivery of kitten, PurrfectPersian Cattery will replace the kitten with another when a kitten is available.  Since coronavirus is a very common virus, we cannot know where the virus mutated once the kitten leaves the cattery.  The only way to confirm FIP is through a necropsy. A necropsy must be performed (at buyer’s expense) to confirm FIP