Sunday, May 10, 2009

R.I.P Jco (September 2008 - May 2009)

R.I.P Jco
See u in Heaven

It's so hard to say..but jco must leave..If not he can stand anymore..Everyone may go..We cannot see him suffer like that..We always remember u Jco..

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is a fatal, incurable disease that affects cats. It is believed by some to be caused by Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus (FIPV), which is a mutation of Feline Enteric Coronavirus (FECV) - (Felin Coronavirus FeCoV). Althought there appears to be a connection between FIP and feline coronavirus, no clear cause and effect has yet been proven. Experts do not always agree on the specifics of FIP. However, the most common theory is that the normally benign FECV mutates into FIPV. The mutated virus has the ability to invade and grow in certain white blood cells, namely macrophages. The immune system's response cause an intense inflammatory reaction in the containing tissues. This disease is generally fatal. However its incidence rate is roughly 1 in 5000 for households with one or two cats.

There are no treatment for FIP, treatment is symptomatic and palliative. Typically the owner is advised to make the cat as comfortable as possible until it becomes clear that the cat is suffering. Pednisone or other immunosuppresive drugs prescribed by a veterinarian may help to prolog the cat's life for a new weeks or months, but may be contraindicated in certain cases due to concomitant infections. Effusive FIP usually proggresses too rapidly for any meaningful therapy to be attempted. As FIP signs can be easy overlooked, it is highly advised to have your cat examined by your family veterinarian at any signs of abdominal distention, changes in the eyes, chronic diarrhea, unusual lethargy or respiratory infection. While treatment will only be symptomatic, it may prolog the life of the cat as well as soften the blow to the owner.

To siti, I will find another cat same as Jco for u, but after our trip to Bandung k..

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