Coronavirus (3D rendered illustration)
Coronavirus (3D rendered illustration) ©

We had a very sad case lately of a little kitten that developed the classic signs of wet feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), had a very high titre to feline enteric coronavirus (FeCoV), responded poorly to treatment and went on to develop neurological signs with the inevitable outcome.

This horrible result was made all the worse as he had a little brother…

As his new owners were thinking about getting another kitten, we thought it worth checking titres on our apparently healthy brother. The first titre was low and indicated exposure, but a second was sky high – so we’re really hoping he is one of the 90% that bats this off without developing the mutated form of the virus.

As a result we have suggested his owners delay introducing a new cat for the time being.

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