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Specific to Feline Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), the website felinecrf.org is the foremost authority on the subject. The site also includes information about other related diseases. Here are some of the subject summary categories, and there are many articles within each category:
FIP - Feline Infectious Peritonitis - is a devastating viral disease of cats that occurs worldwide and can affect many systems of the body. It is a progressive disease and almost always fatal. FIP affects domestic cats, especially purebred kittens: 70% of FIP cases are in pedigree kittens and cats. It is also a plague in rescue shelters and can be a danger to big cats kept in zoo environments. FIP occurs when the cat mounts an overly inflammatory immune response to feline coronavirus infection.
FCoV - feline coronavirus infection - FCoV is the virus that causes FIP. We want to impart worldwide awareness and understanding of FCoV and respect for the seriousness of FCoV infection. It is ubiquitous and extremely common in multi-cat environments. EndFIP® efforts are focused on research into FCoV eradication which would end FIP, without the use of laboratory cats. Fundraising is essential to the pursuit of this endeavor.
1/18/2020 posted by Aurora Lambrecht: Shared with kind permission of EndFIP® and Maria Bonino A word about feline coronavirus (FCoV)
Earlier this week I was made aware some of our members had been contacted by individuals pushing them to consider certain treatments, using scare tactics to convince them without taking into consideration the specifics of their case nor their financial position.
It is extremely concerning when people are targeted and are led to believe that if their cat is infected with FCoV, most likely will develop FIP and use that completely false statement to push them to buy what they are offering as intermediaries to the sellers. Sadly, the FIP field has become a battlefield of truth and falsehood. Well documented facts are being ignored, cats are being administered experimental/unproven drugs and pet guardians are spending large amounts of money which in some cases, it is a decision made out of desperation, lack of knowledge and beyond their financial means.
Please make sure to learn the true facts about feline coronavirus and FIP. Protect yourself and your feline family member. Your cat’s well-being is in your hands. Below is some basic information to keep in mind.
EndFIP.com is a website created by and for individuals who believe in, and want to actively support research into FCoV eradication and ending Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), without the use of laboratory cats. It was created with the purpose of promoting knowledge amongst cat lovers, breeders and rescuers and is a place where people can come to learn the latest news on FIP prevention and most importantly progress in the goal of eradicating FCoV, the virus that causes FIP.
Every cat a healthy cat. Our ultimate goal is that one day no one will have to go through the pain of losing their beloved cat to a disease that has claimed so many for so long.
The Luca Fund for FIP research is a special fund of the American Alumni of the University of Glasgow established in 2018 to accept tax-deductible donations for Feline Infectious Peritonitis research.AAGU has been recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c) (3) charitable organization. All donations to AAGU are deductible as charitable contributions to the full extent permitted by law. The Luca Fund for FIP Research is committed to exclusively support research that does not use laboratory cats and does not conduct experimental infection of healthy cats with a deadly virus. Help us end FIP!
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The EndFIP® Facebook group is part of the EndFIP® global initiative. The focus of the group is to educate, inform and inspire people to create lasting solutions to prevent feline coronavirus (FCoV) infection in multi-cat environments, such as breeding and rescue catteries. FCoV is the virus that causes FIP. We want to impart worldwide awareness and understanding of FCoV and respect for the seriousness of FCoV infection.We are a global community which truly believes in the concept: PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.
EndFIP® Invictus Group was created by Maria S. Bonino and Aurora Lambrecht for individuals who want to honor their FIP Angels as well as for those who need help coping with the loss of a FIP cat. We aim to provide support, inspire hope and work in partnership to help alleviate the human suffering and deep grieving caused by Feline Infectious Peritonitis. EndFIP® Invictus is the newest venture of the EndFIP® global initiative.
• Not yet legal anti-viral medications show promise in fighting feline infection - The Post and Courier
• Dr. Cassy Andrew: Immunodeficiency viruses in cats - Alaska Highway News
• FeLV and FIV Infections in Cats - Patch
• Humans cannot contract FIV from cats: veterinarian - Taipei Times
"Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and acute decompensation of chronic kidney disease (ACKD) are common in cats. Researchers evaluated the medical records of 100 cats with confirmed acute decompensation kidney disease. Common clinical signs included:
Suspected etiologies included:
• YouTube Series About How To Help Dogs and Cats With Kidney Disease - Boston Herald
• Ask the Vet: Kidney failure can lead to anemia - Boston Herald
• Tackling Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats - UFHealth Podcasts
• Most cat owners not alert to kidney disease: survey - Taipei Times
• New device detects kidney disease in cats in minutes - Taipei Times
• Arthritis Treatment Safe for Cats With Kidney Disease - creators.com
• Pro Bono Kidney Surgery Saves Sphynx Kitten - VetClick / News
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