FIP Advocates and Champions
Providing Resources & Treatment for FIP
FIP Advocates and Champions Canada is a group dedicated to providing help, support and hope for those facing this diagnosis. Though once a completely fatal disease, there is now a treatment and cure! We have all gone through this experience with our own kitties and been able to cure them with what many veterinarians are now calling "a miracle."
Partnered closely with veterinarians, experienced treatment advisors worldwide and pet parents, we are committed to connecting parents with safe and affordable treatment options, advocating for the cats and their parents and helping advance knowledge about FIP and its treatment.
What Is FIP?
Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is a viral disease that affects domestic and wild cats. It is caused by a type of coronavirus, called feline coronavirus (FCoV), which attacks the immune system and causes inflammation in various organs such as the liver, kidneys, lungs, and intestines. FIP affects cats of any age, breed, or gender, but it is more common in young cats and those living in multi-cat environments. The symptoms of FIP include fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, weight loss, difficulty breathing, and abdominal swelling.
There are two types of FIP: wet and dry FIP. Wet FIP is the more common and severe form of the disease, which is characterized by the accumulation of fluid in the abdomen and/or chest cavity, leading to breathing difficulties and organ failure. Dry FIP can affect various organs, such as the eyes, brain, kidneys, or liver, and the symptoms depend on which organ is affected. Dry FIP progresses more slowly than wet FIP, and cats can survive for several months to a year after diagnosis.
There Is A Cure For FIP
FIP Resources and Studies
What was once a lethal disease in cats is now treatable through a well-documented and studied treatment regimen, determined by Dr. Pedersen through studies at UC Davis.
Ever since 2017, cats have now had a fighting chance at beating FIP. FIP Advocates and Champions Canada follows Dr. Pedersen's protocol when it comes to treating cats, and guiding parents through the treatment process. Read more about FIP, diagnosing and treating, and explore the UC Davis treatment papers on our FIP Resources section.
FIP is a very elusive disease, oftentimes presenting differently depending on the type (dry/wet/neuro/optical) and we work with vets and professionals to analyze blood work and key markers of FIP.
GS-441524 is an antiviral drug developed by Gilead Sciences. Unfortunately because Gilead Sciences will not release the patent, the formula has not yet been approved for FDA usage in cats with FIP.
UC Davis Studies
Rigorous studies have been done at UC Davis when it comes to treating FIP in cats. We provide our parents with the proper reading materials, and keep our Facebook group up to date with current UC Davis and FIP studies.
Studies through UC Davis proved that cats can be cured of FIP. In our years of experience, we have personally treated hundreds of cats by guiding parents through the treatment process and providing emergency resources.
Questions? Contact Us
Has your cat recently been diagnosed with FIP? If you'd like to learn more about curing your cat of FIP, get in touch with FIP Advocates and Champions today. We help provide parents with options for FIP treatment resources across Canada, and connect parents with a global network of treatment options for FIP cats outside of Canada.