August 05, 2008

Sad news.

Our little tiger is very sick.
We just found out he has got a horrible viral disease called FIP, feline infectious peritonitis, and there is no known cure for that. It occurs when the cat reacts inappropriately to feline coronavirus infection, better known as the lousy flu virus. Most cats mount an immune response after getting infected, kick the virus out and live happily ever after. But for reasons that are still not fully understood an unfortunate few cats develop this disease, especially the young ones.
Sadly, kittens with FIP don't survive more than a few weeks.

Our heart is broken but we are trying to do our best and make him feel as loved as possible.. It's so sad, he's only 5 months old.

We made a blog called "Cirillo", a diary with which we hope to get close to the people who are experiencing the same nightmare and help all the cat lovers to understand and recognize its symptoms.

9 comments:

Philip Pignotti said...

Sooo Sad..
Poor kitty. You'll remember him I know I remember my little sick kitty from many years past.
Good luck.
- Phil

Armand Serrano said...

Sorry to hear about your cat especially he's so young. Hope everything goes well. Take care.

RAWLS said...

Man, thats not fun. I know very well how you feel. Not to worry though...he's got lots of love from you. Super idea about the blog too...I'm sure that will benefit lots of people....and cats!

Mick said...

bloody hell... sorry to hear the wee yin is under the weather. Keep your chin up.

Marcos Mateu said...

Ale, sorry to hear the news. I know how much of a soul mate this furry characters get to be. All the best.

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elephantmarchblog said...

I'm sure he is a wonderful cat and he will go loved and remembered. The best anyone can hope for, I suppose

a.g.barrows said...

nuuu...povvrino.....
mannaggia mi dispiace assai...

Glaucia Tang said...

Do not be sad Aleina ... perhaps, some day, the tigre vai feel better, as never felt before!

As young ... I hope that does not happen with other cats

Bye!

Glaucia