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Sunny's Vet Bills and Care
$140 raised
6% of $2.5k goal
6 contributors
3 Years running
Sunny was just diagnosed with FIP, an incurable disease. It can be managed with good nutrition, homeopathic supplements, and occasional vet visits to drain fluid. We only adopted Sunny this past October, in honor of another cat we lost over the ...

Sunny was just diagnosed with FIP, an incurable disease. It can be managed with good nutrition, homeopathic supplements, and occasional vet visits to drain fluid.

We only adopted Sunny this past October, in honor of another cat we lost over the summer. That cat, Nosey, had wonky ears, and when I saw Sunny's folded ear, in his Petfinder photo, we had to adopt him!

Turns out, his folded ear was from the vet cutting out a skin cancer tumor and folding the ear back together. So he'll always be at risk for a recurrence of that, and it may have contributed to him developing FIP. We knew we wouldn't have Sunny around for very long, but this FIP diagnosis came up much too soon in his life with us!

What is FIP? It is Feline Infectious Peritonitis, a mutation of the feline coronavirus, something a great many cats, especially rescue cats, have. FIP is not contagious once it has mutated from the coronavirus. It is only dangerous when it mutates into FIP. It causes loss of appetite, weight loss, depression, rough hair coat, fever, and the effusive, or 'wet, form causes an accumulation of fluid in the abdomen, or less commonly in the chest. This fluid makes it hard for the cat to breathe properly. Also, loss of appetite in a cat can cause it to go into kidney failure.

While the vet cannot do much of anything for FIP, I have found a few websites suggesting various homeopathic remedies and supplements that may give us more time with Sunny. Supplements to help:

  • Reduce the fluid accumulation
  • Reduce fever
  • Increase appetite
  • Reduce anemia
  • Build up muscle mass
  • Increase digestive health
  • Reduce shock from having a vet drain the accumulated fluid
  • Increase potassium

The initial vet visit was $1200, and that was mostly just tests. There is not a definitive FIP test, so we are ruling out everything else.

I am more than willing and able to supplement Sunny all he will tolerate, but we need help with costs!!

I woud like to thank everyone for even considering donating, and for every person who donates more than $20, I can send you something I've made, if you'd like!

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