MAJOR BREAK THROUGH !TNRPersiansAZ, Mesa, Arizona
DO NOT USE
THE FIP VACCINE!
MAJOR BREAK THROUGH !
DO NOT USE
THE FIP VACCINE!
Diana L. Fineran talks about the horrible effects of giving your kitten an FIP vaccination. Read below to find out more:
Author: Diana L.
Fineran, Copyright Protected,
Perhaps some of you don’t know that I am first, last and always a horseman.
Through my years new vaccines were announced and the fear factor capitalized on
by the pharmaceutical companies. Still, a sort of "savvy" told me to
wait until any new vaccine was proven for some years before I would consider
jumping in and using it. Recent events made me suspicious of the FIP vaccine.
FIP means Feline Infectious Peritonitis. I have NEVER used it and don’t
recommend it to others. Again, it was that common sense caution that kept me
wary. To my absolute amazement an interview with the Veterinarian on the
leading edge of research on FIP confirmed my suspicions! The following is a
synopsis of my interview with:
DyNAgenics Vet. Diagnostics
PO Box 39079
Denver, CO 80239
"The FIP vaccine is a live virus, which the pharmaceutical companies
profess is not supposed to replicate itself. In fact all of the FIP vaccines
are capable of turning upon themselves and developing into the FIP disease
itself. Once the cat or kitten is given the FIP vaccine its immune system is
compromised. If that kitten is put under stress, such as any surgery, changing
homes, travel or being vaccinated with another vaccine, the kitten most likely
will develop FIP and die shortly thereafter. FIP is one of several corona
viruses our cats are exposed to. The introduction of any other corona virus to
a cat or kitten who has been vaccinated with the FIP vaccine will cause the cat
to come down with FIP in 6% to 10% of the cases. No one should use the FIP
"The leading Veterinarian at Cornell University announced in an
October/November publication, in 3 to 5 years an epidemic of FIP will occur due
solely to the vaccine."
"FIP comes in two forms, dry and wet. There are 13 known strains. Five
are "hot" or wet strains and 8 are dry strains. Any one of the 8 dry
strains can switch over to the wet form. It is the dry form that fools
Veterinarians because of the variety of disconnected systems. If your cat has
the dry form it may stay dormant for years. Small symptoms manifest themselves
once in a while, such as the sniffles or diarrhea that go away after a brief
time. On the other hand it may stay dormant for the life of the cat and do
nothing at all. Some cats shed the virus without showing any sign of having the
disease and are called "carriers". The dry form hides in the spinal
fluid and in the lining of the abdomen. The wet form creates an amount of fluid
in the abdomen that causes the cat to bloat and feel spongy to the touch. Death
Dr. Cahill brought up an example very much like my own. "The only time
FIP vaccine could be used is in a situation where the cats have been tested and
found clean of all corona viruses including FIP, and maintained in a closed
society where they are never exposed to any other cat. The irony comes because
it is so illogical to introduce a live virus into a clean environment. Why do
such a thing?"
What is the solution to catteries faced with this dilemma? "There is a
PCR test available now that is specific to FIP. Each cattery should test every
cat. Thus providing the owner with an over view of the health of the cattery.
This can also be proof, should a cat be sold and subsequently comes down with
FIP. In that way the cattery owner can say that everything available was done
in an effort to do the very best thing. This has a second side to it as well.
If a cattery is the recipient of an FIP infected cat, testing with the PCR test
BEFORE any new cats enter the cattery can prove the source of the disease was
the new cat. Protection is key. Working to the breeders’ advantage is the fact
that all kittens can develop natural immunity to FIP between the ages of 5
weeks to 16 weeks. Cattery management comes into play. The recommendation is to
keep the litter completely away from any other adult cats including mom, during
Another approach, which has always proven successful, is quarantine for 2
weeks. I have promoted this unrelentingly for years because I do it myself. A
separate place, a Veterinary clinic, even a friend’s home, where no other cats
reside is the very best. Never introduce a new cat or kitten directly into a
resident population without quarantining it. If something presents itself, you
can deal with it.
Dr. Cahill is currently doing research on what he called a "probe". This will be a test for both the dry and wet forms of FIP. For us, who are trying to bring back old bloodlines of Traditional Cats still rare in numbers, this will be a major help. We can not risk the loss of our precious catteries that we have supported through 12 years of struggle.