PURRsuing FIP: Cats Are Now Winning


I had the honor to work on the Winn Feline Foundation Symposium PURRsuing FIP and Winning, and spoke her to one of the participants, Dr. Elizabeth Colleran. This event brought people from the around the world together to discuss and reveal what’s new regarding feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). The Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit which supports funding to learn about cat health.

Dr. Elizabeth Colleran (far left) on FiP panel at the Winn Symposium

Dr. Colleran explains what FIP is – and how this disease is an outcome of the feline corona virus.

Dr. Colleran says FIP, now is considered treatable and curable, though this diagnosis remains heartbreaking. That’s because until the drug in the process of being approved by the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine becomes available, the only option are unlicensed black market products. And going that route can be very expensive and simply out of reach for many cat parents.

Dr. Dave Bruyette, of Anivive on the drug for FIP in cats which is in the FDA approval process and what that takes

Due to advances in technology, there may be hope – at some point – for a vaccine. And ultimately what we learn about a corona virus to prevent COVID-19 may be helpful. There are other means of prevention which we may do right now, which Dr. Colleran explains.

FIP Resources

Here’s the Winn Feline Foundation White Paper on the FIP Symposium.

Everything you want to know about feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) and have been afraid to ask is answered in this FREE webinar presented by the Winn Feline Foundation with Dr Glenn Olah, Dr. Vicki Thayer and Dr. Drew Weigner, moderated by Anthony Hutcherson – all Winn Feline Foundation Board members.

The story of how what we now know about FIP is helping people with COVID-19 due to SARS CoV-2.

A drug now being considered for approval from the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine for feline infectious peritonitis is now being investigated to help humans with COVID-19.