The Denver rescue team shared the happy story of “Honeymooners,” Ralphie and Trixie. The story can be a sad one but thanks to advances in FIP treatment, it has had a great ending. And someone out there can make it happier.
Two closely bonded cats met as kittens after Forgotten Felines Rescue Denver volunteers found them living in two separate cat colonies. At the time, they were only a few weeks old and could easily adapt to the life of a domestic cat, unlike many other cats accustomed to the outdoors.
No wonder they both have some health issues to overcome. Trixie is underweight while her new boyfriend has an upper respiratory infection. But thanks to the lifeguards, they will receive all the necessary care, vaccinations, microchips, castration and castration.
Love at first sight for Trixie and Ralphie. As soon as Ralphie (grey tuxie) and Trixie (white Siamese) meet at their foster home, it’s love at first sight. They bond immediately and are always playing and cuddling.
After they bonded, their adoptive mother, Laura, decided they would both be adopted together when the time came. Everything seemed to be going perfectly for “Honeymooners”, but then the unexpected happened.
It looks like Trixie and Ralphie are getting ready for their Honeymoon in a forever new home. But then, everything seemed to be over when Laura discovered that Ralphie was positive for FIP, also known as infectious feline peritonitis. It is an uncommon diagnosis that is often fatal for cats. But don’t worry, Ralphie’s story takes a happy turn.
Ralphie beats FIP with new treatment! Thanks to advances in the treatment of FIP, Ralphie’s rescuers were able to start the kitten on a new treatment regimen. To our surprise, they shared with us that Ralph was cured after several months of testing and treatment! Their adoptive mother says that Trixie also helped Ralphie recover and they bonded even more.
Both have clean health bills and are once again ready to find their beloved families at the time of this writing. We are delighted that there are innovative treatments available for cats with FIP, which is associated with the common coronavirus in cats. Many cats are exposed to the virus, but most remain healthy. In some cases, they develop FIP.
Cats that live in stressful situations like feral colonies may be more susceptible to illness. According to the CDC, Feline coronavirus does not affect humans. However, clinical trials to treat cats with FIP could also lead to treatments that help children with similar inflammatory health problems. It’s another case where cat research helps people.