Feline infectious peritonitis is nearly always fatal when treated medically. In fact there is no veterinary treatment for this condition, but vets will still offer you what they think may help. The serious nature of this condition is partly due to the fact that the symptoms don’t appear until it is well advanced.
Treating feline infectious peritonitis naturally can also be difficult, but there are probably more natural cures than veterinary. Intense treatment and unwavering nursing care can be the vital key that spells success.
So let’s examine what it is. There are two types – the wet type and the dry type. The wet type is when your cat accumulates fluid. In itself, this can put stress on the organs, making normal functioning difficult.
The dry type is when there is no fluid build up. The symptoms include paralysis, seizures, weight loss, anaemia, fever, depression and pancreatic symptoms.
Diagnosis is also difficult, but a biopsy of the infected tissue is considered to be definitive.
You don’t need to worry about your other cats, because the name does not indicate the process – it is not infectious and it doesn’t concern the peritoneum.
The maintaining cause is an immune deficiency, but the exciting causes can be from a variety of factors. Stress is the biggest cause.
The most common ages for affected cats are in the young and in the old. You can imagine the enormous stress common in young cats. Firstly, they are taken from their mother at much too early an age (I consider three months the absolute earliest and six is better as the mother teaches the youngster so much).
Then they are often taken to a pet shop most of which have little knowledge of caring for young kittens. They are not fed proper food, they are not given enough meals. Customers come and handle them, some not with much sensitivity.
After purchase, they are often taken to a vet, who will vaccinate them, worm them, treat them for fleas and generally overload the immune system with many toxins.
Then they have to adjust to a new home, perhaps new animals. Often they are confined to the laundry room – alone, cold and abandoned.
Can you even begin to imagine the amount of stress for one so young?
For the older cat, the stress can come from a lifetime of unhealthy food, which is not only toxic but creates a chronic nutritional deficiency. This means the immune system will be low and any disease can strike.
Other cats who are prone to feline infectious peritonitis are those who are inbred and those who have been abandoned or starved for extensive periods – high stress again.
To prevent this difficult condition is the most appropriate way forward. But treatment is also similar. Feed a natural, quality and healthy diet. Limit stress. And treat your cat with natural therapies. Homeopathy offers you the deepest and most successful way to treat any disease, because it raises the immune system.