FIP Treatment Timeline

FIP Treatment

Before treatment

Diagnostics

    • basic biochemistry and hematology
    • electrophoresis of serum proteins
    • Serum Amyloid A (SAA)
    • medical ultrasound
    • at wet FIP puncture and fluid sample

Start of treatment

    • administering injections or tablets at regular intervals (once every 24 hours)
    • minimum duration of treatment is 84 days (12 weeks)
    • dosing according to the type of FIP
    • it is necessary to weigh the cat at least once a week and adjust the dose according to the weight !!!
    • hepatoprotectives are recommended during treatment

Day 1
po 4 týždnoch

Check-up 1

    • basic hematology and biochemistry
    • ultrasound examination
    • consult the results with a veterinarian or advisor
    • in case of unfavorable results, consider dose adjustment

Check-up 2

    • basic hematology and biochemistry
    • ultrasound examination
    • consult the results with a veterinarian or advisor
    • in case of unfavorable results, consider dose adjustment

po 8 týždňoch
Week 12

Check-up 3

    • basic biochemistry and hematology
    • electrophoresis of serum proteins
    • Serum Amyloid A (SAA)
    • medical ultrasound

The examination must be done so that the results of blood samples are available no later than on the last day of the planned end of treatment !!!

Evaluation

    • If the examination before the end of the treatment turned out well, it is possible to finish the treatment..
    • If the results did not turn out as expected, it is recommended to extend the treatment for 2 weeks (minimum 1 week). If you need to increase your dose, consult your veterinarian or your FIP advisor.
    • Exams must be repeated before the end of any prolongation of treatment. If the results are good, treatment can be finished.

Day 84
Post-treatment start

End of treatment

Congratulations.
There begins the 12-week period called posttreatment.

Post-Treatment (Observation period)

Week 6

Check-up 1

    • basic hematology and biochemistry
    • ultrasound examination

Check-up 2

    • basic hematology and biochemistry
    • ultrasound examination

Week 12
Day 84

Cat is cured

If the examination before the end of the posttreatment treatment turned out well, the cat is considered CURED. CONGRATULATIONS

Warning

If at any time during treatment the cat's health deteriorates significantly, this situation must be addressed with a veterinarian. FIP almost never goes alone, and very often secondary infections may be associated that require the use of ATB, or there may be any other health problem unrelated to FIP. It is therefore very important to distinguish between the so-called relapse with deterioration due to FIP and other health problems. There is no place to panic and increase the dose immediately.

If a relapse occurs, discuss this with your veterinarian or your advisor during FIP treatment. The next course of treatment is quite individual.