http://www.petwave.com/Cats/Health/Digestive/FIP/Diagnosis.aspx There's a lot of info on FIP diagnosing, but I'm sure that the vet based his opinion on many things described in this little piece, also depending on what type (wet/dry) it is. And, yes, it IS a corona virus, which all cats have had at some time, and the nose drop vaccine given to a cat can also fool a vet about the diagnosis (I doubt, though, that a rescue cat would have had it).
-----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Christiane Biagi Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 8:38 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New and Some Questions Maybe she meant FIV? Christiane Biagi Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote: >There is no reliable test for FIP. Your cat tested positive for corona >virus. Most cats will test positive for corona virus and never get >ill. FIP is caused by a form of corona virus to which some cats are >genetically predisposed to contract if exposed to it. FIP is not rare >but it's definitely not very prevalent. I have had cats who tested >above 400 for corona virus and never got FIP and a cat who definitely >had FIP but tested very low for corona virus. He had apparently been >exposed to the form that he was predisposed to contract. He was also a >street cat, in poor health in general. Lee > > > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org