They can send the fluid to a lab, but if you draw the fluid & it is yellow & 
stringy you can be pretty sure it's FIP

Kathryn Hargreaves <khargrea...@gmail.com> wrote:

>Isn't it impossible to diagnose FIP?
>
>On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 9:54 AM, GRAS <g...@optonline.net> wrote:
>
>> Oh, no – poor baby!  I am so sorry!****
>>
>> The vet couldn’t think of trying anything else?****
>>
>> I also found that when they don’t respond to antibiotics, toxoplasmosis
>> may be present, and it took me over 6 months, 2 yrs ago, of medicating to
>> finally get rid of it – the kitten was negative on everything else.****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> ** **
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>> *From:* felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:
>> felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf Of *Forgotten Felines
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 29, 2012 1:28 PM
>> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>> *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV & Ascites?****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> She also had a fever that wouldn't respond to antibiotics, not even a cool
>> cloth, and diarrhea. Kaya had a vet appointment on Monday and was diagnosed
>> with FIP, so I put her to sleep before it could get any worse =(****
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 12:13 PM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:****
>>
>> http://www.medicinenet.com/ascites/article.htm - this should answer some
>> of your questions about ascites.****
>>
>> Learn about *ascites*, accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity.
>> Some common causes of *ascites* include liver disease or cirrhosis,
>> portal hypertension, cancers. ...****
>>
>> We had a cat with cancer, and he had to have ascites drained several
>> times; unfortunately, our vet said that you can’t do it only so often….***
>> *
>>
>> Don’t jump to conclusions that it’s FIP!~****
>>
>> Natalie****
>>
>> *From:* felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:
>> felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf Of *Forgotten Felines
>> *Sent:* Sunday, August 26, 2012 6:01 PM
>> *To:* Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org****
>>
>>
>> *Subject:* [Felvtalk] FeLV & Ascites?****
>>
>>  ****
>>
>> My FeLV+ kitten developed ascites and I'm worried the vet is going to tell
>> me it's FIP. Does anyone know if ascites is ever related to FeLV?****
>>
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