Steve Dale’s Pet World – Luna the Cat in Remission from FIP – aired 1/13/2018 . (click the link to be directed to actual audio interview)
Luna the Cat in Remission from FIP
Debra Roberts is no ordinary cat owner, and Luna is no ordinary cat. On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show we talk HERE about her cat, who has been diagnosed with feline infectious peritonitis (FIP).
Roberts noted that her 14- to 15-week-old Savannah cat didn’t seem to be doing well and was really lethargic. The diagnosis was FIP, which was easily diagnosed by the fluid in Luna’s abdomen. An FIP diagnosis has always been considered fatal, so naturally Roberts was devastated.
Roberts is a nurse and was involved in clinical trials in her career. She began to research and happened to stumble upon a clinical trial being launched by Dr. Niels Pedersen, professor emeritus at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, who has long studied FIP, often funded by the Winn Feline Foundation Bria Fund.
A new antiviral drug treatment was used, and Luna turned around within a few days of her treatment. Today, Luna is doing great. She is in remission, and it has been well over 9 months since treatment began. This is unheard of for FIP. Roberts is hopeful regarding the “C word”: cure.
Steve Dale, CABC (certified animal behavior consultant) is host of two national radio programs (Black Dog Radio Productions) and is heard on WGN Radio Chicago, He’s an editor of “Decoding Your Dog,” authors books, and speaks about pets around the world.