Researchers believe they’ve found a cure for FIP in cats. But you’ll have to go to Asia to get it.
Of all the awful diseases that can affect our cats, FIP is the absolute worst. It’s a cruel disease, and it’s almost always fatal. But after years of study, veterinarian Niels Pedersen, professor emeritus at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, says it’s time for FIP in cats to lose its lethal label.
The first phase of clinical trials for a drug that could cure FIP ended in the fall of 2016. Researchers at Kansas State University treated eight cats who were sick from FIP with the antiviral protease inhibitor, GC376. Sadly, two of the cats became so sick they were euthanized. But the other six recovered and were still doing well eight months later. And that was just the beginning.
While further research uncovered some problems with GC376, Pedersen found another compound, GS-441524, to be highly efficacious.
Jumping Over Hurdles To Cure FIP In Cats