Question by Amanda: Can a cat have FIP without fever?
I recently had my 9-year-old cat euthanized for what was believed to possibly have been FIP, but he had no fever. He had pleural effusion and enlarged organs, and really no other symptoms. Does this sound like FIP? I am concerned because my other cat is his brother, and there is a slightly higher chance of him developing FIP due to genetic predisposition.
Answer by rmbrruffian
Yes, FIP can manifest without fever. It is possible that the pleural effusion and enlarged organs may have been related to another disease, but I don’t think euthanasia was a bad call.
I would watch for symptoms in the littermate. FIP has no cure, so once symptoms manifest, time is limited.
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