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Just out of curiosity, where do most people go to adopt kittens? Our cat, Newt, has seemingly contracted FIP. We adopted him a year ago from the county animal shelter. Are there better places to go?

Also, how rare is this disease? We have lived it night and day for over a month...but what are the chances that we will adopt another cat with this illness?

Newt is doing a little better. He still doesn't eat and has to be force fed, but he does move around a little better than the last two days and he does not seem to have fevers anymore. We don't know how long he will live before we have to put him down, for now we are going to take care of him as long as he is in no pain.
 

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Thanks for all the responses.

Yes, that is newt in the picture. It is very frustrating because there are two things going on:

1)His nose keeps getting stuffed up
2)He won't eat

I have been force feeding him for a little over two weeks, before that we were giving him appetite stimulants. Other than showing some signs of more activity, he has shown no signs of eating on his own or his nose clearing. Yesterday he didn't drink at all.

My wife and I wish he would get better, but sooner or later we are going to have to put him down due to the strain and any pain he may be in. The vets (all three) say we are going to have to bring him in to be put down. Survival from FIP is very low unfortunately.
 
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