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richdelb
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Re: [FYI] Our Pet Memorial Thread

FIP doesn't really work like that. Here is an excellent source or info on FIP: »www.marvistavet.com/html/fip.html



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said by richdelb:

FIP doesn't really work like that. Here is an excellent source or info on FIP: »www.marvistavet.com/html/fip.html

It's an infectious disease. Your link says in part:

It is common wherever cats are housed in groups
and it is readily transmitted between cats.

Transmission is typically by contact with infected feces. This means that the litter box is the usual place where infection takes place. This infection is unusual in cats that free-roam outdoors (no litter box) or who live in homes where there is only one cat. The virus enters the new host’s body via the nose and mouth.

Households with fewer than 5 cats eventually spontaneously clear of coronavirus. Households with more than 5 cats virtually never clear of coronavirus.

Seems like the shelter can indeed be the source of the problem.