Feline infectious peritonitis is a disease that individual veterinarians and veterinary practices may not see frequently.  FIP is also complex with signs that can mimic other diseases and result in expensive diagnostic tests and uncertainty.  To help veterinarians and their clients understand feline infectious peritonitis, we  posed the most commonly asked questions to Dr. Niels C. Pedersen, one of the world's experts on the disease.  His answers can be found in a series of articles on the SOCK FIP website here.

Dr. Pedersen has also authored a recent summary of FIP research and findings (please be advised this article may contain graphic images):

A Synopsis of Feline Infectious Peritonitis

Dr. Niels C. Pedersen is the director of the UC Davis Center for Companion Animal Health and the Veterinary Genetics Lab.  To learn more about the CCAH, please click here.

VETERINARIANS AND FIP STUDIES AT UC DAVIS

UC Davis is currently conducting several FIP studies, and welcomes samples from FIP infected cats to include in FIP research.  Following are links to articles for taking and submitting these samples to UC Davis.

FOR CLIENTS WHO ARE LOSING OR HAVE LOST CATS TO FIP

SOCK FIP has a list of resources that can help clients deal with losing a beloved pet.

FIP Support Resources

Clients may also submit a memorial to their pet on our website.

If you need additional information about the study, or assistance with an FIP diagnosis, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.