Cat FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis)
Is There a Vaccine for FIP?
An intranasal vaccine was developed to prevent FIP in cats, but it has been controversial. Some studies show that it protects against disease, while others show that it offers little benefit. The 2000 Report of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and Academy of Feline Medicine Advisory Panel on Feline Vaccines states that “at this time, there is no evidence that the vaccine induces clinically relevant protection, and its use is not recommended.”
This information was adapted from an article written by Arnold Plotnick, DVM, that appeared in the Fall 2001 issue of ASPCA Animal Watch.